The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Updates on the mill fire investigation

December 6, 2022

A few days after the former Star of the West Mill caught fire, officials began investigating how it happened. Monday morning, multiple agencies collaborated to start the investigation into what caused...

Moving down the train tracks, the operator moves the debris to a separate pile.

Crews clear debris as community mourns loss of downtown landmark

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter December 3, 2022

Fire crews remained in downtown Kent Saturday as maintenance crews worked to clear debris following an explosive fire that ravaged the historic mill complex. Bricks, glass and charred wood scattered...

The latest: Fire, explosion strike historic mill complex in Kent

Jacob Brooks, TV2 Reporter December 2, 2022

Multiple buildings of the former Star of the West mill in downtown Kent caught fire Friday morning. TV2's Jacob Brooks was at the scene and spoke with the fire chief and witnesses who described what...

Firefighters rise into the blaze in downtown Kent.

Multi-alarm fire strikes historic mill complex in Kent

Click here to view more photos from the fire. Heavy fire consumed multiple buildings of the former Star of the West Mill on North Water Street Friday morning around 9 a.m., as smoke visible for miles...

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