8 businesses burned in historic downtown Sumner, some declared a total loss

Multiple businesses in downtown Sumner were damaged after a fire early Friday morning. City officials plan to meet and discuss next steps on Saturday.

At about 3:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of commercial fire in the 1000 block of Main Street. 

Several businesses were on fire and crews had to shut down Main Street from Fryar Ave to Wood Ave for the response.

After 5 a.m., crews had the fire contained, and it was no longer spreading. Crews remained at the scene to monitor for any hotspots. At around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, East Pierce Fire announced that the fire was completely out and crews were clearing the scene. They also announced over Twitter that Sumner city officials plan to meet on Saturday to discuss next steps, and to secure the perimeter of the affected businesses.

At least eight businesses have been affected-- some including Whispering Hills Market, Stuck Junction Saloon, and The Attic, have been declared a total loss.

No injuries were reported. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The city says it will still move forward with Street of Treats, its annual trick-or-treating event, if East Pierce Fire & Rescue give it the all clear. 

"Please bring your families down to support the community. Don’t forget to shop small this holiday season," the Sumner Main Street Association said.