MONROE — Several fire agencies were dispatched just after 11 a.m. Saturday morning to a residential structure fire at the 9200 block of Woods Creek Road.
Smoke and flames were visible from the burning home nestled among the trees.
Heather Chadwick, public information officer with Snohomish County Fire District 7 said firefighters faced multiple challenges as access to the home was limited, no hydrants were nearby, and a request to have Snohawk 10 assist was denied because of the thick smoke from the wildfires in the region.
Firefighters had no other choice but to use multiple water tenders to provide water to crews and had to extend hundreds of feet of hose through the woods to extinguish the flames. Reduced winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters extinguish the flames and keep the fire from spreading.
Chadwick said Snohomish County Fire District 22 was, however, able to assist fire operations and situational awareness with drone images.
One adult male was in the home but was able to get out of the house with no injuries. The fire destroyed the home. The American Red Cross has been called to assist the displaced man.
Personnel from Lake Roesiger Fire Department, Fire District 7, Snohomish County Fire District 22, Snohomish County Fire District 5, Fire District 26, Granite Falls Fire, Snohomish Fire District 4, and a Washington Department of Natural Resource crew assisted in containing and extinguishing the fire.