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One hospitalized in Seattle following apartment fire on Spokane’s lower South Hill

UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

The Resident Courts apartment complex at 1203 W. Fifth Ave. drew a heavy response from emergency crews when a fire was reported at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)
The Resident Courts apartment complex at 1203 W. Fifth Ave. drew a heavy response from emergency crews when a fire was reported at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)

One person remains hospitalized after an apartment fire Friday on the lower South Hill.

Mark John, deputy fire chief of the Spokane Fire Department, said one person was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. Another person was treated and released from a local hospital.

The 43-unit Resident Courts apartment complex at 1203 W. Fifth Ave. drew a heavy response from emergency crews when a fire was reported at about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Neighbors reported seeing flames from a third-floor window.

Nicole Bishop, spokeswoman for Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners, which purchased the building in 2000 according to the Spokane County Assessor’s Office, said the fire originated in unit 308 and injured the apartment’s resident and his or her guest.

Bishop said the complex’s inhabitants were able to evacuate quickly, lessening the possibility of further injuries.

“It was a really great community response,” she said.

Because of smoke and water damage, Bishop said, two additional units had to be evacuated. Those residents have since been relocated with help from the American Red Cross.

Bishop said fire crews were continuing to investigate Tuesday morning.

A cause of the fire has not been determined, John said.

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