Tuesday fire severely damages one of Kent’s early homes

  • BY Wire Service
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2009 2:00pm
  • News
Kent Firefighters extinghish a blaze Tuesday at a vintage home on the 23400 block of 116th Avenue Southeast. The two-story home

Kent Firefighters extinghish a blaze Tuesday at a vintage home on the 23400 block of 116th Avenue Southeast. The two-story home

Kent firefighters late Tuesday continued to look for hot spots and were beginning their investigation into the cause of a devastating house fire in the 23400 block of 116 Ave. SE.

The fire was first reported at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday. By the time the first fire department unit arrived four minutes later, the two-story, farm-style home was already largely engulfed in flames. Because of the amount of fire and the confirmation that no one was in the house, firefighters fought a “defense” fire. This means attacking the fire from the outside with several hose lines so that overwhelming heat and possible collapse are not as much a concern.

After an hour, firefighters had the flames under control.

People familiar with the home state that it was built in the early 1900’s.

No one was injured in the fire though acrid smoke swept through adjoining neighborhoods due to the moderate winds. The residents are being cared for by family members. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. There is no damage estimate, but the house is a total loss.

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