Neighbors grab hoses, help stop Edgewood fire

VIDEO: House fire in Edgewood

EDGEWOOD, Wash. — Pierce County firefighters responded to a house fire in the 11000 block of 20th St. E. in Edgewood, Washington, Friday afternoon.

Chopper 7 flew over the scene and video showed the house engulfed in flames.

Rick Bartlett was driving by with his daughter when they saw the smaoke and called 911 Barlett and other neighbors tried to help keep the fire from spreading They grabbed garden hoses and put out the fire on a fence before it reached the home next door.

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"It started popping and blowing up in there. It was very scary. I grabbed a garden hose and tried to put out the neighbor's fense that was on fire. They had a propane tank there," said Rick Bartlett.

When firefighters arrived neighbors helped them pull the fire hoses so they could get water on the fire faster.

Investigators say the fire started in the garage and spread to the rest of the house and two vehicles.

They are still working determine how the fire started.

On Friday night the homeowner's next door neighbor moved his trailer in front of the burned home so his neighbor had a place to stay after the fire.

BREAKING LIVE: Pierce County firefighters are at a house fire in the 11000 block of 20th St. E. in Edgewood. Reports of one patient with injuries. More information to come.

Posted by KIRO 7 News on Friday, July 27, 2018

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