By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 262 calls from June 21st to July 4th, of which 78 were in the City of Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 22
- Medical Aid: 156
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 19
- Service Calls: 65
- Total = 262
From July 2nd to 9:30 a.m. on July 5th, Fire Districts 3 and 7 responded to 11 fireworks-related incidents.
At 2:44 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of smoke coming from a single-family home at the 17000 block of 31st Drive SE. When firefighters arrived they found smoke and fire coming from the window of an upstairs bedroom window. Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire and were able to contain the fire to one room. The mother and two young children were home at the time of the fire. They were able to safely get out of the house before firefighters arrived. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries reported.
At 3:08 a.m. crews were dispatched to an upgraded unknown type fire to a residential fire at the 22800 block of 106th Drive SE. When crews arrived they found flames coming out the front window and were extending approximately 30 feet high. Firefighters were able to gain control of the fire and put out the flames about 10 minutes after arriving on scene. No one was home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
At 9:42 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a leg injury due to fireworks. When crews arrived they found a teenaged male with a leg injury due to a sparkler bomb. EMS crews evaluated and bandaged the wound then transported the patient to Evergreen Kirkland by aid unit.
At 8:06 p.m. crews responded to an eye injury from a firework. When crews arrived they were able to perform patient assessment and treat the eye injury. The patient was transported to a local hospital by aid unit.
There are so many positive reasons to ride your bike. Fire District 7 encourages families to ride as much as possible.
However, before you ride, make sure every family member has a properly fitted helmet and follows these basic safety tips:
- Use lights and wear bright colors,
- Ride on the sidewalk when possible, and
- Use hand signals.
For more bike riding safety tips visit https://www.safekids.org/bike.