Firefighters arrived at the two-story home around 4:45 p.m. to find the residence full of smoke and flames coming from the windows, fire authorities said. One man and two police officers were evaluated at hospitals for injuries from inhaling smoke.
Investigators believe a Tukwila house fire that sent three people to the hospital Friday afternoon was intentionally set.
Firefighters arrived at the two-story home in the 5600 block of South 150th Street around 4:45 p.m. to find the residence full of smoke and flames coming from the windows, fire authorities said.
Authorities at the fire detained a man, who they say is a “person of interest” in starting the blaze.
At area hospitals, medics evaluated one man with non-life-threatening injuries and two Tukwila police officers for inhaling smoke, fire authorities said. The officers had gone into the home to help the man escape the blaze.
In a late Friday night press release, fire authorities said the home sustained extensive damage and could be a total loss. They estimated the total cost of damage from the fire to more than $200,000.
The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.