Edmonds woman seriously injured in house fire

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EDMONDS, Wash. — A woman was seriously injured in a fire at her Edmonds home Tuesday.

Neighbors called 911 at 5:09 p.m. to report smoke and flames coming from the woman’s home in the 9000 block of 218th St. SW.

“The first firefighters to arrive reported the attached garage was engulfed in flames,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1, which provides fire service in the city of Edmonds.

The injured woman, believed to be in her 40s, was outside the house when firefighters arrived.

Paramedics transported her to Harborview Medical Center. Her burn injuries appeared to be life-threatening, firefighters said.

No one else was in the house at the time of the fire and no one else was injured.

Firefighters had the fire under control within about 20 minutes. Fire damage was contained to the garage area and two bedrooms on the second floor above the garage.

Cause of the fire was not immediately determined.


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