Car Fire Turns Into Brush Fire On Northbound I-5 In Everett

June 28, 2021

Everett Fire

5:30 PM Update: A little more than two hours in and crews have made good progress and operations have moved to mop up. Traffic is still heavily impacted northbound through Everett. Not only on I-5 but also alternates including Broadway, Colby and East Marine View Drive to 529.

This began as a car fire. Photo provided by Everett Fire Department.

The brush fire quickly ignited from the car and spread through dry grass. Photo provided by Everett Fire.

The fire is spreading through grass east of I-5

A car fire started the blaze.

Initial Post 3:45 PM: A car fire reported on northbound I-5 at the north end of the Snohomish River bride turned into a large brush fire near the sewage lagoons and treatment plant to the east side of I-5.

This began about 3:15 PM. Due to a lack of hydrants in the area tenders have been brought in to supply water to Everett Fire Engines. Traffic on I-5 northbound was down to one lane for some time. Will update as more information becomes available.

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