Renton garage fire “stretched regional resources”

No one was injured, but the garage sustained heavy damage.

  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017 1:07pm
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Firefighters responded to a fire that started at an attached garage around midnight on July 5 at the 16100 block of Southeast 171 Place in Renton.

According to a Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority press release, the garage suffered heavy damage when it caught fire. The owner’s son first noticed the fire as flames rose from the roof of the garage. The 911 call was placed at 12:35 a.m. and everyone in the house was able to evacuate safely.

Units from Renton Regional Fire Authority, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, King County Medic One and Zone 3 Fire Explorers responded to the call.

King County Fire is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

The call was placed on the “busiest night of the year for fire departments” and this house fire “stretched regional resources,” according to the release.




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