Dozens of crews battle house fire in Brier

A fire in Brier caused more than $200,000 damage and left a couple homeless this morning.

Neighbors called 911 around 8:40 a.m. after seeing smoke and flames coming from the home in the 21500 block of Elm Drive. A woman was home at the time but she made it out safely.

Crews responded from nearby Brier Fire Station 18. “When they arrived at the house, the garage was in flames and smoke was pouring out from the eaves,” said Leslie Hynes, spokesperson for Fire District 1

About 35 firefighters from Fire District 1, Lynnwood and Bothell responded.  “The flames had extended to the attic, but firefighters made a quick attack and had the fire under control within about 20 minutes,” Hynes added.

No one was hurt. The fire caused heavy damage to the attic and garage, and destroyed a car parked inside. Firefighters were able to stop the flames before they spread to the living area, but there was heavy smoke damage throughout the house.

The couple has insurance. Investigators determined the fire started in the garage, but were unable to find the cause. They say it doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

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