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Kent apartment fire displaces four

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm with No Comments »
June 20, 2011 4:43 pm

A stove fire displaced four people and caused $20,000 in damage at a Kent apartment complex this morning.

Firefighters responded at 6 a.m. to the 700 block of Washington Avenue North and doused the blaze, which destroyed two apartments.

The fire was caused by cooking oil left on the stove that ignited and spread to the rest of the kitchen, according to the Kent Fire Department.

No one was injured. The Red Cross is helping the displaced residents find somewhere to live.

In a separate blaze that broke out about 8:15 a.m., firefighters extinguished flames at a house in the 10800 block of 233rd Place in Kent’s East Hill.

A cause has not been determined. The fire caused $150,000 in damage.

Firefighters said the fire was mostly contained to the kitchen but the rest of the home was heavily damaged by smoke.

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