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Tag: Kent Fire Department


Car-van crash injures 9 in Kent, closes South 277th Street at South Star Lake Road

Emergency crews are at the scene of a car-van crash  at South 277th Street and South Star Lake Road.

The crash about 5:45 p.m. sent 9 people to the hospital, one of whom is in serious condition, according to Kent Fire. The eight others were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, Capt. Kyle Ohashi said. One of those eight is an infant, he said.

Ohashi said the King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what caused the crash between the sedan carrying two people and the van carrying a church group. Both occupants of the sedan

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Man injured in Kent apartment fire

Crews responded about 4:40 p.m. to the 23200 block of 88th Avenue South to find smoke and flames coming from a third-story apartment, according to Kent Fire.

The resident of the unit was taken to a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, and no other occupants of the building were hurt, firefighters said.

One cat in the apartment died and two others are missing.

Damage to two other apartments displaced the residents of those units.

Managers of the complex were working to find them housing, Kent Fire officials said.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of

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Crews put out spontaneous fire at Kent commercial laundry facility

Firefighters arrived about 3 a.m. this morning in the 7800 block of South 228th Street, where they had been told a dumpster may be on fire.

Instead, they found a blaze in three outdoor canopies that are used to store soiled linens prior to cleaning in the commercial laundry facility at the address.

Three Fire engines and an aid car joined the initial emergency unit, and crews used a fire fighting foam to put out the blaze, which was deep inside the tightly packed linens.

A fire investigator ruled the cause to be spontaneous combustion in a bin of dirty shop

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Man’s body found in Kent motel fire

A man died this morning in a Kent motel blaze, according to Kent Fire.

The Associated Press reports that crews found the remains of an unidentified man while searching the room where they believe the fire started at the motel in the 25000 block of Pacific Highway South.

The cause of the death remains under investigation. What caused the fire has not yet been determined.


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

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.

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Kent Fire investigating cause of warehouse blaze

Crews responded to a warehouse fire at 3:21 p.m. in the 20200 block of 80th Avenue South.

A driver for the seafood product company housed there saw smoke coming from the large, two-story concrete building, according to Kent Fire.

Firefighters from Kent and Renton found and quickly put out a fire in a first floor office.

Smoke removal was still underway, due to the size of the warehouse. The haze was being forced out of the building with large fans,  according to Kent Fire.

Owners of the company were working with crews at the scene to determine the cause of

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Kent house fire displaces 5

UPDATE as of 10:54 p.m. Crews responded to the fire about 8:30 p.m. to find the blaze spreading underneath a single-wide mobile home, Kent Fire spokesman Capt. Kyle Ohashi said. Firefighters cut a hole in the floor to get to the flames and extinguish them, he said. The family will stay will relatives, he said. The fire started in a malfunctioning furnace and was an accident, according to Kent Fire. Crews don’t know whether there were working smoke alarms in the home, and if the family hadn’t discovered the blaze before going to bed, the flames would have further

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Kitchen fire displaces 4 from Kent apartment

A kitchen fire reported by a passerby at 4:33 p.m. in the 500 block of 4th Avenue South in Kent has displaced two adults and two children, according to the Kent Fire Department.

An adult and two children were home at the time, but were not inside, officials said. A pet cat has not been accounted for.

Investigators said the blaze started when unattended cooking oil overheated in the complex, which is operated by King County Housing and the YWCA.

The flames extensively damaged the kitchen and dining room of the single story apartment, but crews kept it from spreading

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