Officers saved three puppies Wednesday from a brush fire in Monroe. (Snohomish County Regional Fire & Rescue)

Officers saved three puppies Wednesday from a brush fire in Monroe. (Snohomish County Regional Fire & Rescue)

3 puppies and 1 person with minor burns in Monroe brush fire

The fire reportedly started in a homeless encampment. The puppies and the person were being treated.

MONROE — Police officers saved three puppies from a brush fire Wednesday morning in Monroe.

Firefighters responded shortly after 5 a.m. to a homeless encampment on a steep hillside in the 19900 block of Woods Creek Road. The roads were closed for a few hours as they extinguished the flames, according to a news release from Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue.

The puppies had minor injuries. A local animal control agency took them for further evaluation.

Eventually, after the fire was put out, crews found a person in the woods who had minor burns, according to the news release. Firefighters treated him at the scene and transported him to a hospital.

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