Snohomish County Firefighters save Maltby home from shop fire
August 11, 2018
(MALTBY, WA.) – Friday night, Snohomish County Firefighters were able to save a home from being totally consumed by a raging shop fire.
CLICK TO ENLARGE: Fire scene photos courtesy FD7.
Fire District 7 personnel were dispatched at 9:40 pm Friday evening on a report of a “toy hauler that had caught on fire while parked inside of a shop at the 22400 block of 119th Avenue SE,” according to a FD7 statement.
When crews arrived they found “multiple pieces of equipment” inside the fully involved shop that were on fire. Additionally, the fire had spread to the dry trees nearby and a large wood pile moving toward the house.
Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the large shop, thus sparing the family’s home.
Before crews arrived the property owner had tired to douse the flames with multiple fire extinguishers and in the process sustained burn injuries. He was taken to a local hospital by a medic unit. No additional injuries were reported.
Crews from Sultan Fire District 5 and Duvall Fire assisted with putting out the fire. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze and will assess the estimated loss.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 provides fire and life safety services to over 116,000 people over 98.5 square miles in central and east Snohomish County, including the communities of Clearview, Maltby, Mill Creek and Monroe. In 2017 District 7’s emergency personnel responded to over 11,500 emergency calls.
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