Firefighters battled a fire early March 28 that destroyed one mobile home and severely damaged two others at Crystal Tree Village mobile home park. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
Multiple calls to 911 reported the fire just before 5 a.m. Two people inside the home where the fire originated, a 35-year-old man and 17-year-old girl, escaped safely. The fire spread to two other homes, causing significant damage that made the units uninhabitable. Each of the two adult women living in those homes escaped without injuries.
More than two dozen firefighters responded to the fire. Gusty winds in the area helped contribute to the intensity and spread of the flames. We thank Arlington Fire Department and North County Fire and EMS for providing mutual aid.
The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire. American Red Cross volunteers are providing housing assistance to families in need.
At least one of the homes involved did have working smoke alarms. Marysville Fire District encourages everyone to check your smoke alarms because they do save lives. Replace batteries each year for models with replaceable batteries. All smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.