Fire Frightens Residents of Silver Lake

The Silver Lake community expressed concerns about their neighbors.


Jerrilyn Brower

The house fire damaged most of the building and two vehicles that were underneath the deck.

A home caught fire on the morning of Monday, May 8. Everett Police and Fire responded to calls about the fire at 11221 East Ibberson Dr in Silver Lake. No one was inside the home at the time of the fire, there were no injuries, and no nearby homes were damaged. The house and nearby vehicles were severely burned.

A neighbor, Corina Ciceu placed a call to 911 along with many of the surrounding neighbors. “They came quick and took care of it. It was frightening to see the big fire,” Ciceu was concerned for the safety of the residents of the home across the street. “Should I take my people in the backyard, so they are as far as possible from the fire?” she said she asked herself.

An Everett Firefighter takes photos of the burned debris. (Jerrilyn Brower)

According to police and neighbors on scene, this house is frequented by a homeless man. A neighbor who said that she has seen this man chased away a few times also said, “The police can’t do anything until something happens.”

The owner of an adjacent property received a call around 10:00 a.m. about the fire; they rushed to the scene to ensure the safety of their property. “This area has been plagued by the homeless, noting that they’re at the [Thorton A. Sullivan] park too,” the property owner said. 

Everett Fire and Police investigators were still on scene at 12:30 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Everett Fire spraying down hotspots still present in the house. (Jerrilyn Brower)