No one was injured in two unrelated residential fires that kept firefighters busy in Mountlake Terrace on Monday afternoon, April 22, 2013.
The first fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. at a home in the 4500 block of 224th Pl. SW. A passerby reported flames coming from the back deck. Firefighters had the fire under control in less than 10 minutes.
The second fire was reported about 4:45 p.m. in a detached garage at a home in the 23300 block of 53rd Ave. W. Firefighters could see a column of black smoke as they approached the home. The garage was engulfed in flames and torched five tall evergreen trees near the structure. The fire also burned a fence and damaged a storage shed on a neighboring property.