Fatal Bainbridge Island fire started accidentally
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Investigators determined that a fatal fire on Bainbridge Island started accidentally in the living room of a home and spread so rapidly the 67-year-old resident was unable to escape.
Shirley Dillenburg died early Saturday of smoke inhalation. Firefighters found her body.
The fire department said Tuesday that investigators were unable to determine the exact cause of the fire. And, they found no smoke alarms in the home.
Dillenburg lived alone. Her dog also died in the fire.
Property damage to the house was estimated at $50,000.