The Associated Press
EVERETT — The man found dead after a three-alarm fire in Everett lived in the apartment where the fire started.
But fire department spokesman Rick Robinson says there was so much damage it will be very difficult to determine exactly how the fire started.
The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office says the death of 61-year-old Michael D. Beard was an accident. He died of smoke inhalation. His body was recovered Saturday.
The fire Thursday gutted the 118-year-old McCrossen Building near Comcast Arena. The property loss was estimated at about $1 million. The two-story building housed 13 apartments plus a flea market, pizza parlor and cabinet shop on the first floor.