A fire destroyed an abandoned house in Kent Thursday morning, not long after police arrested a man neighbors reported was yelling from its roof.
The man was arrested for unrelated warrants about half an hour before the fire was called into 911, and he is considered a person of interest in the blaze, Kent Fire said.
Firefighters said he doesn’t appear to have a connection to the home.
The blaze started about 4 a.m. in the 20900 block of 124th Avenue Southeast. No one was inside at the time, and no one was injured.
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Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the whole building, which is considered a total loss, valued at $234,000.
Crews kept the flames from spreading to nearby homes, and no one was injured.
What caused the fire has not yet been determined.