By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 268 calls from May 7th to May 14th, 2018, with 55 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 11
- Medical Aid: 172
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 17
- Service Calls: 68
- Total = 268
Fire District 7 responded to four working residential structure fires within the last week. During the investigation of each fire, it was found that in three of the four fires there were no smoke detectors present.
Working smoke alarms give you early warning and are a key part to a home fire escape plan.
Fire District 7 partners with organizations like the American Red Cross to identify and install smoke alarms in residences in need.
For more information about our smoke alarm program call (360) 794-7666 or (425) 486-1217.
An emergency call came in at 1:07 p.m. with a report of a detached shop that had caught fire when a cart carrying flammables was accidently knocked over. The fire was located at the 13300 block of Woods Creek Road in Monroe. Firefighters were able to control the fire before it spread to the barn and home that were nearby. The shop was completely destroyed. No injuries were reported.
At 9:45 p.m. there was a report of flames seen coming from the roof at the 18700 block of Fales Road between Cathcart and Maltby. When crews arrived, they found a small working fire at the roof that had extended from the chimney. Firefighters were able extinguish the flames and confirm that the fire didn't spread further into the home. No injuries were reported. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.
Fire District 7 responded to a reported residential structure fire at 7: 08 p.m. at the 10600 block of 206th Street SE. When crews arrived, they found fire coming through many points along the peak of the roof. Firefighters were able to quickly attack the fire in the attack and prevent the fire from spreading further in the home. All residence were out of the house when crews arrived and no injuries were reported. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.
The sun is starting to shine more and more. This is also the time of year we see more kids playing outside.
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 season!