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Fire damages Kent commercial building

Kent firefighters battle a blaze Tuesday night at a commercial building in the 5800 block of South 228th Street. - COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Fire Department
Kent firefighters battle a blaze Tuesday night at a commercial building in the 5800 block of South 228th Street.
— image credit: COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Fire Department

Fire damaged a Kent commercial building at about 10 p.m. Tuesday in the 5800 block of South 228th Street.

The fire, which was first reported by the alarm company, activated the sprinkler system of the business which helped to contain the flames until Kent firefighters arrived, according to a Kent Fire Department media release.

A fire investigator is trying to determine what started the fire. The fire does not appear to be intentionally set according to the investigator.

Finding the source of the fire was difficult for firefighters due to the amount of smoke filling the two-story concrete tilt-up structure, as well as the sheer size of the building. Firefighters had to travel approximately 400 feet once inside to reach the fire. Once found, the fire was quickly extinguished.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire. The company which occupies the structure molds plastics into useful products.


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