By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 492 calls from June 1st to June 18th, 2017, with 92 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 9.
- Medical Aid: 288.
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 25.
- Service Calls: 170.
- Total = 492.
At 11:59 a.m. Fire District 7 was dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the intersection of 3rd Ave SE and 164th St SE. When crews arrived on scene they quickly started patient care and transported the pedestrian to Providence by medic unit.
At 1:39 p.m. Fire District 7 was dispatched to a report of a fire with exposure to a home at the 16000 block of 38th Drive SE. When crews arrived they found a tree stump fire that spread to a wood fence and rubber ground cover. The homeowner was trying to extinguish the fire with a garden hose. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it spread to the home, then they performed overhaul to check for hot spots. No injuries were reported.
At 10:25 a.m. Engine 76 was dispatched to a report of a gas leak outside a structure at the 15000 block of 16th Ave SE. When crews arrived they found a one inch residential gas line that was ruptured by a landscaping crew. Crews established a safe zone, evacuated the homeowner and her two dogs, then helped PSE secure the leak. Crews monitored the gas readings in the structure. No injuries were reported.
Summer is here and school almost out! Fire District 7 wants to remind drivers to be more aware while driving near parks and playgrounds or in neighborhoods.
Watch for kids riding bikes or balls that may roll in the street when kids are playing.
We also want to encourage parents to remind their children never play in the street and to not chase a ball if it goes into the roadway.
Having your child wear a properly fitted helmet every time they ride, roll, or skate will also help you have a fun and safe start to the summer!