SEATAC, Wash. — A three-alarm apartment fire Friday burned through 18 units, injuring one and leaving 44 homeless.
The fire started about 1:20 a.m., prompting a building-wide evacuation.
The same apartment complex, now known as the Hanover Apartments, caught fire in 2009, leaving two dead.
In 2009, the complex was known as the Emerald Place Apartments.
First responders Saturday morning found fire and smoke seeping from the backside of the second and third stories.
Everyone was evacuated from the apartment successfully.
Firefighters report that the 3-story building, located in the 3200 block of South 192nd Street, is now too unstable to enter.
A woman was transported to a trauma center with serious injuries and burns. Firefighters found her on the grass below her second story unit’s balcony.
He condition is unknown, as of 4:09 p.m. Saturday. There were no other reported injuries.
A total of 18 units were damaged by the fire, smoke and water.
Red Cross is assisting the residents currently without homes. The apartment complex’s management is also helping the residents by providing apartments for them at other locations.
King County Metro provided a bus to help keep the residents warm. They also transported residents to the nearby apartments.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
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