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Child, father die in house fire near Mukilteo

April 16, 2021 GMT

MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) — A 7-year-old child and her father died in a house fire near Mukilteo, authorities said.

South County Fire crews responded around 3:30 a.m. Thursday to a fire in a one-story home, The Daily Herald reported.

South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said when firefighters arrived, the house was engulfed in flames. She said it was too dangerous for crews to access most of the home, and they initially didn’t know if anyone was inside.

The fire department said later Thursday that after knocking down the fire, they found a girl and her 42-year-old father. They died at the scene.

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The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating the cause of the fire.

No further information was released.