An elderly woman was killed in a house fire Saturday on Bainbridge Island. Her husband escaped the fire.
An elderly woman, thought to be in her 80s, died in a Saturday morning house fire on Bainbridge Island, according to Bainbridge Island Fire Department.
Police were called to the two-story home in the 6500 block of Northeast Monte Vista Drive just before 1 a.m.
The dead woman was identified as Anne Henningsen Schlee, who was found upstairs after firefighters were able to enter the home, said Luke Carpenter, the assistant chief at the Bainbridge Island Fire Department.
Carpenter said an autopsy would be performed to determine the cause of death.
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Her husband, identified as Sandy Schlee, was able to escape the fire and was treated and released from the hospital.
Carpenter said the couple was asleep in the home when the fire broke out.
Because of the severity of the fire, firefighters could not enter the house for several hours. The woman’s body was found in the upstairs bedroom about 7 a.m.
The fire’s cause is under investigation. and Carpenter said it could take some time to determine because of the extensive damage to the home.
“The house is so unsafe that we can’t really get in there,” he said.