Fire destroys abandoned house in Edmonds

By South County Fire | Press Release

EDMONDS, Wash., January 14, 2021 – No one was injured in an early morning fire, January 14, that destroyed an abandoned house in Edmonds.

A neighbor called 911 at 1:07 a.m. and reported 20-foot flames coming from the two-story house in the 8800 block of 232nd Pl. SW.

Firefighters from South County Fire were assisted by Shoreline Fire. Crews made an exterior attack due to unsafe conditions inside the house. Firefighters used chain saws to cut through thick brush surrounding the house to get hose lines to the fire. It took firefighters about two hours to get the fire under control.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and is under investigation by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office.

South County Fire provides fire and emergency medical services to more than 250,000 residents of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated south Snohomish County.

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