Kent, WASH., Feb. 19, 2013–A Kent man lost his life this morning in an early morning blaze at the Sunset Motel, 25006 Pacific Highway South, on Kent’s West Hill. The fire began as a small fire in the man’s room. The fire escalated and, once the fire was under control, the firemen found the man’s body. The unit where the fire originated was destroyed. Four other units were damaged by smoke, displacing its guests. The homeless guests are being assisted by the Red Cross to help them find new homes.
Kent Police Assistant Chief Pat Lowery said, “Our detectives will be working with the Fire Marshals to determine the origin or the fire. Once we have that established, we will turn to the King County Medical Examiner to identify the cause of death.”