EVERETT — A two-alarm fire gutted a house Wednesday morning south of Everett.
Firefighters were called around 11:45 a.m. to a neighborhood of newer homes near Silver Lake. They arrived to find heavy flames in the back of a two-story house in the 2500 block of 124th Place SE.
Fire spread into the attic as firefighters called for a second alarm. Part of the the roof collapsed. Engines responded from Everett, Lynnwood and neighboring fire districts. Flames were visible for at least 45 minutes, said Leslie Hynes, spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1.
No one was home, and no one was hurt. The house is now uninhabitable.
By the late afternoon the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire started in landscaping bark and spread to the back of the house. However, it’s unclear how the bark ignited, Hynes said.
Damage was estimated at $400,000.
Two women and a man were displaced. They’re being helped by the Red Cross.