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19 displaced after Monroe apartment fire

MONROE, Wash. --  Authorities say 19 people have been displaced after a fire at a Monroe apartment complex.

It happened at about 6:43 p.m. in the 14600 block of 179th Ave. SE.

Snohomoish County fire officials say the fast-moving fire damaged eight apartments. It started in the kitchen of one of the units.

179th Avenue was closed from Highway 2 to 147th Street SE while officials responded to the fire. No people were injured.

Officials say that while firefighters were searching the apartments for people, they found a cat and were able to bring it to safety and revive it. It was transported to a local animal hospital for observation, according to a release.

Officials say the American Red Cross is assisting those who were displaced.

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