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November 14, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Residents displaced after Lynnwood-area apartment fire

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Fifteen residents of a South Snohomish County apartment building are unable to return home today after a fire destroyed a portion of the complex.

Nearly 70 firefighters were dispatched to the Millwood Estates apartments, 16605 Sixth Ave. W., in unincorporated Lynnwood, for the three-alarm blaze, said Leslie Hynes, spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1. One firefighter suffered a minor injury, Hynes said.

Six units on the second and third floors suffered severe damage, Hynes said. Damage is estimated at $700,000, she said.

The American Red Cross is working on putting together housing for all of the impacted residents.

The fire started when flames from a fireplace in a third-floor unit ignited paper and other combustibles on the hearth.

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