By Autumn Waite, Snohomish County Public Information Officer.
From October 1-15, 2013, Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 211 calls, 80 of which were in Mill Creek.
- Fires: 21
- Medical Aid: 142
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 19
- Service Calls: 29
- Total = 211
Did you know?
According to the latest NFPA research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen—more than any other place in the home. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire-related injuries.
Follow these safety tips to avoid a dangerous kitchen fire:
- Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling, or boiling food.
- If you must leave the room, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.
- When you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay in the home, and use a timer to remind you.
- If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible. Keep children and pets at least three away from the stove.
- When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves.
- Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper and plastic bags, towels, and anything else that can burn, away from your stovetop.
- Clean up food and grease from burners and stovetops.