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Spokane fire investigators: apartment fire intentionally set

SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire officials say an apartment blaze that injured seven people and displaced 26 was intentionally set.

Firefighters were called to the two-story HiFumi En Apartments around 1:30 a.m. Saturday with reports of smoke. The apartment is a building for disabled people and senior citizens.

Spokane Fire Assistant Chief Brian Schaeffer says that most of the residents had to be carried out.

He says the fire was set in an area that was a primary exit. Schaeffer said Sunday one person was still in critical condition. He did not know the status of the others who suffered minor to serious injuries.

 

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