Marysville fire crews battled two different emergencies in a 12-hour period, beginning with a call at 3:20 p.m. on March 24. The fire district crews were dispatched to a residential fire in the 6500 block of 94th Street NE.
Crews arrived to find smoke billowing out of the structure. While attempting to assess the situation, a crew member was bit by the homeowner's dog. He was transported as a precaution, treated and released with a minor hand injury. Crews quickly contained the fire in the kitchen.
The teenage daughter was the only person home at the time. She was alerted to the smoke and fire by the home's smoke alarms. Marysville Fire District Fire Marshal determined the fire started in the kitchen, and damages are estimated at $11,000.
Just minutes after 3 a.m. March 25, fire crews were dispatched to report of fire in a mobile home in Mobile Manor Senior Park, located at 11424-36th Dr. NE.
While en route, crews could see a column of smoke rising from the mobile home park. Upon arrival, firefighters immediately worked to protect the homes surrounding the original home, which was fully involved.
An additional mobile home had already begun to burn. The fire was contained to the two homes and a carport with a truck in it, which was situated between the two structures.
The smoke alarm alerted the residents to the fire and they were able to escape the burning home without harm. Unfortunately, their two cats were not so lucky.
The Fire Marshal's preliminary investigation points to an electrical problem as the cause. Damage is estimated at $150,000 for both structures and the truck.
No injuries were reported in either fire, but the residents of all three homes were displaced. Red Cross is assisting them. In both calls, Marysville Fire District was assisted by Getchell Fire and Arlington Fire Department.Photo: Marysville firefighters Jeff Tucker and Don Pederson on the roof of a home that caught fire March 24. Photo courtesy Marysville Fire District.