By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 432 calls from January 17th to January 30th, 2017, with 96 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 12
- Medical Aid: 287
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 22
- Service Calls: 111
- Total = 432
At 9:05 a.m. crews were dispatched to a rollover motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Yew Way and Downes Road. When crews arrived they found the driver had self-extricated and the vehicle blocking both lanes of traffic. Medic 71 quickly started patient care then transported to Evergreen – Kirkland.
At 4:37 a.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a residential fire at the 1000 block of Duchess Road. It was reported that there was black smoke coming from a bedroom and the door was hot to the touch. When firefighters arrived they found light smoke coming from the home. Engine 76 went into offensive mode and entered the home with a hose line and were able to quickly extinguish the fire. All residents and pets were able to get out of the home. The Fire Marshal determined the cause of the fire was a due to a lit candle that was too close to curtains. No injuries reported.
At 4:12 a.m. crews were dispatched to a report of an RV fire at the 19000 block of 43rd Ave SE. When firefighters arrived they found a fully involved travel trailer with multiple exposures adjacent to the fire. Crews worked to protect the sounding exposures and put out the fire. The cause of the fire was started by a candle. No injuries were reported.
At 7:04 a.m. crews were dispatched to a two car motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 203rd St SE and SR 203. Crews arrived on scene to find a moderate speed T-bone collision blocking the southbound lane of SR 203. Crews quickly secured the vehicles and triaged patients. One patient was transported to Evergreen – Monroe by aid unit and another patient was transported to Evergreen – Kirkland by a medic unit.
With the weather still chilly, Fire District 7 wants to remind citizens that you can help prevent home fires by utilizing the following safety tips:
- Remember to blow out candles when you leave a room and make sure they are not near curtains or other flammable objects.
- Keep a 3-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.