Crews rushed to extinguish a fire near a famous Mexican Restaurant in Walla Walla.

Last Friday, just after 6:30 in the evening on (March 29, 2024,) crews from Walla Walla Fire Stations One and Two were called out to the parking lot of Taqueria Yungapeti, (on 9th Avenue) for a cargo trailer on fire next to the restaurant.


According to the City of Walla Walla, first reports said the cargo trailer was fully involved, and the fire was extending into the building.

City fire crews arrived and found a 20-foot cargo trailer and tow vehicle parked near the building. The trailer was fully involved, but luckily, the fire had not extended into the building. Fire crews immediately went to work extinguishing the fire and had it under control by 7:00 PM.

Walla Walla Fire
Walla Walla Fire

City Public Works was called to protect the nearby storm drains from the runoff of chemicals and fuel stored in the cargo trailer. The Department of Ecology was also notified, and no further action was taken.

Walla Walla officials say there were injuries reported to civilians or firefighters. Fire crews estimated the flames caused $40,000 in damages.

City fire investigators believe the fire was accidental and caused by mechanical equipment failure.

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