LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who had just gotten back from Afghanistan helped rescue neighbors in an apartment fire in Lakewood.
Ranger Marcus Taylor told KOMO he heard kids screaming and car horns about 4 a.m. Monday and looked out his window to see flames at a nearby apartment building.
He rushed over and was told someone was still on the top floor of the two-story building. Taylor says he heard rustling and kicked in a sliding glass door. He told residents to come to the sound of his voice.
Taylor was treated for cuts to his right leg from the breaking glass. A woman from the building was treated for smoke inhalation, but everyone got out OK.
Four units were destroyed or heavily damaged. Nineteen people were displaced by the fire.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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