Medics were unable to revive the 65-year-old woman, who was found in a condominium Tuesday after a kitchen fire that appeared to be accidental.
A 65-year-old woman died in a condominium in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood early Tuesday after what appeared to be accidental kitchen fire, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
The woman was identified as Beth Peterson, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of death was listed as smoke inhalation and the manner of death was listed as accidental.
The fire, reported about 2:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Northeast 89th Street, was kept to the kitchen area by the unit’s sprinkler system before it was put out by firefighters, said fire Capt. Shata Stephenson.
Medics performed CPR, but the woman was declared dead at the scene, Stephenson said.
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Damage to the condominium was estimated at $60,000.
Seattle police are investigating, but the fire appears to be accidental, a department spokesman said.