UPDATE: Maple Valley home destroyed by fire

The residents of the house that caught fire on Maxwell Road Southeast were found and contacted.

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

UPDATE: Residents of home were found.

Much of a small single-story home was destroyed by an early morning fire in the 20000 block of Maxwell Road Southeast.

Firefighters were dispatched to the residence at 3:20 a.m. after neighbors reported the fire to 911. When they arrived, firefighters found the home engulfed in flames and fought the fire from the exterior due to the possibility of collapse.

It took approximately two hours to fully extinguish the fire.

Two people live in the home, according to neighbors.

According to the King County Fire Investigator, contact has been made with the residents.

Both residents are safe and were not home at the time of the fire.

Because this fire took place in an area of Maple Valley without hydrants, a series of “tenders” rotated bringing water to the main fire engine at the scene.

These large water capacity fire engines would arrive, pump their water into the other engine, and then refill at the closest fire hydrant.

A King County Fire Investigator is on scene to determine what started the fire.