Crews face challenge putting out fire that gutted Snohomish home

Crews face challenge putting out fire that gutted Snohomish home
A fire gutted a home in Snohomish.

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — A family has been displaced after a fire gutted their home Thursday afternoon in Snohomish.

A spokesperson for Snohomish County Fire said firefighters were called about 3:37 p.m. to a report of smoke coming from the roof of a home in the 1800 block of 145th Avenue Southeast.

As crews got close to the fire, they reported seeing a dark column of smoke in the air.

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Officials said the homeowner arrived at his home and saw smoke and called 911. Flames were also seen coming from the windows of the second level of the home and quickly spread through the house.

When firefighters arrived, they pulled hoses to put out the fire but were faced with a water supply issue as the nearest fire hydrant was located two blocks away from the driveway and the house was approximately 800 feet off the main road, officials said.

Officials said crews had to use multiple water tenders to fight the fire.

No injuries were reported but two cats are still missing, officials said.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the family.

The Snohomish County Fire Marshal is investigating how the fire started.