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February 9, 2012 at 8:30 AM

UPDATE: One dead in house fire near Puyallup

Fire scene in Puyallup, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, where a man, Richard Howell, and his cat died, according to Central Pierce Fire and Rescue. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

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Fire investigators in Pierce County say one man was killed this morning in a house fire in the 5800 block of 48th Avenue East near Puyallup.

According to Randy Stephens, spokesman and assistant fire chief for Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, investigators found one victim, a 70-year-old man. Initially, firefighters feared there could be a second victim, but it turned out she had already left for work.

The initial call came in at 7:30 a.m. By the time firefighters arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames.

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