House Fire

A residence is seen in the 10000 block of 138th Avenue SW, in Rainier following a fire, Thursday afternoon in Rainier.

A Rainier woman was killed in a Wednesday night residential fire, according to the Southeast Thurston Fire Authority.

House Fire

Flowers are seen at the fence of a residence in the 10000 block of 138th Avenue SW in Rainier following a fire, Thursday afternoon in Rainier.

The victim was identified Thursday as 49-year-old Chelsea Spooner, Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock said. She was reportedly a resident of the home.

Warnock said his office will perform an autopsy Friday morning.

According to Fire Chief Mark King, firefighters were dispatched around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday to a mobile home located at 10341 138th Ave. in Rainier.

Crew were able to put out the fire by 12:28 a.m., but the structure was considered a total loss.

House Fire

A residence is seen in the 10000 block of 138th Avenue SW, in Rainier following a fire, Thursday afternoon in Rainier.

King said an investigation crew found the remains of one woman in the kitchen area. First responders were also aware that a person was likely in the home because a car was parked outside and the front door was locked.

A preliminary investigation found that the fire was likely caused by candles, King said.

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