Two Adults, One Child Killed in Rainier House Fire 


Two adults and a child were killed after a fire broke out in a home in Rainier early Saturday morning, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. 

Southeast Thurston Fire responded to the residential structure fire in the 16100 block of Village Drive Southeast at about 1:20 a.m.

The home was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, according to the sheriff’s office. 

A woman in her early 20s who escaped the blaze told firefighters two adults and a child were still in the residence. 

“Despite the efforts of SE Thurston Fire and other partner agencies, the three remaining occupants, a couple in their 40s and their 3-year-old granddaughter, perished in the fire,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a news release. 

Detectives with the sheriff’s office are working with investigators from Southeast Thurston Fire and Lace Fire to determine the cause and origin of the fire. 

“At this time out thoughts are with the family and friends of those who died in this tragedy,” the sheriff’s office wrote.