Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Friday that 60-year-old Larry Manning remains in intensive care, but has improved from critical to serious condition.
Manning's sister, 63-year-old Nancy Brink, died in the fire early Wednesday. The Bellingham Herald reported that he was unable to wake her as flames swept through her bedroom.
Firefighters have closed an investigation into the fire. They said it started somewhere on or in the bed, but the actual cause remains undetermined. The home had no working smoke alarms.
More Northwest Headlines
2 Yakima County men sentenced for killing eagles USGS awards $4M in Northwest, California for earthquake early warning systems Commuter train hits vehicle in Puyallup, kills 1 woman Ex-tribal police chief pleads guilty to stealing from Swinomish Tribe Hearing Friday on suit over Kurt Cobain death-scene photos Guilty plea in crash through Sammamish home that killed 2 Suit seeks to block anti-tax measure from Washington ballot Shell icebreaker retreats after showdown with protesters
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.