Couple Flees To Balcony To Escape 2-Alarm Apartment Fire In South Everett

January 9, 2021

Everett

Editor’s update Sunday 01/10 7:15AM: Everett Fire says a second group of people, two adults and one child were also rescued from a balcony by the crew of Aid 6. The damage estimate is estimated at $150,000.00. The fire remains under investigation.

The fire started in the second floor apartment.

A couple and their dog wait on their balcony to escape the smoke.

Firefighters check on the people and dog on the balcony.

An Everett Firefighters helps a woman off her deck and onto a ladder to safety.

The dog patiently waits its turn to come off the deck.

Medics assist a couple who had to wait at an open window until the smoke in the stairwell cleared so they could come out of their unit.

A couple and their dog had to take refuge on their balcony after a fire in the unit below theirs made it impossible for them to safely exit their third floor apartment.

Around 1:30 PM Saturday 911 received multiple calls of a fire in a building at the Olin Fields apartments on Holly Drive in south Everett.

Engine 6 was first on the scene and encountered flames and smoke out the second floor. Mutual Aid arrived from South County Fire and a second alarm was called.

A woman called 911 and reported she and her boyfriend could not get out of their third floor apartment due to heavy smoke outside their front door and in the stairwell from the fire in the apartment below.

The couple and their dog moved out onto their balcony to escape heavy smoke coming into their unit.

Firefighters put a ladder up to the balcony and helped the couple down to safety.

Their dog stayed on the balcony for a bit as fire crews quickly got the fire in the below apartment under control and safely brought the dog out by the stairs.

A second couple were also left in their third floor apartment as they waited near an open window as there was too much smoke for them to safely exit down the stairs.

After about 20 minutes it was safe for the couple to come down the stairs.

There were no injuries to apartment residents but one firefighter was being evaluated.

An investigator is on scene to determine the cause of the fire and the Red Cross has been called to assist six residents who were displaced.



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