Man, woman die in Tukwila house fire

A man and a woman were killed in a Tukwila house fire at about 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in the 1600 block of 46th Avenue South.

Neighbors reported the fire and the first firefighting units reported smoke and flames visible from the single-family home, according to a Tukwila Fire Department media release.

Fire crews did a quick and strategic search of the house and found two adults still in the home. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victims has not yet been released.

One other man sustained non-life threatening burns. Paramedics transported him to the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Four other adults and an infant escaped the fire without injury.

The fire caused substantial damage to the home. Firefighters were able to stop the spread of the fire as no other structures were involved. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire and the dollar loss. It is unknown at this time where there were working smoke alarms in the house.

Fire crews from SeaTac, North Highline, Burien, Renton, Kent and King County Fire District 20 assisted at the fire.

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