By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 225 calls from April 29th to May 6th, 2018, with 39 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 6
- Medical Aid: 155
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 12
- Service Calls: 52
- Total = 225
At 1:02 a.m. a passerby reported a motor vehicle fire at the 15900 block of Highway 9 east of Mill Creek. Upon arrival firefighters found fire in the rear wheel well of a vehicle parked in the driveway. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. Snohomish County Fire Marshal was investigating the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.
At 2:30 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to a report of a garage fire at the 18100 block of 67th Avenue SE in Clearview. Crews arrived to find a small fire on the outside of the garage with additional smoke coming from the eave vents. Ladder 72 quickly attached the fire with two pressurized water cans to prevent the fire from spreading. There was no fire extension inside the building. There were no injuries 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.
Last year, the board of fire commissioners passed a resolution to expand the residential outdoor burning area. 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.
Burn permits can be purchased online or at Station 31, 163 Village Court, Monroe.