Woman, man found dead in fire at Seattle homeless encampment

SEATTLE (AP) — Fire officials say the bodies of a woman and man were found after a fire at a Seattle homeless camp. Kristin Tinsley of the Seattle Fire Department said crews responded to the city’s Mount Baker neighborhood at around 3 a.m. Monday after receiving reports of smoke and flames. She says firefighters saw flames 50 feet high billowing from a structure made of pallets and tarps that was fully ablaze. The fire also spread to nearby bushes and trees. She says crews quickly put out the fire and then found a woman and man dead inside. Fire investigators have ruled the cause of the fire as “undetermined,” pending autopsy results.