Fire damages Kent mobile home
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
August 25, 2011 · 12:17 PM
An electrical fire caused an estimated $2,000 damage at about 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 to a Kent mobile home in the 22000 block of 84th Avenue South.
Residents of the mobile home noticed the smell of smoke but were unable to find the source of the smell and called 911, according to a Kent Fire Department media release.
Firefighters found smoke under the home in the area of the outdoor access to the water heater room. When firefighters gained access to the water heater room they found a small fire and were able to quickly extinguish it.
Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire to be an electrical problem with the water heater.
Damage to the residence was limited to the water heater room. The interior of the home was undamaged by the fire and the residents will be able to stay in the home.
There were no injuries in the fire.
Firefighters found that the smoke alarm in the home was not working at the time of the fire and replaced it with a working smoke alarm.
The Kent Fire Department encourages the testing of home smoke alarms on a monthly basis to ensure the alarm will work during an firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.