A two-alarm fire at the Cove Apartments on 1st Avenue in Federal Way displaced several families and prompted multi-engine response from South King Fire and Rescue on Thursday.
The fire started around 4 p.m. and spread to four apartment units in the eight-unit complex, displacing seven adults and nine children. The fire began on the lower floor and burned upward, said Capt. Jeff Bellinghausen, community affairs officer for South King Fire and Rescue at the scene. Preliminary reports say the fire started in the kitchen, although the cause is still under investigation.
There were no injuries or fatalities, including people and pets.
“The complex has done a terrific job of finding homes for each [person] involved,” Bellinghausen said.
About 30-35 firefighters responded, classifying the incident as a two-alarm fire.