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Kent apartment fire displaces 8 people

Firefighters responded to and doused a Kentbrook Apartments fire in the 9700 block of South 248 Street early Sunday morning, displacing eight people. - Courtesy photo/Kent Fire Department
Firefighters responded to and doused a Kentbrook Apartments fire in the 9700 block of South 248 Street early Sunday morning, displacing eight people.
— image credit: Courtesy photo/Kent Fire Department

An apartment fire in the 9700 block of South 248 Street early Sunday morning forced eight people out of their homes.

There were no reported injuries and the fire is under investigation.

A resident first reported it at 1:12 a.m. as a possible automatic fire or smoke at the Kentbrook Apartments. A police unit in the area reported smoke coming from a third floor apartment when they got on scene. Police alas assisted in warning and  evacuating the residents from the building.

Firefighters from the Kent Fire Department RFA, as well as units from Valley Regional Fire Authority and the Renton Fire Department, had to search for the fire, which was burning in floor and wall spaces. The fire damaged four units of the complex and has displaced three families, including six adults and two children.

Red Cross was called in to assist and the apartment complex's manager is finding unoccupied units for the displaced residents.

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