POLICE INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE ARSON FIRES IN EVERETT August 06, 2011
Poilce and fire investigators probe two suspicious fires in Everett Saturday.
(EVERETT, WA) -- Everett Police and fire investigators are probing two early morning suspicious looking fires that happened Saturday along Evergreen Way in Everett’s central area.
“The first 911 call came in at about 3:44 a.m. from a passerby reporting large flames and lots of smoke coming from the back side of Everett Floral in the 4500 block of Evergreen Way. Police units were the first to arrive and confirmed that the rear of the structure was fully engulfed in flames,” said Sgt. Robert Goetz of the Everett Police Department.
Everett Fire units arrived shortly thereafter and extinguished the blaze. There were no injuries reported in that fire. No dollar loss was immediately available.
At about 4:00 a.m. a second fire was discovered about two blocks away in a dumpster. That fire was at the smoldering stage when it was discovered and did not cause any damage beyond the dumpster, said Goetz.
Two Everett police K-9 units were deployed in an effort to locate any persons that may have been associated with the fire but no one was located. Both of the fires are considered suspicious and are being investigated as possible arson, according to police.
Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of these fires is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257–8450.