La Conner, WA – Firefighters and Police Officers from Multiple Skagit County agencies responded to a structure fire in the 12000 block of Downey Road in La Conner around 3:27 a.m. this morning.
Initial reports were that a resident was possibly trapped inside the burning home.
According to a report by Kiro 7, Skagit County Sheriff’s Deputies and Swinomish Police Officers quickly arrived at the home after reports of the fire. Witnesses told the Officers that a 70-year old woman had made it out of the burning home but went back inside to rescue her cat and she had not come back out.
Police went inside the burning home and located the woman but had to come back out of the house to get air because of the thick smoke.
Police then went back inside the burning home and were able to drag the 70-year old woman out of the home. Officers initiated CPR on the woman until medics and fire units arrived.
A 50-year old woman and a 7-year old boy escaped the fire. The boy was unhurt but the woman suffered serious burns.
Firefighters with the La Conner Fire Department, Skagit County Fire District 2 and Fire District 13 worked to extinguish the fire while they assisted Skagit County Medics, Skagit County Sheriff’s Deputies, Swinomish Police Officers and Med Flight Medics from Airlift Northwest to treat the patients. Additional Fire units set up landing zones and Airlift Northwest transported the injured patients to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment, where their condition is unknown.
Video of Airlift Northwest taken by Rob Munoz of Kiro 7 News
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Two Police Officers were treated for smoke inhalation.
The Skagit County Fire Marshal remained on scene this morning to investigate the cause of the fire.