Police chief: 1 killed in Enumclaw house fire

Police chief: 1 killed in Enumclaw house fire »Play Video
Fire crews look over the charred remains of the home.
ENUMCLAW, Wash. - An explosion and fire at an Enumclaw home on Thursday has left one person dead, officials said.

Firefighters rushed to the scene, in in the 1800 block of Lorraine Street, at about 2:40 p.m. after neighbors and witnesses called 911.

"I went over the fence, was calling 911 on my phone," said neighbor Steve Wood. "The building back there was on fire and the guy stopped screaming. And we looked inside and he was all burned up."

The home was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived, said Enumclaw Police Chief Jim Zoll.

Once the blaze was extinguished, firefighters found a body in the most heavily damaged part of the home.

Zoll said investigators still don't know the identity or even the sex of the victim.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this point.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been called in to help investigate the fire because of the report of an explosion.