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May 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

No injuries in Maple Valley landslide; stretch of Cedar River closed

Debris from a landslide this morning in Maple Valley completely blocked a stretch of the Cedar River near Southeast 214th Street and Highway 169. No injuries were reported and no one was evacuated. The clogged river caused flooding to seven properties in the area, causing some water damage to six houses, according to the Kent Fire Department,…

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July 5, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Kent house’s roof set aflame by fireworks

Fireworks ignited the cedar-shake roof of a two-story Kent home Thursday afternoon, according to the Kent Fire Department. Investigators say the fire that occurred around 1 p.m.  on the 20800 block of 102 Place Southeast was accidental, according to Kyle Ohashi, a department spokesman. No one was inside the home when the fire…

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January 22, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Kent home damaged in fire caused by portable generator

A Kent home that had been without electricity since Wednesday was damaged early Sunday in a fire that investigators believe was caused by the hot exhaust gases of a portable generator. The fire occurred in the 27500 block of 118th Avenue Southeast, in the East Hill area of Kent. The home’s owner said the family had been using a portable generator…

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January 20, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Power generator ignites Kent house fire

There is not points to locate on the map A portable generator sparked a house fire last night that  injured two people, according to the Kent Fire Department. The generator was placed too close to the home in the 27300 block  of 154th Avenue Southeast, igniting the cedar siding, according to a news release from Capt. Kyle Ohashi. Power to the neighborhood was out…

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December 23, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Kent family displaced by house fire

There is not points to locate on the map A Kent family won’t be home for the holidays after fire swept through their house this morning, according to the Kent Fire Department. Family members smelled smoke around 7:30 a.m. and saw lights in the East Hill home flickering.  They found thick, dark smoke in one of the upstairs…

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November 4, 2011 at 5:46 AM

Odor forces evacuation of Kent building

There is not points to locate on the map About 50 people were evacuated from a building in downtown Kent last night after several reported feeling ill, according to the Kent Fire Department. Firefighters were called at around 10:20 p.m. when several people began complaining of nausea and lightheadedness due to some sort of odor, said Capt….

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