EVERETT — A lakeside home south of Everett was incinerated in a fire Monday afternoon.
The two-story house was built into a hill along 128th Street SE. The back of the house faced Ruggs Lake, just south of Silver Lake.
“It was engulfed in flames when we got here,” said Leslie Hynes, a spokeswoman with Snohomish County Fire District 1.
The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. A man was found outside the house with undisclosed injuries. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. His age and other details were not available Monday. He lived at the house, Hynes said. Everyone else in the family was accounted for.
The house is believed to be a total loss, in part because the roof collapsed. Crews by late afternoon were raking through the smoldering remains. Flames could be seen coming from the eaves.
It appeared unlikely that investigators would be able to start their work before nightfall, Hynes said. There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire. The county Fire Marshal’s Office planned to continue that work Tuesday.
The 3,000-square-foot house had a gravel driveway, decorative ponds and an outdoor dining set out front. It was built in 1977. The attached garage also burned.
The emergency response blocked traffic on nearby 29th Avenue SE, across from the Thomas Lake shopping center.
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