One dead, two seriously injured in Lynnwood apartment fire Christmas Eve morning

Updated at 9 p.m. Dec. 24 with additional details. South County Fire marshals are investigating a fatal two-alarm Lynnwood apartment fire that killed one woman and seriously injured a man and a boy Saturday morning. The man and the boy had escaped the fire before firefighters arrived, South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said. Both had…

Local officers participate in Shop-with-a-Cop Friday

Law enforcement personnel from Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and the Washington State Patrol joined host Mukilteo Police Department for the Shop-with-a-Cop event at the North Point Plaza Fred Meyer on 164th Street Southwest in Lynnwood Friday night. Participants followed their assigned kids from aisle to aisle as they picked just the right toys for themselves or others….

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter Nov. 19-27, 2022

Nov. 19 22800 block 56th Avenue West: Police arrested a woman on suspicion of DUI after she was observed driving erratically and swerving into opposing traffic. After the driver exited the vehicle, police observed a strong odor of alcohol coming from her, along with slurred speech, watery eyes and lack of balance. A bottle of tequila…

Clothes dryer fire safety tips from state fire marshal’s office

Clothes dryers caused 4% of home structure fires in 2014 through 2018, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and last year in Washington state, there were a reported 352 fires caused by appliances, including clothes dryers. More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months and peak in the month for…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Nov. 9-17, 2022

Nov. 9 23500 block 56th Avenue West: A man told police that his bicycle, valued at $1,200, was stolen from the parking garage of his apartment. The manager of the apartment complex said he located video evidence that the bike was taken by a man associated with a white Ford F-150 truck. Nov. 10 4400…

Fireplace and chimney safety tips from state fire marshal’s office

As the days get shorter and nights longer, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds everyone about fireplace and chimney safety. Chimney fires can result in the loss of your home and result in injuries and deaths if they have not been properly maintained. Almost half of all heating-related fires occur in the months of…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Oct. 27-Nov. 3, 2022

Oct. 27 6100 block St. Albion Way: A man told police his 1997 Honda Accord had been stolen overnight from the Lakeside Apartments parking lot. Oct. 28 5600 block 224th Street Southwest: Police observed a driver swerving his vehicle on the roadway and nearly causing a collision. After pulling the driver over, the officer reported an…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Oct. 20-27, 2022

Oct. 20 6500 block 216th Street Southwest: The general manager of a business reported that a catalytic converter was stolen from one of their vans in the past few days. Oct. 21 21900 block 64th Avenue West: A man said that he was exiting his work building to leave in his Chevy Tahoe when he noticed a…

Happening nearby: Alleged shooter in Lynnwood Daleway Park homicide arrested in Tacoma

The second suspect and alleged shooter from the Daleway Park homicide was arrested by detectives of the Lynnwood Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offender Task Force on Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Tacoma area. The suspect, a 24-year-old male from Tacoma, was arrested without incident and booked into the Snohomish County Jail…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Oct. 17-20, 2022

Oct. 17 4300 block 236th Street Southwest: A man and woman who were dating got into a verbal argument after the woman told her boyfriend she wanted to break up with him. The boyfriend then began throwing items around their apartment. Both parties were provided with domestic violence pamphlets. 6600 block 220th Street Southwest: Police responded to…

Reminder: South County Fire to host Fire Prevention Week open house Oct. 15

South County Fire will celebrate Fire Prevention Week with a fire station open house on Saturday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W, Lynnwood. This free event includes activities for all ages: Meet your firefighters. See a fire engine up close. Spray water from a hose….

Wildfire smoke will likely linger across Washington into the weekend

Wildfire smoke is sticking around several parts of Washington and forecasts show smoke will likely get worse before it gets better. According to the Washington State Department of Health, breathing in smoke is not good for anyone. Days of consistent smoke exposure can take a toll on your health, making it especially important to protect…

Fire Prevention Week launches with ‘Fire Won’t Wait — Plan Your Escape’

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.” This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Fire Protection Week. This year’s campaign, running Oct. 9-15, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

Sept. 30 5700 block 241st Street Southwest: A man was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence assault for allegedly striking his girlfriend in the head after she yelled at him while he was sleeping. He was booked into Snohomish County Jail. Oct. 1 21000 block 44th Avenue West: Police were called to the parking lot of…

Medical oxygen fire safety tips for older adults

According the United States Fire Administration, older adults have a 2.6 times greater risk of dying in a fire than the U.S. population as a whole. In the U.S. and Canada, adults age 65 and older comprise about 12% of the population, making it essential to take the necessary steps to stay safe. Last year…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Sept. 9-14, 2022

Sept. 9 22400 block 44th Avenue West: The owner of Sorelli Pizza called police to report that someone broke the glass front door of his store around 4 a.m., stealing $30 in change. The cost to replace the door is estimated at $3,000. 22800 block 44th Avenue West: A 30-year-old man who reportedly shoplifted items from…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Aug. 25-31, 2022

Aug 25 18400 block Highway 99: A woman driver was booked into Snohomish County Jail on charges of DUI after she was pulled over by a Mountlake Terrace police officer conducting a DUI emphasis patrol for the Target Zero Teams program. The driver was stopped about 10:15 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot on 196th…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Aug. 18-24, 2022

Aug. 18 22900 block 55th Avenue West: A man reported his work truck, which was parked on the street in front of his home, had been stolen overnight. The truck, which is used for a landscaping business, contained a leaf blower, a welder a portable band saw, a grinder and an O2 bottle for the welder….

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Aug. 13-17, 2022

Aug. 13 22700 block 57th Avenue West: An intoxicated man was arrested and booked into Snohomish County Jail for fourth-degree domestic violence after he pushed his daughter’s boyfriend during an argument over living arrangements. 22000 block 37th Avenue West: A woman told police she noticed some jewelry and money missing from her spare room. She added that…

Kids life jacket giveaway added to Aug. 18 Lynnwood Fire Camp

South County Fire and Safe Kids Snohomish County, in partnership with Seattle Children’s, will be giving away 100 life jackets for children at the Lynnwood Kids Fire Camp on Aug. 18, starting at 6 p.m., at Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W. Fittings are required and the child must be present to receive a free life…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: July 25-29, 2022

July 25 21400 block 52nd Avenue West: A resident of the Capri Apartments told police he came back from a trip and observed a large hole in his living room window and a large rock inside his apartment. 21900 block 48th Avenue West: A man said he was defrauded of $10,000 after receiving a phone call from…

South County Fire sponsoring free kids camps

South County Fire is hosting three free Kids Fire Camps in August with fun safety activities for the whole family. Kids ages 3 and up can participate in a firefighter challenge obstacle course, relay races and tours of the fire engine and medic unit. To participate, drop by one of the following camps (no registration…