Duplex Fire South of Everett Displaces Five

July 14, 2016

Everett, Everett Fire

Editor’s Update 3:25 PM: We received the following from Leslie Hynes regarding this morning’s fire…

A two-alarm fire caused more than $225,000 damage and displaced four adults and one child from a duplex in unincorporated south Everett this morning.

Fire dispatchers received multiple 911 calls around 4:45 a.m. reporting smoke and flames coming from the duplex in the 400 block of 105th St. SW. “Firefighters saw a large column of black smoke as they approached. When the first fire engine arrived, all residents from both duplex units had safely exited and flames were burning through the roof,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1.

Crews from Fire Districts 1 and 7, Lynnwood, Everett and Mukilteo responded. No one was injured. Remodels and additions to the building over the years made it challenging for firefighters to get at flames in the attic. It took firefighters about 45 minutes to get the fire under control.

One duplex unit is a total loss. The other unit had fire damage in the kitchen and light smoke damage throughout. The owner and residents have insurance. The Fire District 1 Volunteer Chaplain/Support 7 Team and Red Cross responded to assist the fire victims.

Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire may have been started by self-heating of beauty bark on the exterior of the house igniting nearby vinyl siding and spreading into the attic.

duplex fire

duplex fire

duplex fire

duplex fireJust before 5:00 AM a duplex fire was reported in the 400 block of 105th SW just south of the Everett city limits.

Crews from Fire District 1 responded with mutual aid from Everett Fire.

Shortly after the first engines arrived a second alarm was called bringing additional help from District 7, Mukilteo and Lynnwood.

One of the two units was destroyed and five people are being helped by the Red Cross.

A Snohomish County Fire Marshal is on the scene. There were no injuries.

We’ll update when there is more information.

Here are a few MyEverettNews.com photos.


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