Damage Estimate At Judd & Black Fire Tops 3 Million Dollars

September 24, 2018

Everett Fire

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Smoke pours from beneath the Judd & Black sign.

An update from Everett Fire Department on the investigation into Friday night’s fire at the Judd and Black store in Everett, Washington.

The Fire Investigator Team, made up of both fire and police investigators, continues to examine all aspects of the fire that occurred at the Judd & Black Appliance store on Friday night.

The structure, built in 1892, did not have fire sprinklers in the building. Fire investigators estimate the loss of the building at $1.5 million dollars, and an estimated loss of $2 million dollars in inventory.

The two northbound lanes of the 2800 block of Maple Street, which is between California Street and Hewitt Avenue, will remain closed for an indefinite amount of time. There are structural integrity concerns with the west side of the building further collapsing onto Maple Street.

It is too soon to know the origin and cause of this fire. Updates will be released as they become available. Investigating a fire of this magnitude is a slow, methodical process.

Fire investigations of this size involve a combined team made up of fire investigators and police detectives; it is standard practice for fire and police to work together.



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