Woman in her 70s dies in Edmonds fire

EDMONDS — An older woman was found dead this morning after fire tore through her home.

Firefighters were summoned to a home in the 19300 block of 84th Avenue W.

just before 10 a.m., Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said.

The single-story home was engulfed in flames.

Crews quickly extinguished the fire and searched the home. They found the victim, a woman in her 70s, in a bedroom, Hynes said.

A fire investigator determined the fire most likely started from a cigarette discarded in a trash can, Hynes said. The fire was ruled an accident.

There were no smoke alarms in the home, she said.

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