A fire believed to have started with a wood stove heavily damaged a mobile home on in the Snug Harbor Mobile Home Park.
Marysville Fire District and Tulalip Bay firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire in the 4400 block of Meridian Avenue North shortly after 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5. Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the roof of a mobile home and flames around the wood stove pipe inside the home. Two people inside the home had managed to escape unharmed. It took firefighters just over 10 minutes to extinguish the fire.
A preliminary investigation by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire was caused by an installation issue with the wood stove. The fire left approximately $15,000 in damage.
As we continue to experience extremely cold temperatures, the Marysville Fire District reminds residents to use precautions while heating your home:
- Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, including a fireplace, furnace, wood stove or space heater.
- Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
- Never use your oven to heat your home.
- Have a qualified professional install stationary heating equipment.
- Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
- Test your smoke alarms at least once a month.