1 dead, 1 injured in house fire at Moses Lake’s Larson community

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. — One woman died and a man was seriously injured when half of a duplex caught on fire in the Larson community on Thursday night. To this point, it’s still unclear what caused the fatal blaze.

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters were dispatched to a home on the 8900-block of Craw Ln in Moses Lake around 7:35 p.m. on October 20. Crews from the Grant County Fire Marshal’s Office and Grant County Fire District #5 rushed to the scene.

By the time they arrived, firefighters found that the structure was already encompassed by a full-scale blaze. They rushed into action and tried to rescue a 53-year-old woman who was trapped inside her home.

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They couldn’t reach her due to the harsh conditions of the fire. The body of the victim, since identified as Rosalind Dickinson, was recovered once firefighters extinguished the blaze. Her family has been notified of the tragic passing.

In the meantime, a 56-year-old man who also lived in the home suffered from smoke inhalation and was rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency care. No further details on his status have been made public.

Fire investigators did not develop any reason to believe this fire was malicious in nature, but they have yet to uncover the cause.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are revealed.

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