Crews work to put out fire at a Puyallup elementary school

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue work to put out a fire at Karshner Elementary school Sunday. Photo courtesy: Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.

Fire crews worked dilligently this afternoon to put out a two-alarm fire at the Karshner Elementary school in Puyallup Sunday afternoon.

Central Pierce & Rescue responded to the scene around 11:30 a.m. where Puyallup Police stated roads near 15 St. NW and 8th Ave. NW. will be closed. Crews stated on Twitter around 2:25 p.m. heavy smoke continued to pour from the building. As of 3:30 p.m., officials stated majority of the fire has been extinguished.

East Pierce Fire and Graham Fire & Rescue assited with putting out the fire and encouraged anyone in the area nearby to close windows and doors. Central fire crews are also advising anyone in the area to stay indoors due to heavy smoke coming from the building fire.