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July 2, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Police officer among 5 hurt in Mount Vernon fire

MOUNT VERNON (AP) — A police officer is one of five people injured and some 200 people displaced when fire erupted in an apartment in Mount Vernon. City public information officer Shannon Haigh  says the officer was arriving at the fire before midnight Tuesday when something exploded and he suffered a minor hand cut. Three people from the…


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March 13, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Four people escape Edmonds fire this morning

Four people were able to escape a fire in Edmonds this morning. Fire crews were called to a building at 23221 Edmonds Way at 3:50 a.m. for a report of “visible flames,” said Leslie Hynes, spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1. The building is home to Mike’s Deli-Mart, a barber shop and an apartment above the deli. Four…


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November 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Former Bellevue mayor Nan Campbell dies after apartment fire

Bellevue’s first female mayor, Nan Campbell, died Tuesday, two weeks after she was injured while escaping a fire at her apartment building. Campbell, 87, died at Overlake Medical Center, where she was being treated for complications related to her fall in the Nov. 5 fire that may have been caused by a drug-related explosion in another…


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November 5, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Fire in Bellevue apartment complex injures seven, one seriously

Bellevue police say this morning’s apartment fire that injured seven people and displaced several others is suspicious and being investigated as a possible crime. Police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate said a criminal investigation was launched because there is “apparently something suspicious” about the fire. Iafrate said she didn’t have any other details on what prompted the investigation. The…


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November 9, 2012 at 5:35 AM

UPDATE: Victim’s body spotted in wreckage of Everett building

EVERETT — A 118-year-old Everett building destroyed in a Thursday night fire is so unstable that investigators are unable to go inside and recover the body of a missing apartment resident. Everett firefighters used a ladder truck to peer through the  torn-up roof on Friday and spotted human remains inside the McCrossen Building, said Everett…


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November 8, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Everett apartment building burning near Comcast Arena

An Everett apartment building near Comcast Arena went up in flames Thursday night, according to the Everett Fire Department. The fire started around 9:26 p.m at the 13-unit building on the 1800 block of Hewitt Avenue, said department spokesman Eric Hicks. More than two hours after it started on the top floor, firefighters were still controlling…


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October 30, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Police seek suspect in Mount Baker arson

Seattle police are searching for a suspect in an early-morning Mount Baker area apartment fire that may have been set by the ex-boyfriend of an apartment resident. No one was injured in the fire, which broke out about 4 a.m.  at the apartment in the 1100 block of Yakima Avenue South. About 90 minutes before the fire,…


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October 10, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Man dies in Edmonds apartment-complex fire

UPDATE 10:30 P.M.| Fire investigators believe a lit cigarette started the fire at a 12-unit building of an Edmonds apartment complex  Wednesday. They think the 40-year-old man who died in the blaze may have fallen asleep while smoking in his second-story unit, according to a Snohomish County Fire District 1 release.  The fire caused more than $550,000…


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