Firefighters in Yakima battled a fire in the Buckingham Apartments at 211 South Naches Avenue reported at about 5:35 am Monday.

THE FIRE CHIEF SAYS EVERYONE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE THE FIRE

According to Yakima Fire Chief Aaron Markham 50 to 60 residents were forced out of the building and are now being helped by the American Red Cross. Markham says when firefighters first arrived residents were outside with flames coming from the third floor windows.

attachment-buckfire1
KIT listener Nick Clark
loading...

SOME RESIDENTS WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SMOKE INHALATION

Markham says as they battled the flames firefighters walked through the building to look for residents but everyone was able to escape the fire. He says he believes two residents were taken to Multicare Yakima Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation but no serious injuries have been reported.

KIT listener Nick Clark
KIT listener Nick Clark
loading...

FLAMES BURNED INTO THE CEILING AND THAT'S WHEN THE FIRE TOOK OFF

Markham says once everyone was out firefighters tried to save the building but the flames grew into the ceiling which was full of sawdust insulation. He says the building collapsed  about 2 hours after the first flames were reported. Markham says there's no obvious cause of the fire that remains under investigation.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WAS ON THE SCENE EARLY MONDAY AM

Officials from the Yakima office of the American Red Cross have been working with residents who were forced out of their homes. A press release from the office says
The Red Cross has received multiple calls from both responding agencies and impacted residents of an apartment building at 211 Naches Ave. The officials are helping the residents who need a place to stay.

MORE TOP STORIES FROM LANCE:

25 True Crime Locations: What Do They Look Like Today?

Below, find out where 25 of the most infamous crimes in history took place — and what the locations are used for today. (If they've been left standing.)

READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

Gallery Credit: Hannah Lang

LOOK: 50 cozy towns to visit this winter

Stacker created a list of 50 cozy American towns to visit each winter. Towns were selected based on visitor opinions, ratings from nationwide publications, and tourist attractions.

Gallery Credit: Laura Ratliff

More From 1460 ESPN