Two adults, one child killed in Rainier house fire

Two adults in their 40s and a 3-year-old child were killed when their house caught fire in the Rainier area early Saturday morning.

Detectives with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after an early-morning house fire killed three people near Rainier.

Firefighters from the Southeast Thurston Regional Fire Authority were dispatched to the scene at the 16100 block of Village Dr SE, off of Vail Cutoff Rd SE, at approximately 1:20 am. Neighbors called 911 and reported that the house was on fire, with flames visible from nearly every window and door, according to scanner traffic.

Firefighters arrived to find the single-wide mobile home fully engulfed. A female in her 20s was able to escape the blaze, and she told firefighters that there were three people still inside.

Despite rescue efforts, a couple in their late 40s and their 3-year-old granddaughter were killed in the fire, according to a release from the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office and fire investigators will be working to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

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