Everett Fire Says Opioid Use May Have Contributed To Man Setting Himself On Fire

  • Source: My Everett News
  • Published: 11/28/2023 12:00 AM

Early Friday Morning, Everett Fire was called to a motel in the 10000 block of Evergreen Way for a report of a smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke coming from one of the rooms. Fire crews arrived to find an unconscious male in the room with his clothes on fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the remainder of the fire on the clothes and patient. Paramedics treated the patient, a 31-year-old male, for second and third-degree burns to his torso, arms, and neck and transported him to Harborview Medical Center, where he remains hospitalized. It is suspected that the use of fentanyl or opiate use may be a contributing factor in this incident. The misuse of opioids and fentanyl is a growing concern in Washington State and across the United States.


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