House fire displaces family in unincorporated King County

From staff reports:

South King Fire and Rescue responded to a residential fire just after 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at 5206 S. 344th St. in unincorporated King County.

As fire crews arrived, the house was 50 percent involved with fire, with no occupants in the home. Firefighters had the fire extinguished in less than 30 minutes. The family has made arrangements with their church for living accommodations. There were no injuries to report.

King County Sheriff Fire and Arson Investigation Unit determined the cause to be a heater that was plugged in and left unattended. Damage is estimated to be $350,000.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates