Lakewood, Wash. ‚Äì At approximately 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning, a citizen knocked on the door at Station 23 to alert firefighters of an apartment fire next to the station. The Lakewood Fire Department was then dispatched to the fire in Tillicum, located at 14510 Washington Avenue SW.
Engine 23 arrived within minutes to find the structure fully involved. They attacked the fire from the exterior of the building, where the majority of the damage was sustained. Additional crews arrived and the fire was declared under control at 10:53 a.m.
There were no injuries in the fire, but at least two units were damaged and residents will be displaced. The American Red Cross is assisting those residents in the affected apartments.
The fire started on the exterior of the complex and the cause is currently under investigation.