Morning fire destroys abandoned house in Marysville
March 4, 2010 · Updated 4:10 PM
MARYSVILLE – Just a few minutes after 5 a.m. on March 4, Marysville Fire District crews were dispatched to a fire. A passerby reported seeing a “huge fire”, in the area of 116th Street NE and State Avenue, but trees were obstructing the view of what was actually ablaze. Crews arrived to find a house fully involved. They quickly went into defensive mode to control the flames from the neglected structure. They believed the house to be unoccupied, but transients have been known to frequent the wooded area of 41st Drive NE.
There were no injuries reported.
Marysville Fire District was aided in the response by Getchell Fire. A ladder company, three engine companies, aid and medic units along with two tenders and a brush truck responded, equaling 28 emergency responders.
The structure was a total loss and MFD’s Fire Marshal has ruled the cause as undetermined. There were no dollar loss estimates at the time of this writing.
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.