COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- Two people suffered critical injuries in an apartment complex fire Friday morning.
Coeur d’Alene Police and Coeur d’Alene Fire Department crews responded to the Crown Royal Apartments on N. Crown Ave. around 5:50 a.m. Kootenai Fire, Northern Lakes, and Mica Fire Department also responded. The apartment complex was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, officials said.
Twelve people were evacuated from their apartments. Two dogs were also rescued.
Coeur d’Alene Fire reported the twelve people were residing in the complex of four apartments. Eight of those twelve people were transported to Kootenai Medical for treatment. Six of the eight people were children. All of the children were treated and released. An adult male and adult female sustained critical injuries due to burns and smoke inhalation.
The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist with the victims displaced from their homes.
The apartment complex sustained extensive damage.
Police and Fire investigators were working to determine the origin of the fire.