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Doctor's body found after Fox Island fire

  • Gig Harbor fire and Pierce County Sheriff personnel work the scene of a fire at Fox Island on Thursday.

    Lui Kit Wong / The News Tribune

    Gig Harbor fire and Pierce County Sheriff personnel work the scene of a fire at Fox Island on Thursday.

  • Smoke rises from the ruins of a large waterfront home on Fox Island.

    Dean Koepfler / The News Tribune

    Smoke rises from the ruins of a large waterfront home on Fox Island.

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  • Gig Harbor fire and Pierce County Sheriff personnel work the scene of a fire at Fox Island on Thursday.

    Lui Kit Wong / The News Tribune

    Gig Harbor fire and Pierce County Sheriff personnel work the scene of a fire at Fox Island on Thursday.

  • Smoke rises from the ruins of a large waterfront home on Fox Island.

    Dean Koepfler / The News Tribune

    Smoke rises from the ruins of a large waterfront home on Fox Island.

FOX ISLAND — A search dog used to locate disaster victims has helped firefighters recover the body of a doctor who was trapped with his 8-year-old daughter when fire raced through their Fox Island, Wash., home.
Gig Harbor Fire Department spokesman Eric Waters said the body of Dr. Thomas Babson was found Friday afternoon in a part of the home that was very difficult to access because of structural instability.
Waters says the body of Babson's 8-year-old daughter was found Thursday in a different part of the home.
The spokesman says fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire that started late Wednesday night.
Babson's wife, June, escaped the fire with their 12-year-old daughter, and a neighbor rescued their 8-year-old son, a twin. They were all treated for smoke inhalation.
Fox Island is near Tacoma.
Story tags » FireGig HarborPierce County

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