An electrical fire at the Westminster Apartments in Browne’s Addition knocked out power and sent Spokane residents scrambling outside Saturday morning.
Those living in the four-story brick building at 2301 W. Pacific fumbled down a winding staircase in the dark as a shrill alarm screeched. They lined up outside at 10:18 a.m., some with arms full of pets and small children.
No one in any of the 60 units was hurt.
Police blocked off surrounding streets as fire engines and ladder trucks arrived. Eight emergency vehicles were on the scene, Battalion Chief Hal Williams said.
The fire started in the boiler room. A Red Cross shelter was readied for residents, Williams said, but power returned Saturday night. , DataTimes
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