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Seattle detectives investigating house fire and ‘suspicious death’

Dec 22, 2022, 7:36 AM | Updated: 10:58 am
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(Photo from Seattle Police Department)
(Photo from Seattle Police Department)

Detectives are investigating a house fire that killed one person in Beacon Hill Wednesday morning.

Around 10 a.m. Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Police responded to a call about smoke and flames visible in a two-story home at the 5900 block of 23rd Ave. S.

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The fire crew worked on extinguishing the blaze, and some firefighters went into the building for initial rescue, and at 10:21 a.m. Rescue 1 carried an elderly woman out of the burning home. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Firefighters confirmed there was no one else in the building.

The fire was extinguished at around 10:49 a.m., and no additional injuries were reported.

SPD homicide detectives responded to the scene as well and will be leading the investigation of what the department is calling a “suspicious death.”

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Seattle detectives investigating house fire and ‘suspicious death’