• Fire set in Lynnwood apartment Wednesday starts again Thursday, injuring firefighter

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - A fire that Lynnwood police say was set in an apartment building on Wednesday started again Thursday morning, injuring a firefighter.

    PHOTOS: Fire burns in same spot where arson happened a day earlier

    The 37-year-old man who lived in the apartment below site of the attic fire was arrested in the arson Wednesday and was still in custody when Thursday's fire broke out.

    On Thursday, crews were called to a building at 5822 200th Street Southwest at 5:53 a.m. for a report of smoke coming from the attic.

    When firefighters arrived, a second alarm was called out as a precaution to summon more resources. 

    Residents were evacuated and none were hurt.

    One firefighter has minor injuries after he was hit by falling debris. He was transported to the hospital.

    The flames burned through the roof, according to fire officials.  At least one unit was damaged and the fire was contained to one building.  The flames have since been knocked down.

    The cause of the second fire is under investigation.


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