Local briefly: Kitchen fire sends 2 people to the hospital

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — A kitchen fire caused $175,000 damage and sent two people to the hospital Thursday morning.

The fire started around 7:30 a.m. in a home in the 22900 block of 41st Place W., Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said.

A man and a woman, believed to be in their 40s or 50s, suffered injuries from smoke and flames and were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, she said.

The couple woke up to a loud noise, went to investigate and were engulfed by smoke and flames as they left the home, Hynes said.

Two dogs escaped unharmed and officials were still looking for a cat, Hynes said.

A neighbor reported the fire and Mountlake Terrace and Brier police helped the couple until fire crews arrived.

The home was unsound after the fire and the Red Cross responded to help the homeowners find a place to stay.

Investigators believe the fire started near the refrigerator. Crews from Lynnwood, Edmonds and the Northshore Fire Department helped Fire District 1 extinguish the blaze.

Bothell: 3 arrested in burglary case

Three people were arrested near Lake Stevens on Thursday in connection with a Bothell-area burglary, police said.

Around 11:45 a.m., a man returned to his home in the 20000 block of York Road when he saw three people in a car leaving his driveway, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Rebecca Hover said. The man realized his home had been burglarized and called police.

An alert deputy working near Lake Stevens spotted the suspect vehicle on Highway 9 near Soper Hill Road, Hover said.

The suspect’s car crashed near Highway 92. The two passengers were arrested quickly. The driver, a man, ran off but was caught a short time later in brush.

The car was impounded so detectives could collect evidence.

The trio, two men and a woman all in their late teens or early 20s, were expected to be jailed for investigation of first-degree burglary.

From Herald staff reports

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