One man is dead and another two injured in a Bonney Lake fire that broke out this morning.
At around 6 a.m. this morning, East Pierce Fire and Rescue crews arrived at the 9100 block of 207th Avenue East to a fully-engulfed double-wide mobile home.
According to Chief Bud Backer, five people resided in the home; two older males, both wheelchair bound, another male, and two females.
Backer said all but one of the wheelchair-bound men escaped the flames, though the more mobile of the two that escaped attempted to go back into the house.
“He was unable to do that. He was pushed back by smoke and flame,” Backer said. “In fact, his smoke inhalation was so bad, we transported him almost immediately to Good Sam.”
The other older male is also being treated for smoke inhalation at the scene; the two women appear unharmed.
The identity of the deceased male is not yet known, though Backer said fire investigators had just entered the building as of 9:40 a.m., when the interview took place.
The cause of the fire is also unknown, though East Pierce will be investigating the scene with the Bonney Lake Police Department because the fire resulted in a fatality.
— East Pierce Fire (@EastPierceFire) October 17, 2018