Clearview, Wash. – At 12:19 a.m. on Dec. 8, Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to reports of smoke and flames coming from a home in the 1900 block of 172nd Place SE in unincorporated Snohomish County. While responding, crews were notified that neighbors believed one occupant was still inside. Upon arrival, crews found smoke and flames coming from the home. As crews conducted a preliminary search of the 2nd story, they found a deceased female in a bedroom. There was no one else in the home at the time of the fire.
“A tragedy like this affects the whole community,” said Fire Chief Richard Eastman. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends that lost a loved one today.”
The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.
Overall, approximately 23 fire personnel responded from Fire District 7.