FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, April 12, 2015
CONTACT: Eric Hicks, Assistant Fire Marshal, 425-754-0495
Vehicle Fire Extends to Building
EVERETT – At 4:15 a.m. cell phone callers reported a loud boom and truck fire in the alley next to a building on the 2700 block of Rockefeller Avenue.
Everett Police were the first to arrive on scene and reported a truck fire spreading to the building. The fire was able to spread to the basement and second floor setting off the fire sprinkler system. The first arriving engine made an aggressive offensive attack knocking down the fire within minutes. The incident commander ordered a search of the building while the fire attack was in progress. Firefighters used chainsaws to open the roof looking for any hidden fire. The fire was completely controlled in approximately 20 minutes.
Due to a quick response by firefighters and the fire sprinkler system the fire was contained to the exterior of the building. The rest of the building was impacted by smoke and water damage.
There were no reports of injuries. Everett fire and police detectives are investigating. There is no estimate of a dollar loss at this time.