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Elderly man dies in Snohomish house fire
January 03, 2017
(SNOHOMISH, WA.) -- An elderly man died early this morning in a fatal house fire in Snohomish Tuesday morning. The incident happened in the 4 am hour in the 16300 block of Roosevelt Road.
Around 4:22 am fire crews were dispatched to a residential fire at that address with one person reported trapped inside the home.
It was reported that there was fire coming from the TV set in the home, according to Heater Chadwick spokesperson for Snohomish County Fire District 7.
"Two Snohomish County Sheriff Deputies were first on scene and attempted to enter the home but were overwhelmed by the smoke," said Chadwick. "When firefighters arrived on scene they found heavy smoke coming from the residence. They worked quickly to enter the home for primary search and rescue efforts. They were able to locate the victim and remove him from the home. CPR was started but crews were unable to revive him."
The man was in his 90's. His wife made it out of the home with no injuries. Additional firefighters worked to gain control of the fire and quickly knock it down. There was heavy smoke damage throughout the house.
One deputy was treated for smoke inhalation but was not transported. No other injuries were reported.
The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office is on scene investigating the cause of the fire.