EVERETT — A garage fire in north Everett on Friday afternoon started after someone used a propane torch to kill weeds nearby.
The person accidentally ignited the garage wall, Everett Fire Marshal Rick Robinson said. The fire caused about $7,000 in damage.
The fire was reported about 3:45 p.m. in an alley west of the 1300 block of Lombard Avenue. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the building. They got the fire out in about a half-hour.
No injuries were reported.