January 3, 2012 at 8:46 AM
Lynnwood man found dead after trailer fire
A 50-year-old man was found dead inside his Lynnwood mobile home after a fire late Monday night.
Fire crews were called to the Medo-Lyn Mobile Ranch, 6208 202nd St. S.W., just after 11 p.m. and found the trailer engulfed in flames, said Interim Fire Chief Greg Macke.
When the fire was extinguished, investigators found the man’s body inside the home, Macke said. The victim has not been formally identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Assistant Fire Chief Tod Gates, who is also the city’s Fire Marshal, said that the man was found dead inside a bathroom. Since the bathroom door was closed, investigators believe he might have gone into the room to see refuge from the fire, Gates said.
Gates said that the fire appears to have started in the living room. While neighbors reported to fire investigators that the man often dried is clothes in the oven, Gates said that the damage was so extreme that they will likely never know a cause for the blaze.
“There was so much fire damage. In those kinds of buildings it doesn’t maintain it’s integrity in that kind of structure,” Gates said.
Fire investigators say the cost of the property loss is about $30,000.
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