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Firefighters from five agencies attack SeaTac commercial building fire

Firefighters work to extinguish a commercial building fire on Friday in SeaTac. - COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Fire Department
Firefighters work to extinguish a commercial building fire on Friday in SeaTac.
— image credit: COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Fire Department

Firefighters from the Kent Fire Department RFA, Burien Fire Department, North Highline Fire Department, Tukwila Fire Department, and the Port of Seattle extinguished a commercial fire Friday in the 18400 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive South in SeaTac.

The fire was first reported at 1:54 p.m. as an activation of a paint booth fire extinguishing system in a vehicle body shop, according to a Kent Fire Department media release. By the time firefighters arrived, black smoke was coming from the large bay doors of the business.

Both of the employees in the affected business and the employees of the adjacent business were able to get out safely. No injuries were reported.

There were several calls to 911 about the fire, including from SeaTac Airport, which is just to the east. It is unknown if flights were affected by the incident, though planes did continue to take off to the south as the fire was fought.

It took one hour to fully extinguish the fire.

Fire investigators from Kent are trying to determine the cause of the fire.


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