Woman, 75, dies in Maple Valley fire

Woman, 75, dies in Maple Valley fire »Play Video
Firefighters are seen outside the damaged home in Maple Valley where the woman was rescued early Friday.
MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. -- A woman died Friday after smoke and flames engulfed her home early in the morning, according to a King County fire investigator.

The woman's husband knocked out a window and was able to get out, but his wife was unable to escape.

The cause of the fire is pending until the results of the autopsy on the 75-year-old woman are released, said Kyle Ohashi, a spokesman for the Kent Fire Department.

The fire broke out about 3:30 a.m. at the home in the 18000 block of 196th Avenue SE where neighbors say an older couple live.

Officials said the woman did not have a pulse when firefighters pulled her from the burning home. The performed CPR and were able to revive her. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.