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1 person dies in mobile home fire early Sunday

One person died and another escaped a fire that destroyed a mobile home in the 6100 block of Kirsop Extension Rd. in Tumwater Sunday morning. About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, the Tumwater Fire Department was dispatched, arriving to find the mobile home fully engulfed by fire.
One person died and another escaped a fire that destroyed a mobile home in the 6100 block of Kirsop Extension Rd. in Tumwater Sunday morning. About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, the Tumwater Fire Department was dispatched, arriving to find the mobile home fully engulfed by fire. sbloom@theolympian.com

One person died and one escaped a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Tumwater early Sunday, according to the city.

About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, the Tumwater Fire Department was dispatched to the 6100 block of Kirsop Extension Road Southwest. Fire crews found the mobile home was engulfed by fire.

Fire officials also were notified that an elderly woman, thought to be in her 70s, was in the home and was presumed to be dead, according to a city news release. An adult son escaped through a window. The mobile home did not have working smoke detectors.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire investigators are looking at an area around a wood stove, Tumwater Assistant Fire Chief Jim McGarva said Sunday. He said Tumwater police had taken the son to a local hotel.

Tumwater fire was assisted by East Olympia Fire District 6, Griffin Fire District 13, McLane/Black Lake Fire District and West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock said Sunday he expects to identify the woman this week.

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