2 women killed in North Bend house fire

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NORTH BEND, Wash. - Two women were killed in a two-alarm house fire Sunday morning in North Bend, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Dispatchers received a call at 8:30 a.m. and firefighters rushed to the scene 11 minutes later.

 

According to officials, the fire was reported by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the attic of the home.

 

The King County Sheriff’s Office said firefighters attacked the fire defensively until they could get inside the home to get the flames on the first floor under control.

 

Both women were pulled out of the house before 9 a.m. and paramedics performed CPR immediately. The paramedics could not revive the victims and paramedics pronounced the two dead.

 

Officials said one woman was in her teens to 20s, and the other was in her 20s, but their identities have not been released.

 

Firefighters were able to control the fire at 9:24 a.m.

 

Cindi West of the King COunty Sheriff's Office told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News that no other bodies were found inside of the home.

 

According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, the fire looked suspicious.

 

West said the front door of house was barricaded with a couch and chair. Gas cans were also found throughout home.

 

According to officials, a vehicle at the home was missing, but police are not sure whether the missing car is related to the fire or not. Police are looking for a blue or gray 2003 Toyota Corolla with Washington plate 911-YWK.

 

Police said a bomb disposal robot checked the house for any traps and robot shot the gas cans.

 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.