Man who died in Everett fire identified

EVERETT — A man found dead after a three-alarm fire in downtown Everett on Thursday night has been identified as Michael D. Beard, 61, of Everett.

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.

More in Local News

Majority of Marysville City Council seats are contested

The most closely watched race is between Mark James and Donna Wright.

500 tires go up in flames at a store south of Everett

There were no injuries. And it was nowhere near as bad as that months-long tire fire in 1984.

Inclusion super important to Monroe High senior

Sarah Reeves worked to make homecoming more representative of the student population.

A pot deal between teens leaves them injured, facing charges

Police found out about the incident when both ended up at the same hospital that night.

Funds up for council vote would aid conservation district

District stands to receive an extra $1 million each year, if the County Council gives its approval.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Lake Stevens man injured by 50-foot fall near Leavenworth

The rescuers had to tie in to keep from falling due to the steep rugged terrain.

Mill Creek hires Gina Hortillosa as public works director

Hortillosa will be responsible for creating strategic infrastructure plans to promote economic growth.

Most Read