Woman jumps from second story to escape Auburn apartment fire
December 19, 2011 · Updated 11:18 AM
A woman jumped out of a second floor unit to escape smoke and flames as fire damaged an apartment at 2247 I St. NE, No. 2 in Auburn early Monday morning.
Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters responded to the 1:44 a.m. call, contained and put out the fire.
The woman escaped uninjured. Three other occupants in the unit had self-evacuated prior to firefighters arriving.
South King Fire Investigation Task Force determined the cause of the fire to be unattended cooking. A pan of cooking oil was left unattended on the stove and ignited, which then spread to nearby cabinets.
The damage estimate is $45,000, according to authorities.
Firefighters arrived to find a fire had consumed a ground floor kitchen of a two-story apartment unit. The fire was contained to the first floor of one unit. There was minor smoke and water damage to the adjoining units on each side of the fire unit.
There were no injuries to the occupants or firefighters.