Emergency

A man in his mid-20s received burns to his left leg and hand at a house fire at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of First Avenue South in downtown Kent.

  • Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:06pm
  • News

Man burned in fire

A man in his mid-20s received burns to his left leg and hand at a house fire at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of First Avenue South in downtown Kent.

King County Medic One paramedics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A condition report on the man was unavailable due to the federal health information privacy rule.

Two adults and three children lived at the home. There were no other injuries to the residents, who are staying with friends and have received help from the American Red Cross with clothing, said Ernie Rideout, deputy fire marshal of the Kent Fire Department.

Firefighters from Kent and the Valley Regional Fire Authority of Auburn responded to the fire. The first firefighters at the house reported a kitchen fire in the back of the home, according to a Kent Fire Department media release.

Firefighters entered through the front door of the house and brought the fire under control in about 10 minutes.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation on Wednesday, Rider said.

The house sustained extensive smoke and heat damage. Rider estimated the damage at about $75,000.

The family rented the home and did not have renters insurance, Rider said. The smoke detectors in the house were working at the time of the fire.

Blaze displaces three

A kitchen fire in a downtown Kent apartment at 1 p.m. Wednesday displaced two men and a boy.

Nobody was home when the fire broke out at an apartment in the 700 block of First Avenue South. Neighbors used a fire extinguisher to help confine the blaze to the kitchen, according to a Kent Fire Department media release.

A cooking pan left on the stove caused the accidental fire, according to fire investigators.

Firefighters from Kent, the Valley Regional Fire Authority of Auburn and South King County Fire and Rescue of Des Moines/Federal Way responded to the incident.

The residents of the apartment are working with the apartment manager to move into a vacant unit.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Kent Police plan to educate, not arrest people without face masks in public

A ‘safety-focused directive meant to slow the spread of a potentially deadly disease’

Property values up in Kentridge, Fairwood, Panther Lake areas

King County Assessor’s Office sends out revaluation notices

Nurse Sylvia Keller, pictured with Gov. Jay Inslee, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle in Yakima County. Courtesy photo
Governor doubles down on mask rules

Inslee: Starting July 7, businesses do not serve those who do not wear a mask

Kent School District updates Back to School plan

Details about potential return to buildings

Federal Way teacher charged with raping 13-year-old student

Taught math at Totem Middle School on West Hill in Kent

Van Doren’s Landing Park in Kent to close until August 2022

Site to be relocated because of Green River levee work

State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

Kent, Federal Way men charged in 2017 murder of Seattle woman

Prosecutors say three gang members fired up to 16 shots at vehicle

Human remains in West Seattle identified

Bags of body parts were found in a suitcase along a West Seattle beach on June 19.

Most Read