11:30am Update: Smoke Detectors Help Four Escape 2-Alarm House Fire in West Everett

May 24, 2014

Everett Fire

Here’s the official update from Everett Assistant Fire Marshal Eric Hicks. The bottom line is working smoke detectors save lives.

Smoke Alarm Saves Family of 4 in early morning house fire.

At about 4:56 a.m. on May 24, 2014, Everett firefighters were dispatched to the 3600 block of Geyer LN. on the report of a house fire.

A woman sleeping in a second floor bedroom woke up from the fire alarm sounding.  She smelled smoke and quickly went to the basement to where three children were sleeping.  They were able to escape from the basement area and call 911.

A large plume of smoke could be seen from more than two blocks away.  Firefighters arrived and saw flames and smoke coming from several windows of the house.  They were able to knock down the main fire within 50 minutes. Firefighters will be on the scene for several hours putting out hot spots.  No reported injuries.

The home appears to be a total loss.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

”Smoke alarms played a big role in saving the lives of the residents in the house. The family could have easily been trapped inside the house if it hadn’t been for the smoke alarm going off at the right time,” said Assistant Fire Marshal Eric Hicks.

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Geyer Lane Fire 2

Geyer Lane Fire 1 A woman and three children escaped a two alarm house fire on Geyer Lane in west Everett early Saturday morning. According to assistant Everett Fire Marshal Eric Hicks, just before 5:00 am, a woman sleeping upstairs woke to the sound of a smoke alarm and went downstairs and found the home on fire. She able to get 3 children sleeping downstairs out safely and call 9-1-1. Arriving fire crews saw heavy smoke and flame and called for a second alarm. Firefighters got a good knock-down on the fire and then spent about an hour putting out hot spots. Crews from Mukilteo and District 1 also assisted at the fire scene while fire departments from Marysville, Snohomish and other cities covered calls in Everett. It was the second 2-Alarm fire in Everett in 2 days. No word yet on damage estimate or cause.

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3 Responses to “11:30am Update: Smoke Detectors Help Four Escape 2-Alarm House Fire in West Everett”

  1. Catherine A. Says:

    The information in this article is not accurate. I was the woman in the home with three of my children. I was sleeping downstairs and so were my three children. I awoke for an unknown reason and then noticed the faint beeping of the fire alarm coming from upstairs. We were fortunate that the fire had not reached the down stairs before we evacuated our home and called 9-1-1. The two family members who slept upstairs were out of town for the weekend and were safe. A second family consisting of a single mother and two children who resided on the west wing of the house were also out of town and were safe but they lost everything including two cats. My daughter lost two birds in the fire. We were able to safely rescue my daughter’s Husky.