EVERETT — A woman and her young daughter were evaluated for smoke inhalation at an emergency room after escaping through a window when fire broke out in their rental home early Tuesday.
Dispatchers received multiple calls around 12:30 a.m. reporting smoke coming from the split-level house in the 5600 block of 134th Place SE in unincorporated Snohomish County near Silver Firs.
Another renter, a man, and his girlfriend who was visiting at the time of the fire, safely got out of the house after a smoke alarm sounded.
“He told firefighters the woman and her daughter were already at the window and he helped them get out,” said Leslie Hynes, Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman.
The woman and her daughter were transported by firefighters to the Swedish/Mill Creek emergency room as a precaution, Hynes said.
Another woman also lived at the house, but was at work at the time of the fire.
Firefighters from Snohomish County fire districts 1 and 7 had the fire under control within 15 minutes.
“They kept the fire contained to the living room area, but there was heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the upper level of the home,” Hynes said.
The damage left the house uninhabitable. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office.
“We’re grateful the smoke alarms woke the residents and allowed them to escape with only minor injuries,” Hynes said.