White Center, Washington – Three Firefighters Injured in Three-Alarm Fire
Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 6:42 am
White Center, Washington (March 20, 2019) – Three firefighters were injured while dealing with an apartment complex on fire. The fire started in the 10700 block of 14th Avenue Southwest, around 3 pm on Wednesday. A Seattle Fire Department firefighter was sent to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, and another was also hospitalized as a precaution, while the third firefighter had been treated on the scene.
What began as a brush fire spread to a nearby apartment complex and was quickly raised to three-alarm status because of its size. Responding firefighters evacuated nearby units. While seven units were affected by the fire, no occupants were injured. The fire was mostly extinguished around 5 pm. A man suspected of starting the brush fire was later arrested after witnesses described seeing him light the brush fire.
Washington counts as the 5th state most prone to wildfire from 2017 wildfire risk analysis, and ranks 8th in a 2018 study by number of fires that happened. The US Fire Administration has recorded 15 home fire fatalities this year within Washington, showing the destruction fire is capable of doing. Everyone should exercise caution, especially with the unusually warm temperatures that the region has been seeing lately. As this incident has demonstrated, even a small brush fire can quickly escalate and cause massive damage.
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