Puget Sound Fire Authority and Tukwila Fire Department respond to electrical panel fire in SeaTac

A residential electrical panel caught fire; there were no injuries.

A residential electrical panel caught fire in the 3700 block of South 172 Street in SeaTac. The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority and the Tukwila Fire Department responded and there were no injuries reported.

Two men were home at the time of the fire and attempted to put out the fire using a hand-held fire extinguisher. When firefighters arrived on the scene at 5:40 p.m., they found smoke and sparks coming from the panel. Because the system was energized, firefighters stood by to keep the fire from spreading until Puget Sound Energy arrived and disconnected the power.

The fire was contained to the panel and the wall surrounding it, and is considered accidental.

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