Lakewood, WA — At approximately 2:30 p.m., (March 1) the Lakewood Fire Department responded to an apartment fire the Bell Gardens Apartments, located at 8810 John Dower Road SW. A neighbor called 911 to report the fire and that a woman was trapped inside. Firefighters arrived to find flames and heavy smoke visible from a second story apartment.
Lakewood firefighters on Engine 24 were assisted by the University Place Fire Department in rescuing the victim, where she was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
There were no smoke alarms in this apartment. The Lakewood Fire Department would like to remind residents that free smoke alarms are available by calling (253) 582-4600 to schedule an appointment.
The fire was under control at 2:57 p.m. and the cause is currently under investigation.Print This Post