Everett Firefighters Battle Fatal House Fire On Shore Avenue

April 25, 2019

Everett Fire


The house sat well back from the street surrounded by trees and shrubbery.

Editor’s Update 10:35 AM: Here is the official press release just issued by Everett Fire.

Everett firefighters responded to an early morning fatal residential fire in the 3600 block of Shore Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. this morning. The two-alarm fire claimed one life and two other people were transported to area hospitals, one patient with significant burns and the second patient with non-life-threatening injuries.

Initial callers to 9-1-1 reported hearing someone yelling “fire” and “help”, as other callers reported flames showing from a residence. Prior to the fire department arriving on scene, information was received that there was one person trapped in the home. A neighbor attempted to rescue the trapped patient; however, fire conditions were too extreme and drove him from the home just as firefighters arrived on scene.

Crews arriving on scene saw smoke and flames coming from the home. They quickly made entry into the burning home and rescued an adult female who was found unresponsive. Life-saving measures were performed at the scene but were unsuccessful. The victim was declared deceased at the scene and released to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Two other patients are being treated for injuries from the fire. An adult female with significant burns was transported initially to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett and later transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. An adult male with non-life-threatening injuries was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center.

There were no injuries to any fire personnel.

Due to the intensity of the fire, a second alarm was declared, with more than 50 personnel assisting with the incident. South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue, Mukilteo Fire, Marysville Fire District, and Naval Station Everett provided mutual aid.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Updates will be provided as they become available.


Crews from Everett and Mukilteo Fire responded to Shore Avenue with more outside agencies coming as a second alarm was called.

At about 2:35 this morning (Thu) Everett Firefighters were called by neighbors to reports of a smell of smoke and a woman screaming “fire” near Shore and Sound Avenues in west Everett. Everett PD officers arrived ahead of fire crews and reported smoke and the possibility of a person trapped inside of a house in the 3600 block of Shore Avenue.

Firefighters from Mukilteo and Everett arrived and removed a total of three people from the home. Medics attempted CPR on one resident but were unable to revive that person. Two other people were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center and one was then flown to Harborview in Seattle. With both life-saving and firefighting efforts underway a second alarm was called.

Assistant Everett Fire Marshal Steve Goforth told MyEverettNews.com the fire appeared to have started in the basement. No word yet on the cause of the fire or damage total. The fire did spread from the basement to the attic and due to the conditions of the house it may be some time before it is safe for investigators to enter. No word yet on the condition of the two people transported by aid crews. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy and determine the cause and manner of death and the identity of the person who died at the scene. We’ll have more as it becomes available.

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