Thurston County Resident Found Dead After Fire Destroys Home Near Rainier


One person was found dead early Friday after a fire destroyed a residence near the city of Rainier, SE Thurston Fire Authority announced.

The person who died was described only as an "adult" in a news release.

About 4:50 a.m. Friday, fire crews were dispatched to the blaze in the area of Jonas Hill Road, located outside Rainier.

Crews arrived to find the fire underway, including flames that were visible through the center of the roof. The intensity of the fire and damage to the structure prevented crews from accessing the main fire area, according to the release.

That's the same area where the resident was found dead.

East Olympia Fire District 6, South Thurston Fire & EMS and Thurston County Fire District 17 also were dispatched to assist SE Thurston Fire.

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office also was on scene, according to the release.