MONROE — A Monroe family of seven escaped a fire that destroyed their home Saturday.
Their dog died in the fire and the family was displaced.
People driving by honked to alert the family to the flames around 11 a.m. in the 14000 block of Chain Lake Road, Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue spokesperson Heather Chadwick said.
Firefighters responded to multiple reports of the fire.
Three people were inside the 1,000-square-foot, single-story home. All managed to exit safely. The family first tried to get out of the front door, but were blocked by the fire and forced to flee out the back.
“The whole front of the house was impacted by the fire and then smoke throughout,” Chadwick said. “It was completely damaged.”
A propane tank ignited next to the house, spreading to the building, Chadwick said.
Firefighters extinguished the flames within 20 minutes. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating the cause Saturday.
A damage estimate was not available.