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Fire damages Village Restaurant in Marysville


Courtesy of the Marysville Fire District

The Village Restaurant in Marysville was damaged by a fire on Feb. 19.

The landmark Village Restaurant in Marysville was significantly damaged in a two-alarm commercial fire on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 19.

The Marysville Fire District was dispatched just after 4 a.m. on Sunday to reports of a fire at 220 Ash Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames coming from Village Restaurant. Firefighters initially fought the fire offensively, but switched to defensive mode after ventilation on the roof provided no relief for crews inside the structure. Around 5 a.m. Sunday, a second alarm was activated in response to the fire. Smoke pouring from the structure could be seen from I-5.

Sue Stevenson

The Village Restaurant suffered significant damage in a FEb. 19 fire.

No one is believed to have been inside the building at the time of the fire. No injuries have been reported at this time. Areas of Ash Avenue and Beach Avenue between Fourth Street and Second Street were closed to traffic Sunday morning due to the fire response. The damage to Village Restaurant is significant, with the roof of the building collapsed as well as fire and smoke damage throughout the structure. Estimated property loss is valued at more than $1 million. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal's Office.

At the height of the incident more than 30 firefighters battled the fire with mutual aid provided by Everett, Getchell (Snohomish County Fire District 22), Arlington, Silvana (Snohomish County Fire District 19) and Tulalip Bay.

The Village Restaurant has been serving Marysville since it first opened in 1937 on old Highway 99 as a "Pie House." Once Interstate 5 was completed, the restaurant was rebuilt as a small cafe near exit 199 on I-5 and has undergone several expansions throughout the years.


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