Fire damages a house in the 25300 block of 31st Avenue South on Friday on Kent’s West Hill. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Fire damages a house in the 25300 block of 31st Avenue South on Friday on Kent’s West Hill. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Fire damages Kent West Hill home

Second fire in two days in neighborhood

A busy two days continued for Kent firefighters as they extinguished a house fire Friday afternoon on the West Hill, the fourth structure fire in two days.

Fire damaged a house at about 1:54 p.m. in the 25300 block of 31st Avenue South, according to a Puget Sound Fire media release. Flames burned an exterior wall of the garage and spread into the house.

Both occupants were able to get out safely. Red Cross assisted them.

Firefighters from Puget Sound Fire and South King Fire and Rescue responded and kept the damage to a minimum, though a small amount of smoke got into the living space.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A Zone 3 rehab unit and Medic One also responded to the incident. The Flood Guys assisted the family, free of charge, by boarding up the damaged portions of the house.

A house fire broke out Thursday in the 25300 block of 30th Avenue South, just one street over from Friday’s fire. Firefighters also responded to a restaurant fire on West Meeker Street and an apartment fire on Fifth Avenue South on Thursday.

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