By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue Public Information & Education Officer, February 22, 2021.
Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue responded to 440 calls from February 8th to February 21st, 2021.
- Fire Related: 33
- EMS/Rescue: 373
- Hazmat: 0
- Other: 34
- Total = 440
RESCUE - February 9th: At 9:15 am fire crews were dispatched to a report of a man stuck in a septic tank at the 2900 block of Stafford Way in Bothell. Upon arrival crews found the patient alert, oriented and not injured. Ladder 72's crew was able to safely remove the patient from the tank and was not transported.
FIRE - February 11th: At 1:32 am firefighters were dispatched to a report of a trailer on fire at the 1400 block of North Machias. Crews arrived to a fully involved trailer that was not occupied. The trailer and overhead structure were a total loss and there was exposure damage to an adjacent RV and vehicle. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal was investigating the cause of the fire.
FIRE - February 13th: At 3:00 am Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue responded to a residential structure fire off of Carlson Road. No injuries were reported. Crews worked with our regional partners to help extinguish the fire. The mobile home was a complete loss.
FIRE - February 16th: At 4:36 am Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue responded to a residential structure fire at the 13000 block of Virginia Street in the Machias area. Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire and kept it from spreading through the home. Crews evaluated and treated the occupants who experienced some minor injuries exiting the structure. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating what started the fire.
We are still in the midst of winter and this time of year we see a spike in fire calls. Be fire smart and remember to 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 and close your bedroom doors before you go to bed at night.