Everett apartment fire displaces six people

The second-floor apartment fire spread to a unit above and others were damaged by smoke and water.

EVERETT — Six people were displaced Saturday after a fire at an apartment complex in Everett.

People called 911 about an apartment fire with people trapped before 1:30 p.m., at 10115 Holly Dr. Firefighters found a second-floor apartment in flames reaching an apartment above.

Crews used ladders to rescue to families — two adults and a dog, as well as two adults and a child — trapped in their third-floor apartments by heavy smoke, according to the Everett Fire Department.

Another couple waited until firefighters escorted them out of their apartment and down the main stairs.

None of the residents were injured, but a firefighters was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The American Red Cross was helping six displaced residents.

The fire’s cause was under investigation. Damage to at least two units and several other apartments with smoke and water was estimated at $150,000.

South County Fire and Rescue, Mukilteo Fire, Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue, and Snohomish County Airport Fire Department assisted.

People should have a fire escape plan, according to the Everett Fire Department.

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