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EVERETT – A fire caused significant damage to an unoccupied house Wednesday.

Neighbors in the 10500 block of Meridian Avenue S. reported seeing flames and smoke coming from the house about 11:30 a.m., Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said.

The fire did about $50,000 in damage to the house. Investigators believe an electrical problem caused the fire, Hynes said.

Everett mayor honors seven area students

Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson honored seven students Wednesday with Achievement Awards for outstanding accomplishments and willingness to serve their community.

The winners were nominated and reviewed by a committee of community representatives.

Those honored are Michelle Ellsworth, Johnny Kuehn and Mikayla Whitley, Everett High School; Ben Fritsch of Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School; Hazel Hesseln and Adis Ozegovic of Mariner High School; and Brittany McMahan of Eisenhower Middle School.

Mountlake Terrace: Fights lock down school

Mountlake Terrace High School was locked down for 45 minutes Wednesday while teachers and police broke up two fights on campus.

Three students were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, said Mike Mitchell, assistant chief of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department. None of the students had a weapon.

The lockdown started around 10:45 a.m. Police and teachers were able to prevent a third fight, Mitchell said.

Mukilteo: Several injured in fight at park

A fight at Lighthouse Park left several young adults injured.

Someone called police about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and said about 20 people were fighting in the city park on Front Street, Mukilteo police Cmdr. Chuck Macklin said Wednesday.

Nobody was at the park by the time police arrived. However, injured teenagers and young adults began showing up at area hospitals, Macklin said.

Macklin said he could not elaborate on their injuries and couldn’t comment on what the fight was about. No arrests have been made.

Marysville: Man charged with assault

A Marysville resident was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault for allegedly stabbing a man April 1 after a fight at a party.

Adam Wayne Tyacke, 21, was being held on $100,000 bail.

The fight happened after the suspect’s wife annoyed the victim at the party, deputy prosecutor Tobin Darrow said. The victim told her to “get out of my face,” and that started an altercation with Tyacke.

The victim, whose small intestine was punctured with a knife, was stabbed as he was about to get into a car to leave, Darrow said.

Deputies found a knife with red residue in Tyacke’s truck, Darrow said.

High school officials investigate fight threat

An argument several months ago between students on a school bus has led staff at Marysville-Pilchuck High School to be on alert today for confrontations, a school official said Wednesday.

District leaders believed the issue was resolved months ago, but reports of a potential conflict never faded, said Gail Miller, the district’s assistant superintendent.

The incident involved four girls on a bus. Two are white and two are black.

Miller said one of the girl’s brothers allegedly told the other girls to wait until April 20, a possible reference to Adolf Hitler’s birthday.

Police and school officials have talked to the students, including the boy, and parents and were assured there was no intention to follow up on the threat, Miller said.

“We have no credible evidence that anything is going to happen, but we will be extra vigilant,” she said.

From Herald staff reports

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