Man found dead in south Everett garage fire; cause unknown

Four other adults and two children were treated at a hospital.

EVERETT — A 29-year-old man was found dead in a vehicle inside a garage that burned early Thursday, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Two men, two women, a girl, 4, and a boy, 1, were treated for smoke exposure at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. They were later released.

Sheriff’s deputies and South County Fire & Rescue responded at about 12:45 a.m. The fire was in the 300 block of 127th Street SE in southeast Everett.

It could be next week before an investigator will know the cause of the blaze, said Leslie Hynes, South County Fire spokeswoman.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will confirm the man’s identity, which was not disclosed, and the cause of his death, the sheriff’s office said.

“He was inside a vehicle inside the garage,” Hynes said. “That’s all we know at this point.”

Although most of the damage was to the garage, the home was considered uninhabitable, Hynes said. There was damage from smoke and heat. A damage estimate was not available Thursday afternoon.

Local Red Cross workers were helping the family.

Joining South County Fire & Rescue at the scene just east of I-5 were firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 7 and Everett. In all, about 30 firefighters responded.

Life-saving efforts were attempted on a dog who had been in the garage. It was given oxygen at the scene and taken to an emergency veterinary clinic in Lynnwood, Hynes said. The dog did not survive.

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