2-Year-Old Twins Pulled From Burning Everett Apartment

January 29, 2018

Everett Fire

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2-year-old twins were taken to Harborview Medical Center after a three-alarm fire at the Olin Fields Apartments in south Everett this afternoon. According to assistant Everett Fire Marshal Steve Goforth, around 1 PM a State Fire Marshal happened to be in the area of the apartments at 10115 Holly Drive when he saw a large column of smoke and reported the fire.

Crews from Engine 6 and Engine 7 were the first to arrive on scene. As Engine 7 worked on fire suppression crews from Engine 6 entered the burning apartment and pulled out a pair of two-year-old twins. Goforth tells MyEverettNews.com the twins were taken to Harborview but at this time their condition is unknown.

Olin Fields fire

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The fire is believed to have started in a first floor apartment and quickly spread up to the two units above. The Red Cross is assisting several families with housing and other needs tonight. At this point there is no word on a cause. One Everett Firefighter is reported to have suffered a hand injury.

This fire was reported as Everett Fire crews were finishing up a 2-alarm fire an an automotive shop in the 2900 block of Rucker Avenue just north of Wall Street. Around 12:30 PM a mechanic was working on a vehicle when it exploded into flames sending a large column of smoke into the downtown neighborhood. Everett crews got a good stop on the fire and kept it from spreading throughout the building. Initially reported as two-alarm the second alarm was called off after the initial knockdown. There were no injuries in the Rucker fire.



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