Fire personnel were expected to be at the scene most of the day extinguishing hotspots and investigating the cause of a fire that caused heavy damage to a Woodway home early Monday morning.
The fire was reported at 6:10 a.m. at a house off a long, gravel driveway in the 11400 block of North Dogwood Lane.
“No one was inside the house when the fire broke out. The resident was in a detached garage and went to a neighbor’s house to call 9-1-1,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1, which provides fire and emergency medical service in the Town of Woodway.
About 20 firefighters from Fire District 1 and Lynnwood responded. “The daylight basement of the single-story house was engulfed in flames when crews arrived,” Hynes said. “The fire caused so much damage to the structure it became unsafe for firefighters to enter, so they attacked the flames from the outside.”
Firefighters had the fire under control in about 40 minutes, but expected to remain on the scene through the afternoon extinguishing hot spots. No one was injured.
Investigators are working at the scene to determine how the fire started in the home, which is a total loss. The resident told firefighters he plans to stay with a friend.