Broadway Fire Update

September 26, 2017

Everett Fire

Editor’s Update 11:10 AM: Assistant Everett Fire Marshal Steve Goforth says the initial damage estimate is $1.5 million dollars. Fire is still burning in some of the collapsed areas. An investigator with ATF has joined investigators from Everett Fire and Police. That is standard procedure when damage tops $1 million dollars.

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Assistant Everett Fire Marshal Steve Goforth speaks with the media Tuesday morning.

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The sun rises behind the smoke Monday morning as crews continue to pour water on hot spots.

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The building collapsed upon itself.

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A look at the back side of the building.

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Fire investigators discuss the next steps.

Everett Fire says they believe everyone got out of the building at 2931 Broadway last night. There were not apartments in the building though there was a church that operated out of part of the space.

Heavy equipment will be brought in today so investigators can begin looking for a cause.

The fire burned through much of the night as parts of the building continued to collapse. There was a big flare up about 4 AM that was handled by crews on the scene.

Firefighters are still putting out hot spots.

No word yet on a damage estimate.

No injuries were reported but one man was rescued out of the north side of the building and a family living in a space south of the fire building was displaced.

Broadway is expected to remain closed between Hewitt and Pacific for much of the day today. Expect heavier traffic on Rucker and Colby heading north and southbound through downtown Everett.

Here are a few MyEverettNews.com photos of the aftermath this morning.

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