EVERETT — A house fire displaced 16 people, including two children, Wednesday night, according to the Everett Fire Department.
Firefighters were dispatched just before 11 p.m. to the scene in the 5900 block of Broadway Avenue. By the time they got to the 60-year-old, seven-bedroom house, flames were shooting over the roofline, spokesperson Steve Goforth said.
The fire began in a walled off storage area underneath a deck behind the house, Goforth said. Crews knocked down the flames within 40 minutes. They were called back out around 4 a.m. Thursday to deal with hot spots, and remained there through the morning to make sure nothing flared back up.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. “It’s too early to tell,” Goforth said.
Red Cross responded to help the displaced residents.