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Fire District 7 Sirens: February 25th to March 5th

Mill Creek Engine 76. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.
Mill Creek Engine 76. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle

By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 274 calls from February 25th to March 5th, 2018, with 43 of the calls being in Mill Creek.

  • Fire Related: 5.
  • Medical Aid: 184.
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions: 11.
  • Service Calls: 74.
  • Total calls = 274.

February 28

At 1:23 pm Fire District 7 was dispatched for a hazardous materials response with a report of a strong smell of ammonia in the area at the 23800 block of 51st Ave SE near Bothell. Crews used their monitoring systems and detected a small amount of ammonia. The levels detected were not high enough for major concern, but crews continued to investigate.

Upon further investigation, crews did not find a source tank for the ammonia. There was a structure on the property that had old piping for a coolant system and the structure was being demolished.

Crews concluded that during demolition a small amount of residual product that was in the pipes was released into the air. Proper permits for the demolition were obtained prior to the project.

One patient did have complaints of symptoms but refused transport. The patient was taken to the hospital by a family member for further evaluation.

For precautionary measures while crews were investigating the cause, Woodinville Family Daycare was advised to shelter in place for caution while crews investigated.

Kokanee Elementary was also advised of the incident for students walking home in the area.

March 2

At 11:23 pm crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 180th Street SE and 51st Ave. SE just south of Mill Creek. When crews arrived on scene they found one vehicle that had left the roadway, striking a tree and then rolling.

Ladder 72 preformed rapid extrication of the patient from the vehicle and then transferred care of the patient to Medic 76. The patient was transported to Providence – Everett by medic unit with serious injuries.

March 4

At 9:09 pm crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the 9100 block of Paradise Lake Road south of Clearview.

The pedestrian was still on the ground when fire crews arrived. They quickly started patient care. The patient was transported to Evergreen Health – Kirkland by medic unit.

March 5

At 8:51 am Fire District 7 was dispatched to a report of a commercial fire at the 19700 block of Bothell Everett Highway in North Creek. When ladder 72 arrived on scene they did find any visible signs of fire and started to investigate the cause of the alarm.

While investigating they found water coming from under a door in one of the units. Firefighters entered the unit and found a small fire that had been extinguished by the sprinkler system. Crews overhauled the fire area and saved as much of the owner’s property from further water damage.

The fire investigator concluded the cause of the fire was unattended incense left burning in the room.

Due to the sprinkler activation, there was only an estimated $6,000 in losses on a $1.9 million property. No injuries were reported.

Safety Reminder:

Daylight savings starts this weekend on Sunday, March 11th. When changing your clock an hour forward remember to check the batteries on your smoke alarms.

Roughly three out of five fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or the alarms are not working.

Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly when there is a fire.

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm batteries!

Residents are also encouraged to check the expiration date on their smoke alarms. If they are more than 10 years old, they need to be replaced!

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