Officials investigating cause of fire that destroyed Highway 99 building overnight

Officials from South County Fire and Lynnwood police are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a commercial building overnight near the intersection of Highway 99 and 196th Street Southwest. According to South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes, crews were called to the fire at approximately 11:30 p.m. Monday. The building, which housed three businesses,…

South County Fire seeks applicants for fire commissioner vacancy

South County Fire is seeking applicants to fill an expected vacancy on its Board of Fire Commissioners. Board Chair Greg Urban has announced his plans to step down as the fire commissioner from Election District 2 later this summer when he will be moving out of the area. His vacant seat will be filled by…

Suspicious item at Stay America in Lynnwood generates emergency response Saturday

A report of a suspicious item in a hotel room generated a large public safety response at Lynnwood’s Stay American Hotel, located at 3021 196th St. S.W., late Saturday morning, and Lynnwood police are now investigating. According to South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes, at approximately 11:40 a.m. on Saturday, the South County Fire Department received a…

Fire under SR 525 closes Ash Way near Maple Road

Updated Feb. 25 with road opening information. Lynnwood police responded to a fire Friday morning at an encampment under State Route 525. As a result, Ash Way was closed around Maple Road. Ash Way is now back open to the public. According to the Lynnwood police Twitter account, initial reports are that everyone was safely…

Scene in Lynnwood: South County Fire rolls in new fire engine

South County Fire welcomed its new fire engine Tuesday morning with a traditional roll-in ceremony. During the ceremony, those in attendance pushed the new engine into Lynnwood Civic Center Fire Station 15. The custom dates back to the 1830s and the days of horse-drawn equipment, which could not be easily backed into the station. Firefighters…

Reminder: South County Fire Neighborhood Night Open House June 13

South County Fire is hosting a Neighborhood Night Open House on Thursday, June 13, at Keeler’s Corner Fire Station 10, located at 3922 156th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. The community event lasts from 5:30-7 p.m. and free to the public. Meet the firefighters, learn about emergency services and programs, and find out how to protect…