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Off-duty Wash. FF evacuates residents from burning apartment building

West Pierce Fire Rescue Captain Chris Pfaff called 911 after noticing the fire and began knocking on doors


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By Craig Sailor
The News Tribune

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — An off-duty firefighter saw smoke pouring from a Lakewood apartment building and then helped its occupants escape the fire Wednesday afternoon.

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Capt. Chris Pfaff called 911 around 3:45 p.m. when he noticed the fire in the 4800 block of 121st Street SW.

The building has eight units, and Pfaff immediately started knocking on doors and getting people out, said Jenny Weekes, West Pierce spokesperson.

There were no injuries, but Pfaff was transported as a precaution.

Weekes said 17 people were displaced by the fire. The American Red Cross said it was aiding the residents.

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