Lynnwood Police Blotter

Here are some selected highlights from the Lynnwood Police Blotter March 14 17700 64th Ave. W. Burglary. A resident reported that a laptop, duffle bag and cash were stolen. March 13 19500 block of Alderwood Mall Parkway. Theft. A 1994 Japanese-make car was reported stolen. 3000 184th St. SW. Weapon. A 19-year-old man was arrested…

Fire at Taqueria La Mexicana Restaurant ruled arson

Investigators have determined a fire that caused more than $400,000 damage to a Mexican restaurant Sunday night was arson. A passerby reported the fire about 11 p.m. at Taqueria La Mexicana Restaurant on Highway 99 and 139th Street SW just north of Lynnwood. The restaurant was closed at the time and no one was inside….

Large brush fire leads to 14-mile backup

A quarter-mile-long brush fire along northbound I-5 north of Lynnwood triggered major delays Monday afternoon. Flames were first reported just after 2:30 p.m. Large plumes of smoke lingered over the highway for much of the evening commute, causing a 14-mile backup that stretched to Seattle’s University District. Northbound travel times approached two hours. Multiple lanes…

Man seriously injured in collapse of horse arena

A 38-year-old man dismantling a horse arena on his property was seriously injured when a 70-foot steel truss collapsed and fell on him. It happened about 8:35 Monday morning in the 20200 block of S. Danvers Road, not far from Hilltop Elementary. Neighbors heard the collapse and called 911 after they found the man with…

Tragedy averted after fire at senior living facility

A sprinkler helped prevent a fire at a senior living facility from spreading into the residential units early Wednesday morning. It started about 3:25 a.m. in a clothes dryer at the four-story, 147-unit Chateau Pacific Senior Living community in the 3300 block of 148th St. SW. Firefighters were notified by an automatic alarm system. By…

Apartment fire near Martha Lake displaces ten residents

A two-alarm fire at an apartment complex near Martha Lake left ten people without a home Sunday morning. It all started about 10:20 a.m. in the three-story building at the Millwood Estates Apartments in the 16600 block of 6th Ave. West. Officials said heavy smoke was coming from the second and third floors when firefighters…

Local fire officials call for a ban on fireworks

Commissioners of the largest fire district in Snohomish County are calling for a fireworks ban in unincorporated parts of the county. Fire District 1 commissioners unanimously approved the resolution earlier this week. Officials say since 2005, fireworks have been responsible for a total of more than $3.25 million in property loss in Fire District 1….

Life jacket cabinet opens at Martha Lake

A program aimed at preventing drowning is returning to Martha Lake County Park. The life jacket loaner cabinet is now open at the busy swimming area on the south end of the lake. “The goal is to increase life jacket use by making them more accessible. We also want to raise public awareness about water…

Martha Lake students donate teddy bears to Fire District 1

When there’s an emergency, many times something as simple as a teddy bear can comfort a frightened child. Students at Martha Lake Elementary School recently collected 115 teddy bears and other stuffed animals for Fire District 1 crews to give to kids in such situations. They made the donation during a school assembly on Wednesday….

Lynnwood crews battle house fire in Woodway

Crews from Lynnwood Fire and Fire District 1 spent the morning putting out a house fire in Woodway. It was reported at 6:10 a.m. at a house off a long, gravel driveway in the 11400 block of N. Dogwood Lane. No one was inside when the fire broke out. The resident was in a detached…

New details of Thursday’s explosion at wastewater treatment plant

We’re getting more details of yesterday’s explosion at the Alderwood Wastewater treatment plant off Picnic Point Road. The explosion happened as a 1,000-gallon propane tank was being loaded onto a truck. The tank shifted, a valve snapped and the propane ignited. Five workers were injured.  Fire District 1 tells us the blast had a 300-foot…

New details of Thursday's explosion at wastewater treatment plant

We’re getting more details of yesterday’s explosion at the Alderwood Wastewater treatment plant off Picnic Point Road. The explosion happened as a 1,000-gallon propane tank was being loaded onto a truck. The tank shifted, a valve snapped and the propane ignited. Five workers were injured.  Fire District 1 tells us the blast had a 300-foot…

Elderly couple survives early morning house fire

A fire did more than $100,000 damage to a home near 208thand 23rd around 5:15 this morning. The homeowners, an elderly couple, were already awake when the fire started. They called 911 and reported that their house was filling up with smoke. Both made it out safely. When firefighters arrived, smoke was coming from the…

Dozens of crews battle house fire in Brier

A fire in Brier caused more than $200,000 damage and left a couple homeless this morning. Neighbors called 911 around 8:40 a.m. after seeing smoke and flames coming from the home in the 21500 block of Elm Drive. A woman was home at the time but she made it out safely. Crews responded from nearby…

Four firefighters face potential layoffs at Fire District 1

Four firefighters at Snohomish County Fire District 1 have been given notices that they could be laid off as early as Feb. 15. “We hope to come up with a solution before that date to allow these firefighters to stay on the job. They are valued employees who have served our citizens well,” said Fire…

Local firefighters raise thousands for food banks

Food banks around Snohomish County will benefit from a $5,000 donation from the Fire 1 Foundation — a non-profit founded by employees of Fire District 1. “Supporting food bank programs is a tradition for Fire District 1 that started almost 20 years ago when a group of firefighters passed the hat to collect money to…

Fire District 1 calls: Nov. 24-30

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 293 calls during the week of Nov. 24-30, including these calls near Lynnwood. November 24 COLLISION:  At 1:02 p.m., a two-car collision was reported in the 4300 block of 212th Street SW in Mountlake Terrace.  Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital. DRYER FIRE:  At 1:04 p.m., firefighters…

Firefighters to host neighborhood Christmas party

Firefighters at Fire District 1 are inviting families to attend the 18th annual holiday party at Lake Serene Fire Station 23 on Saturday, Dec. 3. This neighborhood tradition begins at 10 a.m. at the fire station at 4323 Serene Way. Santa Claus will be making a special appearance with a little help from the firefighters….

Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 20-26

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 320 calls the week of Oct. 20-26, including these calls near Lynnwood. October 20 COLLISION:  At 6:32 a.m., a two-car head on collision was reported at the intersection of Filbert Road and North Road east of Lynnwood.  The driver of one vehicle was trapped between his seat and…

Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 6 – 12

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 328 calls during the week of Oct. 6-12, including these calls near Lynnwood. October 9 COLLISION:  At 8:17 a.m., a rollover collision was reported on the exit from southbound I-5 to southbound I-405. Firefighters transported the driver to Evergreen Hospital. BRUSH FIRE:  At 5:25 p.m., firefighters extinguished a…