Woman suffers life-threatening injuries in Westgate neighborhood house fire Tuesday

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Updated with additional information from Fire District 1

A woman in her 40s suffered what appeared to be life-threatening injuries in a house fire in the Westgate neighborhood around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1 which provides fire service in the City of Edmonds.Neighbors called 911 at 5:09 p.m. to report smoke and flames coming from the woman’s home in the 9000 block of 218th Street Southwest. “The first firefighters to arrive reported the attached garage was engulfed in flames,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1, which provides fire service in the City of Edmonds.

The injured woman, believed to be in her 40s, was outside the house when firefighters arrived. Paramedics transported her to Harborview Medical Center. Her burn injuries appeared to be life-threatening, firefighters said. Further information about her condition is unavailable due to privacy laws.

No one else was in the house at the time of the fire. No one else was injured.

Firefighters had the fire under control within about 20 minutes. Fire damage was contained to the garage area and two bedrooms on the second floor above the garage.

Fire investigators are working at the scene. They do not expect to have information Tuesday night on the cause of the fire.victim was the only one home at the time of the fire, which was reported just before 5:10 p.m. in the 9000 block of 218th Street Southwest. The fire apparently started in the garage, then moved into an addition above.

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