3 Alarm Fire Destroys Everett Recycling Center

June 4, 2016

Everett, Everett Fire

Sadly, 3rd time’s a charm for fire at recycling center.

recycling center A 3 Alarm fire destroyed a recycling center next to the Snohomish River in north Everett Saturday night.

This was the 3rd time Everett Firefighters have been called to the facility for a fire this week.

Here’s our story and photos from Wednesday June 1st.

Yesterday fire crews were called for smoke from the building but did not locate any hot spots.

Tonight Everett Fire crews were called to a report of smoke coming from one of the buildings around 7:00 PM this (Saturday) evening. Arriving crews saw smoke coming from one of the buildings and began a defensive attack and called in a second alarm.

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3 alarm fire RAs a total of 4 buildings were burning a 3rd alarm was called which brought about 90 firefighters to the scene from as far away as Monroe.

Flames were shooting up 50 feet into the air and there were reports the smoke could be seen from Redmond and also the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry.

The buildings contained organic compost which was being recycled and that is contributing to the intensity of the fire as well as providing abundant fuel.

Multiple brush fires broke out to the south end of the fire scene as burning embers traveled in the wind.

Highway 529 between Marysville and Everett has remained open but the Burlington Northern rail lines were shut down as crews had hose stretch over the tracks.

5 tenders were also brought in to shuttle water to the scene.

Three buildings have been destroyed but a fourth building, Everett Engineering, has some fire to the south side but is being protected by a ladder truck and is holding up okay.

Everett Firefighters expect to be battling the fire through most of the night.

Here are MyEverettNews.com photos from the first couple of hours.

Click photos to enlarge.


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9 Responses to “3 Alarm Fire Destroys Everett Recycling Center”

  1. Melanie Curtis Says:

    A couple news crews just showed up aswell! So it is still very active down there these poor fire fighters it is so hot! We offer water! Man I’m glad no one lost a life last nite but it was exploding and popping and crackling man it was bad

  2. Melanie Curtis Says:

    I’m looking at what’s going in as we speak and there is still a massive amount if smoke coming out of those buildings but they are allowing people to go down on the bridge to check the secene out!

  3. Melanie Curtis Says:

    The place still has active flames or hot spots and it is 4:14 Sunday so they will be there awhile!

  4. Bourne Says:

    How many tons of carbon pollution is this ‘eco fuel’ (LOL) fire producing? Mother Gaia is upset with Everett today.

  5. Anita Kuhnhenn Says:

    I heard siren, after siren, after siren etc…
    When I looked outside – Holy Mother of God,It’s Armageddon! (Or so it seemed).
    We are a mile from this, WOW! (Reminds me of the fires along Everett waterfront in late 60’s and we watched from the Grand Ave park)…

  6. Anita Kihnhenn Says:

    I heard siren, after siren, after siren etc…
    When I looked outside – Holy Mother of God,It’s Armageddon! (Or so it seemed).
    We are a mile from this, WOW! (Reminds me of the fires along Everett waterfront in late 60’s and we watched from the Grand Ave park).

    • Melanie Curtis Says:

      I live directly across the street it was ABSALUTLY crazy outside last nite we couldn’t even get to our house but we woke up this morning g to about an inch of ash on our porch and car!

  7. Donkey Hotay Says:

    We came west across the trestle around 9 p.m. and the smoke was an impressive bank of cloud that stretched well up the estuary towards Snohomish.

    So was this the work of a determined arsonist or what? I mean, after two compost fires, anyone reasonable who wanted to save their business would have spread those piles out. Three fires almost shouts insurance scam.

  8. Leon Says:

    we drove by it it was crazy! God bless the fire fighters!