Three-Alarm Fire on Pacific Highway Damages 6 Businesses

Dollar Tree Strip Mall on Pacific Highway sustained a three-alarm fire on Sun., Nov. 13, 2016.
Photos courtesy of Kent RFA

Fire is under investigation.

Kent area firefighters work on a three-alarm fire in a strip mall on Pacific Highway South.Story updated, 11-14-16, 6:04 PM — Yesterday afternoon, around 2:30 PM, South King Fire, Tukwila Fire and other local fire agencies responded to a three-alarm fire at 23406 Pacific Highway South, near the intersection where 509, 516 and Hwy. 99 meet. Firefighters were dispatched following a call from a Dollar Tree employee.

Kent Regional Fire Authority reports that the fire was initially reported as a minor fire, but over the next 40 minutes, grew to a three-alarm fire that contained six businesses, including a U.S. post office branch. As of noon today, firefighters were still working on the smoldering fire.

According to KIRO7, the post office, smoke shop and Dollar Tree sustained the most damage.

Kent RFA reports that there were no injuries. The fire is under investigation. This afternon the Seattle PI reported that a 64-year-old female customer was arrested Sunday afternoon as a possible suspect in the fire.