7 residents displaced following Marysville apartment fire

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — Seven residents were displaced, and eight units were damaged in an apartment fire in Marysville early Saturday, according to the Marysville Fire District.

Firefighters were dispatched to the fire at the apartment building, located at 10th Street and Columbia Avenue, just before 1:30 a.m.

The first crew arrived at the scene less than five minutes later and found flames coming from a second-story unit.

Firefighters assisted an elderly woman in escaping her unit. All other residents were able to safely escape on their own.

It took crews just over an hour to extinguish the flames, and no injuries were reported.

Two apartments were damaged by fire, and six others received smoke and water damage, according to MFD.

“After several fires over the last few days, we urge everyone in our community to test your smoke alarms and have a home fire escape plan. You will likely have just minutes to act if fire happens to you,” reads a news release from the fire district.

The building did not contain fire sprinklers, but it was not required to have them, as the building was constructed before current sprinkler requirements were enacted.

Seven people were displaced as a result of the fire. Three of them will be receiving assistance from the Red Cross.

Firefighters with the Everett Fire Department, Snohomish County Fire District 19 and Snohomish County Fire District 22 also responded to the scene.

The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office will investigate the cause of this fire.