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Resident and firefighter sustain minor injuries in mobile home fire

Post Date:03/26/2019 12:05 PM
Serene Terrace mobile home fire LynnwoodA resident and a firefighter sustained minor injuries in an overnight mobile home fire north of Lynnwood.

A neighbor called 911 at 12:10 a.m. to report flames coming from a double-wide mobile home at Serene Terrace Mobile Home Park in the 14300 block of Admiralty Way in unincorporated Lynnwood. A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputy alerted the sleeping resident to the fire. The man was exposed to smoke as he exited his home and was transported to the hospital by medic unit. South County Fire has not received an update on his condition.

A South County Fire firefighter sustained a minor injury and was transported to a hospital as a precaution. He was treated and released.

Firefighters had the fire under control within 30 minutes. The mobile home is uninhabitable. A truck parked next to the mobile home was destroyed. Red Cross is assisting the resident displaced by the fire.

Investigators from the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office have determined the fire started on the exterior of the mobile home and the cause appears to be accidental. The investigation into the cause is ongoing.

The mobile home had no working smoke alarms. “Smoke alarms are so important because they give you the warning you need to escape a fire. The resident in this case was very fortunate his neighbor discovered the fire and the deputy was able to make enough noise to wake him so he could get out before the fire spread inside the mobile home,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for South County Fire.

Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Smoke alarms should be installed and maintained in every home. South County Fire offers these tips:

• Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home. Larger homes may require additional smoke alarms to provide a minimum level of protection.

• Test smoke alarms monthly using the text button.

• Smoke alarms more than 10 years old should be replaced as they may no longer be reliable, even if they still beep when tested.

• Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond. Have and practice a home fire escape plan with two ways out of every room and a place to meet up outside.

South County Fire serves more than 250,000 residents in unincorporated south Snohomish County and the cities Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.


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