CHELAN — A Chelan resident was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after surviving an apartment fire Friday night on the 500 block of East Gibson Avenue in Chelan.
Firefighters were called to the fire at 11:10 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from lower-level apartments, according to a Chelan County Fire District 7 news release.
Crews called for a second alarm, bringing in firefighters from Orondo, Entiat, Manson and Wenatchee. The fire was contained to one apartment.
About six people living in the apartment complex evacuated during the fire, he said. The complex holds roughly a couple dozen apartment units.
Crews extinguished the fire and then searched around the scorched apartment, finding a resident in a back bedroom, according to the release. Medical crews transported the resident to Lake Chelan Hospital before sending them to Harborview.
Authorities did not provide additional information, including the identity of the fire victim. The cause of the fire was still under investigation as of Tuesday morning.