Firefighters battling Tacoma apartment fire

Staff writerDecember 2, 2013 

UP APT FIRE

Kevin Kotwica comforts his lightly singed dog Freiza outside his burned apartment in Westridge Apartment Homes near University Place, December 2, 2013. Two other dogs in the apartment were killed in the fire while Kotwica was away, and two neighboring units sustained smoke and water damage, according to a Tacoma Fire commander.

PETER HALEY — Staff photographer Buy Photo

Firefighters battled a blaze Monday at a Tacoma apartment complex that started in an upstairs unit, according to the Tacoma Fire Department.

Two dogs in the apartment were killed in the fire, and two neighboring units sustained smoke and water damage, according to a Tacoma Fire commander.

The fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. at Westridge apartments, 2315 Westridge Ave. W. It was under control by 11:45 a.m.

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