Two people were hurt Tuesday when they jumped from the second story of a four-plex in Lakewood to escape a fire, according to West Pierce Fire & Rescue.
The blaze was reported about 4 a.m. at 7508 Cody St. W. after residents and neighbors spotted smoke and flames.
Several people belonging to two families, including children, had to jump from the second floor to escape flames. A man and a woman were hurt, one with burns and the other with back pain, and taken to area hospitals.
Others drove themselves to hospitals, Assistant Fire Marshal Hallie McCurdy said.
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Crews put out the fire, which is being investigated.
All residents were displaced because the four-plex is uninhabitable.
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