Puget Sound Fire photo

Puget Sound Fire photo

Chimney fire displaces family of four in Kent

  • Friday, December 6, 2019 10:11am
  • News

A good neighbor saved a family from a damaging fire Thursday evening, the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority reported.

A family of four was notified at 6:22 p.m. that their chimney chase was on fire in the 26200 block of 43rd Avenue South.

The neighbor noticed that not only was smoke coming out of the metal chimney pipe, but that the actual wood “chase” surrounding the pipe was on fire. The neighbor rushed to the home and knocked on the door, alerting the family who then called 911.

Puget Sound Fire Engine 373 arrived and seeing that reaching the top of the chimney would be difficult requested a ladder truck and addition fire engine

Keeping the fire under control until the ladder truck arrived, the chase was then opened up and all burning embers were extinguished.

There were no injuries to the residents or firefighters.

American Red Cross arrived and helped the family as there was damage to the roof and would need to relocate.

The home was secured from the weather by 1-800-BOARDUP, which provided the service for free.

More in News

Das, other state senators explain plastic bag ban bill

Could be statewide ban if House passes measure

Kent School District leads voter registration drive

Registration forms provided to high school students; sent home with elementary children for parents

In November 2019, Washington voters approved Initiative 976, which calls for $30 car tabs. Sound Publishing file photo
Republicans try to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hangup

Lawmakers sponsor companion bills in the House and Senate.

State Senate passes bill banning single-use plastic bags

Measure sponsored by Kent’s Das now goes to House

King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov
King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines

Transportation generates nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

Kent man gets 14 years for 4 counts of vehicular homicide

2018 Tukwila crash killed four young Kent men

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Office of the Governor)
Gov. Inslee delivers State of the State Address

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee stood… Continue reading

Most Read