Officials investigate 5 separate fires in Kent

Fire crews responded to multiple separate fires in Kent early Monday morning. 

The fires happened near Southeast 240th Street between 104th and 106th avenues Southeast, in the East Hill neighborhood.

Fire officials told FOX 13 News that the fires happened within 90 minutes.

Investigators said there were two dumpster fires, a car fire, a fire with a pile of tires and one in a wooded area.

"It's just awful, just awful. I live right down the road and I’d hate for that to be happening on my street. A lot of stuff happens up here," said Ken Rogers, a concerned neighbor. 

It’s unknown how the fires started but they’re under investigation. 

"The biggest concern is you have these fires that are coming at 3:30, 4:00 in the morning. People are asleep and if you end up having something like this at a building where you do have people sleeping or even the businesses where you have employees inside, then you run the risk of injury and or death if the building were to become involved," said Pat Pawlak, a public information officer with Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. 

Investigators say no one was reported injured in any of the fires. 

People who live and work in the area say they worry there could be a potential arsonist walking amongst them, possibly connected to the string of vandalism in the area.

This is a developing story, and will be updated.