By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 399 calls from February 8th to February 20th, 2017, with 64 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 12
- Medical Aid: 270
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 20
- Service Calls: 97
- Total = 399
At 9:04 a.m. Engine 73 was dispatched to a report of an acetylene tank regulator issue at the 6200 block of 234th St SE. When crews arrived they found a plastic regulator that caught fire and melted. The fire was extinguished prior to arrival. Firefighters checked surrounding equipment and buildings for fire extension, and secured additional gas cylinders. No injuries were reported.
At 3:01 p.m. Engine 32 was dispatched to a car fire at the 19800 block of SR 2. When crews arrived on scene they found a fully involved car fire with no exposure to nearby buildings. The driver of the vehicle stated that while driving the vehicle she saw melting, flaming plastic coming from the passenger side dashboard. She was able to pull the car over and get out of the vehicle safely. Firefighters worked quickly to control and extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported.
At 1:01 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to a report of a residential fire at the 14000 block of 236th Pl SE. When crews arrived they found thick smoke coming from the roof of a single family home. Firefighters quickly entered the home for a primary search and were able to knock down the fire. The fire started in the kitchen and extended into the roof. Crews worked to put out hot spots and complete overhaul. Neighbors who saw the smoke were able to get the family’s dog out of the home before firefighters arrived. The homeowners were not at the residence at the time of the fire. According to the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office the cause of the fire appears to be accidental, unattended cooking with $75,000 in damage. No injuries were reported.
At 1:07 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian collision at the intersection of 16th Ave SE and 132nd St SE. When crews arrived they found one patient laying in the road. Crews quickly blocked traffic and began patient care. The patient was transported to Providence – Everett by medic unit.
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