Five people have lost almost all their belongings as a result of a fire in the 16600 block of 32 Avenue S. on Thursday, Dec. 19.
The fire was first reported at 10:47 a.m.
When firefighters arrived, they found fire coming from the back of the house and smoke from along the eaves. It took firefighters from SeaTac, the Port of Seattle, and Tukwila approximately one hour to fully extinguish the fire.
No one was home at the time of the fire. The family was notified by a neighbor of the fire and is working with fire investigators to determine the cause. One firefighter suffered a minor injury.
A fire like this is devastating at any time, but especially during the holidays. The family reported that they lost all their gifts along with their other possessions. Firefighters from the SeaTac and Kent Fire Departments will replace the gifts that were lost.
The family of five, which includes a five year old, is being cared for by Red Cross.