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Richland Apartment Fire Lights Up The Night

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- An apartment fire lights up the night in Richland. The fire started just off of of Leslie and Bartlett Roads at the Orchard Hills Apartments.

Firefighters say they responded and immediately started ordering people out of the apartments. They say that they were quickly able to get the fire under control.

But neighbor's say at one point, fire covered the apartment walls. John Cook says, "From the top floor of my house, I could see some open flames, so I called 9-11 and they already had another call at that point."

Firefighters say the fire is under investigation and that they can't confirm whether lightning was involved. But they say, fortunately, everyone was able to get out safely.