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Early morning Tanglewood Apartment fire displaces multiple families

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A fire broke out at the Tanglewood Apartments just before 7:40 a.m. Saturday morning in Kennewick.

When first responders from the Pasco, Richland and Kennewick fire departments arrived there was a significant fire in the attic of three units on the third floor of the apartment structure.

Over eight units were displaced from the fire, but officials were able to contain the fire by 9 a.m.

According to Kennewick Fire Chief Mikal Barnett, “One civilian was transported to the hospital with none life threatening injuries, and about eight families were displaced by the fire.”

One eyewitness told our reporter Tori Cooper that he spoke to a resident of the apartment just before the resident was transported to the hospital.

“He had smoke all over his face, he had a burn on his arm, a burn on the side of his body and he said he had smoke inhalation. He looked like he was in shock, and he admitted that he woke up to his bed on fire,” eyewitness Fernando Salinas told our reporter.

Salinas said the male did not describe how his bed caught on fire.

However Pasco, Richland and Kennewick fire crews are still conducting a thorough investigation to determine the official cause of the fire.

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