MONROE — A couple and their two small children escaped a house fire early Wednesday in Monroe.
A woman reported she heard a loud bang around 2:45 a.m. at a home in the 100 block of Charles Street, according to the Monroe Police Department. She went outside to check on the noise and saw flames.
The woman, a man and their two children — ages 1 and 2 — escaped unharmed, police said.
First responders arrived to find two dumpsters burning adjacent to the home. It appeared the flames spread from the garbage to the house, leaving the structure badly burned. The exact cause was under investigation by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office.
The local chapter of the Red Cross responded to help the displaced family.