Residents of eight apartments displaced by fire in Tacoma

A fire Sunday destroyed a couple of Tacoma apartments and damaged others badly enough that residents were displaced.

The blaze started at about 2:15 p.m. in the eight-unit building in the 2300 block of South 96th Street.

Everyone got out safely, and firefighters rescued a pet dog, Tacoma Fire Battalion Chief Lincoln Correa said.

Investigators hadn’t yet determined what caused the fire.

The Red Cross was working to help the roughly 15 to 20 people displaced, Correa said.

The fire destroyed two of the units completely, and he said smoke damaged the other six.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268, @amkrell