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Propane-powered flames shoot from barbecue during Kent house blaze extinguished by firefighters

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm |
February 12, 2013 7:04 pm

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.

Kent Fire photo
Kent Fire photo
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