By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 542 calls from March 2 to March 20, 2017, with 103 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 11
- Medical Aid: 370
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 22
- Service Calls: 139
- Total = 542
At 10:30 am firefighters were dispatched to a report of smoke coming from a single-family residence at the 18000 block of 25th Dr. SE. When firefighters arrived on scene they saw heavy smoke coming from the roof and flames coming from the kitchen window on the back of the residence. Firefighters entered the residence for initial search where they found two dogs. Crews brought out the dogs and tried resuscitation but were unsuccessful. Additional firefighters worked to gain control of the fire and quickly extinguished the flames. The owners were not at the residence at the time of the fire. No other injuries were reported. Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.
At 10:41 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a high speed single motor vehicle collision through a fence at the 4800 block of 169th St SE. When crews arrived on scene they found one vehicle through a fence with severe damage to the vehicle. The two patients self-extricated and were lying next to the vehicle when firefighters arrived. Ladder 72 worked to secure the vehicle and assisted Medic 71, Medic 76, Engine 77 and Medic 13 worked on patient care. One patient was transported in critical condition to Harborview Medical Center. The second patient was transported to Providence in Everett by medic unit. Snohomish County Sheriffs Officers were also on scene to assist.
At 6:57 a.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire at the intersection of SR 2 and Fryelands Boulevard. When firefighters arrived they found a fully involved car fire on the shoulder of the road. Monroe Police Department was on scene controlling traffic. Firefighters quickly pulled a hand line and extinguished the fire. The driver stated he noticed sparks coming from the rear of the vehicle while driving. He was able to pull over and safely get out of the vehicle with no injuries.
At 11:08 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to a report of a residential fire at the 2600 block of 175th St SE. When firefighters arrived on scene they found a working fire in the garage. Engine 76 pulled a hose line to control the fire while additional crews checked for extension into the home. Crews were able to contain and extinguish the fire with no extension to the rest of the residence. The cause of the fire was due to ashes from a fireplace being cleaned out and placed in a bag, igniting near plastics. No injuries were reported.
As we approach spring everyone is getting outside to work in the yard. We want to remind citizens that there are specific regulations within Fire District 7 when it comes to outdoor burning.
To find out if you live within the expanded area and to learn more about the regulations of outdoor burning, visit our website http://snofire7.org/public_information/outdoor_burning/index.cfm.