No one injured in Lynnwood house fire Saturday night

South County Fire is investigating the cause of a Lynnwood garage fire that occurred in the 5200 block of 172nd Street Southwest Saturday evening, displacing a family of five. The fire was reported just before 6 p.m. in a two-story house, said South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes. Two adults and three children were home…

One dead, two seriously injured in Lynnwood apartment fire Christmas Eve morning

Updated at 9 p.m. Dec. 24 with additional details. South County Fire marshals are investigating a fatal two-alarm Lynnwood apartment fire that killed one woman and seriously injured a man and a boy Saturday morning. The man and the boy had escaped the fire before firefighters arrived, South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said. Both had…

Woman seriously injured in Lynnwood house fire Tuesday night

A woman was seriously injured in a house fire in Lynnwood Tuesday night. Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls around 8:45 p.m. reporting smoke and flames coming from a house in the 5800 block of 186th Place Southwest, South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said. A neighbor went inside the small single-story home and rescued the resident…

Fire crews investigating cause of Tuesday morning Lynnwood house fire

South County Fire is investigating the cause of a fire at a home in the 6100 block of 208th Street Southwest in Lynnwood Tuesday morning. Crews were called to the scene at approximately 9:45 a.m., South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said. When they arrived, they found the home’s residents — a man and a woman…

Clothes dryer fire safety tips from state fire marshal’s office

Clothes dryers caused 4% of home structure fires in 2014 through 2018, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and last year in Washington state, there were a reported 352 fires caused by appliances, including clothes dryers. More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months and peak in the month for…

Sprinkler limits damage from Lynnwood-area apartment fire Thursday

A fire at a mid-rise apartment building north of Lynnwood Thursday caused minimal damage, thanks to the sprinkler system that kept the flames in check until firefighters arrived. South County Fire crews were dispatched at 11:36 a.m. for alarms sounding and smoke inside an apartment on the third floor of a six-story apartment building in…

Fireplace and chimney safety tips from state fire marshal’s office

As the days get shorter and nights longer, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds everyone about fireplace and chimney safety. Chimney fires can result in the loss of your home and result in injuries and deaths if they have not been properly maintained. Almost half of all heating-related fires occur in the months of…

Reminder: South County Fire to host Fire Prevention Week open house Oct. 15

South County Fire will celebrate Fire Prevention Week with a fire station open house on Saturday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W, Lynnwood. This free event includes activities for all ages: Meet your firefighters. See a fire engine up close. Spray water from a hose….

Wildfire smoke will likely linger across Washington into the weekend

Wildfire smoke is sticking around several parts of Washington and forecasts show smoke will likely get worse before it gets better. According to the Washington State Department of Health, breathing in smoke is not good for anyone. Days of consistent smoke exposure can take a toll on your health, making it especially important to protect…

Fire Prevention Week launches with ‘Fire Won’t Wait — Plan Your Escape’

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.” This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Fire Protection Week. This year’s campaign, running Oct. 9-15, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions…

Man injured in Lynnwood duplex fire Thursday night

One man was injured in a fire at a Lynnwood duplex Thursday. South County Fire crews were dispatched at 6:15 p.m. after multiple calls to 911 reported the fire in the one-story duplex in the 4300 block of 176th Place Southwest. Flames were visible when the first firefighters arrived, South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes…

Medical oxygen fire safety tips for older adults

According the United States Fire Administration, older adults have a 2.6 times greater risk of dying in a fire than the U.S. population as a whole. In the U.S. and Canada, adults age 65 and older comprise about 12% of the population, making it essential to take the necessary steps to stay safe. Last year…

Scene in Lynnwood: Alfy’s Pizza aftermath

The burned remains of Alfy’s Pizza show no signs of past birthday parties and sports banquets. The fire started around 1:35 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. There were no injuries, and as of Monday, the cause is still being investigated, The 1978 building was located at 4820 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. It had been abandoned for…

Abandoned Alfy’s Pizza building deemed total loss after early morning fire

The abandoned Alfy’s Pizza building in the 4800 block of 196th Street Southwest in Lynnwood was destroyed in a fire early Thursday morning. There were no injuries and the cause is under investigation. Lynnwood police and South County Fire were alerted to the fire around 1:30 a.m. First responders closed 196th Street Southwest in both…

Arson likely cause of early Tuesday morning fire at Trinity Place Apartments

A fire at Lynnwood’s Trinity Place Apartments early Tuesday morning, which destroyed four apartment units and displaced 15 residents, was likely set intentionally, officials said. Owned by the YWCA, Trinity Place helps women and children struggling with homelessness and and a lack of housing stability. According to Lynnwood police, officers and South County Fire received multiple…

Kids life jacket giveaway added to Aug. 18 Lynnwood Fire Camp

South County Fire and Safe Kids Snohomish County, in partnership with Seattle Children’s, will be giving away 100 life jackets for children at the Lynnwood Kids Fire Camp on Aug. 18, starting at 6 p.m., at Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W. Fittings are required and the child must be present to receive a free life…

House fire in Lynnwood not caused by Tesla batteries, South County Fire says

South County Fire is still investigating the cause of a house fire near the 2900 block of 208th Place Southwest in Lynnwood Sunday. According to South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes, the fire crew could see a thick column of smoke rising from the two-story structure from over two miles away. While it was initially…

Eight displaced in Lynnwood-area apartment fire

One man sustained minor injuries in an early Saturday morning apartment fire north of Lynnwood, South County Fire said. The fire was reported at 4:13 a.m. in the 15300 block of Highway 99, said South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes. Flames were coming from an apartment near the center of the one-story building and the…

South County Fire sponsoring free kids camps

South County Fire is hosting three free Kids Fire Camps in August with fun safety activities for the whole family. Kids ages 3 and up can participate in a firefighter challenge obstacle course, relay races and tours of the fire engine and medic unit. To participate, drop by one of the following camps (no registration…

Burn ban in effect for Snohomish County

With temperatures increasing and the rainy season finally over, fires are much easier to start and to lose control of. Because of this, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal has issued a burn ban in Snohomish County as of Saturday, July 23. The burn ban covers all cities in the county as well as all unincorporated areas….

No injuries in Lynnwood house fire early Thursday morning

At approximately 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning, South County Fire received calls of a large structure fire near the 2500 block of 197th Place Southwest in Lynnwood. According to South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes, upon arrival firefighters found a home and multiple vehicles in flames. “The fire caused a huge plume of black smoke that…

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…