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The Today File

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November 24, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Woman killed in White Center house fire

 

Fire crews responded to a fatal fire in 9800 block of 28th Ave SW Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in White Center. The fire is believed to have started in the living room where the around 70-year-old female victim was found when firefighters did a search of the house, said Ernie Brown, acting battalion chief at the scene. (Photo by Colin Diltz / The Seattle Times)

A woman in her 70s died Saturday afternoon in a house fire in White Center, according to fire officials.

The fire, in the 9800 block of 28th Avenue Southwest, began in the woman’s living room and spread into the crawl space, said Burien Fire Lieutenant Ernie Brown.

A fire crew from Burien was dispatched to investigate a report of smoke coming from the house at 4:42 p.m.; firefighters from Seattle and North Highline joined them a short time later. They had it extinguished in about 15 minutes, Brown said.

“The crews did a pretty good job of getting into the crawl space, finding it, and putting it out,” Brown added.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The victim has not yet been identified.

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