Fire rips through Lynnwood strip mall; determined to be arson

Fire officials are investigating a fire at a Lynnwood strip mall Wednesday morning as arson.

Crews responded to a report of a commercial building fire in the 15800 block of Highway 99 at about 3:15 a.m. Authorities say no one was in the building at the time, and no injuries have been reported.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, flames were coming from the roof. They worked the fire from the outside for close to an hour, due to structural concerns inside.

Officials told FOX 13 at about 20 minutes into getting the fire under control, crews were pulled from inside the building due to the worsening conditions and the fear of the roof collapsing. 

Four businesses operate inside the building, and a sunroom company was greatly damaged. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to other businesses.

The Snohomish County Fire Marshal's Office determined the fire was intentional, and is now leading the arson investigation.