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Tacoma: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized in early morning fire Sunday

Post by Stephanie A. Clark on Jan. 3, 2010 at 8:40 am with 3 Comments »
January 3, 2010 1:22 pm

One person died, another was hospitalized in a house fire early Sunday morning in Tacoma.

Tacoma Fire Department personnel responded to the report of a house fire in the 7200 block of South Lawrence in Tacoma at 3:23 a.m. Sunday morning.

Firefighters found a fifth wheeler trailer next to the house engulfed in flames. The fire had spread from the trailer into the attic of the house. Firefighters were able to put out both fires.

Firefighters searched the house and discovered a body inside. Another occupant of the house was transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. Both the Tacoma Police and Tacoma Fire departments are conducting investigations.

Neighbors told a News Tribune photographer on the scene that the house has had numerous fires in the past.

Scene of a fatal house fire in 7200 block of South Lawrence in Tacoma on January 3, 2010.
Scene of a fatal house fire in 7200 block of South Lawrence in Tacoma on January 3, 2010.
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  1. IKnowMoreThanYou says:

    This fire started as an explosion that rattled my windows- I live on 74th & Cedar, on the south side of 74th to be specific, and I happened to be awake. I can’t imagine what it felt like for the people living right next door.

  2. Why is it when I hear of a trailer next to a house burning (especially when it starts with a bang) do I automatically start thinking meth lab? I hope it was not.

  3. dealynn says:

    The fire was tragic. We live across the street from these people. The yellow Xterra was ours. Please pray for the family of these people. This just shouldn’t have happened.
    No Meth lab involved. Let’s not jump to conclusions and let the police do their investigation.

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