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Fire destroys Marysville home

MARYSVILLE — At 2:39 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Marysville Fire District was dispatched to a residential fire in the 13400 block of 55th Drive NE. Firefighters arrived at 2:46 a.m. and located a fire in a single-story residential building.

Original reports stated that there was "smoke in the house" and subsequent calls stated, "flames showing." The first arriving officer reported a single-story structure with smoke and fire visible from the structure. Firefighters fought the fire defensively and the fire was under control within 30 minutes, confined to the structure. The structure was occupied at the time of the fire. All of the residents were able to get out of the home as they were alerted by a smoke alarm. The two occupants were transported to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.

The fire loss has been estimated at $350,000. The Red Cross is assisting the family.

At the height of the incident more than 28 firefighters battled the blaze, with mutual aid provided by Silvana (Snohomish County Fire District 19), and the city of Arlington.

The fire is being investigated by the Marysville Fire District and is still under investigation.

The Marysville Fire District would like to remind you to check your smoke alarms regularly and practice your emergency plan. Never re-enter your home after you evacuate and the installation of fire sprinklers will reduce the effects caused by fire.

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