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City investigating allegation Everett fire chief was intoxicated at fatal New Year’s Eve fire; chief denies accusation
EVERETT, Wash. --The city of Everett confirmed Monday that the city's Human Resources Department is investigating an allegation that Fire Chief Murray Gordon was intoxicated that the scene of the Bluffs apartment fire on New Year's Eve. One person died in the fire. Meghan Pembroke, a spokeswoman for the city of Everett , said the city received an allegation from an Everett Fire Department employee that Gordon "had alcohol on his breath and was impaired at the scene of the Bluffs fire on Dec. 31."