Fire Destroys North Everett House – People And Pets Okay

August 8, 2018

Everett Fire

Editor’s Update 11:00 AM: Investigators from Everett Fire continue to work to determine a cause of the fire. Heavy equipment has also been brought in to pull the house apart and reach hot spots. The Red Cross is providing assistance to the six people who lived in the house. Here are a couple photos from today.

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A ladder truck sprays from above to hit hot spots this morning.

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Heat from the fire melted siding on the house next door.

Original Post 3:00 AM

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Everyone got out safely.

The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting six people after fire destroyed their house in the 2600 block of Maple Street. The fire was reported shortly before midnight and the six people, including one person in a wheelchair, were able to escape from the home with the clothes on their backs.

The house was fully involved when Everett Fire crews arrived. Battalion Chief Roger Westlund told MyEverettNews.com crews fought the fire defensively, staying outside of the structure. Two ferrets were recovered by firefighters and reunited with their owners. A cat that lived in the house was seen running inside but had not been captured at the time of this writing.

Firefighters will be standing by all night to watch for flare ups and hot spots. An investigator with Everett Fire is on scene but will not be able to enter the structure until it is considered safe. Here are some MyEverettNews.com photos from the fire. The house appeared to be a total loss.

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The fire could be seen from I-5.

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The heat could be felt from half a block away.

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Burning wires falling away from the house created hazards for firefighters.

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The back of the house is burned away.

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Multiple streams into the front of the house.

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Two firefighters at the front of the house.

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Firefighters working a large line from the street.

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Firefighters bring two ferrets in their cage for a reunion with their owners.

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A Red Cross representative talking with people from the house who will need assistance.



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