Explosion in Lynnwood investigated

LYNNWOOD — Police and fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a small explosion in Lynnwood on Friday.

The blast was heard just after noon at an apartment in the 18100 block of 36th Avenue W., Lynnwood Fire spokeswoman Marybeth O’Leary said.

Damage from the blast was limited to the apartment where the explosion occurred, she said.

A man, about 30, was home with a dog when the explosion occurred. Both escaped without injuries.

The blast started a small fire which the man put out using a fire extinguisher.

Officials are trying to determine what caused the blast, O’Leary said. There was no evidence of illegal activity.

“We really don’t know,” she said. “Explosions don’t usually happen.”

The blast and subsequent fire caused about $10,000 damage.

Anyone with information about the explosion, is asked to call Lynnwood Police at 425-670- 5635.

Marysville: Struck boy in hospital

A 13-year-old boy who was hit by a pickup truck while crossing State Avenue in Marysville on Thursday afternoon was listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Friday.

Officials expect the Lakewood Middle School student to survive the accident in front of Marysville City Hall. He was airlifted to the hospital.

The boy had just stepped off a Community Transit bus around 4 p.m. and was on his way to a skateboard park when he was struck.

County: Fire districts get grants

Fire departments in Marysville and Stanwood were awarded federal grants Friday to help purchase new breathing equipment, officials said.

Marysville received about $208,500 and Stanwood was given about $132,400.

The money comes from the Assistance to Firefighters grants which are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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