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Update on Fire at Beverly Village Apartments – EFD Says Smoke Alarms Not Working

July 23, 2014

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Beverly Village Fire

The fire started in a 1st floor bedroom and quickly spread.

It is truly amazing everyone got out without injury after reading the following update released today by Deputy Everett Fire Marshal Eric Hicks on the 2-alarm fire Sunday morning at the Beverly Village Apartments

Everett fire investigators have determined that the origin fire was the bedroom on the first floor on the north side of the building. The fire started due to clothes and other items stored too close to a baseboard heater. Investigators also learned that there were no working smoke alarms in the apartment.


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2 Alarm Fire Rips Through Beverly Village Apartments on 75th Street in Everett, WA

July 20, 2014

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Everett apartment fire

A dozen units were destroyed and 35 people are being helped by the Red Cross.

Here is the update on the fire from Assistant Everett Fire Marshal Eric Hicks:

At about 2:11 a.m. on July 20, 2014, Everett firefighters were dispatched to 801 75th St. SE. for a report of an apartment fire.

A woman sleeping in the first floor apartment woke to smoke in her apartment. She quickly woke her two children and escaped from the apartment. She then went to the second floor apartment to alert her neighbors and call 911.

Firefighters responding to the fire received reports of people trapped. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm for additional personnel to respond. All residents in the building were able to escape without injury.

The first firefighters to arrive saw fire coming from the first floor apartment bedroom window. The fire spread to the floors above and attic area where firefighters were able stop the fire.

About 35 residents were displaced and received assistance from the Red Cross. Two cats are confirmed deceased. No other reported injuries.

The apartment building sustained severe fire and water damage and will not be reoccupied. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Firefighters have to leave the roof. MyEverettNews.com Photo. Click to enlarge.

One building was completely destroyed at the Beverly Village apartment complex at 801 75th street in Everett early Sunday morning. At this time there doesn’t appear to have been any injuries. Still waiting on word from Everett Fire with more information. We do know the Red Cross has been called to assist in helping those who have been displaced. In the meantime here are some pictures taken at the scene.

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No Real Damage From Brush Fire East of I-5 in Everett

July 18, 2014

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Everett brush fire

The fire was about 300 feet by 50 feet.

It was a bit of a distraction but no damage from a brush fire shortly after 7:00pm along the Everett riverfront east of Interstate 5. Fire crews got the call at 7:15pm and three engine companies were able to quickly contain the fire. The hardest part was reaching the fire which was located on the site of the former Everett landfill. No word on the cause.


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Fire Destroys House in Everett’s Lowell Neighborhood

July 7, 2014

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Lowell house fire

Everett Firefighters venting the roof

No injuries but a house in the 5600 block of S. 3rd street in Everett’s Lowell neighborhood was destroyed by fire Monday morning. The blaze was reported at 7:32am and firefighters found smoke and flames coming out of the house on arrival. No one was home at the time of the fire. The Red Cross has been called to assist the homeowners.No word yet on the cause or a damage estimate. Here are some pictures from this morning…

Lowell house fire

Firefighters venting the roof

Lowell house fire

A firefighter puts out hot spots

Lowell house fire

Firefighters checking for hot spots in the attic

Lowell house fire

Sadly the house is a total loss.

Lowell house fire

Firefighters working from the outside

Lowell house fire

Flames from the roof


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Dry Conditions Leave Fire Danger High in Everett, WA

July 6, 2014

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Everett grass fire

Firefighters from Engine 6 quickly got control of this grass fire behind the Wal-Mart in south Everett.

Everett firefighters have been dealing with various bark, tree and grass fires over the last few days. In spite of a few showers, ground conditions are very dry and that coupled with fireworks still being discharged and cigarettes tossed out car windows has kept Everett firefighters busy. Given the forecast for a drier than normal summer Everett property owners are being urged to keep a defensible space around your home and be aware of the fire danger. Here are a few pictures from the crew of Everett Fire Department Engine 6 fighting a grass fire behind the Wal-Mart on Evergreen Way Sunday afternoon…

Grass fire behind Wal-Mart

It doesn’t take long for a grass fire to spread.

Grass fire behind Wal-Mart

Flames were rising quickly.

Everett grass fire

A bicycle was destroyed in this grass fire.

Grass fire behind Wal-Mart

The crew from Engine 6 works on the grass fire.

Grass fire behind Wal-Mart

Engine 6 crew putting out the last of the hot spots.


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Fireworks Likely to Blame For Garage Fire in Everett’s Silver Lake Neighborhood

July 5, 2014

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27th Place fire

Arriving crews found smoke and flame pouring from the garage.

Great work by Everett fire crews in stopping a garage fire from spreading into a house in the 2200 block of 127th Place SE near Silver Lake early Saturday morning. Three people were inside the home when the fire was reported shortly after 2:00am. All three got out safely. Everett Fire Department Battalion Chief Hausmann told MyEverettNews.com that fireworks were likely to blame but an investigator will have to determine if it was improper use, storage or disposal of fireworks that caused the blaze. No word yet on a damage estimate. Here are a few pictures from the scene.

27th Place SE Fire

2 cars inside the garage were heavily damaged.

27th Place SE Fire

Three people got out of the house safely.

27th Place SE Fire

Everett Fire crews were able to keep the fire contained to the garage and attic.

27th Place SE Fire

Fireworks are believed to have played a role in the fire.

It was a busy 4th of July for Everett Firefighters who responded to a dumpster fire at the Walgreen’s in north Everett, a house fire in central Everett, another dumpster fire at the Walgreen’s at Murphy’s Corner south of Silver Lake, a house fire at 105th and 16th Place West and this fire on 127th Place SE. That’s in addition to numerous calls for service and some false alarms. Happy Independence Day indeed.


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5 Kittens Rescued in Everett House Fire

July 4, 2014

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Update: Everett Fire Marshal says fire was NOT related to fireworks but likely due to materials smoldering in a fireplace overnight.

McDougall fire

An Everett firefighter carries a kitten out the front door

There were no injuries in a house fire Friday morning in the 7000 block of McDougall in central Everett. According to Everett Fire Marshal Rick Robinson, a neighbor called 9-1-1 after spotting smoke coming out of the upper story of the home shortly after 8:00am. The home owner was able to get out safely and Everett firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. They also managed to corral five kittens who were loose in the house. No word yet on a damage estimate or the cause of the fire. Here are a few pictures of the scene and some of the kittens. Click photo to enlarge.

McDougall fire

An Everett firefighter brings out one of the 5 kittens.

McDougall Fire

A kitten carried to safety

McDougall Fire

2 of the five kittens.

McDougall fire

An Everett firefighter creates ventilation from the inside.

McDougall Fire

An Everett firefighter creates ventilation from the outside.

McDougall Fire

Smoke was coming from the upper story as firefighters arrived.

One other great scene from the fire call this morning was as crews were mopping up, an Everett firefighter took a few minutes to connect with some of the children in the neighborhood…

McDougall fire

An Everett firefighter exchanges high fives with kids at the scene.

McDougall fire

An Everett firefighter gives stickers to some kids after the fire.


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