Family Displaced After South Everett House Fire Sunday Afternoon

November 26, 2023

Everett Fire

Editor’s Update Wed 11/29/2023 4:45 PM. Everett Fire says the cause of this fire was accidental. Here’s their report out this afternoon:

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Photo provided by Everett Fire.

On Sunday, just after 4:00 p.m., the Everett Fire Department received a call about a residential fire in the 9000 block of 9th Ave SE, located in the south Everett Cascade View neighborhood. The fire had quickly spread from the back porch of the home, with smoke and flames visible to multiple callers to 911. Neighbors tried to control it using garden hoses until firefighters arrived.

Upon arrival, the first units found a working attic fire. Firefighters quickly knocked down the majority of the fire inside the residence within several minutes of being on the scene, while other arriving crews applied water to the exterior. The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes of the fire department’s arrival.

Two of the residents who were inside the home at the time of the fire were able to evacuate safely. Fortunately, there were no injuries to firefighters or the residents. South County Fire
provided mutual aid assistance, and the Everett Police Department assisted with traffic control. After a preliminary investigation, it is believed that the cause of the fire was due to an
unattended heat source on the back patio that spread to the second-story deck and into the eaves leading to the attic.

The second-story sliding glass door window broke due to the heat of the fire, which allowed the flames to spread into the kitchen area. The fire has been determined to be accidental. The house sustained extensive fire and water damage, with an estimated loss of over $200K. The Everett Fire Department strongly advises residents to have a fire escape plan and practice it regularly.

When escaping a fire, stay low and exit quickly. The use of functional smoke alarms plays a crucial role in ensuring a safe escape from a fire. Test your smoke alarms regularly to ensure they are working correctly and replace them once they have exceeded 10 years from the manufacturer’s date.

About 4:00 PM Sunday afternoon Sno911 began receiving calls of smoke and flames coming from the back of a house in the 9000 block of 9th Avenue SE in south Everett, Washington.

The first Everett Fire Engine approaching the area reported a column of smoke from half mile away.

Arriving Everett Fire crews began an offensive attack on the fire and confirmed everyone was out of the home. Neighbors were using garden hoses on the fire as firefighters arrived.

The fire appeared to be heaviest on the back deck of the home and then spread from there into the attic.

Crews from South County Fire responded with Everett Fire and together they brought the fire under control.

There were no injuries but the home suffered extensive smoke and water damage.

At this writing an investigator with the Everett Fire Marshal’s Office is at the home working to find a cause.

The family living in the home has been displaced and will be staying with relatives.

Here are a few photos from the scene. Click photo to enlarge.



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