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Firefighters stop quickly spreading fire to save home near Mill Creek

Firefighters put out a quickly spreading Mays Pond neighborhood fire on Monday evening, July 8, 2019. Both homeowners were able to leave the home and no one was injured. The fire started in the garage and extended into the attic, but firefighters kept it from the house.
Quickly spreading house fire in Mays Pond neighborhood. Photo credit: Helene Hanson.

By Heather Chadwick, Snhomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.

At 10:14 pm on Monday, July 8, 2019, firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the garage that was quickly spreading to the residence at the 2000 block of 172nd Place SE in the Mays Pond neighborhood just south of Mill Creek.

Crews arrived on scene to find the garage fully involved.

The homeowners reported smelling smoke as they were watching TV but thought it was the neighbor’s fire pit.

As the smell grew stronger, the husband went to investigate. When he exited his bedroom he was met with light smoke and then the smoke alarm started to sound.

Both occupants were able to exit the home safely and called 911.

Firefighters gained control of the fire keeping the flames from spreading into the home from the attached garage. The fire extended into the attic space but crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire by venting the roof and applying water.

There was minor smoke damage in the home. The American Red Cross and 1-800-Boardup were called to assist the family.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

The Snohomish County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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