Raging fire destroys apartments in Pullman


PULLMAN, Wash. - A fire chief is calling a fire that destroyed multiple Pullman apartments Sunday morning suspicious.

Firefighters responded to The Grove apartment complex at 1560 Northeast Brandi Way after a 911 call came in at 3:16 a.m. for the fire. 

After crews left the station, they could see flames and additional units were called to help. 

According to officials, firefighters had the fire under control at 5:20 a.m. 

Authorities said none of the units were occupied during the time of the fire and they were under construction for student living during the upcoming school year at Washington State University.

Four of eight units were a loss, according to fire officials. 

The surrounding apartments in the Bounder Creek complex had no major structural damage, but siding on the building will have to be replaced due to it melting from the heat of the fire. 

Fire Chief Mike Heston called the fire suspicious and immediately assigned several investigators from the Pullman Fire Department, Pullman police and WSU police to begin the investigation.