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Apartment residents, firefighter suffer minor injuries in Olympia fire

A Sunday morning fire in Olympia, which was largely controlled by an automatic sprinkler system, still resulted in three minor injuries, according to the Olympia Fire Department.

About 10 a.m. Sunday, Olympia fire crews were dispatched to the homeless shelter operated by Family Support Services in the 800 block of Seventh Avenue Southeast.

Once there, fire crews contained the fire to one apartment. They also evaluated two patients — one for a minor burn and the other for smoke inhalation. Both refused aid and were released at the scene, according to a news release.

One firefighter at the scene also suffered a minor laceration.

The cause of the fire appeared to be accidental, according to the news release. Damage was estimated at $20,000.

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