Firefighters found a 56-year-old woman dead inside a Lakewood house early Saturday morning after responding to a fire call.
According to West Pierce Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Hallie McCurdy, firefighters found a smoldering blaze inside a house on Beverly Drive Southwest after being alerted by a 911 call. The call came from a neighbor who heard a noise, smelled smoke and saw flames.
McCurdy said firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, but found the woman inside the home.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, McCurdy said.