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Investigation into Possible Fire-Related Death


CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, 425-388-3377, Media line:  425-249-6263

MARYSVILLE, Wash. – The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Fire Marshall is investigating the death of an 85 year-old man, believed to be as the result of a fire, at the 4000 block of Meridian Ave N.

A call reporting the fire was made around 1 p.m. When responders arrived, they saw smoke and heard a man yelling.  After the fire was extinguished, they found the man’s body at the bottom of steep embankment.  The death is not considered suspicious at this time, but cause and manner, as well as identification, are pending from the Medical Examiner’s Office.