Man found dead in Auburn house fire


Firefighters responding to a house fire southeast of Auburn on Tuesday found a man’s body inside the home, according to King County Fire District 44.

The fire in the 18200 block of Southeast 396th Street, just east of the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation, was dispatched about 11 a.m., according to a news release.

Callers had reported heavy smoke coming from the house and the garage.

Crews from Fire District 44 and Enumclaw Fire Department responded to the fire, finding nobody else in the structure.

King County fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the blaze, and medical examiners will determine what killed the man.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker