2-alarm fire destroys Monroe home in wooded area

MONROE, Wash. — A two-alarm fire destroyed a home Saturday morning in Monroe.

Crews responded about 11:23 a.m. to the 9200 block of Woods Creek Road where they saw smoke and flames shooting from the home, which was back in a wooded area.

Firefighters said because of the location of the fire they requested helicopter assistance, but it could not fly due to wildfire smoke in the region.

There was also limited access to nearby fire hydrants, so firefighters used multiple tenders and hundreds of feet of hoses to get water to the flames, officials said. And because of the reduced winds, cooler temperatures and high humidity, it helped crews put out the flames, keeping the fire from spreading

One person was in the home but was able to get out without any injuries.

The American Red Cross was called to help the man.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.