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December 7, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Eight injured in Everett fire

A fire that broke out shortly after midnight in Everett on Saturday sent seven members of a family to the hospital and injured a fire fighter, according the Everett Fire Department.

Residents of the home in the 2200 block of Rainier Avenue told fire crews that they were awakened around midnight by an explosion and the smell of smoke, Asst. Fire Marshall Eric Hicks wrote in a news statement released Saturday morning.

Some family members escaped by climbing out of a second-floor window while one was rescued from the basement by a relative who broke out a window, fire officials said.

Everyone was out by the time firefighters arrived at 12:13 a.m., Hicks said.

Hicks said there were no fatalities, but two residents were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. One suffered serious burns, he said, while the other person’s burns were minor.

Hicks also said that five other family members were treated for minor injuries at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and that one fire fighter suffered an ankle injury.

The cause of the fire, which destroyed the home, was not immediately known, he said.

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