Redmond, WA – The Redmond Fire Department, along with crews from Bellevue, Woodinville, Eastside Fire, Kirkland and Seattle are currently fighting a fire stemming from a large debris pile at All Wood Recycling located at 8504 192nd Ave NE, Redmond. *Note: this business is often referred to as residing at 19200 Union Hill Road as well.
Redmond Fire began receiving phone calls around 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 21st regarding a fire in a debris pile. Crews arrived and discovered a large pile of wood debris on fire. The debris are mainly from land clearing projects and include stumps, trees and other similar items. The pile is estimated to be at least a couple of hundred feet wide and 70 feet tall.
There are no injuries and all major roads are open at this time. The fire is fully contained to the debris pile. Fire crews and heavy machinery crews from All Wood Recycling are working in conjunction to dismantle the debris pile and continue to apply water to the smoldering pile until it is fully extinguished. At least 66 Fire Personnel have been fighting this fire so far today. This work is expected to continue for at least 24 hours, if not longer, due to the sheer size of the debris pile.
At this time crew exhaustion, heavy smoke and water are major concerns. Fire crews are working in rotation to ensure the safety of all teams. Nearby roads are being constantly assessed for visibility issues and any road closures will be announced via press release.