Crews fight two fires Monday night in Northeast Tacoma

Staff writerMarch 4, 2014 

Tacoma firefighters put out two different blazes in Northeast Tacoma Monday night.

Crews responded about 6:50 p.m. to a single-story home in the 26th block of 64th Avenue Northeast that had flames and smoke coming from its roof. The home was initially reported to have two stories.

Tacoma Fire said one person was treated and released at the scene.

Firefighters at one point had to leave the 1,140 square foot building as the roof started to collapse, but were able to contain the fire.

The estimated damage is $95,000. The cause of the fire was not determined.

About 10:10 p.m., crews responded to an apartment fire in the 3200 block of 49th Avenue Northeast.

Flames were coming from the upper-level of the two-story four-plex.

All occupants escaped safely. The Red Cross was called to help seven who were displaced.

The blaze started in a utility room that had two water heaters.

It caused $150,000 in damage.

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