Car fire briefly closes Kent Station parking garage Wednesday

Car fire briefly closes Kent Station parking garage Wednesday

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:24am
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A vehicle fire briefly shut down the Kent Station parking garage early Wednesday morning and delayed a few Sounder trains.

The fire about 6:10 a.m. on the fourth floor of the garage, 301 Railroad Ave. N., set off an automatic fire alarm, said Kyle Ohashi, spokesman for the Kent Regional Fire Authority.

Firefighters saw heavy grey smoke coming from the fourth floor and initially upgraded it to a commercial fire due to the unknown source of the fire, Ohashi said. Once on the fourth floor, they found a car fire that the building sprinkler system helped contain. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Kent Police also responded to the call as officials closed the garage until the fire was out.

Sound Transit delayed several trains from entering Kent Station because of the garage closure and fire. Once emergency personnel opened the garage, trains ran again.

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