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Fire District 7 Sirens - July 8th to July 22nd

Mill Creek Station 76 fire engine. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.
Mill Creek Station 76 fire engine. 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 516 calls from July 8th to July 22, 2018, with 84 of the calls being in Mill Creek.

  • Fire Related: 24
  • Medical Aid: 276
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions: 46
  • Service Calls: 170
  • Total = 516

Fire District 7 has responded to 16 vegetation fires during this from July 8th to July 22nd, 2018. As we continue to experience higher temperatures we want to remind citizens to keep their lawn and plants watered and remove any dead vegetation from their yards. Additionally, all residential burning is banned at this time. Recreational fires are still allowed.

July 12

At 6:19 p.m. units were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a semi-truck at the intersection of SR 9 and 233rd Place SE between Maltby and Woodinville.

Engine 73 arrived and found a tractor trailer on its side blocking the road with chemical fluids leaking out of the back of the trailer flowing toward Little Bear Creek.

Crews quickly started building a dam on the shoulder in the gravel while Hazardous Materials personnel researched the specific chemicals. It was found that the chemicals were corrosive liquids and powders which prompted the call to be upgraded to a three alarm HazMat incident.

Crews were able to contain the chemicals and keep them from flowing into the nearby creek.

Fire District 7, Dick’s Towing and a private environmental clean-up crew (NRC) worked together to safely off load the chemicals to a separate truck so the towing company could upright the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle sustained no injuries, and no additional injuries were reported.    

July 13

Fire District 7 was dispatched at 2:37 p.m. to a motor vehicle collision versus pedestrian at the intersection of 180th Street SE and Bothell Everett Hwy just south of Mill Creek.

When crews arrived they found one vehicle that hit the light pole. On impact, the car dislodged the crosswalk button that then hit a nearby pedestrian. The pedestrian sustained a minor head injury and was not transported. The driver was evaluated and transported to Evergreen Kirkland by medic unit.

July 19

At 2:04 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire in an abandoned building in the woods at the 11600 block of 204th Street SE.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading to the nearby dry brush. Snohomish County Fire Marshal investigated the cause of the fire and determined that the fire was intentionally set. No injuries were reported.

July 22

Crews were dispatched at 11:48 a.m. to a report of a single rider motorcycle collision at the 14500 block of High Bridge Road, north of Echo Lake.

Engine 71 arrived and found one rider 8-10 feet off the roadway with bystanders performing CPR. Crews took over CPR with resuscitation efforts being unsuccessful.

The collision was unwitnessed by the other riders in the group. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Collision Investigation Unit investigated the collision.

Safety Reminder:

National Night Out Against Crime is coming up on Tuesday, August 7th! Joins us along with law enforcement for a fun evening of activities, food, and information about how to keep your family safe!

We will be at Pine Meadow Park with Mill Creek Police Department, Willis Tucker Park with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, and Lake Tye Park with Monroe Police Department.

For more information visit our website www.snofire7.org.

Hope to see you there!

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