- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Firefighters in Olympia rescued a woman from a former church after flames drove her to the roof.

The Olympian reports (https://bit.ly/1DteZmt ) that firefighters were called to the site at about 2:30 a.m. Monday. The building had been empty for years. Most recently it was Capitol City Studios. It originally was the Foursquare Gospel church of Olympia.

A ladder truck rescued the woman from the roof about an hour before it collapsed. A man who also was on the roof jumped off, hurting his ankle, and ran away.

Olympia Fire Lt. Right Mier said early Monday that the building collapsed and is a rubble pile now.

They didn’t know if anyone was inside, although the woman said she believed it was empty.


Information from: The Olympian, https://www.theolympian.com

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