Olympia building destroyed by fire, 1 dead in Lakewood fire

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Officials say fire crews in Olympia, Washington, responded to a large downtown commercial blaze early that damaged nearly a dozen buildings. The blaze was one of several early Wednesday in the Puget Sound region. The Olympia fire started around 5 a.m. at a five-story residential building under construction. Kevin Bossard, assistant chief of operations with the Olympia Fire Department, told The Olympian the building is a total loss. Bossard said the damage is at least $1 million, which means the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will assist the investigation into the cause of the fire. A body was found in a blaze in Lakewood. Fires were also reported in Tukwila and Seattle.