Fire destroys abandoned house in Edmonds’ Seaview neighborhood

Fire crews from Snohomish County Fire District 1 and Lynnwood were called to battle a fire in an abandoned house located on a steep hillside in the Seaview neighborhood Wednesday night.

There were no injuries and the blaze was extinguished quickly, but traffic was backed up at the intersection of Olympic View Drive and 76th Avenue West near the Perrinville Post Office as drivers stopped to watch the spectacular flames shooting from the home.

Fire District 1 spokesperson Jerry Sheehan said that fire crews had to run 650 feet of hose down a steep driveway to reach the home, which was located near the intersection of 185th Street Southwest and 79th Place West.

An investigation into what started the blaze will be conducted in the morning.

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  1. I saw the fire! My son and I had just gone through 76th and 212th where a car fire was in progress when we drove down 76th to Perrinville, we saw the smoke and my son said” I know exactly where that is!! It is an old abandoned house he used to ride his bike to when he was a kid!

  2. We decided to call it in because he knows it would be hard to find, we did not know if anyone else had called it in, but by the time we got to the top of the dirt road it was clear no one had called it in yet. It was fully engulfed when we saw it from the road by the post office, Jake called it in and we gave the streets we were on to help the fire department. Jake has had fire training and went to look down the road while I went to the intersection to direct the police.

  3. The location is on dead and it was clear that if a bunch of cars went looky looing it would make it impossible for the trucks to get in there. The cars started to appear following the smoke, I kept cars from going in and in just a few minutes a cop came by fast went in and looked for access to the fire. The fire trucks were down by the post office which would not give them access, the cops sped down to show them the way in. My son talked to the fire department when they got there and then we left. What a mess around there. If it had been close to any other houses it would have definitely melted and possible caught the other houses on fire. With all the cars jamming the area, if some one had been in danger it could have been fatal for them. It was very weird to see a house that fully engulfed and I am grateful no one was hurt!

  4. I know the house. I grew up in that neighborhood. There is a grown-over dirt road that extends east from the T-intersection of 184th & 80th Ave W that was originally the driveway for this house. That was so grown over that the fire trucks had to access it from 79th place, which comes off 186th St. SW. 185th is a cul-de-sac extending east from 79th.

    I never did know who lived there, even years ago.

  5. The last sentence is not needed. No investigation required. Dollars to donuts, they were inside brewing up a batch of meth. I won’t be surprised when they find a couple bodies inside.

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