Firefighters say a man died trying to rescue his mother from a burning home in Orting.
Orting Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Paul Webb told The News Tribune it appears the 47-year-old man left the house to alert neighbors Sunday morning to the fire and then went back inside for his mother.
Webb says the house was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived. Neighbors and passers-by had rescued the woman who appeared to be in her 70s or 80s. She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.
Firefighters found the man dead inside the home.