MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — A fire severely damaged a one-story house and displaced a family of five Tuesday in Mountlake Terrace.
Three teen girls were on a lawn outside the home around 1:20 p.m., when the girls and neighbors called 911 reporting smoke and flames in the 22100 block of 39th Ave. W.
They were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms. Nobody was inside the house.
South County Fire had the flames under control within 15 minutes. By then, the damage had left the home uninhabitable, according to the fire department.
The loss was estimated at over $425,000. The cause of the fire remained investigation Tuesday.
The Red Cross responded to help the displaced family.