The Seattle Times reported that firefighters initially thought no one was inside the home in Seattle's Crown Hill neighborhood when they were called to a house fire on Thursday night.
But they found an 84-year-old unconscious in a bathroom and rushed him to the hospital.
Fire officials said the man was found 17 minutes after firefighters put out the fire that engulfed the front of the one-story home from basement to attic. His name has not been released.
Investigators believe the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction.
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