The fire was discovered in the second story bedroom after the home owner herd an explosion upstairs. Image courtesy of the King County Fire District 28.

Enumclaw man injured in fire, airlifted to Harborview

An Enumclaw resident was airlifted from his home to a local hospital following a house fire Friday morning.

An Enumclaw resident was airlifted from his home to a local hospital following a house fire Friday morning.

At approximately 10:37 a.m., the King County Fire District 28 firefighters responded to a report of a fire right outside the city limits in the 43900 block of 284th Avenue Southeast.

First responders arrived to find the man injured but outside the home, “with obvious flames and smoke coming from the bedroom,” said Fire Chief Randy Fehr.

According to Fehr, the firefighters entered the home to douse the fire with assistance from the Buckley Fire Department, Mountain View Fire and Rescue, the Valley Regional Fire Authority while King County Medic One tended to the man before he was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.

Initial reports said the man heard an explosion from the second floor, and when he went to check it out, the second-story bedroom was in flames.

Although Fehr couldn’t comment on what caused the fire, “I don’t think our crews found any evidence of an explosion,” he said.

All in all, the house fire was not out of the ordinary, he continued.

“It was a pretty quick knockdown,” he said.

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