Passing bicyclist helps save Tulalip neighbor's home from fire

TULALIP — Roland Anderson helped save his neighbor's home and pets from a fire on the morning of May 13.

Anderson was riding his bike through the 400 block of Priest Point Drive NW when he spotted smoke and heard an odd noise, according to Marysville Fire District Public Education Specialist and Public Information Officer Kristen Thorstenson. When he found flames after investigating the scene, he used a garden hose to dampen the flames and rescued two dogs.

Marysville and Tulalip Bay firefighters responded after the fire was reported, just before 9 a.m. According to Thorstenson, the fire apparently started in a daylight basement of the home and was determined to be a probable accident by a Snohomish County Fire Marshal investigator, with the damage estimated at approximately $75,000.

Although no one was injured by the fire, the Snohomish County Red Cross was called to assist the two adults who were displaced by the fire.

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