August 06, 2008
(MALTBY, WA) -- A fire destroyed a large two-story home Thursday afternoon near Echo Lake just south of Monroe. The Snohomish County Fire Marshall's office estimated damage at over $600,000. There were no injuries.
The fire reportedly started around 1:40 p.m. in the 23400 block of 124th Drive Southeast while the home’s occupants were away on a vacation. A neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from the home and called 9-1-1-. Fire crews were able to contain the blaze in about thirty minutes. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.