Woman presumed dead in Lower Valley fire

Woman presumed dead in Lower Valley fire
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NEAR SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- Fire destroyed a home late Thursday night just outside of Sunnyside. Fire officials said a woman was unaccounted for and presumed dead.

The fire broke out around 11:20 p.m. at a home on the 1200 block of NW Crescent Avenue.

Firefighters weren't able to use the ladder to reach the 2nd story because of the intense heat and flames. Residents told officials the woman came to the window as they were yelling for her to jump, but she turned around and disappeared into the smoke.

Crews said the second floor collapsed and they were not able to go inside to search for the woman.

The home is a total loss, a car, a van and trees also burned.

It's unclear what caused the fire. Crews turned over the scene to the Yakima County Fire Marshall's Office for further investigation.