Since initially the fire seemed bigger and there was a lot of smoke, the Renton Fire and Emergency Department did request a 2 Alarm, but once the other units began to appear they were able to turn them away as things were in hand.
Employees at the body shop found flames in a paint booth at the establishment and immediately used fire extinguishers to attack the fire, which was significant in helping to maintain the spread of fire and confine the damage to a small area.
Always prepared for the worst, at least 40 to 50 people did arrive on the scene to assist. I counted 8 fire engines and saw Kent, Tukwila and possibly Bellevue represented amongst them.
Fire Chief Daniels said that a Hazards Material Lieutenant had been working with Taylor's Auto Body just the previous week on how to deal with combustible materials and their disposal, etc.
Fire Chief Daniels is above talking with a Metro Bus Representative as there is a bus stop located across the street from Taylor's Auto Body.
Fox News came as quickly as some ugly traffic would allow to catch up on our news - Brian of Q13 Fox News there is downloading pics onto the Web from his phone for immediate update.
Renton Fire Chief David Daniels giving Fox News and The Picaroon the fire update. Whew! Glad it wasn't something any bigger. One 5 Alarm Fire and a 4 Alarm Fire is enough for our poor city this year.
Taylor's Auto Body
330 Main Ave S
Renton, WA 98057-2729