Puget Sound Fire responds Thursday afternoon to a garage fire in the 700 block of Second Avenue North. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Puget Sound Fire responds Thursday afternoon to a garage fire in the 700 block of Second Avenue North. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Kent firefighters attack house fire in North Park | Update

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:11pm
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A fire in a bedroom quickly spread at a home in the 700 block of Second Avenue North in Kent’s North Park neighborhood.

The fire broke out at about 12:35 p.m. Thursday, just north of the Kent Station shopping center. Residents in the home smelled smoke, then saw flames and so quickly went outside and called the fire department, according to a Puget Sound Fire press release. Fire department units knocked down the flames coming out the windows and then went inside to put the fire out.

A Puget Sound Fire investigator determined the cause as accidental due to a cardboard box being next to a wall heater.

American Red Cross responded to aid the family as all their belongings were lost in the smoke and flames. South King County Medic One and Zone Three Rehab assisted at the scene.

Puget Sound Fire officials want to remind residents to keep all things that can burn at least 36 inches from any wall or space heater. Also with colder temperatures and power outages, keep your barbecues and generators outside as they make gases that can cause illness or death.

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