By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 343 calls from March 22 to April 2, 2018, with 57 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 2.
- Medical Aid: 239.
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 14.
- Service Calls: 88.
- Total = 343.
At 9:38 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to a report of a commercial fire response at the 14300 block of North Creek Drive in Mill Creek. When Fire District 7 arrived on scene they discovered smoke coming from one unit. Crews forced entry into the apartment which had moderate smoke throughout. Crews searched the apartment for residents and pets. Engine 76’s crew confirmed there were no occupants or pets at risk and started ventilating the unit. Crews determined the source of the smoke was due to a small stove top fire which had damaged some cabinets. No injuries were reported.
At 11:46 p.m. Fire District 7 responded to a motor vehicle collision at the 18600 block of Bothell Everett Highway. Crews arrived to find a rear-end collision blocking the one of the northbound lanes. Upon arrival, Firefighters quickly triaged the patients, established a safe work area, controlled traffic and secured the vehicles. One patient was transported to Swedish Mill Creek by aid unit with minor injuries.
As we approach spring everyone is getting outside to work in the yard. We want to remind citizens that there are specific regulations within Fire District 7 when it comes to outdoor burning.
Last year, the board of fire commissioners passed a resolution to expand the residential outdoor burning area. To find out if you live within the expanded area and to learn more about the regulations of outdoor burning, visit our website.
Burn permits can be purchased online or at Fire Station 31, 163 Village Court, Monroe.