Seattle Fire Department crews discovered one person dead in a home in Queen Anne early Saturday morning, after responding to reports of a house fire, the cause of which remains under investigation.
According to the SFD, just after 6 a.m. crews were called to a home in the 1900 block of 6th Avenue West. As firefighters arrived on the scene, they were informed that a resident was still inside the residence, possibly located in the bedroom.
With flames visible from the back of the home and encroaching on one of the adjacent houses, firefighters extended hose lines into the building and began their search for the missing resident. Soon after, they located the deceased female — believed to be in her 80s — in the home's kitchen. The SFD has not yet said whether the fire was the cause of the woman's death.
Firefighters cut holes in the home's roof to ventilate smoke and apply water, and extinguished the fire at approximately 7:05 a.m., about 45 minutes after they arrived. The SFD's chaplain, and the Red Cross were also on the scene to provide support to the surviving family members.
One firefighter/paramedic was taken to the hospital after suffering a minor knee injury.
Members of the Fire Investigation Unit are working to determine the cause of the blaze, and the extent of the damage to the home.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.