Investigators said Wednesday morning's deadly fire in Bonney Lake was accidental. A man in a wheelchair was killed, but four people made it out.
A rescue attempt almost took a second life when one of the men who got out tried to go back in to get the man in the wheelchair, but the flames and smoke were just too much. He had to be rushed to the hospital.
East Pierce Fire crews say the fire took off in a hurry. They got there nine minutes after the call came in at 5:30 a.m. but flames were everywhere - no chance of getting in.
"Lots of fire, lots of smoke," said neighbor Tetyana Khursenko. "So it's very scary. And I find that one of the guys died which is very sad." Another man in a wheelchair made it out safely as did two women after an alert by smoke detectors. The exact cause hasn't been made public yet, other than it was accidental and it started in the man's bedroom.