Second Apartment Fire Of The Day Also A Quick Stop For Everett Firefighters

March 6, 2019

Everett Fire

Earlier this morning we told you about a fire shortly after midnight at the Olin Fields apartments in south Everett. That was quickly contained by Everett firefighters.


Photo courtesy Everett Fire Department.

A few hours later there was another apartment fire this time on Wetmore Avenue. Here’s the release sent out this afternoon by Everett Fire.

Just before 0900 this morning Everett Fire units responded to an apartment fire in the 3500 block of Wetmore Avenue. On arrival firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze in an upstairs bedroom.

The fire was contained to the room of origin and did not extend to the structural components of the building.

One occupant was transported to Providence Everett Medical Center for smoke inhalation. At this time the patient is expected to be released shortly.

The resident told investigators that he was asleep at the time of the blaze and woke up to a loud sound in the bedroom. He saw fire in the bedroom in the area of an electric skateboard that had been charging. He attempted to extinguish with a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful and exited the structure.

It should be noted that he closed the door behind him which kept the fire from extending outside the room. The firefighters noted that a quarter of the bedroom was on fire and were able to put the fire out quickly and then hydraulically ventilate out the bedroom window.

Investigators on scene have completed their preliminary investigation and are ruling the fire accidental. Damages are estimated at $80,000.

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