Unoccupied Kent home sustains major damage in fire

At approximately 6:45 p.m. March 5 fire units from Kent were dispatched to a residential fire in the 9300 block of East James Street. One ladder truck, three fire engines and multiple support apparatus arrived to find the home heavily involved, with smoke and flames showing from the front side.

The unoccupied house was significantly damaged throughout. Early estimates of loss are in the $100,000 to $125,000 range. Investigators as of Saturday were still working to isolate the cause of the blaze.

There were no injuries.

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