Two juveniles die in Lynnwood townhouse fire

Post Date:11/03/2019 10:55 PM
Two juveniles died and another juvenile was injured in a two-alarm fire at a Lynnwood townhouse apartment this afternoon.

Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls around 2:40 p.m. for flames coming from an apartment in the 6700 block of 196th St. SW along with reports that possibly two people were still inside. Responding crews from South County Fire could see a large column of black smoke as they approached the scene. 
Flames were coming from windows on both floors of the two-story apartment near the center of a seven-unit building when firefighters arrived. The firefighters made a quick attack to attempt a rescue and located the two deceased juveniles inside the apartment.

An 11-year-old boy, a man and a woman were reportedly in the apartment when the fire broke out. All were outside when firefighters arrived. The boy was exposed to smoke and was transported by medic unit to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital. He has been discharged. The man and the woman were uninjured.

One firefighter sustained a minor injury. He was transported to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital. He has been discharged.

Firefighters from Mukilteo Fire and Snohomish County Fire District 7 provided automatic aid to South County Fire. At the peak of the fire, more than 45 firefighters were on the scene.

The apartment where the fire started was heavily damaged. Neighboring units on both sides of the fire unit sustained smoke and water damage. Other units in the building also sustained smoke damage. About 15 residents were displaced by the fire. Red Cross and Support 7 responded to provide assistance.

South County Fire, Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office, Lynnwood Fire and ATF are conducting the investigation into the cause of the fire.

The identity, age and gender of the victims will be released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.


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