Three alarm fire hits Skyway apartment complexon November 22, 2012 @ 5:01 am (Updated: 8:22 pm - 11/22/12 )
People started smelling smoke at the Greentree Apartments in Skyway about 2:30 am. Neighbors went door to door to wake people up because there was no alarm.
Firefighters from seven King county fire agencies attacked the fire and kept it contained to the one unit where the fire started.
"We were able to do a quick attack onto the fire and limit the fire to just that one unit, and that's what we would call a good fire stop," Dave Nelson with Skyway Fire said. "With this being an older building, it could have been much worse."
About 30 to 45 people were displaced. No injuries were reported.
The Seattle Red Cross and the City of Renton had opened the Renton Community Center as a shelter location for those displaced by the fire.
The cause of the fire is not known yet, but it does not look suspicious.
Due to the age of the building, there aren't sprinklers required.
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)
Washington state leaders hail vote to allow openly gay Boy Scouts
There's a Zone for That
Mapping out a plan for marijuana growers and sellers
Face The Music
Backup singers get the spotlight in highlight of SIFF music series
Bonneville Media encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comments can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior. We encourage your thoughtful comments which: have a positive and constructive tone, are on topic, are respectful toward others and their opinions. Bonneville reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.