LYNDEN, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to the 200 block of Maberry Loop in Lynden about 12:10am on Sunday, April 3rd, due to a report of a residential fire.
Lynden Fire Department Fire Chief Mark Billmire told Whatcom News they arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the residence. The occupants were already outside after having been alerted by smoke detectors.
Billmire said firefighters knocked down an exterior fire on a corner of the structure then had to “chase” fires through attic spaces.
There were no injuries to the occupants or firefighters.
Billmire said the structure suffered heavy damage, especially in the attic and roof. The displaced family was being assisted by friends and family.
LFD was assisted by North Whatcom Fire & Rescue and Whatcom County Fire District 7 firefighters. They remained on scene for over 3 hours.
The cause of the fire was under investigation by the Lynden Fire Department as of 8am.