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Fire at take-out pizza shop on Kent-Kangley Road | Kent Regional Fire Authority
Early this afternoon emergency units from the Kent Fire Department and Valley Regional Fire Authority were dispatched to a reported fire at a take-out pizza shop.
An employee of the business located at the 13100 block of S.E. Kent Kangley Road called 911 and told dispatchers that a fire had started in the shop and was spreading in the kitchen. He also told dispatchers that the employees of the five businesses in the strip mall had evacuated the building.
The first arriving Kent Fire Department unit reported thick, dark smoke from the front of the business. Upon entering the building the crew found the delivery pizza warming table on fire with flames spreading across the ceiling. The fire was quickly extinguished and the entire building was searched for possible hidden fire in other spaces. Fire damage to the take-out pizza shop was estimated by the Fire Investigator at $110,000 with only very minor smoke damage to the other businesses in the strip mall.
One Kent firefighter received a minor injury and was taken to a local medical clinic for evaluation and treatment of the injury. No other injuries were reported to either employees or other firefighters.