Duplex in Kent Burns, Fire Under Investigation

No one was home at the time of the fire

This morning around 10:33 AM, a fire broke out in a duplex in the 400 block of East Kent. The fire is currently under investigation.

The fire started in the west unit at a time when the residents were not home. Flames and smoke quickly grew in size but Puget Sound Fire Engine 71 had a quick response and once on location attacked the fire and held it to the unit that was on fire.

Other units arriving extinguished the rest of the fire and a complete search found both homes to be empty.

The tenant in the next door unit was able to safely get out with assistance and the American Red Cross gave her assistance.

Units from South King County Medic One and Zone 3 Rehab also responded to the incident.