The man and 4-year-old boy were found dead in one of the Auburn apartments damaged by the fire.
A 27-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy, who witnesses identified as father and son, were killed in a fire at a four-plex apartment in Auburn overnight, authorities said.
Kimberly Terhune, with Valley Regional Fire Authority, said Thursday morning that the other occupants of the apartment building in the 2600 block of O Street Northeast escaped the blaze, which was reported at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. A dog also escaped.
Terhune said a woman and a 9-year-old girl made it out of the apartment where the victims were found.
There were no other injuries.
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Terhune said two police officers were the first to arrive at the scene after reports people were trapped inside and tried to enter the units, but they were “pushed back by intense smoke and heat.”
The Red Cross is helping four displaced families of eight adults and two children with emergency shelter, food and clothing, according to Red Cross spokeswoman Joyce Bottenberg.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.