By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 239 calls from January 1st to January 8, 2018, with 57 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 5
- Medical Aid: 171
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 13
- Service Calls: 50
- Total = 239
At 6:29 am Fire District 7 was dispatched to report of a vehicle fire at the 17800 block of West Main Street in Monroe. When firefighters arrived, they found a fully involved single vehicle fire.
Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. There was no fire exposure to additional vehicles or structures nearby.
The driver of the vehicle was able to park and exit the vehicle before it became engulfed in fire. No injuries were reported.
At 4:00 am firefighters were dispatched to a report of a house fire at the 20200 block of 45th Drive SE in the Mill Creek area. When crews arrived on scene they found an active fire in the attached carport and heavy smoke in the home.
Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and stopped the spread of the fire into the home and attic space. During primary search of the residence, crews found and rescued a kitten.
Firefighters vented the roof of the residence and used fans to remove the smoke.
A homeowner woke up to the smell of smoke and was able to alert the others in the home to get out safely.
No injuries were reported.
The Snohomish County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.
At 3:45 pm Fire District 7 was dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 148th Street SE and 35th Avenue SE. Crews arrived on scene to find a t-bone collision with moderate damage to both vehicles and all occupants standing outside of the vehicles.
Engine 76 stabilized the vehicles and contained leaking fluids. Crews started patient treatment. No patients were transported.
With the winter months still upon us, carbon monoxide poisoning (CO) is always a concern. The odorless and poisonous gas can make a person feel sick and can be deadly.
CO alarms should be installed outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.
Remember to test your CO alarms at least once a month along with your smoke detectors and if the alarm sounds, get out of the house and into fresh air.
For more information on preventing CO poisoning visit http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/safety-tip-sheets.