Dumpster fire doesn’t seem related to others

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE – A dumpster fire at a Mountlake Terrace apartment complex early Thursday is being investigated as suspicious, but it apparently isn’t connected to six dumpster fires in Lynnwood.

The dumpster fire at the Lakeside Apartments, 6002 Saint Albion Way, was reported about 12:45 a.m., said Mountlake Terrace Police Sgt. Craig McCaul.

The apartments were not damaged, and the complex was not evacuated, said Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes.

The fire does not appear to be linked to six fires discovered in or near dumpsters since May 10 in the Scriber Lake area, Lynnwood Fire Inspector LeRoy McNulty said. Those fires are still under investigation.

Everett: 2 more men indicted in drug ring

Two more men were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday in connection with an extensive drug-dealing network based in Snohomish County.

An indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle added the two to a list of 21 suspects indicted in connection with the drug ring, which was allegedly dealing high-quality methamphetamine.

The drug ring, which allegedly stretched from Snohomish County to California, was shut down after an eight-month investigation by the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

Boy, 14, suspected of setting bathroom fire

Everett police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly started a small fire in the bathroom of a vacant apartment.

Investigators suspect the boy set a paperback book on fire Tuesday at an apartment in the 100 block of Dorn Avenue, said Everett Fire Marshal Warren Burns.

“We do not believe this incident is related to the arsons in the city’s north end,” Burns said. Police are still investigating a string of small fires set in north Everett this month, he said.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of reckless burning and burglary.

Darrington: Wildfire continues to burn

DARRINGTON – A small wildfire near Darrington was still burning late Thursday, but U.S. Forest Service firefighters hoped to finally get it under control today.

The 4-acre fire is on a hard-to-reach ridge 10 miles west of Darrington. A lightning storm started the blaze last week, but the fire didn’t become visible until Sunday. Firefighters had hoped to bring the fire under control Thursday, said Cindy White, a fire information officer for the Darrington Ranger District.

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