A family of five was injured this morning after the home they rented Sunday in Frederickson caught on fire, according to Graham Fire & Rescue.
The two-alarm fire was reported about 5 a.m. in the 17200 block of 74th Avenue, just across the street from Frederickson Elementary School. Firefighters were on a nearby call and quickly arrived to find the family standing outside covered in soot.
The family barely got out of this fire, Assistant Chief Steve Richards said. This was a close call for the family.
The father was listed in serious condition at St. Joseph Medical Center; the mother is in serious condition at Tacoma General; the three children were taken to Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital.
Investigators are trying to determine what started the blaze. The house is a total loss.