A fire that destroyed a Maple Valley mobile home and killed a woman Friday was caused by an electrical wiring malfunction, according to Kent Fire Capt. Kyle Ohashi.
The fire broke out about 3:30 a.m. in the 18000 block of 196th Avenue Southeast while a woman and her husband slept inside the mobile home.
The man shattered a window and managed to escape, thinking his wife was behind him. The woman did not make it out of the home. Firefighters found her unconscious in the home and pulled her out.
Paramedics were able to resuscitate her, but she later died at a local area hospital.
The woman has not yet been identified.