• Total loss after raging fire burns Lynnwood business complex


    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - A business complex was destroyed Wednesday afternoon in a two-alarm fire near downtown Lynnwood.

    Firefighters recieved the call around 2:48 p.m., and the building was fully engulfed by the time they arrived, officials said. Multiple agencies responded to the fire.

    No one was injured, firefighters said.

    "The whole building -- it went up really fast," said Jon Toll, who ran from the flames. "It was probably a matter of ... minutes, really. It was probably about five minutes from the time that I got out to where the fire had reached the other side of the building."

    The building houses mainly medical and health-care businesses. Tenants KIRO 7 talked to said they had lost their businesses.

    It wasn't immediately clear what may have caused the fire or where in the building it started.

    Chopper 7 pilot Clark Stahl said the building is on 200th  and Cedar Valley Road near downtown.

    Video from Chopper 7 showed flames and smoke shooting into the air.  

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