4-Alarm Fire Burns Under Construction Buildings, Fire Apparatus

Everett, Washington State  | Firefighters were dispatched around 1750 hours to a large residential structure under construction in the 1700 block of West Marine Drive in  Snohomish County, where first due crews reported a well-estabished fire was observed.

This took place on Thursday evening, July 16, 2020.

The Fire Department then changed it to the 1300 block of West Marine Drive.

This is listed to the Waterfront Place Apartments, which are under construction.  Fire units went into an immediate defensive strategy.

A PIO was immediately dispatched to respond to the fire ground.

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Photo Credit | Everett FD

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Per Apartments.com, these apartments were scheduled to come online in 2021 with 266 units and a total of four-stories.  These buildings 1300 and 1400 blocks of Marine View Drive in Everett, WA 98201.  These were scheduled to be studio to three bedroom units. They are located in the norwestern portion of the City.

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The structure fire was so intense that it was now wind-driven and spotting.  The wind had picked up some hot burning embers blowing them across West Marine Drive to the east towards Grand Avenue Bluff.

This caused a brush fire and caused minor damage to a home down the street.  Firefighters were able to save the home.

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Additionally, the fire was escalated to a 4-alarm over time throughout the incident prompting the deployment of all available Snohomish County units as mutual aid to respond.

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Fire officials say it is too early to determine the cause but it is under investigation.

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After the fire was brought under control, it was assessed as two 4-story units under construction burned and one burned to the ground. It’s intensity scorched and blew out the windows of a ladder truck and damaged a nearby parked aid unit.

One firefighter suffered minor burns as he was trying to move the aid unit to a more safer distance away. Both of the rigs have burns and melted components.

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A total of 73 fire personnel along with 53 pieces of apparatus were assigned to this incident along with mutual aid from all over Snohomish, North and South King Counties.

Personnel represented the Everett FD, City of Everett, Renton RFA, Renton Firefighters, Tukwila Fire Department, Puget Sound Fire and King County Medic One (Paramedics).

Several Task Forces such as Bothell Fire, Woodinville Fire and Shoreline Fire helped staff Everett Fire Stations.

A Zone 3 Urban Task Force from the  Seattle Fire Department arrived within the City limits as mutual aid and responding to 9-1-1 calls for service.

Most of the units have returned back into service (2145PT).  Some units will remain on-scene for fire watch and addressing leftover spot fires.

Fire Images of the 4-Alarm Everett structure fire this evening:

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Photo Credits | Everett FD

Through The Eyes of Social Media

“Large fire on Everett’s waterfront. Burning debris found as far as 18th and Colby. Ash covering roads, yards and home.” 

“Power out all over North Everett.”

“Some of those who keep their boats at the Everett Marina were close enough to the fire to having to spray down their boat to keep it cool.  The Marina is up river from this fire scene.”

Fire could be seen fro Howarth Park.”

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2300 PT – 7/16/2020

Sixty-01 Fire | Redmond Washington

Updated 2000 Hours PDT

 

Incident Summary

A 3-alarm fire broke out at the Sixty-01 Condo community located at 6001 – 140th Avenue NE in Redmond, Washington around 1600 hours today.

KIrkland’s 22 was first due on scene.

Resources

Structural firefighters responded from Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Woodinville and via Eastside Fire & Rescue.

In all, the following were dispatched:

Engines

  • Bellevue:  2, 4 & 6
  • Redmond: 12, 14
  • Kirkland:  21, 22, 25, 26, 27
  • Bothell:  45
  • Eastside Fire &Rescue: 71

Aid Units

  • Redmond:  11, 12, 17
  • Bellevue:  2.

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Medic Units

  • Bellevue:  1
  • Redmond:  19

Battalions

  • Bellevue: 1
  • Redmond:  11
  • Kirkland:  21.
  • Bothell:  42

Ladders

  • Redmond:  16
  • Kirkland:  27
  • Woodinville:  31

Light-Force

  • Bellevue:  3 & 7

MSO 

  • Redmond:  7

Additional Units

  • Redmond: Air Unit 81
  • HM1
  • Redmond Fire Investigators:  120, 121, 133, 141

 

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About the Sixty-01 Community

Sixty-01 Condos was built-in two phases in 1969 and 1972 of 770-individual condos.  The community was originally an adults-only rentals but was later converted in January of 1982, as a family friendly condos.  Later the 60-01 Homeowners Association was born and assumed all operations of the condos.

The Association employs a Director of Operations, two Accountants, one Admin Supervisor, one  Admin Assistant, 11 Maintenance Techs, six Security Guards and two bartenders.

Fire History

There have been several large fires in this community from various sources:

2013

One of the residents says there were 3 fires in 2013.  No specifics other than stating there have been this many and unhappy about that. (Yelp)

The internet does indicate there was a large fire in 2013 and caused moderate to significant damage to units in one building (unknown #) on all five floors and some others were damaged by water/smoke damage.  There was a restoration project that occurred in 2013, to help residents be able to move back into their homes. (Internet)

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2012

A large fire prompted many resources to respond from Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue and Redmond to the community.  The cause was due to smoldering wood removed from a fireplace and placed in a box, leaving it unattended at a ground-floor unit.

Thankfully, no one was home at the time.  Five engines, 1 Ladder truck, 2 Command vehicles responded.  The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes. (Redmond Patch, 1/28/2012)

60-01 Fire Status

The fire was under control around 1800 hours this evening.  There were no human injuries or fatalities but several pets in one unit were lost.

The cause is unknown at this time.

We are waiting for the Fire Investigator’s report.

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Northshore Fire (Kenmore area) Has Early Morning Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2013

Apartment Fire in Kenmore

Kenmore, WA – The Northshore Fire Department was dispatched at 6:36 am on Friday, August 16, 2013 to a fire at an apartment complex on 73 Avenue NE.

The fire began in a corner apartment on the 3rd floor. The one adult, one teenager and three children evacuated and several neighbors reported to 911 that they saw smoke and flames from the back of the building.

The firefighters arrived and found flames and heavy smoke coming from the single unit on the 3rd floor. A second alarm was quickly activated and the first arriving units were able to contain the fire damage to the bedroom of the affected apartment.

There was smoke damage throughout the rest of the apartment and some water damage to floors below. Estimated damage from the fire, smoke and water is $80,000.

The Northshore firefighters were assisted by personnel from Bothell, Shoreline, Kirkland and Woodinville Fire Departments.

A King County Fire Investigator determined the cause to be accidental and there were no firefighter injuries.

Other tenants from the apartment complex reported seeing a teenager with minor injuries but that he had departed the scene.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2013 

Apartment Fire in Kenmore

Kenmore, WA – The Northshore Fire Department was dispatched at 6:36 am on Friday, August 16, 2013 to a fire at an apartment complex on 73 Avenue NE.  The fire began in a corner apartment on the 3rd floor.  The one adult, one teenager and three children evacuated and several neighbors reported to 911 that they saw smoke and flames from the back of the building.   

The firefighters arrived and found flames and heavy smoke coming from the single unit on the 3rd floor.   A second alarm was quickly activated and the first arriving units were able to contain the fire damage to the bedroom of the affected apartment.  There was smoke damage throughout the rest of the apartment and some water damage to floors below.  Estimated damage from the fire, smoke and water is $80,000.  The Northshore firefighters were assisted by personnel from Bothell, Shoreline, Kirkland and Woodinville Fire Departments.

A King County Fire Investigator determined the cause to be accidental and there were no firefighter injuries.  Other tenants from the apartment complex reported seeing a teenager with minor injuries but that he had departed the scene.

Content & Fire Photography – Courtesy of Northshore Fire Department Facebook Page.

 

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