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Fire Guts Part of F&CS Building on Gougler Avenue

Clinical services agency plans to reopen Kent location by Monday

An early morning fire ripped through a part of the building on Gougler Avenue today.

The fire, which was reported shortly after 6 a.m., caused heavy damage to the northern, upstairs portion of the building.

Mark Frisone, executive director of F&CS, said the agency staff hopes to reopen the building to clients of their mental health and susbtance counseling services by Monday.

"The building’s large enough that we’ll be able to, as long as we can get in here, keep service disruption to a minimum," Frisone said.

Kent police and fire investigators are investigating the cause of the blaze.

Look for updates to this story on Kent Patch.

Fred Pierre September 12, 2012 at 02:33 PM
So sad, as this agency provides so many great services for the community.
Marilyn Sessions September 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM
I totally agree with Fred, terrific organization. Nice to see the tremendous outpouring of support for them to ensure they bounce back quickly.
Matt Fredmonsky September 13, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Here's the updated story: http://patch.com/A-xHFq

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