By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information Officer/Public Educator.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 331 calls from March 1st to 15th, 2016, of which 86 were in the City of Mill Creek as follows:
- Fire Related: 6
- Medical Aid: 178
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 21
- Service Calls: 126
- Total = 331
At 3:16 p.m. crews responded to a report of a school bus in powerlines with brush and grass on fire at the intersection of 42nd Avenue SE and 212th Street SE. Upon arrival crews found a school bus with powerlines hanging over the roof then onto the ground. The powerline was energized and created a smoldering grass fire on the side of the road. The grass fire was extinguished and crews confirmed there were no injuries.
At 7:14 p.m. crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian collision at the 16900 block of Bothell Everett Hwy. Crews arrived to find the pedestrian lying in roadway. They quickly started patient care and transported the patient to Providence Hospital by medic unit.
At 12:50 p.m. crews responded to a report of a fire on a balcony at the 19900 block of Bothell Everett Hwy. Upon arrival firefighters found no signs of fire. After investigating, crews found signs of smoke in one unit and one patient with burns on his arms from trying to extinguish the fire. Crews started patient care and then transported with patient to Evergreen Hospital by medic unit. There was no fire damage to the unit.
At 2:13 p.m. crews responded to a report of a tree into a house due to the windstorm at the 4600 block of 196th Street SE. When crews arrived they found a large tree that had fallen into the house. Crews made contact with the homeowner and found no one was injured. The homeowner was advised to stay out of the residence until the house was secure.
Sparky the Fire Dog turned 65 years old this week! He was created for the National Fire Protection Association in 1951 and has been the organization’s official mascot and spokesdog ever since. Sparky helps teach lessons on fire safety to kids of all ages. Visit the official Sparky the Fire Dog website to let kids explore and learn about fire safety in a safe and interactive environment.