UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Fatal Apartment Fire

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Teams from the King County Fire Investigation Unit are scheduled to return this morning to the site of Sunday morning’s fatal fire that killed three, injured six and left over 30 homeless.

Fire investigators have not determined a cause for the fire which destroyed the Tara Apartments at 455 SW 155th, and badly damaged the neighboring Jenny Maria Apartments at 429 SW 155th shortly after 12:30am Sunday.

Officials with the King County Sheriff’s Office have said the fire appears suspicious.

The Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Burien Presbyterian Church, where they are assisting dozens of tenants displaced by the fire .

The B-Town Blog is planning on doing both a physical and an online fundraising campaign to help the victims, so stay tuned.

If you’re a local business or resident interested in helping out, please send us an email.

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One Response to “UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Fatal Apartment Fire”
  1. wwborn says:

    As most know by now, this horrendous tragedy has been officially declared an arson. Investigators are relentless in their work and seeking anyone who might have seen anyone or anything near the building at about 12:30 Saturday night, or have information leading to an arrest. A $10,000 reward has been posted for whoever can provide that critical link bringing the murderer to justice.

    An expert investigator has now been brought in from out of state to assist. Well-founded rumor has it there is a person of interest; they need info to prove guilt or innocence of any and all persons of interest.

    Anyone protecting the guilty is equally guilty, so if you know something, step up and help the neighborhood and the families who are now living in terrible fear. The children who were Edgar’s friends are too afraid to sleep, as are their parents and everyone else who lives on that street. They deserve to rest free of fear.

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