Kent firefighters responded just before midnight Monday to a fire at a commercial building.
The blaze gutted the building in the 200 block of East Morton Street, which used to house a roofing business.
Crews found the building engulfed in flames.
They fought the fire from the outside, because of the possibility the structure would collapse.
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Transients had been living in the building, according to the Kent Regional Fire Authority.
It didn’t appear anyone was hurt in the fire, and crews didn’t find anyone near the building.