Fire crews respond to commercial blaze on Lynnwood’s Scriber Lake Road

Updated at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday with additional details.

Fire crews got to work Wednesday night after a three-alarm commercial fire in the 19800 block of Scriber Lake Road.

Flames completely enveloped the building, which is a senior living apartment complex that was under construction. It is thought to have been vacant at the time of the fire, which was reported around 9:30 p.m. Crews were attempting to put out the fire while also protecting surrounding buildings.

Two firefighters were injured while fighting the fire. They were both taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Approximately 150 people from nearby apartment buildings were evacuated. Lynnwood Police are asking everyone to stay clear of the area until the fire is out. Crews are expected to be on scene overnight.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. The fire marshal will investigate once the fire is out. Flames were still visible at the scene around midnight.

Fire crews from Mukilteo, Everett and Seattle, among others, assisted with controlling the fire.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

  1. Two of the three Edmonds fire stations are completely taped due to this fire… and yet our city council (besides Council Member Nelson) voted to reduce fire staffing to save money. Public safety needs are going up, and yet we are taking away our ability to be prepared.

  2. I agree with Peter. This is a huge fire that needs a lot of fire engines to tackle it from multiple angles. Imagine if it spread, there are apartments near this fire and the flames are huge flying high from the 3rd story and with wind this could have spread. Need to be ready. Firemen do more than just fight fires also. So cutting back on firemen should not be a priority

  3. Police scanner comments during all this: Lynnwood police were getting calls about a couple of people in a van smoking meth claimed to have started this….Sheesh…I hope this wasn’t intentionally set. Second huge structure fire in this area in the last five years or so….Let’s be glad no one was seriously hurt.

  4. Wanted to update that all of our Edmonds fire station firefighters (16,17, and 20)
    responded to this fire.

  5. @Nelson – as they should as it was a major fire – just like when we had a three alarm fire at the unfinished “Gregg building” many years ago and firefighters from all local stations, including ours were assisting to put out that fire. I believe that was close to 8 years ago and can’t recall if we have had a major fire to that magnitude since and sadly that fire was attributed to arson.

    @gibson – perhaps you should address this issue with the Fire Commisioners and Fire District 1 Administration who have stated they would cancel our contract for fire if we keep with the status quo (not absorbing Woodway’s share) so keeping with your complaint – all firefighters would be without a job in two years. And the fact that FD-1’s independent report on the fire services mirrored the City’s independent report on fire services seems to be a reasonable good use of funding. More importantly, it has taken about 14 months for both parties to come to an amicable and very detailed ILA leads most to believe no stones were left unturned. I applaud both lawyers as I sat in a number of the negotiations and both were very concerned about their positions.

  6. @Diane Buckshnis- I understand Edmond’s has to pick up Woodway’s share. What i don’t understand is why those cost savings have to come from public safety, when the EMS levy increased. My complaint has nothing to do with firefighters loosing jobs as you interpret. My complaint is about the dramatic reduction in service to our city. Living in Edmond’s we really have no say of what the district commissioners do, we cannot vote for them- we just utilize their service. I am coming to you because i want my voice to be heard from people who are elected to keep my family and community safe. Lastly i applaud Council Member Nelson for doing his homework. He understands the risk reduced staffing brings. At the last meeting you had to ask if firefighters are also EMS personnel because the language had changed in the contract. To me that shows you don’t understand the magnitude reduced staffing brings.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Real first and last names — as well as city of residence — are required for all commenters.
This is so we can verify your identity before approving your comment.

By commenting here you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. Please read our code at the bottom of this page before commenting.