HOUSTON (June 26, 2008) – The fire that destroyed a Stewart Title office in Everett, WA has been contained. No injuries have been reported and while the cause of the fire is unclear at this time, office functions are being conducted remotely and are fully operational.
“We are thankful there were no injuries from the fire atour Everett office,” saidStewart Morris Jr., president and co-chief executive officer of Stewart Information Services Corp. “At this time, we are committing all necessary resources to support our employees during this difficult time.”
“Fortunately, no one was injured, and we are able to resume normal operations remotely and from other offices without service interruption,” said Carl Jorgensen, president of Stewart Title of Snohomish County.“We experienced no loss of data and our staff is able to access all files, applications, records and databases required to keep the work flow moving.”
“Our Everett office has always strived to better serve the home buyers and sellers of the Washington area,” Morris continues. “In this pursuit, they were one of first Stewart offices to offer eco-friendly services – implementing technology to move the real estate transaction online. Because of their foresight and innovation, this office is able to continue business operations outside of the brick and mortar office – even during the most unfortunate circumstances.”
All scheduled appointments and closings in the near term will be conducted at Stewart’s offices in Bothell, WA. Phones have been re-routed to the Bothell office and Stewart personnel may be contacted at:
Stewart Title of Canyon Park
22232 17th Ave SE #203
Bothell, WA 98021
Stewart Title of Seattle
18000 International Blvd., Suite 510
SeaTac, WA 98188
About Stewart Title Company
Stewart Title Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries throughout the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com/.