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May 19, 2014 at 1:29 PM

UPDATE: Fatal Skyway fire ruled accidental

Firefighters secure a tarp at the front of a house located at 12221 78th Ave. S. in Skyway where a fire took the life of person Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Firefighters secure a tarp at the front of a house located at 12221 78th Ave. S. in Skyway where a fire took the life of person Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

UPDATE, 7:30 p.m. | Fire officials called the cause of the blaze accidental and the damage is estimated at $130,000. The King County Medical Examiner will determine the identity of the person killed in the fire.

ORIGINAL POST | Skyway Fire (King County Fire District 20) is reporting a fatal fire at the 12200 block of 78th Avenue.

The cause of the blaze is unknown, according to Dave Nelson, public information officer for Skyway Fire.

The King County Sheriff’s Office will be investigating, Nelson said.

There is one confirmed fatality, and at this time the age and gender are unknown, he said.

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