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Sunday morning fire guts garage in Des Moines

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on May 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
May 13, 2012 12:41 pm

South King firefighters extinguished a housefire that started in the garage of a Des Moines residence Sunday morning. There were no serious injuries.

Here’s more on the fire from South King Fire & Rescue

A 9-11 call came in at 0757 this morning reporting heavy smoke and flames from the one car garage of a one story single family home in the 20800 block of 4th place S in Des Moines. Fire department units from two South King Fire stations in Des Moines were assisted by Seatac Fire Department and the Burien Fire Department. Units arrived and found flames well above the roofline of the home. 2 adult males were home at the time, they evacuated safely from the house, but were later treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by King County Medic One. They were released at the scene.

The fire extended into the house and involved 2 cars parked in front of the garage. All were damaged by the heat and flames that came from the garage fire. No car was in the garage at the time of the fire, only storage items.

A German Shepard at the home caused some concern for the firefighters, but was safely secured at the scene. A live overhead wire caused an obstruction until PSE arrived to deenergize the wire.

The fire was extinguished in about 45 minutes. The origin and cause is under investigation by the South King Fire Marshal and the King County Fire Investigation Unit.

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