By Rikki King
A fire at an Everett auto repair shop on Saturday night was started by a malfunctioning dehumidifier, Everett Fire Marshal Rick Robinson said Monday.
The fire was reported about 5 p.m. in the back room of the business in the 10100 block of Fourth Avenue W.
Flames from the appliance had reached a nearby propane tank, Robinson said. That caused the tank to automatically release a relief valve.
“That intensified the fire, but we had an early warning, and the crews did a good job,” Robinson said.
Damage was estimated at $15,000. No injuries were reported.
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