UPDATE: Kennewick home left uninhabitable after fire
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a house fire in Kennewick Wednesday evening, June 15.
Kennewick Fire Department responded to the 1000 block of E 4th Avenue just before 6:30p.m. when a neighbor saw smoke and called 911
KFD says the first crew arrived within five minutes and discovered a significant amount of smoke and fire coming from the fire.
The crew doused the exterior of the house in order to stop the fire from spreading. Once it was safe to do so, fire crews entered the home and searched for any occupants.
No one was inside and the fire was brought under control within 45 minutes.
Kennewick Fire Department says at some point a second roof was added to the home, which created a void space, allowing the fire to spread within the space. However, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Smoke and fire damage was significant to both floors of the home and is currently uninhabitable. No one was injured.
The American Red Cross was called in to help the residents find temporary living accommodations.
KFD is reminding people to make sure they have working smoke alarms in their home and to get out and stay out if a fire should occur in their home.
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