Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 363 calls the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5: 293 emergency medical aid calls, 34 motor vehicle collisions, 11 fires, eight service calls, three natural gas leaks and 14 automatic fire alarms.
COLLISION: At 11:14 a.m., a two-car collision was reported on northbound I-5 south of the 44th Avenue W exit in Lynnwood. Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.
COLLISION: At 5:18 p.m., firefighters transported one patient with minor injuries to Northwest Hospital after responding to a two-car collision near 4th Avenue W and Center Road south of Everett.
COLLISION: At 7:30 a.m., a two-car collision was reported in Edmonds at 208th Street SW and 76th Avenue W. One person was injured and transported by firefighters to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.
COLLISION: At 10:07 a.m., a one-car collision was reported at 100th Avenue W and 234th Street SW in Edmonds. The injured driver was transported by firefighters to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.
COLLISION: At 10:34 a.m., the trailer of a tandem dump truck loaded with dirt flipped and came to rest on its side on northbound I-5 just south of 128th St. SW. No injuries were reported. Firefighters used a fire hose to clear the dirt from the freeway.
COLLISION: At 1:52 p.m., a three-car collision was reported in the 900 block of 9th Avenue S. in Edmonds. Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.
COLLISION: At 6:47 p.m., firefighters responded to three separate collisions on southbound I-5 between the 44th Avenue W and 220th Street SW: two four-car collisions and a two-car collision. Four people were injured and transported to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.
FIRE: At 6:56 p.m., a house fire was reported in the 2800 block of Ruggs Lake Road southeast of Everett. The fire was started by ashes that had been cleaned out of the fireplace and placed in a plastic bag on a wooden floor. The homeowner used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, which burned a small area of floor in front of the fireplace. Firefighters discovered the charring had extended to the floor joist, which they soaked with water to ensure the fire was out. Firefighters also assisted in clearing smoke from the house.
FIRE: At 9:20 p.m., an electrical exhaust fan fire was reported at a house in the 1600 block of 196th Place SW east of Lynnwood. A resident heard a “pop” in the ceiling and observed smoke and flames coming from the ceiling. The homeowners and their pets were safely evacuated. Firefighters extinguished the fire and damage was minimal.
COLLISION: At 7:10 p.m., a two-car collision was reported at 3rd Avenue N and Bell Street in Edmonds. One person was injured and was transported by firefighters to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.
COLLISION: At 5:14 p.m., a car struck a power pole and caught fire at the intersection of 93rd Place W. and Bowdoin Way in Edmonds. The occupants exited the car safely and were not injured. Firefighters extinguished the fire and notified utilities of the damaged pole.
Fire District 1 is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County, serving nearly 200,000 residents in the unincorporated communities of Silver Firs, Eastmont, Mariner, Lake Serene, Picnic Point, Martha Lake, Mariner, Lake Stickney, Norma Beach, Hilltop, Hilton Lake and Pioneer Trails; the Cities of Brier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace; and the Town of Woodway.