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.