Office fire at Lucky Eagle Casino draws multi-agency response Tuesday

Chief Robert Scott/Courtesy of West Thurston Regional Fire Authority
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Multiple fire crews responded to a small blaze at the Lucky Eagle Casino in southwest Thurston County late Tuesday evening.

Firefighters with the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority (WTRFA) arrived at the scene about 8:40 p.m. after an employee reported the fire, according to Facebook post by the fire department.

Fire crews found a fire contained to a small administrative office, according to the post. Fortunately, the sprinkler system limited the extent of the fire.

“This is a clear example proving the worth of the fire sprinklers,” Chief Robert Scott said in the post. “The arriving fire units were able to fully extinguish the fire and control the activated fire sprinklers.”

Scott attributed the quick resolution to close coordination with casino staff and the Chehalis tribal officials.

The office was damaged by smoke and water, according to Scott. Two employees were treated for smoke inhalation. One was treated and released while the other refused to be taken to a hospital, WTRFA Captain Lanette Dyer said.

Fire crews and tribal representatives were still actively investigating the cause of the fire Wednesday morning, Dyer said.

The Olympian has reached out to the Chehalis Tribe for comment.

The South Thurston, East Olympia, Riverside and McLane Black Lake fire departments provided mutual aid, according to the social media post.

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