University Place (WA) – One person is dead and several families are homeless after a fire destroyed an apartment building Sunday night.
Neighbors fear the victim is an elderly woman who may have been trapped inside. West Pierce Fire and Rescue arrived at the Narrows Ridge Apartments at 2326 70th Avenue W just after 5 p.m. A section of the apartment building was engulfed in flames.
Firefighters believe the flames started inside the victim’s apartment. A neighbor attempted to break into the apartment to save the woman, but was unable to get to her. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for several burns.
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