Massive fire draws big response

Kitsap agencies help


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Smoke billows from a structure at All West Coast Auto Wrecking on state Route 3 near Pickering Road north of Shelton.

Central Mason Fire and EMS received an "all call" dispatch May 3 after a commercial structure fire broke out at All West Coast Auto Wrecking north of Shelton on state Route 3.

According to a news release from CMFE, crews arrived within minutes to a 60-by-150 foot automotive warehouse with heavy fire and black smoke. The fire burned about 40 vehicles and several hundred tires, and was fueled by 3,500 gallons of waste fuel including gas, diesel and oil.

"I've been in the business for 36 years. (This is) easily in my top five in 36 years," CMFE Chief Jeff Snyder told the Journal. "It was an...

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