Mother’s Day fire in Des Moines garage extends to house and cars

Press release:

A 9-11 call came in at 7:57 a.m. Sunday reporting heavy smoke and flames from the one-car garage of a one story single family home in the 20800 block of 4th place S in Des Moines.

Fire department units from two South King Fire stations in Des Moines were assisted by SeaTac Fire Department and the Burien Fire Department.

Units arrived and found flames well above the roofline of the home. Two adult males were home at the time, they evacuated safely from the house, but were later treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by King County Medic One. They were released at the scene.

The fire extended into the house and involved two cars parked in front of the garage. All were damaged by the heat and flames that came from the garage fire. No car was in the garage at the time of the fire, only storage items.

A German shepard at the home caused some concern for the firefighters, but was safely secured at the scene. A live overhead wire caused an obstruction until PSE arrived to de-energize the wire.

The fire was extinguished in about 45 minutes. The origin and cause is under investigation by the South King Fire Marshal and the King County Fire Investigation Unit.

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