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Red Cross assisting families displaced by Airway Heights apartment fire

From staff reports

The American Red Cross is assisting the residents of about 10 apartment units who were displaced by a fire Sunday evening in Airway Heights.

Crews were called to an apartment building at 1522 S. Lawson Street about 7:20 p.m. Sunday.

When Airway Heights firefighters arrived, flames were visible from three apartment units, said Airway Heights Fire Chief Mitch Metzger.

One person was checked at the scene by paramedics for smoke inhalation, but no one was hospitalized, Metzger said.

Two apartment units and a laundry room on the first floor and three units on the second floor were damaged by flames, Metzger said.

The whole building, which has 11 units, has been closed and utilities shut off.

Metzger said the cause of the blaze was under investigation, but that the building was unsafe for fire investigators to enter.

Firefighters from Medical Lake, Cheney, Spokane, Spokane County Fire District 3, Spokane County Fire District 10 and Fairchild Air Force Base assisted in the effort.

Property records indicate the apartment building was built in 1978 and is owned by Betty Marchant, of Spokane.

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