Man injured after jumping from balcony to escape Rainier Valley apartment fire

Multiple people living in a Rainier Valley apartment were rescued and one person was injured early Wednesday morning after an apartment fire.

Crews responded to a report of a low-rise building fire in the 4800 block of South Henderson Street before 3:45 a.m. 

When crews arrived at the scene, the fire was visible from the second and third floors. 

Seattle fire officials said firefighters used ground ladders to rescue several residents. A Metro bus was requested to keep residents warm. 

According to the fire department, a man jumped from a balcony and was injured. He was taken to the hospital.

On Wednesday afternoon, officials ruled the fire accidental and the exact cause is still under investigation. 

Damages were estimated at $130,000 and three apartments were destroyed.

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