Woman dies in bikini coffee stand explosion

Courtney Campbell/Photo from Friends of Campbell
Courtney Campbell/Photo from Friends of Campbell (NBC Affiliate)

EVERETT, Wash. – Officials say a Washington state woman working in a bikini coffee stand has died days after a fire broke out at the business.

Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says Courtney Campbell died Monday afternoon.

Assistant Everett Fire Marshal Eric Hicks tells The Daily Herald that the barista, later identified as Campbell, was inside the stand Thursday afternoon and was burned while escaping the flames.

He says investigators believe a propane tank inside Sinners and Saints Coffee, a stand in Everett where baristas wear bikinis, contributed to the blaze.

The fire reportedly spread to a nearby car before being extinguished.

Hicks says Campbell had recently bought the stand. According to NBC affiliate KING 5 News, Campbell had two young daughters.

Friends are holding a benefit on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Tony Vs Garage.