Firefighters from Snohomish Fire Dist 4 and Fire Dist. 7 battle a fire on 80th Ave. S.E. just west of Snohomish on Friday night. (Doug Ramsay / For the Herald)

Firefighters from Snohomish Fire Dist 4 and Fire Dist. 7 battle a fire on 80th Ave. S.E. just west of Snohomish on Friday night. (Doug Ramsay / For the Herald)

Man dies after mobile home fire west of Snohomish

The house was fully engulfed in flames. Crews used chainsaws to cut their way through the property.

SNOHOMISH — A man in his 90s died after a mobile home fire west of Snohomish Friday evening, according to Snohomish County Fire District 4.

Crews arrived at the scene around 5:30 p.m. to find the home in the 7800 block of 82nd Avenue SE fully engulfed in flames. The man, who appeared to live there by himself, was found on the ground outside with burns. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening injuries. He later died.

Navigating their way around the property, firefighters had to use a chainsaw to cut their way through overgrown shrubs and blackberries.

They knocked down the fire in about a half-hour, said Fire District 4 Battalion Chief Jason Hodkinson, using at least 26,000 gallons of water to douse the blaze. Units stayed on scene until 2 a.m.

The house was considered a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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