Three people were hurt Monday night after a fire tore through a Tacoma apartment complex, forcing at least one person to jump out a window to escape flames.
Central Pierce firefighters were called about 8 p.m. to the Woodmark apartments, 2425 96th St. S. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm because of the number of people living in the building.
A 45-year-old woman jumped out of a second-story window to escape flames and landed on a mattress below, fire spokesman Guy Overby said. Two others were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
By the time the blaze was extinguished, flames had damaged six of the building’s 24 apartments. Twenty people were displaced and the Red Cross was helping them find temporary housing.
Cause of the fire was under investigation.
It was the second apartment fire in the city on Monday.
Deneen Evans, 48, was killed when her Pacific Point apartment on South 84th Street caught fire about 11 a.m. Her 5-year-old grandson was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.
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