Firefighters attack and put out an abandoned house fire on Kent’s West Hill after midnight early Saturday morning. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

Firefighters attack and put out an abandoned house fire on Kent’s West Hill after midnight early Saturday morning. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

Crews douse abandoned house fire on Kent’s West Hill

  • Monday, November 27, 2017 3:27pm
  • News

Puget Sound and South King Fire units extinguished an abandoned house fire on Kent’s West Hill early Saturday morning.

Kent residents called 911 after hearing explosions and seeing flames in the woods next to their homes in the 2400 block of South 272nd Street. Firefighters – after receiving the call at 12:22 a.m. – arrived and saw flames coming from the home about 200 feet back in the trees, according to a Puget Sound Fire press release.

Crews quickly pulled hose lines off of Puget Sound Fire Engine 73 and made access to the fire from an abandoned driveway covered with brush. South King Ladder 64 connected to a fire hydrant and was able to attack the fire with their large diameter nozzle from an upper apartment parking lot. The combination of knocking down the fire with the ladder truck, and then having hand crews extinguishing the smaller fires, brought a quick end to the flames.

There was nobody found at the home and the cause of the fire is under investigation by Puget Sound Fire.

South King County Medic One and Zone Three Fire Explorers also assisted on the call.

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