Fatal Two-Alarm Fire at Candlewood Apartments on Casino Road in Everett

May 23, 2014

Everett Fire

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Candlewood Fire 26:30am Update: Here is the official press release from Aaron Snell at Everett Police…Detectives are investigating a fatal fire that displaced dozens this morning.

At about 2:45 a.m. on May 23, 2014, Everett officers were dispatched to the 8500 block of 10th Ave W. on the report of malicious activity when a neighbor heard the sound of breaking glass. Officers arriving at 8530 10th Ave W (Candlewood Apartments) saw flames and smoke coming from the “A” building and immediately requested assistance from Everett Fire. The building was evacuated and firefighters extinguished the blaze. There was extensive damage to the building. Inside an apartment, one fatality was discovered.

The incident is being investigated as a fatal fire and detectives are working to establish the cause.

Information on the gender or age of the fatality has not been established. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will be called to the scene to take custody of the body for identification as well as cause and manner of death.

Two people were transported to Providence Medical Center Everett for minor non-life threatening injuries.

Dozens of residents were displaced and will not be able to return until the building has been assessed for safety. This process may take several hours and the American Red Cross is providing support to those displaced.

MyEverettNews.com Fire pic

MyEverettNews.com Fire pic2 Everett Police and Fire investigators are going over the scene of a fatal apartment fire on Casino Road this morning. According to Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell officers received a call of malicious mischief and breaking glass around 2:45am. The arriving officer saw smoke coming from one of the apartments and advised Everett Fire. Everett Police Officers then went through the building evacuating residents. Arriving Fire crews began attacking the fire and a second alarm was called. While about 60 Everett Firefighters battled the blaze with help from District 1, Fire crews from Marysville, Snohomish and neighboring departments manned the Everett Fire stations. One victim was located inside the apartment where the fire appears to have been the worst. Still too soon to tell the cause of the fire or how many people will end up being displaced. We’ll pass along further information as we get it.

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7 Responses to “Fatal Two-Alarm Fire at Candlewood Apartments on Casino Road in Everett”

  1. Sidney Says:

    Were is the son Junior at wanna make sure he is okay

  2. cali Says:

    was it really targeted?

  3. britney Says:

    Any news on the fatality. That was my friends apt that was targeted.

  4. David Gipson Says:

    I was told that dan gregory was the fatality in this fire. Is this true?