A man and his 8 year old daughter have passed away this morning after a fire ripped through their house early this morning.
According to Ed Troyer, Pierce County Sheriff’s PIO, the mom and the couple’s two other children were able to escape from the fire.
The mom was able to escape with one of the children and a neighbor was also able to get one of the children out. When the mom and neighbor tried to reenter the home, to get the remaining occupants out, they were unable to due to the fire.
Mom, neighbor and the two children that escaped the fire are at a local hospital and are expected to live.
The dad is an ER trauma doctor who also is a volunteer for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department; he would do physicals for the department as well as be on scene when SWAT was needed.
More updates to come as they become available.