MONROE – At approximately 5:04 a.m., Monroe Fire District #3 responded to a residential fire in the 22300 block of 116th St SE just outside the city limits of Monroe.
Within nine minutes, crews arrived on scene where they found a fully engulfed twostory home with flames and smoke visible from both floors. Four additional fire districts from the surrounding area responded to the scene to assist with this fire.
Two residents were in the home at the time of the fire and managed to escape after an audio alert from their smoke detector. The son, a 31-year-old male suffering from smoke inhalation was transported by medics to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The mother, a 59-year-old female received an arm and hip injury as she jumped from a second story window to escape the smoke and flames. She was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center – Colby Campus in Everett.
The cause of this fire is currently under investigation. The home had extensive damage from the fire that appeared to have started in the living room area. Damage to the structure and contents of the home is estimated at approximately $300,000. Contents included a 1996 Subaru that was parked in the garage area of the home. There were no reported injuries to firefighters during this incident. At this time, firefighters are still on scene.
For additional information on this press release, contact Administrative Director Debbie Willis at 360-794-6300.