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Friday, February 03, 2017

ATF NRT Completes Lynnwood Fire Investigation



SEATTLE — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Response Team (NRT) completed its investigation into the Jan 25 Lynnwood, Wash., three-alarm structure fire in the 19800 block of Scriber Lake Road.

NRT leadership presented Lynnwood Police and Fire Department officials with a preliminary report during a Feb. 2 out brief and will follow up with a full report to the city in about 30 days.

“ATF appreciates the hard work and collaborate efforts of the Lynnwood Police and Fire Departments in processing this large fire scene and conducing the subsequent follow-up investigation,” said NRT Acting Team Leader Dixon Robin. “The select cadre of ATF specialists and local special agents, as well as other ATF assets, integrated fully with the ongoing investigation by the Lynwood Police and Fire Departments and together we successfully completed the investigation.”

ATF will not release details of its findings. All information will be released by the city, which initially requested the NRT’s support.

ATF is the sole federal agency with experience and resources to investigate fires and crimes of arson in the United States and its territories. The primary mission of the NRT is to concentrate ATF explosives and fire investigative resources and expertise on large-scale and complex incidents due to the size, scope or number of victims.

Since its inception in 1978, the NRT has deployed 805 times. NRT has deployed eight times, including this deployment, in fiscal year 2017, which began Oct. 1, 2016.

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