LYNNWOOD — Two women were injured in a fire that caused more than $340,000 damage to a home north of Lynnwood Thursday night.
Emergency dispatchers received multiple 911 calls around 6:25 p.m. reporting a house on fire in the 13900 block of 20th Place W.
“The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, and the two women — a mother and her adult daughter — were already outside,” said Leslie Hynes, a spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1.
The mother lives in the house. Her daughter was visiting when the fire broke out.
A neighbor heard the smoke alarms and went into the house to try to get everyone out, but the smoke and heat forced him out, Hynes said. Witnesses told firefighters the daughter made it out, and went back inside to help her mother, who uses a wheelchair.
“When the mother made it through the smoke to the front door, she was ejected from her wheelchair. At that point, three neighbors ended up working together to pull the woman out of the smoke to safety,” Hynes said. “Without their help, the woman most likely would have been overcome by smoke and flames in a matter of minutes.”
The mother and her daughter were both exposed to heavy smoke. They were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. Their conditions did not appear to be life-threatening.
Two cats died in the fire. The single-story house was a total loss. The Snohomish County chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the residents.
Firefighters from Everett, Lynnwood and Mukilteo also responded. The crews had the fire under control in about 30 minutes.
The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating the cause of the fire on Friday morning.