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Tag: Covington


Fire erupts overnight at Covington business

A fire broke out overnight at a Covington business, and investigators are trying to determine what started it.

A passerby reported a possible structure fire in the 27500 block of Covington Way Southeast around 1:40 a.m. The witness wasn’t sure exactly what was burning because the property was fenced off.

“When firefighters from Kent and Maple Valley arrived, they found a large metal canopy with a fire burning under it made up of peat moss and possibly other materials,” Capt. Kyle Ohashi of the Kent Fire Department said in a news release.

“Firefighters knocked down the fire and kept it

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Police response puts 4 Covington schools in lockdown

Four schools in Covington were briefly locked down today while King County sheriff’s deputies surrounded the home of a 40-year-old man who had barricaded himself inside with a gun.

It was about 1:30 p.m. when the man’s adult son called 911 to report that he had fought with his father, who then retreated to a bedroom and allegedly loaded a gun.

The son left the house in the 26700 block of 191st Place Southeast while his mother called the Sheriff’s Office.

While deputies surrounded the home and locked down the neighborhood, Cedar Heights, Cedar Valley, Jenkins Creek and Crestwood elementary

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Barn destroyed in Covington fire

Fire investigators were looking into what sparked a blaze inside a Covington barn Tuesday night.

King County and Kent firefighters were called to the barn in the 17800 block of Covington-Sawyer Road shortly before 9:30 p.m. A neighbor reported seeing flames shooting from the structure, Kent firefighters reported. The blaze also was spreading to nearby fir trees.

Firefighters kept the flames from spreading to other buildings as they doused the blaze, firefighters reported.

The property owners rescued a pony from another barn. The burning barn – and a travel trailer inside – were destroyed.

No one was injured.


Sheriff’s detectives looking for suspect in stranger rape in Covington

King County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman last week after she left a fitness center in Covington.

The attack occurred just after midnight July 28 in the 27200 block of 172nd Avenue Southeast. The 21-year-old woman was walking to her car when someone ran up behind her, the King County Sheriff’s Office reported.

A man grabbed the woman, choked her and covered her mouth. He threatened to harm her, then pulled her into a wooded area where he robbed her of the cash in her wallet and sexually assaulted her, the office

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