Marysville house fire leaves two residents uninjured
June 29, 2011 · 11:33 AM
MARYSVILLE — An early morning fire forced two Marysville residents to evacuate their home, but left no one injured.
At approximately 1:16 a.m. on June 29, the Marysville Fire District was dispatched to a residential fire in the 6400 block of 71st Street NE. Firefighters arrived at 1:23 a.m. to find a fire in a single-story residential structure.
The original reports stated that the house was on fire with large amounts of smoke and flames, and the first arriving captain reported that the fire still had heavy smoke outside the home when he arrived.
Firefighters fought the fire offensively and brought it under control within 30 minutes, confining the fire to the attic and garage. A total of two occupants, one adult and one child, were inside the structure at the time the fire broke out, and were alerted by the smoke alarm. Both occupants escaped without injury and were evaluated at the scene by firefighters.
The occupants did not have renters insurance. No firefighter injuries were reported.
The fire's dollar loss has been estimated at $205,000. The family is being assisted by the Red Cross.
At the height of the incident, more than 20 firefighters battled the blaze, with mutual aid provided by Snohomish County Fire District 22 from Getchell and Snohomish County Fire District 19 from Silvana.
The fire is being investigated by the Marysville Fire District Fire Marshal, Tom Maloney, and is still under investigation, although it does appear to be accidental.
The Marysville Fire District reminds all residents to maintain working smoke alarms and install residential fire sprinklers to save lives and property.