On March 17, 2021 just after 9:30AM, Tukwila officers responded to the report of a vehicle in the 4700 blk Southcenter Blvd that was fully engulfed in flames. The vehicle was blocking the eastbound lanes of Southcenter Blvd.
Arriving officers and Community Police Team (CPT) detectives quickly shut down traffic in both directions and notified Sound Transit of the situation due to the vehicle being located direction under the path of the Light Rail tracks.
The Tukwila Fire Department quickly extinguished the flames. A check of the vehicle’s VIN by detectives revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Federal Way on March 15th. The vehicle was impounded and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.