OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2019
Aaron Snell, public information officer, media line: 425-257-7444
Charges referred in Judd & Black appliance store arson
(UPDATE: August 14, 2019)
EVERETT - On September 21st, 2018 a large fire destroyed the Judd and Black appliance store at 3001 Hewitt Ave. The Fire Investigator Team, made up of fire and police investigators, determined the fire was arson and intentionally started next to the building.
Detectives investigated and followed leads to identify a 19 year-old male suspect from Everett. Charges of Arson 1st have been referred to the Snohomish County Prosecutors Office as the suspect is currently serving time in prison on an unrelated arson.
Judd & Black Appliance fire determined to be arson
(UPDATE: January 15, 2019)
EVERETT – Investigators have determined the fire at the Judd & Black Appliance store was arson.
The Fire Investigator Team, made up of fire and police investigators, have continued their investigation and determined the fire at the Judd & Black Appliance store on September 22, 2018 was arson which started outside the business.
Police detectives have followed possible leads to identify a suspect, but no arrests have been made. At this time, detectives are asking anyone with information about this arson, or knows the suspect(s), is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS
One northbound lane in the 2800 block of Maple St remains closed to vehicle traffic.
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Everett Fire responds to three-alarm fire at Judd & Black Appliance
(UPDATE: September 24, 2018)
The Fire Investigator Team, made up of both fire and police investigators, continues to examine all aspects of the fire that occurred at the Judd & Black Appliance store on Friday night.
The structure, built in 1892, did not have fire sprinklers in the building. Fire investigators estimate the loss of the building at $1.5 million dollars, and an estimated loss of $2 million dollars in inventory.
The two northbound lanes of the 2800 block of Maple Street, which is between California Street and Hewitt Avenue, will remain closed for an indefinite amount of time. There are structural integrity concerns with the west side of the building further collapsing onto Maple Street.
It is too soon to know the origin and cause of this fire. Updates will be released as they become available. Investigating a fire of this magnitude is a slow, methodical process.
Fire investigations of this size involve a combined team made up of fire investigators and police detectives; it is standard practice for fire and police to work together.