High Intensity Light Believed Cause of Everett Garage Fire

January 31, 2014

Everett Fire

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The Everett Fire Department says an Everett man was burned in a garage fire this morning in Everett’s View Ridge Neighborhood. Here’s the explanation from Assistant Everett Fire Marshal Eric Hicks…

garage fire

photo courtesy Everett Fire Department

This morning Everett firefighters responded to a garage fire in the 200 block of East View Ridge Drive that broke out shortly before 7:43 a.m. A female and male resident were alerted to the early morning fire by their dogs barking from the partially detached garage. They went outside and saw grey smoke coming from the garage door. The male grabbed a garden hose and opened the metal garage door. He burned his hands from the hot garage door while saving his dogs from the fire.

When firefighters arrived they found smoke coming from the rear of the house. Crews investigated, found the garage on fire and quickly put the fire out.

The male resident was treated and transported by Everett medics to Providence Hospital.

Everett fire investigators say the fire was likely caused by a high-intensity light left on all night next to combustibles in the garage.

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