TACOMA—Puyallup Nation Police confirmed a 2-year-old child has died in a house fire on Puyallup Tribe trust property.


The fire began at 1:40 p.m. in the 2000 block of East Columbia Avenue. Puyallup Nation Police and Tacoma Fire Department responded immediately. Firefighters searched the house for possible victims and found the child before extinguishing the fire.


Puyallup Nation and Tacoma Police detectives are on the scene along with Tacoma Fire Department. The FBI has been contacted per standard protocol when a fatality occurs on Trust Property. More details will be released when available.



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The Puyallup People have lived along the shores of what is now called Puget Sound since time immemorial. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is a sovereign nation of more than 5,000 members and one of the largest employers in Pierce County. It serves its people and neighbors with generosity and is committed to building a sustainable way of life for future generations. Learn more about the Puyallup Tribe.



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Contact:         


Michael Thompson, Communications Director, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, (253) 382-6200; michael.thompson@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov


Lisa Pemberton, Content Manager, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, (253) 331-5453;lisa.pemberton@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov