Dog killed, $18,000 worth of property damaged in Edmonds house fire

EDMONDS – A fire in Edmonds early Tuesday morning killed a dog and damaged more than $18,000 in property.

Snohomish County firefighters said one of the five people who live at the house, which is in the 23400 block of 94th Ave. W., was playing video games just after midnight when he heard a whooshing sound and saw smoke coming from a heating vent.

He told his housemates and everybody got out safely.

“Firefighters made a quick stop and were able to keep the fire contained to one bedroom on the lower level of the house,” said Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokesperson Leslie Hynes.

The house is, however, uninhabitable and the Red Cross came to help the residents.

An investigator ruled the cause of the fire was electrical.