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Woman found deceased in Beacon Hill house fire

SEATTLE — Earlier today, just before 10 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received calls reporting smoke and flames visible in a two-story home at the 5900 block of 23rd Ave. S. When firefighters arrived on scene they confirmed flames visible on the second floor that were beginning to extend through the roof. Crews on Engine 13, 27 and 28 worked on getting water on the fire while additional firefighters on Ladder 12 and Rescue 1 conducted a primary search throughout the building.

At 10:21 a.m., Rescue 1 carried an elderly woman out of the burning home. Sadly, she was pronounced deceased at the scene. Firefighters completed a secondary search of the home to confirm no additional occupants were inside. The fire was extinguished by 10:49 a.m., and no additional injuries were reported.

Seven fire engines, two ladder trucks, Rescue 1 and additional support units were dispatched to the scene. for a total of 53 Seattle Fire personnel.

The incident is under investigation.