Three-Alarm Apartment Fire Leaves Around 30 Homeless Sunday Afternoon


A three-alarm fire ripped through a four-story apartment building in North Highline, leaving around 30 people homeless Sunday afternoon (July 24th).

Two people were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with minor burns, including a man in a wheelchair who was rescued from his apartment by firefighters. The building, located at 9820 Des Moines Memorial Way (map below), is owned and operated by the Union Gospel Mission.

Eight fire departments, including the North Highline F.D., helped fight the blaze, which broke out around 2 p.m.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, but smoke could be seen as far away as Tacoma.

Here’s some raw video footage courtesy KING5:


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