Massive fire burns strip of businesses in Kent

KENT, Wash. — Firefighters were still on the scene of a Kent strip mall fire Monday morning some 12 hours after it started.


  • Firefighters still at the scene in Kent Monday
  • Five businesses and Post Office damaged
  • No injuries reported
  • Cause of fire under investigation
  • KIRO 7 crews at the scene for latest 

The fire broke out in the 23400 block of Pacific Highway South Sunday night. The 3-alarm fire brought more than 75 firefighters to the scene.

All occupants of the affected buildings were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Of the six businesses that were damaged, the ones with the most damage are a US Post Office, a smoke shop and a Dollar Tree.

Witnesses at the scene told KIRO 7 they watched someone set a fire inside the Dollar Tree store who was then arrested, but the report has not been confirmed and officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Scroll down to see photos from the fire.

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