Fire strikes abandoned home on Kent’s West Hill

Dec. 23 along South 272nd Street

  • Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:15am
  • News

Firefighters extinguished a fire at an abandoned house on Kent’s West Hill in the 2500 block of South 272nd Street.

The fire broke out at about 6:06 p.m. on Dec. 23, according to a Puget Sound Fire news release. Seven units responded, including Valley Regional Fire Authority and Tukwila Fire.

The first arriving crew was familiar with the location down a long dirt driveway as there had been several fires here in the past. From the street they could see the structure was fully involved in fire and stretched a large attack line down the driveway for an initial attack. Later arriving crews extended the attack line with additional lines. There was a substantial amount of debris in the area to support the report that this wooded area was frequented by transients.

Due to the extent of damage and report that the building was abandoned the fire attack was limited to the exterior, also known as a defensive attack.

The fire was declared out in about one hour and there were no injuries. The cause is still under investigation.

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