Woman seriously injured in Edmonds motel fire

EDMONDS, Wash. -- A fire at a Snohomish County motel left two people injured Friday.

South Snohomish County Fire said the fire was reported at about 11:53 a.m. at the St. Frances Motel, 23905 Highway 99 in Edmonds.

Officials say in a release that a unit at the motel caught on fire.  A woman was able to escape from the building before fire crews arrived at the scene.  She was hospitalized with serious injuries.

A firefighter was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities say the fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.  Crews had to cut a hole in the roof to ventilate smoke after the fire made its way to an attic.

The cause of the fire was unclear but it appeared to be accidental, officials said.