A girl hid in a toy trunk when a different bedroom in the home she was in caught fire Sunday morning in Monroe. She was later rescued by firefighters after Monroe police officers searched and closed the door to the bedroom on fire. (Snohomish County Fire District 7)

A girl hid in a toy trunk when a different bedroom in the home she was in caught fire Sunday morning in Monroe. She was later rescued by firefighters after Monroe police officers searched and closed the door to the bedroom on fire. (Snohomish County Fire District 7)

Girl, hiding in toy trunk, rescued from Monroe house fire

A quick search and a closed door to the bedroom on fire by police officers may have saved a life.

MONROE — A girl was rescued from a house fire Sunday morning.

A neighbor reported seeing smoke from a home in the 16500 block of 154th Street Southeast around 11 a.m. Monroe police officers who first arrived were told a child was still inside. They went in, saw fire in a bedroom and closed the door but did not see her in the quick search, according to a news release from Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Firefighters went in and doused the flames for a more thorough look for the girl, who was found in a closed toy trunk in a different bedroom. She did not need to be taken to a hospital, and no other injuries were reported.

“Due to the quick thinking of the police officers by closing the bedroom door, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the bedroom and extinguish the flames,” the news release said.

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