Nine fire departments respond to massive fire in historic Bothell

Monday, July 25, 2016

Bothell Fire
Photo courtesy Northshore Fire

Shoreline Fire and Northshore Fire were two of nine fire departments responding to a massive fire in the historical business district of Bothell.

Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire

Friday, July 22nd around 3am, a massive three-alarm fire broke out in downtown Bothell that had multiple engines and ladder trucks on scene from all over, including Northshore Fire, Bellevue Fire Department, Shoreline Fire Department, Lynnwood Fire Department, Snohomish County, and Seattle.

Efforts continued into daylight hours
Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire


Several buildings were damaged and the old Mercantile Building on Main Street was destroyed.

The Mercantile Building, originally the site of the Cooperative Mercantile Company’s first building, was built in 1908 and remodeled in 2008.

There were no injuries. The cause is under investigation.



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