It was a busy day for the Everett Fire Department as an early afternoon fire at the Candlewood Apartments on Casino Road seriously damaged six units and left 10 adults and 20 kids without homes. Everett Fire Marshall Rick Robinson says they believe the fire was started by an unattended iron. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters. The damage to the building is estimated at $375,000.00.
Around 5:25pm Everett Firefighters were called to a four-plex in the 1600 block of 8th Ave W in Everett. That’s about a quarter-mile away from the Candlewood fire. As they arrived, fire crews encountered heavy smoke and flames. One man, who was trapped in a second floor unit and rescued by firefighters, was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for possible burns and smoke inhalation. No word on the cause but damage was estimated at $400,000.00. No other injuries were reported, and about 6 people were evacuated from the four-plex.
Snohomish County Red Cross was coordinating with residents of both fires to provide assistance.