Crime

Woman pulled unconscious from Lakewood apartment fire, in critical condition

A woman was critically injured Friday morning when a fire broke out in her Lakewood apartment, according to West Pierce Fire & Rescue.

The blaze was reported about 5 a.m. at the Clover Creek apartments in the 12500 block of Addison Street.

Firefighters arrived to find one unit engulfed.

They were able to rescue the woman, who was unconscious and taken to a nearby hospital.

Although crews contained the fire to one apartment, the building was evacuated.

It was not immediately known how many residents were displaced or what started the fire.

A Pierce County Transit bus was brought to the scene to help keep 10 displaced residents warm while investigators determined whether the complex was safe.

Due to the area being closed off, some Clover Park School District buses were running late.

Stacia Glenn covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. She started with The News Tribune in 2010. Before that, she spent six years writing about crime in Southern California for another newspaper.
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