Brush Fire Keeps Firefighters Busy For Hours In South Everett

October 6, 2022

Everett Fire

Here’s an update put out from Everett Fire after they spent hours Thursday dealing with a brush fire south of Everett Mall Way and between 3rd SE and 7th SE.

Photo provided by Everett Fire Department.

Photo provided by Everett Fire Department

Photo provided by Everett Fire Department

Late this afternoon, there was a large presence of fire apparatus in the 10100 block of 3 Ave SE and neighboring streets while firefighters from Everett Fire Department and South County Fire worked to extinguish a brush fire that started in a pocket of woods south of a storage facility.
It is suspected that an unattended campfire started the fire and spread to fuel sources in the woods, such as trees, grass, pine needles, and other vegetative material.

Using wildland fire tactics, crews worked in the woods for several hours putting water on the fire and digging deep fire lines to contain and prevent it from spreading toward homes in the area.

Everett Fire’s sUAS (small unmanned aircraft system) was used to provide aerial support to help identify hot spots in the woods.
The type of vegetation involved in this brush fire, known as duff, tends to smolder, creating more smoke than fire. It is expected to smolder and smoke through the night.
For firefighter safety, crews cleared the woods for the night, and plan on returning at daylight to continue mop-up efforts.

There is no current threat to any structures, and there were no reported injuries.
Fire risk continues to be extremely high, and there continues to be a burn ban in place for Snohomish County — no outdoor burning. Charcoal and gas grills are allowed, but please be extra cautious.

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