Renton History Museum building damaged by small fire

The cause of the brush fire is “undetermined,” according to the Renton Regional Fire Authority.

The Renton History Museum was recently damaged by a small brush fire outside of the building on May 15.

Renton Regional Fire Authority spokesperson Sara Morris said fire responders were dispatched to 235 Mill Ave. S. at around 8 p.m. after receiving a report of a small brush fire with exposure to the museum building.

Crews arrived to find a fire in a bush directly next to the building, they then reportedly pulled a line of hose and quickly extinguished the fire.

Fire crews then gained access to the building to confirm that there was no extension of the fire into the structure. Once crews extinguished the fire and secured the structure, they left the scene within an hour of responding. No injuries were reported or discovered and the cause of the fire is undetermined.

According to a Facebook post from the Renton History Museum, nothing inside the building was damaged.

“After a little re-landscaping and some building repairs, we will be good as new,” the Renton History Museum Facebook post stated.