By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 616 calls from January 1st to January 16th, 2017, with 123 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 16
- Medical Aid: 369
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 36
- Service Calls: 195
- Total = 616
At 4:22 AM crews were dispatched to a residential fire with one person trapped inside the home at the 16300 block of Roosevelt Road. It was reported that there was fire coming from the TV. Two Snohomish County Sheriff Deputies were first on scene and attempted to enter the home but were overwhelmed by the smoke. When firefighters arrived on scene they found heavy smoke coming from the residence. They worked quickly to enter the home for primary search and rescue efforts. They were able to locate the victim and remove him from the home. CPR was started but crews were unable to revive him. Additional firefighters worked to gain control of the fire and quickly knock it down. There was heavy smoke damage throughout the home. The victim was a male in his 90’s. The victim’s wife made it out of the home with no injuries. One deputy was treated for smoke inhalation but was not transported. No other injuries were reported. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.
At 10:22 a.m. crews were dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle collision with entrapment at the intersection of Cathcart Way and 81st Ave SE blocking both eastbound lanes of Cathcart Way. Once on scene, crews began working to extricate the patient from one of the vehicles. Once successfully removed from the vehicle, the patient was transported code to Providence – Everett by medic unit. Another patient was transported to Swedish – Mill Creek by aid unit.
At 7:06 p.m. crews were dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 189th Avenue SE and SR 203. Crews arrived on scene to find one vehicle nosed into the guardrail with airbags deployed. One patient was transported to Evergreen Health – Monroe by aid unit.
We are still in the midst of winter and this time of year we see a spike in fire calls.
Be fire smart and remember to keep a three-foot parameter around any heat source.
Always plug heat-producing appliances directly into the wall outlet, but only plug one appliance into a wall outlet at a time.
Additionally, make sure your home has properly working smoke detectors.