My sister Edie, brother-in-law Dave, and niece Aria were in their house in Mount Vernon Washington last night at about 9 p.m. when they heard huge explosion that rocked their house, (cause currently undetermined), the house immediately filled with thick smoke and they couldn't see anything. They all made it out safely. When outside, Dave opened the garage doors because that's where the dogs (Brody and Lulu, internet sensation) were sleeping. It was described as a backdraft effect and an Inferno. Dave immediately entered the garage and was able to rescue the dogs. Dogs are at the vet and doing okay. Dave is in the ICU at Harborview Medical Center. I don't have all the details yet but he's not doing great. Other than hair it doesn't sound like the burns to the outside of the body are too bad but the throat and lungs are not in good shape. Doctors pumped the smoke out of his lungs throughout the night. They are still doing tests to know the extent of the damage. Much prayer is needed. I would like to raise some funds to aid in the out of pocket medical expenses which they will incur and also to help with being displaced as we don't know the full extent of the damage to the house yet. I'm so thankful everyone was able to get out.....please pray for Dave and family. Thank you for your help in this.