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

A woman died in a Saturday morning apartment fire that also displaced at least 20 others on Christmas Eve. (Photo courtesy of South County Fire)

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 serious injuries and were transported by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center, where they are now in stable condition. No one else was injured.

South County Fire crews responded around 10:50 a.m. after multiple callers to 911 reported smoke and flames coming from the Lynnwood Townhouse apartments in the 6700 block of 196th Street Southwest. It’s the same apartment complex where a fire claimed the lives of two children in 2019.

The fire damaged three apartments in an eight-unit building. All residents of the building – at least 20 people – were displaced and received assistance from Red Cross and Support 7, Hynes said.

— By Lauren Reichenbach

  1. Someone needs to be held accountable for this. Two fires in the same complex? That’s outrageous. I’m not a lawyer so I don’t know if it’s criminal, but if it is, I hope someone is brought to justice over this tragic event.

    1. We lived here from 2005-2008 and had complained to management multiple times about sparking outlets. I’m praying that this one isn’t due to faulty electrical components like the first fire was! Sick to my stomach! Prayers all around.

  2. I hope they tear the complex down and construct a safer one. Too many bad experiences for anyone to live there in the future.

    1. Tiffany, thank you for your support and sharing. Her beauty, wit and love for matter how big or small you were will be missed but not forgotten!

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