A bathroom fan with a mechanical problem ignited a fire in a Kent condominium early Monday morning, the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority reported.
At 3:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a 911 call at the condo in the 9600 block of South 248th Street.
The homeowner was taking a shower when the smoke detector went off, alerting her and the other member who was sleeping. Seeing the bathroom fan with flames inside the vent, both residents evacuated safely outside and called 911, Puget Sound Fire said. Puget Sound Fire Engine 74 was the first on scene and seeing a light hazy smoke coming from the front door, made a quick entry. The crews made sure the home was evacuated while also controlling the bathroom fire.