Two House Fires Within 9 Minutes Of Each Other Keep Everett Area Fire Crews Busy

December 26, 2017

Everett Fire

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Photo of the fire on 27th SE courtesy of South Snohomish Fire.

It’s been a busy day for firefighters in the greater Everett area. This afternoon crews from Everett were called to both Lake Stevens and Marysville to provide mutual aid to crews battling fires in those cities. Then shortly before seven o’clock tonight, Everett Fire crews were dispatched to two different house fires within 9 minutes of each other.

The first involved Engine 6, Medic 5 and Ladder 5 who were called to the 9800 block of 27th SE to assist South County Fire on a fire in the attic of a house. This is in the south east part of Everett just outside the city limits.

9 minutes later there was a report of another house fire this time in the southwest part of the city in the 10100 block of Idaho near Paine Field. Crews from Mukilteo Fire including an Engine and Ladder provided mutual aid to Everett Fire. The house on Idaho was almost fully engulfed when crews arrived. Two people were in the house but got out safely and firefighters made a defensive attack. The house was extensively damaged. The Red Cross was called to help the residents find a place to stay for the night. An investigator is on scene and puts the loss at $340,000.00. No cause of the fire at this time. Here are some MyEverettNews.com photos of the fire on Idaho. Click photo to enlarge.

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The fire was growing across the front of the house as firefighters arrived.

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Everyone got out of the house safely.

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Fire spread to the upper and lower levels of the house.

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Crews fought it as a defensive fire and did not enter the house.

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The house was extensively damaged

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Everett and Mukilteo Firefighters gather for a safety briefing.

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A crew checked for hot spots on the second floor from the exterior.

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The Red Cross will assist the six people who lived in the house in finding temporary shelter.

Because of two fires tying up on-duty Everett crews, a second alarm was called to bring in additional staffing into the city until units could be placed back into service.



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