Mother and son escape fire that destroys home

SNOHOMISH – A mother and her grown son escaped injury Monday night when a fire destroyed their double-wide mobile home.

The fire started near the porch of the mobile home in the 9500 block of 177th Avenue SE, Snohomish County Fire District 4 Deputy Chief Ron Simmons said.

Both the mother and son were in bed when the fire started. The mother woke up about 7:50 p.m. to the sounds of popping and crackling outside. Moments later, the smoke alarm went off, Simmons said.

Both occupants grabbed what they could as they escaped. The mother had packed a suitcase the night before because she was planning to fly to Alaska to visit her daughter, Simmons said.

Firefighters had the fire under control by 8:05 p.m., but the home was a total loss, Simmons said. The fire spread quickly because of propane leaking from tanks on the deck, he said.

Mountlake Terrace: Fire destroys home

Odd work hours helped save three people from a fire that destroyed their home Tuesday morning.

The fire started about 3:47 a.m. in a single-story house in the 5700 block of 235th Street SW, Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said. Flames were shooting out of the front door and window by the time firefighters arrived.

No smoke alarms went off, Hynes said. However, some of the three people inside the house were awake because of their work schedules. Everyone escaped unharmed.

The fire did $140,000 damage to the structure and $40,000 to personal property, Hynes said.

Firefighters from Lynnwood and Edmonds assisted District 1, Hynes said.

From Herald staff reports

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