EVERETT, WA – Everett firefighters responded to an early morning fatal residential fire in the 3600 block of Shore Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. this morning. The two-alarm fire claimed one life and two other people were transported to area hospitals, one patient with significant burns and the second patient with non-life-threatening injuries.
Initial callers to 9-1-1 reported hearing someone yelling “fire” and “help”, as other callers reported flames showing from a residence. Prior to the fire department arriving on scene, information was received that there was one person trapped in the home. A neighbor attempted to rescue the trapped patient; however, fire conditions were too extreme and drove him from the home just as firefighters arrived on scene.
Crews arriving on scene saw smoke and flames coming from the home. They quickly made entry into the burning home and rescued an adult female who was found unresponsive. Life-saving measures were performed at the scene but were unsuccessful. The victim was declared deceased at the scene and released to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Two other patients are being treated for injuries from the fire. An adult female with significant burns was transported initially to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett and later transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. An adult male with non-life-threatening injuries was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center.
There were no injuries to any fire personnel.
Due to the intensity of the fire, a second alarm was declared, with more than 50 personnel assisting with the incident. South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue, Mukilteo Fire, Marysville Fire District, and Naval Station Everett provided mutual aid.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Updates will be provided as they become available.