A fire broke out at the Maple Valley Safeway at the 26900 block of Maple Valley Black Diamond Highway, it said in a Tweet by Puget Sound Fire Authority. An update now confirms it was a deli fire.
The fire is now out and all customers exited safely and nobody was hurt, including firefighters.
The Fire Authority has released an update on today’s Safeway fire:
At 1:54 p.m., folks called 911 regarding a heavy smoke cloud coming from the Safeway.
The fire started on the commercial kitchen stove, spreading to the hood and exhaust system.
The Fire Authority had to call for a second alarm due to the size of both the smoke and the store.
Firefighters then entered the store and extinguished the stove fire. Crews then went to the roof and saw fire in the exhaust, which was also then extinguished.
While crews contained the fire, the heavy smoked created damage throughout the store.
Valley Regional Fire and Mountain View Fire and Rescue also helped with the incident.
The King County Fire Investigator will determine the cause, and was investigated at the time the release was sent to the Reporter.
Safeway fire in Maple Valley 4 Corners area out. Checking for fire extension and beginning smoke removal. pic.twitter.com/dGNcIXAQDe
— Puget Sound Fire (@PugetSoundFire) June 26, 2019