Everett Red Apple Daycare Fire Ruled Arson – $10,000.00 Reward Offered

September 9, 2011

Everett, Police Blotter

If you know something, please call 1-800-55ARSON

The fire that destroyed the Red Apple Daycare on Labor Day weekend has been ruled arson. Here’s the official word from Fire District 1 spokesperson Leslie Hynes…

The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that destroyed an Everett area daycare center Sunday night as arson.

The two-alarm fire caused more than $450,000 damage at the Red Apple Preschool and Child Care in the 2700 block of 86th St. SE in the Eastmont neighborhood in unincorporated Snohomish County southeast of Everett.

Neighbors called 9-1-1 at 9:08 p.m. on Sunday to report the fire. One caller described seeing flames “at the base of the building.” When firefighters arrived minutes later, the 4,600-square-foot building was engulfed in flames, according to Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1.

“The rapid advancement of the fire and the large volume of fire were two factors that made investigators suspect this was arson,” she said.

Investigators from the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office have determined the fire started in the daylight basement, then quickly spread throughout the two-story structure. They are not releasing information about how the fire was started. Investigators believe this arson is an isolated incident.

No suspects have been identified. Investigators are asking for anyone with information about the fire to call 1-800-55-ARSON. There is a $10,000 reward from the Arson Alarm Foundation for information leading to the arrest and criminal conviction of the persons responsible for the fire.

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One Response to “Everett Red Apple Daycare Fire Ruled Arson – $10,000.00 Reward Offered”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Didn’t know if you were aware of this news update?

    The new age center that owned this building apparently has used the insurance money from the arson to purchased a new location in Lake Stevens. They recently purchased the property from The Rock Church in Monroe.

    http://www.king5.com/news/local/Fire-destroys-Everett-childcare-center-129262213.html