Apartment building fire in Lakewood displaces 30 people

Jun 26, 2024, 11:37 AM

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West Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters rescue a dog from a burning apartment building. (Photo courtesy of West Pierce Fire and Rescue)

(Photo courtesy of West Pierce Fire and Rescue)

A large apartment complex fire erupted in Lakewood on 110th Street Southwest, just south of the Lakewood Towne Center Mall, Wednesday morning.

Flames torched the three-story building, with 15 apartments heavily damaged, according to West Pierce Fire and Rescue.

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No injuries have been reported, but 30 people — including seven children and five animals — are displaced.

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Those currently displaced are getting help from the Red Cross. There is no word on what started the fire, as of this reporting.

This is a developing story, check back for updates

Frank Sumrall is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read his stories here and you can email him here.

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