By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 160 calls from September 26th to October 4th, 2016, with 49 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 5
- Medical Aid: 102
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 5
- Service Calls: 48
- Total = 160
At 5:13 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to a report of a residential fire at the 4800 block of 147th Place SE. When crews arrived they found the family outside and an odor of smoke but no smoke visible. Upon further investigation, command found heavy smoke venting from an upstairs window on the backside of the house. Firefighters quickly hooked up to a hydrant and entered the home to perform a primary search. Crews gained control of the fire quickly then continued to work to check for fire extension. Crews performed salvage of some personal items for the homeowner and assistance from the Red Cross was offered. No injuries were reported.
At 10:44 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Cathcart Way and SR 9 SE. When crews arrived they quickly started triaging the patients. One driver was transported to Evergreen- Kirkland by aid car.
At 7:30 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a three-car motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 164th St SE and 9th Ave SE. When crews arrived on scene they quickly evaluated the patients. It was determined that no patients needed to be transported.
As we enter the colder time of year, Fire District 7 wants to remind citizens of some safety tips before turning on the heaters.
- Remember to have your furnace and chimneys inspected and serviced by a qualified professional.
- Fireplaces should have a metal screen or a heat-tempered glass positioned in front of the fireplace.
- Create a three-foot perimeter around any heating source for children and any flammable materials.
- Check to see if your portable heaters have an automatic shut-off switch in case it gets knocked over.
- Lastly, test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
Have a safe fall season!