Two Jump From Washington Apartment Fire


Two people were hurt after jumping from a third floor to escape flames at a Renton apartment building, and one of the victim’s clothes were on fire as she plummeted down, witnesses said.

The fire broke out about 3 a.m. Friday, damaging several units at 1100 Sunset Blvd.

John Nevius, who lives in the complex, showed KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Rick Price video he shot with his phone that showed the fire roaring as firefighters arrived.

Because of the intensity of the flames and the many people living in the building, the fire went to a two-alarm status.

Dozens of people had to evacuate, and firefighters also brought out pets.

Resident Luis Hernandez told Price firefighters brought out his two parakeets but he is worried about another pet that was left inside.

“I just freaked out because my lizard is still in there. It would have been awesome if they got it out,” said Hernandez.

Two people who told Price they saw a man a woman jump from the third floor said the woman’s clothes were on fire and one person appeared to be bloody.

Firefighters said one of the victims who jumped was taken to Harborview Medical Center and the other was being evaluated by medics at the scene.

Their injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.

Firefighters were still on the scene of the stubborn fire for more than four hours after it broke out as of Friday morning.

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