UPDATE: Police say that fatal North Highline fire was caused by fireworks

UPDATE July 8, 2019: The King County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Unit has determined that the fatal North Highline fire on the 4th of July was started by fireworks.

Police said that it’s unknown at this time where the fire started.

This case remains open and the investigation is on-going.

As we previously reported, on July 4, 2019, two houses were completely destroyed by a fire at the 10200 block of 10th Ave S. in unincorporated King County.

Tragically, Roland Kennedy, a 70-year old male, died as a result of the fire, along with a dog.

One dog is still missing.

12 residents were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross.


2 Responses to “UPDATE: Police say that fatal North Highline fire was caused by fireworks”
  1. jimmy says:

    Now the police and fire marshal need to find who lit the firework that cause the fire and charge them with murder and lighting fireworks in the city of burien . I think the firework laws should be set up to arrest any non professional found to be lighting off fireworks . Set the fine or bail up to the highest cost of homes in the neighborhood including what it might cost to fight the fire including health risks and displace victims . The suspect must become a volunteer fire fighter until all fines are paid and all displace victims are back in there homes .

  2. Denise says:

    A gofundme account has been set up to support the wife of Roland Kennedy:
    Please go to this link to donate and thank you for your kindness.

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