A fire that started in a dryer displaced seven people early Tuesday, March 30 from a Kent home in the 10800 block of SE 236th Street. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

A fire that started in a dryer displaced seven people early Tuesday, March 30 from a Kent home in the 10800 block of SE 236th Street. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Fire displaces family from Kent East Hill home

Started in a dryer early Tuesday morning

A house fire that started in a dryer displaced four adults and three children on the East Hill in Kent.

Firefighters responded at about 2:14 a.m. Tuesday, March 30 to a fire in the 10800 block of Southeast 236th Street, according to Puget Sound Fire. The occupants of the home called 911 after the fire woke them up.

Upon arrival crews were met with a significant amount of fire from the second floor. It took about 40 minutes to extinguish the fire.

There were no injuries to residents or firefighters. Red Cross assisted the displaced family.

The fire broke out just a few minutes after Kent Police and Puget Sound Fire crews responded to a fatal shooting in the 23800 block of 110th Avenue Southeast, less than a mile away.

“Multiple other incidents were occurring at the same time and crews were adjusted to provide the best possible service to all of the community,” said Puget Sound Fire spokesperson Joe Root in an email.


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