Lake Stevens Dairy Queen destroyed in
early morning fire
Lake Stevens Firefighters from District 8 responded to a fire inside of the Frontier Village Dairy Queen just after midnight on the morning of Friday, Jan. 18 after receiving a 911 call.
When firefighters arrived flames and smoke were visible. Firefighters entered the building but were ordered out realizing that the fire was already too hot.
“They attempted an interior attack but it overwhelmed them quickly because it was too hot,” Dave Lingenfelter, Lake Stevens Deputy Fire Chief said.
A firefighter was on the roof fighting the flames when he was told to get off. One bystander said that seconds after the firefighter climbed off of the roof, it collapsed.
Firefighters continued to fight the fire in hopes of keeping it from spreading to other buildings. No other buildings were damaged.
Dairy Queen closed at 10 p.m. and the fire seemed to have been burning for a while when firefighters arrived.
“It was burning pretty well when they got there,” Lingenfelter said.
Fire Marshals from Lake Stevens, Snohomish County, Monroe and Snohomish city were all on scene helping with the investigation.The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.