Mother’s Day Garage Fire Extends to House and Car in Des Moines Sunday


South King Fire & Rescue is reporting that a 9-1-1 call came in at 7:57 a.m. Sunday morning (May 13), reporting heavy smoke and flames from the one car garage of a one story single family home in the 20800 block of 4th Place South in Des Moines (map below).

Fire department units from two South King Fire stations in Des Moines were assisted by the Seatac Fire Department and the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department. Units arrived and found flames well above the roofline of the home. Two adult males were home at the time and evacuated safely from the house, but were later treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by King County Medic One. They were released at the scene.

The fire extended into the house and involved two cars parked in front of the garage. All were damaged by the heat and flames that came from the garage fire. No car was in the garage at the time of the fire, only storage items.

A German Shepard at the home caused some concern for the firefighters, but was safely secured at the scene. A live overhead wire caused an obstruction until PSE arrived to de-energize the wire.

The fire was extinguished in about 45 minutes. The origin and cause is under investigation by the South King Fire Marshal and the King County Fire Investigation Unit.

To learn more about the fire department, visit them at www.southkingfire.org or on the district’s Facebook Page.

Photos courtesy South King Fire & Rescue.


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