Barn catches fire Friday morning

One Covington resident’s Valentine’s Day started off heated when their barn caught fire early in the morning.

At 7:56 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, a neighbor saw smoke and flames coming from a barn on an adjacent property and called 911, according to a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

The first unit on scene had smoke and flames coming from the west side of the structure and used their tank water on the fire engine to begin to knock the fir down.

Additional fire engines arrived and helped connect a 300-foot hose lay from the hydrant to the “attack” engine, allowing the crews enough water to extinguish the fire, the press release said.

No animals were hurt and were safely out of the barn. The property owner was not on location at the time of the fire.

Mountain View Fire and Rescue, South King County Medic One and King County Sheriffs assisted at the fire scene.