By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information & Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 351 calls from May 4th to May 23rd, 2016, of which 98 were in the City of Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 13
- Medical Aid: 205
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 28
- Service Calls: 105
- Total = 351
At 6:50 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a fire in a BBQ at the 18200 block of 27th Drive SE. When crews arrived they turned off and removed the propane tank and cooled the BBQ. They moved the BBQ further away from the house and advised the homeowner to not continue to use the BBQ. No injuries were reported.
At 6:38 p.m. crews were dispatched for a mutual aid response to a brush fire on the south side of SR 2, east of Gold Bar. The fire was upgraded to a two-alarm fire. Brush 71, Tender 71, Brush 74 and PIO 71 responded to the incident. The crews stayed late into the night but due to the dangerous weather conditions and terrain the fire continued to grow. Later the fire transferred command to Department of Natural Resources and Fire District 7 crews were released. The fire burned nearly 300 acres and was eventually contained and extinguished.
At 3:48 p.m. crews were dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Seattle Hill Rd. and Bothell/Everett Hwy. When crews arrived on scene they quickly started patient care. One patient was transported to Providence by aid unit, while another patient was transported to Swedish-Mill Creek by aid unit.
At 12:44 p.m. crews responded to a report of a two car rear-end motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 164th St SE and SR 9. Upon arrival, crews triaged the patients. One patient was transported to Swedish-Mill Creek by aid unit.
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend around the corner, people are starting to prep their bar-be-ques for outdoor grilling. It is important to remember a 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.