Roof collapses in fire at vacant Kent restaurant

Staff writerMay 25, 2014 

COURTESY PHOTO — Kent Fire

Crews put out a fire at a vacant Kent restaurant Saturday.

The blaze about 12:30 p.m. in the 26000 block of 104th Avenue Southeast took about two hours to extinguish.

No one was injured in the fire.

The commercial building used to be a Keg Restaurant, but had been vacant for many years, Kent Fire said.

Firefighters worked from outside the building after concerns of collapse, and shortly after they exited the restaurant, part of the roof in the kitchen area collapsed, Kent Fire said.

A man reportedly left the building at the same time as the blaze, Kent Fire said, and he was interviewed by police and fire officials.

What caused the fire was still being investigated.

alexis.krell@thenewstribune.com

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