By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 186 calls from May 15th to May 20th, 2018, with 35 of the calls being in Mill Creek as follows:
- Fire Related: 2
- Medical Aid: 129
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 17
- Service Calls: 38
- Total = 186
Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire that was reported at 11:05 a.m. at the 9300 block of 196th Street SE north of Maltby. Upon arrival, Ladder 72 saw smoke coming from under the vehicle but no flames were present. Crews found that the vehicle’s lower skid plate that was made of fiberglass had melted causing the smoke. Firefighters removed the skid plate and cooled off the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
At 3:39 p.m. Fire District 7 was dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle collision with possible patient entrapment at the 7000 block of Maltby Road. Crews arrived to find one vehicle that had collided into a tree then rolled, resting on the top of the vehicle. The driver had self-extricated prior to crew’s arrival. Crews assessed the patient and transported to Evergreen – Kirkland by aid unit.
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend coming up, people are starting to prep their bar-be-ques for outdoor grilling. It is important to remember the following few safety tips before you fire up the grill:
- Before you grill for the first time, ensure the grill is properly cleaned.
- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors and all grills should be placed away from the home, deck railings and overhanging branches.
- Create a three foot perimeter around the grill to keep kids and pets safe.
For more grilling safety tips visit http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/safety-tip-sheets.