Vacant house south of Stanwood destroyed by fire

The fire was reported by a neighbor who awoke to a loud bang.

STANWOOD — A vacant house and shop south of Stanwood were destroyed by fire Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported by a neighbor who awoke to a loud bang. The neighbor then saw the fire in the two-story house around 6 a.m. on 62nd Avenue NW, Silvana Fire Chief Keith Strotz said.

Crews from Arlington, Getchell, Marysville and Camano Island used about 25,000 gallons of water to battle the flames.

The home was a total loss, Strotz said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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