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January 18, 2015 at 9:53 PM

Apartment fire in SeaTac displaces family of four

An apartment fire in SeaTac displaced a family of four and one other resident Saturday night, the Kent Fire Department said in a news release.

There were no injuries reported.

The first emergency unit to reach the scene on the 20000 block of 30th Avenue South reported that thick smoke and flames were visible from the front door and windows of a second floor apartment, according to the department.

All of the building’s residents evacuated before the firefighters arrived, the department said.

The blaze was reported at about 6:15 p.m.

It was quickly extinguished, but the apartment where the fire began sustained significant smoke, water and heat damage, according to the department.

A second apartment directly below the first also sustained water damage.

The family is getting housing help and other assistance through the American Red Cross, and the other displaced resident is staying with friends, the department said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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