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Home fire in Granite Falls leaves one dead


March 29, 2011

In the early morning hours of Thursday, March 17, Granite Falls Fire crews were dispatched to reports of a mobile home fire located in the area of the 11000 block of Jordan Road. Crews arrived to find flames and smoke pluming from the double-wide, single story residence.

The fire was too hot to allow fire crews to enter the home. Once firefighters were able to enter they discovered the body of a 60-year-old woman who had not survived the fire, Kristen Thortenseon, spokesperson for the Marysville Fire District said.

The woman’s husband was able to escape with little or no injuries.

Elementary school children who are bused on Jordan Road were not able to get to school because of the fire and emergency vehicle response teams. Some of the bused middle and High School students were able to get to school, however.

Four engine companies, two tenders, three medic/aid units and command staff were called to the scene.

Approximately 30 emergency crew members responded from Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Getchell, Arlington, Arlington Heights and Lake Roesiger.

Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office and the Snohomish County Major Crimes Unit are conducting an investigation, however, the fire does not look suspicious, according to reports.

Working smoke alarms save lives, check yours today and practice your home fire drill.


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