The fire was extinguished by around 6:45 a.m. and is under investigation, according to Seattle Fire Department.
Two people died Monday morning in a house fire in Rainier Valley, according to Seattle Fire Department.
A caller reported the fire in the 9200 block of Spear Place South around 5:45 a.m., Seattle Fire spokesman Hilton Almond said in an email. When firefighters arrived, there was heavy fire on the east side of the house. The fire was extinguished by around 6:45 a.m. and the cause is under investigation.
Almond did not have information about the victims’ ages or genders. No other occupants were home at the time, and no firefighters were injured, he said. Crews remained at the scene for several hours to make sure the fire was fully out, he said.
The fire caused an estimated $350,000 in damage, Almond said.
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Firefighters discovered a marijuana grow operation inside the house, but do not have information about the size or whether it was sanctioned, Almond said.
Neighbors said they woke up around 5:45 a.m. to the smell of smoke and after hearing passers-by yelling. One neighbor, Frederica Overstreet, said she saw that part of the house near the kitchen was on fire. She said nobody answered the door when neighbors knocked. By the time firefighters arrived, the entire upper floor was in flames, she said.
Seattle Times news researcher Miyoko Wolf contributed to this report.