Fire damages Brooklake Church

Tuesday morning’s fire caused $150,000 worth of damages to the building’s entrance.

A Tuesday morning fire at Brooklake Church caused an estimated $150,000 worth of damage to the exterior of the building.

South King Fire & Rescue Captain Jeff Bellinghausen said there was no damage to the inside of the building, 629 S. 356th St.

The fire was most likely caused by a cigarette butt left on the bark outside the church, Bellinghausen said. The fire was determined to be accidental, he said.

The awning over the entrance to the church caught fire, and the sprinkler system was able to keep the fire contained until the firefighters could get there, Bellinghausen said.

The carpet inside may need to be replaced from possible smoke damage, and repairs are needed in the entrance area, but there was no severe fire damage inside, Bellinghausen said. The church is still in operation.

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