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One person jumps, others rescued from burning Rainier Beach apartments

Apr 6, 2022, 7:34 AM
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A Rainier Beach apartment fire. (Seattle Fire Department)
(Seattle Fire Department)

One person jumped and several others were rescued from a burning apartment building in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood.

Firefighters were called to the building on South Henderson Street between 48th Avenue South and 50th Avenue South at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Seattle Fire Department firefighters said the fire started on the second floor and quickly spread to the third floor.

A fire department spokesperson said one person jumped from the second floor to escape the flames. They were taken to a hospital, where they are stable.

Several other people were brought down to safety by ladders.

A Metro bus was brought in so that the displaced residents could keep warm.

The fire was brought under control by around 5 a.m.



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