Editor’s update Friday 4/7/17 10:00 AM: The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identifications and completed the examinations of the two females involved in a residential fire in the 5800 block of Wetmore Avenue on April 1, 2017. The cause of death for Jennifer R. Saliman, 68, and Virginia M. James, 92, of Everett, WA, is smoke inhalation. The manner of death for both is Accident.
Editor’s update Saturday 2:30 PM: The Everett Fire Department now says it was two female victims in the house correcting an initial report of a male and female. Still no word on identification of the victims or cause of the fire. Investigators have been on the scene since 6:30 AM.The bodies of a man and woman were found inside a burning house in the 5800 block of Wetmore this morning.
It will be up to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of death of the two. The fire was reported around 6:00 AM.
Flames were coming from the back of a house and climbing up trees as Everett Fire crews arrived.
Everett Police evacuated the houses on either side of the burning house and Everett Firefighters did a great job of keeping the fire from spreading to nearby homes.
Investigators from both the Everett Police Department and Everett Fire Department are on scene due to the fatality.
That does not mean the fire was suspicious and it will be some time before the cause of the fire is known.
Here are a few MyEverettNews.com photos from the scene.
We’ll update when more information becomes available.