Kennewick mother, two daughters displaced after fire damages home
KENNEWICK, Wash. – A Kennewick mother and her two daughters are temporarily without a place to stay after a fire damaged their home Monday morning.
According to Kennewick Fire Department Chief Chad Michael, the fire started at 119 East 6th Street. He said there was ‘substantial’ fire damage to a garage, the attic and the back side of the house.
A KAPP-KVEW reporter was on scene and showed the damage in a live video:
Neighbors first smelled smoke before seeing flames, and some evacuated out of fear the fire might jump to other homes because of fast winds.
Firefighters told our reporter that the fire started in the garage and quickly spread to the attic, damaging the walls of the home.
A car inside the garage was destroyed, and a car outside was heavily damaged.
Everyone inside got out safely, however, there were some pets still unaccounted for.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.