Firefighters work to extinguish a fire that occured at a Covington home on Jan. 6. Submitted photo from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire that occured at a Covington home on Jan. 6. Submitted photo from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

House fire in Covington caused by unattended candle|Puget Sound Regional Fire

A fire broke out on Jan. 6 during a power outage that occured because of a windstorm.

  • Monday, January 7, 2019 11:39am
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A family of three was displaced on the morning of Jan. 6 due to a fire in the garage of their home.

The fire was reported to 911 by the resident at 5:56 a.m., in the 25800 block of 201 Ave. SE.

When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming from the two-car garage. After cutting off the metal garage door, they were able to attack the seat of the fire and extinguish it.

Because of the quick fire attack and the extra sheetrock in the garage that is a part of the building code, firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading into the living space of the two-story home.

There was a total of six people in the home at the time of the fire. All were able to escape safely. Red Cross is assisting the family.

According to the fire investigator, the fire was caused by an unattended candle in the garage. The power was out to the home and neighborhood due to the windstorm the night before.

Thank you to Belfor for providing a free board up service to the homeowner to help protect the family’s property.

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