2 firefighters hurt as crews battle fire at unfinished Lynnwood apartment building

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Authorities say two firefighters were injured as crews battled a large fire at an apartment complex under construction in Lynnwood.

Lynwood Fire Department officials say in a news release that the fire started around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Reserve at Scriber Creek Senior Apartment Complex near 200th Street SW and Scriber Lake Road.

Fire officials said at about 10:20 p.m. that crews were attempting to protect surrounding buildings. One nearby apartment complex was evacuated.

What was left of the structure collapsed later. No other buildings were burned.

Fire officials say that two neighboring apartment complexes were evacuated and the Red Cross sheltered about 150 people overnight.

They say two firefighters were hurt and taken to Swedish Edmonds Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The department says the cause of the fire is unknown. Fire crews remain at the scene.

King County Sheriff's Office Air Support Unit tweeted video showing the building engulfed in fire.