Fire at Puyallup’s Spooner Farms destroys barn, tools

Nov 18, 2022, 11:58 AM
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According to East Pierce Fire and Rescue, the barn that was used to store farm equipment and the tools inside are “a complete loss.” (Courtesy of East Pierce Fire and Rescue)
(Courtesy of East Pierce Fire and Rescue)

A barn at the family-owned Spooner Farms in Puyallup caught fire Thursday night, burning for hours into early Friday morning.

At 9:23 p.m., East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to the blaze at an “outbuilding/barn” at 9710 State Route 162 East.

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Crews got the incident under control after battling it for about two hours and remained at the scene to monitor and put out hot spots.

According to East Pierce Fire and Rescue, the barn that was used to store farm equipment and the tools inside are “a complete loss.”

No people or animals were hurt.

The fire’s cause remains under investigation by the Pierce County Fire Marshal’s office.

According to the Spooner Farms website, the farm has been family-owned and farmed since 1882, when 15-year-old Antone Spooner started the business. It’s open to the public, is known for blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries in the summer, and holds a harvest festival and pumpkin patch in the fall.

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Fire at Puyallup’s Spooner Farms destroys barn, tools