Fire damages Kent apartment; family safely evacuates

At Riverwood Apartments along Russell Road

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:05pm
  • News

A fire alarm helped a family evacuate a burning Kent apartment Wednesday night, the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority reported.

The fire, reported at 7:07 p.m. started in the bathroom then burned through the door into the bedroom, causing the sprinkler head to activate along with the fire alarm at the Riverwood Apartments, 24600 block of Russell Road South.

Hearing the alarm, family members were able to safely evacuate the apartment and call 911.

Puget Sound Fire units arrived with smoke coming from the front door. Entry into the home was quickly made, and the fire extinguished in the bathroom.

Thanks to the sprinkler in the bedroom, the fire did not get beyond the bathroom door, Puget Sound Fire said.

The apartment below the fire had damage from the water used to extinguish the fire above.

American Red Cross was called and arrived to help the two displaced families.

The cause of fire is still under investigation.

More in News

Kent Police seek help to find burglary suspect

Man breaking into homes on West Hill near Fred Meyer

King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.

Kent/Auburn pimp gets 23 years in prison for sex trafficking

Aubrey Taylor forced victims to work for him

Fourth King County measles case confirmed this month

Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new measles… Continue reading

Kent Police travel to Washington, D.C. to honor fallen officers

Diego Moreno, Derek Focht added to memorial wall

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

Highway 167 lanes to close overnight in Kent for bridge work

Between South 212th Street and 84th Avenue exits

Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

While citizens have the right to an attorney in criminal cases, they’re not afforded the same rights in civil litigation.

A young Folklore Mexicano Tonantzin dancer performs during the Kent International Festival in the sun-spangled plaza of the accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
A show of color, for all to see

Festival celebrates cultural diversity with music, dance, food and art

Most Read