One person was hospitalized and 11 others were displaced from their homes after a fire damaged a Tacoma apartment building Saturday morning, the Tacoma Fire Department said.
The fire started about 3 a.m. in a 2½-story building in the 1900 block of Yakima Avenue .
According to the department, three families lived in the building, an older home that had been turned into apartment units.
Three pets died in the fire, the Fire Department reported.
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Thirty-five fire personnel fought the blaze, according to the Fire Department .
The fire’s origin was not immediately known, though the Fire Department said it started in the building’s middle floor.