Fatal house fire on NW 61st St.

Monday update: Fire investigators have ruled the fire’s cause as “undetermined” pending results from the medical examiner’s office.

Updated 8:20 pm: After responding to a house fire in a residence on NW 61st St. near 28th Ave. NW, Seattle Fire says they discovered a fatality inside.

Firefighters say they discovered the individual while searching the home upon arrival. Flames could be seen shooting from the roof.

An enormous emergency response was dispatched just after 7 pm to the single-family home near the community center: 7 engines, 5 medics and 3 ladder trucks. Just after 8 pm, Seattle Fire said the fire was under control.

There’s no word on the cause of the blaze.

(Top photo from Cindy and second photo from Linda via the My Ballard Facebook Group)


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