Firefighters Get Quick Stop On House Fire In North Everett, Washington

December 17, 2023

Everett Fire

Editor’s Update 10:30 AM:Here’s an update from Everett Fire Department this morning.

The Everett Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 2300 block of Walnut St just after midnight. A 10-year-old in the home discovered the fire and notified the parents. Fortunately, all six occupants managed to self-evacuate. Multiple neighbors also called 911 to report smoke and flames on the porch of the home.

Engine 2 arrived at the scene just minutes after receiving the dispatch. Upon arrival, they found a medium-sized two-story house with a fire on the front porch, quickly spreading to the siding of both the first and second stories. The firefighters established an offensive strategy to contain the fire. While other arriving crews checked to see if the fire had extended to the attic and conducted a search of the structure, Engine 2 rapidly extinguished the fire before it could spread further into the home.

With the quick work of the firefighters, the fire was confined mainly to the front porch with some extension past the front door, which caused an interior wall to catch fire. The preliminary investigation indicates that the smoke alarms present in the house did not activate.

The Red Cross assisted the two adults and four children displaced by the fire. There were no reported injuries.

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation by the Everett Fire Marshal’s Office.

Home fires can be devastating. The Everett Fire Department wants to remind everyone of the importance of working smoke detectors in their home. Smoke alarms are a vital part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms can provide an early warning of a fire, allowing you to evacuate quickly and save lives. For more information on smoke alarms and fire escape plans, visit the National Fire Protection Association website (nfpa.org).

The Everett Fire Department, in cooperation with the American Red Cross of Snohomish County, will install smoke alarms, free of charge, in the homes of low-income residents, seniors and those with disabilities. If you need assistance and live within Everett city limits, contact the Everett Fire Marshal’s Office at 425-257-8100 or email FMO@everettwa.gov.

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Everett Firefighters were able to get a quick knockdown on a house fire in north Everett overnight.

Everett Fire crews were dispatched to a report of smoke and flames coming from a house in the 2300 block of Walnut just after midnight.

Crews were able to keep the fire from extending into the house and attic space, limiting fire damage to the exterior of the home. There was smoke and water damage to the interior.

Residents were able to safely evacuate and there were no injuries. The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross was called to assist six people.

As of this writing at 1:15 AM an inspector with the Everett Fire Marshal’s office was on scene working to determine a cause.

Here are a few photos of the crews at work. Click photo to enlarge.



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