EVERETT — Residents escaped a fire that destroyed a house early Wednesday in north Everett.
Six adults were displaced when flames broke out around 11:50 p.m. Tuesday at the home in the 2600 block of Maple Street. The fire charred walls and ate through the roof, according to the Everett Fire Department. Heat damaged the outside of a home next door. Two vehicles were destroyed.
All of the residents fled the home unharmed. Family pets were found and rescued by firefighters.
Structural damage to the house — one story, with a basement — made it unsafe for firefighters to enter past 8:45 a.m., when the fire was still smoldering. Heavy equipment and public utility crews responded to help firefighters as they mopped up.
The residents were getting help from the local chapter of the Red Cross.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation Wednesday.