Friday, August 28, 2009

Fire destroys home

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Troy, Kathy and the Queen family who lost their home this morning in a fire. Everyone made it out of the home although one person had to be taken to the hospital for singes and smoke inhalation. The family has already been placed in temporary housing and the Red Cross is making sure they get some of the help they need.

I really commend the family members for looking after each other and making sure that everyone was as safe as possible. I know the family will have a lot to deal with in the near future. The family has already received offers of assistance from our community and I know that all of our friends and neighbors will be there to help the Queen family through this difficult time.

The Tulalip Police Department and Snohomish County Fire Marshals are still investigating the cause of the fire. I really want to thank all of the emergency personnel who responded to the incident. Tulalip Bay, Getchell, Marysville and several other fire departments all responded this morning. These men and women risk their lives doing this work and I just want to commend and honor them for the work that they do.

To the family, keep you heads up. I know we’ll help in any way we can. And for our community, keep an eye on the blog and the See-Yaht-Sub for more information about how you can help the Queen Family.


Shelly L. Lacy