By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 382 calls from December 1 to December 13, 2016, with 59 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 9
- Medical Aid: 221
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 30
- Service Calls: 122
- Total = 382
At 2:22 a.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a one-car high speed rollover collision with entrapment at the 8500 block of Cathcart Way. When crews arrived they found the vehicle approximately 100 feet off the road in the woods. Crews worked quickly to triage and start patient care. All four patients were transported to Providence Hospital by medic and aid units.
At 6:59 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a residential chimney fire at the 21000 block of SR 2. When crews arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the chimney. Crews quickly checked for fire extension to the home and knocked down the fire. No injuries were reported.
At 5:04 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to a report of black smoke coming from a residence at the 16000 block of Roosevelt Road. When firefighters arrived they found smoke but no flames. While they were conducting their initial search of the residence they found the source of the smoke, which was a space heater that had melted. Firefighters secured the power to the home and ventilated. No injuries were reported.
With the temperatures dipping low lately, Fire District 7 wanted to remind citizens how to stay warm and be fire safe!
- Does your fire place have a metal screen or a heat-tempered glass secured to the front of the fireplace?
- If you have a space heater, remember to plug it directly into an outlet, not into an extension cord.
- Also, remind children to stay at least three feet away from the fireplace or space heaters.
- Lastly, make sure you have tested your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
Fire District 7 wishes you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!