Blotter | Freeway car accident is missing a victim; Brush fire threatens two trailers on locked job site

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 2:47pm
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Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Friday, Aug. 18

False alarm: At 4:12 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Snoqualmie Tribal Center. They determined that the alarm had accidentally been set off by workers who were on site doing remodeling, maintenance and painting. They reset the system.

Saturday, Aug. 19

Illegal burn: At 10:01 p.m., the Snoqualmie department received a report of an unauthorized fire in the back yard of a home in the city. Firefighters arrived at the home and advised the homeowner that burning of yard waste was not allowed within the city.

Sunday, Aug. 20

Detector malfunction: At 1:30 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire alarm. They arrived to find the home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detector was sounding because of a malfunction. The unplugged the alarm and advised the homeowner to have it cleaned or replaced.

Missing Victim: At 6:42 a.m., Snoqualmie’s fire department was called to assist in a search for a patient reported missing from a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 90 near milepost 41. They were unable to locate the missing patient.

False alarm: At 2:08 p.m., the department received a medical alert alarm, but arrived to find that it was a false alarm.

Transport: At 10:27 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters assisted in preparing a patient for transport to a hospital.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Two-car collision: At 2:12 p.m., firefighters were called to a two-vehicle accident that was blocking part of Snoqualmie Parkway. They arrived to find a collision between a sports car and a pickup truck towing a trailer. There was moderate damage to the sports car but the driver, a 53-year-old woman, appeared disoriented and confused, and was not able to follow simple commands. Both front airbags had deployed in her vehicle, and there was damage to the windshield and steering wheel. There were no injuries to the occupants of the pickup truck. The sports car driver said she didn’t want medical aid, but allowed firefighters to splint her arm. The firefighters then turned the patient over to Snoqualmie Police for the accident investigation.

Opening-day jitters: At 10:42 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the new Safeway store on Snoqualmie Ridge. They arrived and spoke with the security crew, who said the alarm was set off by workers doing the final cleaning before the next day’s grand opening. They reset the system and security remained at the building overnight to monitor the system.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Shed fire: At 4:06 a.m., firefighters responded with other units to a fire alarm at the Cal Portland, Snoqualmie, office. They arrived to find a burning 10-by-20-foot shed, behind a locked gate. The fire was next to one vehicle and spreading toward another. Firefighters forced the gate open and attacked the fire, then turned the scene over to the Sheriff’s Office for investigation.

Alarm: At 10:23 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm that had been set off by water overflowing from a bathtub. The water seeped into a detector head and shorted it out. They removed the detector and advised the resident to call the landlord.

Medical aid: Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 12 medical aid incidents, bringing the total calls to date to 714.

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