A person suffered minor injuries in a house fire late Tuesday evening in Everett. (Everett Fire Department)

A person suffered minor injuries in a house fire late Tuesday evening in Everett. (Everett Fire Department)

Man injured in Commercial Avenue house fire in Everett

Firefighters doused the flames, a dog escaped safely and the victim was taken to the hospital.

EVERETT — A man escaped a house fire with minor injuries late Tuesday evening.

Around 9:30 p.m., a neighbor reported the house in the 6100 block of Commercial Avenue was on fire. When the Everett Fire Department arrived, it was engulfed.

The man got out with burns to his hands and was taken to a local hospital, then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the fire department said. A dog safely escaped.

The fire was under investigation, but officials believe a lit candle started it, based on initial information.

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