Fire forces Lynnwood couple out of their home

  • Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 11:26am
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By Diana Hefley Herald Writer

LYNNWOOD — A Lynnwood couple was forced out of their home early Monday by a bedroom fire.

Fire District 1 crews kept the flames from spreading beyond the bedroom, but there was heavy smoke damage throughout the second floor, leaving the home uninhabitable, spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said.

The couple called 911 about 5:15 a.m. to report that their house was filling with smoke. The house is located in the 20800 block of 23rd Avenue W.

The couple escaped without injury.

Crews arrived to find smoke pouring from the house. Firefighters also reported seeing an orange glow visible from a second-floor window. Once inside, the firefighters found a bedroom engulfed in flames.

Firefighters from District 1 and Lynnwood had the fire under control within 20 minutes, Hynes said.

A fire investigator determined that the blaze was caused by an electrical problem.

The damage was estimated at $100,000. The homeowners have insurance. They were being assisted by the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross and Fire Support 7.