Woman, 82, died of smoke inhalation in Everett house fire

Investigators have still not identified the cause of the fire, according to authorities.

Firefighters examine the damage to a home in Everett after a fire Sunday night</span> on West View Drive near Lowell Elementary School. An 82-year-old woman died of smoke inhalation. (Everett Fire Department)

Firefighters examine the damage to a home in Everett after a fire Sunday night on West View Drive near Lowell Elementary School. An 82-year-old woman died of smoke inhalation. (Everett Fire Department)

EVERETT — An 82-year-old woman died in a house fire Sunday night.

Marilyn F. Weitkamp died of smoke inhalation at her Everett home, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Everett firefighters were dispatched around 7:50 p.m. to a home in the 4700 block of W View Drive after neighbors reported seeing flames inside the house.

“As firefighters arrived, they received reports from the neighbors that the homeowner was an elderly female,” the Everett Fire Department said in a news release. “While firefighters quickly worked to extinguish the fire, they also conducted a search of the residence and found one deceased victim in the home.”

Assistant Fire Marshal Steve Goforth said Monday afternoon that investigators have not identified the cause of the fire. Most of the damage was done in the carport and the bedroom, where Weitkamp was found.

The Snohomish County PUD also responded to the scene because live electrical wires were down in the front yard.

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