• SeaTac family loses most of possessions, gifts in house fire


    SEATAC, Wash. - Five people have lost most of their belongings after a fire broke out at their SeaTac home Thursday morning.

    The fire at the home in the 16600 block of 32nd Avenue South was first reported at 10:47 a.m.

     When firefighters arrived, they found flames coming from the back of the house and smoke along the eaves.

     It took the firefighters from SeaTac, the Port of Seattle and Tukwila about an hour to extinguish the fire.

    No one was home at the time the flames erupted.

    The family was notified by a neighbor about the fire and is working with investigators to determine the cause.

    One firefighter suffered a minor injury.

    The family said they lost all their gifts along with their other possessions. Firefighters from the SeaTac and Kent fire departments will replace the gifts that were lost.

    The family of five, which includes a 5-year-old, is being cared for by the Red Cross.

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