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Heavy black smoke billows out of the roof top of a commercial building in the 8300 block of Maltby Road. SCFD 7 courtesy photo

MALTBY — Firefighters from Fire District 7, South County Fire, and Bothell Fire were dispatched to the scene of a burning commercial building in the 8300 block of Maltby Road this morning shortly after 11 a.m.

Crews arrived to find heavy black smoke and flames shooting up from the roof of Synthetic Turf Northwest, which is one of three businesses housed in the building.

“When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found very active fire coming from the hopper and spreading to the building. The fire was burning the rubber that coated the roof,” Fire District 7 PIO Heather Chadwick said. “Crews were able to quickly access the roof with a hose line, while additional crews were stretching hose lines to the hopper. Their aggressive fire attack helped them extinguish the blaze and kept the fire from spreading to the interior of the building, saving multiple businesses equipment and property.”

Chadwick said Snohomish County Fire District 22 (Getchell Fire) also assisted in fire operations and situational awareness with drone images.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters reported. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.


A drone used by Snohomish County Fire District 22 captures damage to the roof of Synthetic Turf Northwest. Courtesy photo

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