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Seven taken to hospital after fire early today in Lacey

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 14, 2011 at 6:09 am with No Comments »
December 14, 2011 8:33 am
Courtesy of Lacey Fire District

Seven people were taken to a hospital early this morning after flames ripped through a home in Lacey.

Paramedics took the seven patients to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia for evaluation of smoke inhalation, respiratory distress and carbon monoxide exposure, the Lacey Fire District reported. None of the injuries were considered life threatening.

Firefighters were called to the home in the 1200 block of Alki Street Northeast just before 12:15 a.m.

Callers reported seeing flames inside the home. The occupants were reportedly trapped on the second floor of the two-story home, the fire district reported.

Firefighters arrived and found that all the occupants had gotten out.

“Extinguishing the fire was made more difficult due to the advanced stage of the fire and a heavy fire load inside the house,” a press release stated.

The fire district is investigating the cause of the blaze, which caused $100,000 in damage.

The occupants said the home did not have working smoke detectors.

No firefighters were injured.

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