A house fire seriously injured two people Friday evening, June 14, in Edmonds, Washington. (Courtesy of South County Fire.)

A house fire seriously injured two people Friday evening, June 14, in Edmonds, Washington. (Courtesy of South County Fire.)

1 killed, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Edmonds house fire

South County Fire crews pulled the man and woman from the burning home around 6 p.m. Friday, near 224th Street SW and 72nd Place W.

EDMONDS — A man died and a woman was rushed to Harborview with critical injuries following a house fire Friday evening in Edmonds.

Around 6 p.m., a passerby reported smoke coming from the eaves of a single-story house with a brick exterior near 224th Street SW and 72nd Place W.

The person reportedly knocked on the door and heard what sounded like a baby crying inside of the home, South County Fire spokesperson Christie Veley said. The sound turned out to be a dog in a kennel, who died in the fire.

South County crews pulled two injured people in the home. Both were transported by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Veley said.

The massive response blocked neighborhood streets, just east of Highway 99 and the Ranch 99 Market, according to emergency radio traffic. Nearly 40 firefighters were called to the scene, including crews from neighboring fire districts.

Firefighters extinguished the flames within the hour. The outer walls remained intact.

“I can see through the broken windows, there’s a lot of damage inside,” Veley said around 7:20 p.m.

A total of nine residents, all part of the same family, lived at the address, Veley said.

Firefighters searched the house but found no one else.

On Saturday morning, Veley confirmed the man died from his injuries. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the identity and cause of death.

An update on the woman’s condition was not available.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Saturday by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office. No damage estimate was immediately available.

The local nonprofit Support 7 and the local chapter of the Red Cross were helping the people displaced by the fire.

On a gloomy Saturday morning, the tucked-away neighborhood remained quiet off Highway 99.

The home, across the street from an early learning school, had been partially boarded up with wooden panels. Small strips of yellow caution tape along the wooden fence flew in the wind.

Caleb Hutton: 425-339-3454; chutton@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @snocaleb.

Maya Tizon: 425-339-3434; maya.tizon@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @mayatizon.

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