Medical event claims woman whose home was burning

Satsop area

A woman whose home was destroyed by fire in the Satsop area early Wednesday morning had been talking with Sheriff’s deputies just before she suffered a medical event, collapsed and died, according to a news release from Grays Harbor Fire District 5.

Firefighters and deputies responded to a trailer fire in the 0-100 block of Keys Road west about 1:30 a.m. Deputies made contact with the occupants of the home and were told that all occupants were out of the home but that there was ammunition and oxygen tanks exploding inside the trailer, which was fully engulfed in flames.

One of the female occupants who had been speaking with the deputies suddenly became ill and collapsed and the deputies initiated CPR.

Paramedics arrived and continued CPR on the 63-year-old woman, but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. From statements of other occupants of the home, it was determined that the woman suffered a medical event unrelated to the fire.

As paramedics were tending to the woman, additional firefighters started a defensive attack on the structure. Additional resources were requested and provided from Grays Harbor Fire District 2 (Central Park, Brady) and Grays Harbor Fire District 12 (McCleary)

No other injuries were reported. Five other occupants were able to get out of the residence safely including two dogs. Red Cross support was arranged for the displaced residents.

The fire was reportedly under control by 3:22 a.m.

“We would like to thank our neighboring agencies for their support on this fire,” Fire District 5 said in a statement. “With their assistance, cooperation and professionalism we were able to knock down the fire preventing any injuries or property damage.”