Person killed in fire at Tacoma apartment building

One person was found dead in a fire at Tacoma's Spanish Hills Apartment complex (KOMO Photo)

TACOMA, Wash. -- One person was killed during a fire at a Tacoma apartment building early Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out in the Spanish Hills Apartments on S. Whitman Street just after 1 a.m., Tacoma Fire officials said.

Firefighters found the body during a search of the apartment. No one else was hurt.

Investiagators say it appears something placed too close to a wall heater is to blame for the fire.

The victim's identity has not been released.

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