UPDATE: One found dead after Kennewick house fire Monday morning

UPDATE at 6:30 p.m. on 4/25/22 — Benton County Fire District #1 (BCFD #1) has released new information about a house fire that occurred on the 1400-block of South Elm Street on Monday morning in Kennewick.

The fire, which started around 10:30 a.m., has left one person dead inside the home. According to BCFD #1, crews located a deceased person inside the home while clearing the residence.

At this time, officials are unsure why the fire started, and an investigation is ongoing. An autopsy will be conducted on the victim to determine the possible cause of death.

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KENNEWICK, WA – Multiple agencies responded to a double-wide trailer on fire Monday morning.  Firefighters say a neighbor called 911, and immediately ran to let the family’s two dogs out of the home.  It is still unclear how the fire started, and officials have not been able to reach the owners.

This happened on S. Elm Street, not far from the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo grounds.

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Firefighters say the mobile home is metal, and quickly became dangerously hot.  Crews from the Kennewick Fire Department and Benton County Fire District #1 had to focus on making sure the flames did not spread to other nearby homes.  Benton County Fire District #2 responded with oxygen tanks.

Benton County Fire District #1 Captain Ron Fryer says there were “hybrid” fire hydrants available, which helped firefighters get a lot of water on the fire faster than they would have otherwise.

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