A house fire this afternoon displaced two Kent residents after a portable heater accidentally tipped and caused flammable liquids to catch fire, Fire officials said.
The owner of the home in the 20200 block of 140th Place Southeast called 911 at 3 p.m. He evacuated safely and removed the family dog from the house, according to Kent Fire.
Crews arrived to find smoke and flames in the first-floor garage, which spread to the second-floor deck and caused propane-powered flames to shoot from a barbecue, Fire officials said.
Firefighters kept the fire from reaching the upstairs living area of the home.
A fire investigator is still determining the cause of the blaze.