Update 2:32 p.m. Dec. 28: At 10:14 a.m. a 25-y/o male was arrested by Marysville police after confessing to starting the fire. The suspect was booked into Snohomish County Jail at 11:33 a.m. on the charge of second degree arson. Mental illness may have contributed to the suspect’s intent of starting the fire. At this time, no links to domestic nor foreign terrorism are suspected.
Update 1:43 p.m. Dec. 28: The BNSF track is reopen.
Marysville, Wash., December 28, 2020 – This morning at 8:51 a.m. the Marysville Fire Department responded to a fire at a BNSF building near 1st Street and Cedar Ave. About a dozen fire fighters responded and no injuries reported.
The building sustained extensive damage and according to fire officials “intentionally set.” Marysville Police and Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating.
In a phone conversation to the Lynnwood Times, spokeswoman and Public Education and Information Specialist Christie Veley said, “We are fortunate for the quick response and glad no one was hurt.”
This is the second fire to hit BNSF in less than a week. Last Tuesday, December 22, fowl play is suspected in the derailment of a tanker train hauling crude oil in Whatcom County.
The Marysville Fire District is dedicated to improving the lives of its community and keeping residents safe. As a Regional Fire Authority created by voters, its provide fire suppression and prevention, emergency medical response, technical rescue, hazmat, surface water rescue and other services to more than 80,000 residents.
Our 56-square-mile area includes Marysville, Seven Lakes, Quil Ceda Village, a portion of the Tulalip Indian Reservation, and unincorporated Snohomish County.