Fire investigators determined the fire was accidental and caused by a "smoking material."
A fire in a Burien apartment building Tuesday night left one woman dead and another injured, according to Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.
Capt. Kyle Ohashi, spokesman for Puget Sound Fire, said the fire was reported in a four-story apartment building in the 12200 block of Ambaum Boulevard Southwest shortly after 6 p.m. Fire investigators determined the fire was accidental and caused by a “smoking material,” according to a tweet from Puget Sound Fire.
A woman was injured after jumping from an upper story and was transported to a hospital, Ohashi said. When searching the apartments, firefighters found the body of a dead woman, he said. A dog also died in the fire.
Most of the building’s residents were let back into their apartments around 8:30 p.m., but residents of seven apartments were displaced because of damage from the fire, Ohashi said. The Red Cross was at the scene Tuesday night to assist them.
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Southwest 122nd Street, which is off Ambaum Boulevard Southwest, was closed for a few hours because of the incident.