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2 Kent firefighters injured while battling two-alarm commercial fire

Two Kent firefighters were injured while fighting a commercial fire Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.
Two Kent firefighters were injured while fighting a commercial fire Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Courtesy

Two firefighters were injured Tuesday night while battling a two-alarm fire at a commercial building, according to Kent Regional Fire Authority.

Although the firefighters were sent to a local hospital, their injuries were not considered serious. Officials did not give specifics on how they were hurt.

The fire broke out about 6:15 p.m. at a concrete commercial building in the 1500 block of Central Avenue South that houses several businesses.

Smoke could be seen when fire crews first arrived, and within minutes, flames shot from the roof and began spreading.

Firefighters set up three ladder trucks to shoot water directly onto the worst of the blaze while others used smaller hoses to attack the fire from the ground.

It took about two hours to douse the flames. Crews continued to put out hot spots until midnight.

A cause has not been determined.

Several businesses suffered smoke, fire and water damage.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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