Six rescued from raging fire at Federal Way apartment complex

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -  

Quick Facts:

  • Fire was on top floor of 3-story building
  • Ladders used to rescue 6 people
  • About 91 people live in complex
  • One person had an asthma attack from smoke

Firefighters used ladders to rescue six people from a Federal Way apartment complex while flames were shooting into the air.

Shortly before 1 a.m., South King firefighters responded to a fire at the Crestview West Apartments in the 27900 block of Pacific Highway South.

The fire was on the top floor of the three-story complex.  It moved so quickly that six people were unable to escape down the stairs and had to be rescued by firefighters using ladders.

See photos of the fire here.

One person had an asthma attack as a result of the smoke and had to be transported to a hospital. There were no other injuries.

27 units were damaged in the fire.

About 91 people live in the complex.

The American Red Cross and apartment complex management are working to house those who were displaced by the fire.

Fire crews said they talked to a person who said the fire started in their kitchen.  Investigators will determine the official cause.

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