2-alarm fire damages Everett apartment building

EVERETT, Wash. — Two people and a dog were pulled from an apartment building that caught fire Saturday afternoon, Everett firefighters said.

The two-alarm fire damaged parts of the building located in the 10100 block of Holly Drive.

When firefighters arrived, they said the flames were in a second-floor apartment and had spread to the third floor.

Firefighters spotted a couple on the third floor who could not get out of the apartment due to heavy smoke, officials said. The dog remained on the balcony until the fire was under control, allowing firefighters to carry the animal out through the front door.

Another couple who were located on the third floor and could not leave their apartment waited by a window until firefighters helped them down the stairs.

No injuries were reported, however, a firefighter was taken to the hospital for a “precautionary medical evaluation,” according to fire officials.

At least two apartments were damaged and officials estimated the cost to be at $150K.

The American Red Cross was called to help six people who were displaced.

It is not yet known what started the fire, but it is under investigation.