Editor’s Update 10:20 PM: Everett Fire tonight reported firefighters found a wall fire between two apartments that spread to the attic. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm and took approximately 90 minutes to extinguish fully. Mutual aid was provided by South County Fire, Mukilteo Fire, and Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue. The fire damaged two apartments, and five other apartments suffered smoke and water damage.
Investigators with the Everett Fire Department are on scene at the Bluffs Apartments on Casino Road working to determine the cause of a fire that broke out Thursday afternoon.
About 5:20 PM neighbors reported smoke coming from an upper-level apartment in one of the buildings. People were able to get out safely.
Arriving fire crews found smoke in the attic areas of two apartments.
Crews were able to contain the fire to those units attacking through the interior as well as through the roof.
It took about 90 minutes to get the fire completely out.
A second alarm was called bringing crews from around the area to assist Everett Firefighters.
One Everett Firefighter suffered a sprained ankle and was transported to the hospital to be checked out. There were no other injuries.
The American Red Cross was called in to provide overnight housing assistance to families from the units affected.
We’ll update as additional information is made available by Everett Fire.
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