Investigation Into String Of Fires In Everett Underway

(CBS Seattle) – Both Everett Police and the city’s Fire Department have launched investigations into four fires that broke out within a span of 72 hours — all within Everett city limits. Part of the investigations will be determining any of the four are related.

The first fire was reported a 11:45 pm on Sunday, September 30th inside a vacant house a few blocks east of the Snohomish County PUD Headquarters on Cedar Street; The second was discovered in a house south of downtown on Cady Road roughly four miles away at 3:38 pm. Police and fire crews confirm no one was hurt in either fire, but they carry a combined damage total of at least $215,000.

At 4:00 am on Tuesday, crews responded to a fire at an empty house two blocks north of the Everett Gospel Mission on South Third Avenue where an estimated $150,000 worth of damage occurred.

The final fire, reported at 5:00 am Tuesday, was contained to a dumpster on the 2900 block of Pine Avenue. A 28-year-old man was questioned and later arrested in connection with the blaze, but detectives do not think the man is connected to the three prior fires.

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