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January 21, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Reading lamp caused fatal Edmonds fire

8 a.m. update from The Associated Press:

A smoky fire that killed an Edmonds apartment resident was caused by a reading lamp falling onto bedding.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes says a clamp came loose and the light fell on the bed.

Neighbors who saw smoke reported the fire Monday night. Firefighters put out a small fire and found the body.

One neighbor told KING a woman lived alone in the apartment.

Hynes says damage is estimated at $50,000 to the one unit. Other residents in the six-unit building were able to return to their apartments.

Original post:

One person has apparently died in a fire at an Edmonds apartment complex.

Leslie Hynes, spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1, said the body of an adult was found by firefighters after a 6 p.m. fire at the Gateway Apartments along 240th Street Southwest

No other information about the victim was immediately available. Hynes said the fire was confined to a single apartment, and no one else was injured.

Hynes said the cause of the fire is not yet known.

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