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75 firefighters respond to 3-alarm blaze at Kent strip mall

Kent shopping center goes up in flames

Kent Regional Fire Authority said 75 firefighters from their agency and South King Fire & Rescue responded to a blaze at a Kent strip mall, which started shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in the 23400 block of Pacific Highway South.
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Kent Regional Fire Authority said 75 firefighters from their agency and South King Fire & Rescue responded to a blaze at a Kent strip mall, which started shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in the 23400 block of Pacific Highway South.

An investigator were working Monday morning to figure out what caused a three-alarm fire at a Kent strip mall Sunday.

Kent Regional Fire Authority said 75 firefighters from their agency and South King Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze, which started shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 23400 block of Pacific Highway South.

All businesses in the mall were damaged, and a few were destroyed, the agency said. The mall has a gym, tobacco shop, dollar store, post office, salon and specialty food store.

Crews confirmed everyone got out of the building, and KIRO-TV reported about 6:30 a.m. Monday that firefighters were still working to extinguish hot spots.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268, @amkrell

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