Mobile home fire blamed on stove top burner

EVERETT — A fire that destroyed a mobile home south of Everett on Monday afternoon was started by a stove top burner that was accidentally left turned on, according to fire investigator.

The fire was reported at 4:25 p.m. by neighbors who spotted smoke coming from a double-wide mobile home at Carriage Club Estates in the 13300 block of Highway 99 north of Lynnwood. An elderly woman living in the home was away at the time of the fire.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to get the fire under control. The mobile home was a total loss, Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said.

The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated the fire and discovered a burner on the stove top accidentally had been left turned on, she said.

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen, more than any other place in the home. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire-related injuries.

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