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June 12, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Federal Way apartment fire kills dog and displaces 9

 

Firefighters battle the blaze in a Federal Way apartment building on Tuesday. ( Capt. Kyle Ohashi of Kent Fire Department)

An apartment building fire on the 2400 block of Star Lake Road in Federal Way killed one dog and displaced nine people Tuesday afternoon.

Six adults and three children were able to escape the four units that burned near Mark Twain Elementary School before firefighters arrived. Firefighters were able to protect four other units from the flames.

Because of the extent of damage to the building, fire investigators said they will not be able to determine a cause of the fire.

It did not appear to be a criminal case, though, said Capt. Kyle Ohashi of the Kent Fire Department, which was aiding South King County Fire & Rescue on the incident.

It was unclear whether there were working fire alarms in any of the units, Ohashi said. South King County Fire and Rescue recommends that everyone test their alarms monthly, change batteries annually, and replace alarms every 10 years.

 

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