Marysville crews respond to fire at abandoned house
April 3, 2009 · Updated 10:20 AM
MARYSVILLE – At 10:53 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, Marysville Fire District crews were dispatched to reports of a fire in an abandoned house at 172nd Street NE and 25th Avenue NE. Initial reports were of flames coming from inside the structure. First arriving crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the back and side of the two story structure and immediately went on the defensive. The fire was quickly controlled.
Traffic on 172nd was limited to one lane and was controlled by Marysville Police Department staff.
THree engine companies, three medic/aid units, two ladder companies, two tenders, a Battalion Chief and Fire Marshal were called to the scene. Approximately 25 emergency crew members responded. There were no injuries reported and no one was displaced.
Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office investigated.
"Abandoned structures can be more than an 'eye sore,' they can be a nuisance and a safety hazard. They should be boarded up and secure. Stay alert to any unusual activity around them in your neighborhood and call local authorities if you have concerns," according to Marysville Fire District spokeswoman Kristen Thorstenson.