Family escapes Bothell house fire unharmed, thanks to smoke detectors

A family with children was able to escape unharmed after their Bothell home caught fire Tuesday night.

Fire crews responded to the residential structure fire located at 3204 200th Place S.E. in the Snohomish County Fire Protection District No. 10 area of Bothell at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Crews found smoke and flames coming from the garage of the two-story single family home. Firefighters were able to control the fire quickly and the damage - estimated at $50,000 - was contained to the garage, said officials. Two vehicles were also damaged in the fire.

“The big deal is it was knocked down quickly,” said Lisa Allen, public information officer for the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. “All of the rooms in the home are still livable.”

Smoke detectors alerted the residents, including an undisclosed number of children, to the fire. Fire officials urge residents to check the batteries in your smoke detectors twice each year.

The cause of the fire was undetermined.

Crews from the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S., Northshore and Shoreline fire departments, Snohomish County Fire District No. 7 and Woodinville Fire & Rescue responded to the fire.

The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office is handling the investigation.


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