Suspicious causes ruled out in fatal fire in Everett

EVERETT — Investigators have ruled out suspicious causes for a fatal apartment fire in north Everett on Friday, according to the fire department.

The cause of the fire was ruled “undetermined,” meaning there was not enough information to pinpoint an exact source of the flames, Everett Assistant Fire Marshal Eric Hicks said Monday.

A man died in the fire, which broke out about 1 p.m. at the San Marco apartments in the 2400 block of Rucker Avenue.

The victim’s name had not been released as of Monday afternoon.

Damage from the fire was estimated at $100,000.

Neighbors also reported hearing at least one explosion. Investigators believe that was the sound of an oxygen tank rupturing in the apartment where the fire started, city spokeswoman Meghan Pembroke said.

People who lived in the building since have been allowed to return, she said. Three people were displaced due to the damage to their homes.

The American Red Cross was called out to assist tenants after the fire.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com.

More in Local News

Bicycle tour raises money for dialysis patients

Volunteers also shared health information and put together care packages for homeless women.

Elderly couple escape serious injuries in crash with train

The driver drove down tracks instead of a road, hitting a slow-moving train near Stanwood.

Boeing reaches out to schools

Company employees helped Everett students at recent reading and Manufacturing Day events.

5-vehicle collision sends school bus into ditch; no injuries

No students were hurt when a school bus crashed into… Continue reading

Fire crew returns early from wildfires in Northern California

Four Everett firefighters returned from battling California wildfires late Thursday… Continue reading

Theft lands former insurance salesman 50 days in jail

A former insurance salesman is expected to report to jail… Continue reading

Flooding still a concern on Snohomish River

Flood warning in effect until Monday afternoon for Monroe and Tuesday morning for Snohomish.

Expect river levels to keep rising, though sun is on the way

Some could crest above minor and moderate flood levels.

Herald photos of the week

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

Most Read