Fire causes $100,000 damage to condo

No one was injured in a fire that caused more than $100,000 damage to a condominium in the Martha Lake area on Saturday morning.

A passerby called 9-1-1 at 8 a.m. to report flames coming from the two-story, eight-unit building in the 16800 block of Larch Way. The caller then alerted residents in the building to evacuate, said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1. No one was inside the unit where the fire was burning.

Firefighters from Fire Districts 1 and 7 responded and had the fire under control in less than 15 minutes. “The fire was contained to one unit. Firefighters kept the flames contained to the kitchen, but there was heavy smoke damage throughout the unit,” Hynes said.

The fire displaced one resident. He has insurance.

The fire started in the kitchen and appeared to be accidental. The cause is under investigation by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office.

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