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.

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