2-alarm fire destroys Shoreline apartments



SHORELINE, Wash. - A two-alarm fire destroyed three apartment units early Sunday morning, according to the Shoreline Fire Department.


The fire broke out around midnight in the Meadowbrook Apartment Complex at 1406 Richmond Beach Road.


When crews arrived at the scene, heavy smoke and flames were visible from the first, second and third floor units.


Additional firefighters from Northshore Fire and Snohomish County Fire District One were called to the scene to help the Shoreline firefighters.


The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes.


No injuries were reported during the incident.


Dozens of residents evacuated from their units, and took refuge at a neighboring bowling alley. The Red Cross was also at the scene to provide assistance to three families.


KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Graham Johnson spoke with one of the victims of the fire.


“Right now at this point, I really don’t know what we’re going to do. Play it by ear. First time I’ve had my home burned down. I don’t really know what to do,” said victim Daniel Ashbaugh.


The fire also caused minor damage to at least six other units.


The cause of the fire is still under investigation.