One found dead after Tacoma apartment fire

One found dead after Tacoma apartment fire
Crews said the flames spread to a third-floor unit and the whole complex was evacuated. (Tacoma Fire Department)

TACOMA, Wash. — One person was found dead after a fire broke out in a second-floor apartment in Tacoma early Monday.

Firefighters were called to the building in the 6300 block of North 26th Street around 2:30 a.m. and found flames and smoke coming from the unit.

Crews said the flames spread to a third-floor unit and the whole complex was evacuated.

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When firefighters entered the second-story unit where the fire started, they found a body. No information about the victim has been released.

Joe Meinecke with Tacoma Fire said about 12 people were displaced by the fire.

It is not yet known how the fire started.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.