Cleanup, investigation of Everett fire could take weeks November 13, 2012
Fire in Everett kills 1, displaces dozens November 9, 2012
Beard died from smoke inhalation, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. His death was ruled an accident.
The fire was reported about 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the historic McCrossen Building, just west of Comcast Arena on Hewitt Avenue.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The building was destroyed, with a damage estimate at $1 million as of Tuesday.
The city also has activated a telephone line, 425-257-7011, for people with questions about the fire.
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