A 49-year-old woman died and two men were injured in a house fire early yesterday in SeaTac's McMicken Heights neighborhood. The sound of shattering glass woke a man who lives...
A 49-year-old woman died and two men were injured in a house fire early yesterday in SeaTac’s McMicken Heights neighborhood.
The sound of shattering glass woke a man who lives next to the house where the two-alarm fire started, and he called 911 about 3:45 a.m., SeaTac Assistant Fire Chief Brian Wiwel said.
By the time firefighters arrived, the first floor of the two-story house near South 175th Street and Military Road South was fully engulfed, with flames spreading to the second floor, he said.
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A 28-year-old man jumped from a second-floor window; firefighters rescued a 42-year-old man after he crawled out a window onto a first-floor roof. Both were admitted to the intensive-care unit at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center but are expected to survive, Wiwel said.
Firefighters found the woman on the floor near the front door, Wiwel said. Her name has not been released.
One dog was killed and two others were injured in the fire, which was caused by a cigarette that fell onto a recliner, Wiwel said. The woman was a smoker and there were no smoke detectors in the house, he said.
Damage was estimated at $230,000.