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Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

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Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Thursday, Aug. 31

Alarm: At 2:05 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire alarm. Outside the house, they met the homeowners, who said the alarms started going off suddenly. Firefighters walked around the house, located and removed a bad detector. The home’s other detectors were operating normally and the family was allowed back in their home.

Fuel spill: At 7:46 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters arrived at a fuel spill reported from an unknown source at S.R. 202 and the Snoqualmie Parkway. A 55-gallon container was the source of the spill. Crews notified the Washington State Patrol and Snoqualmie Public Works Department about the spill, to arrange cleanup.

Friday, Sept. 1

Bark fire: At 7:06 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a bark fire. They arrived at the scene of the report to find residents extinguishing a 2-by-2-foot smoldering bark fire, which was likely caused by disposed cigarette. Residents said this had previously occurred in the same area with same cause. Cigarette butts were found scattered all around the smoldering areas. Firefighters saturated the area with water.

Saturday, Sept. 2

Porch fire: At 4:07 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were called to a house fire on SE Kinsey Street. They arrived to find flames coming from the eaves of the front porch roof. They extinguished the fire and assisted with searching for the occupants and giving them aid. There were no injuries. The King County Sheriff’s Office fire investigator determined that the source was mulch put next to the house a few days earlier. The composting mulch ignited a bush next to the house, exposing flamed to the porch roof.

Smoke: At 9:45 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of smoke in an area near S.R. 18 and I-90, called in first by a passerby and then by multiple nearby residents. The crew noted a large thermal column in the area on their arrival at the scene. They located the fire, a large 30-by-30-foot burn pile with stumps, logs and construction debris and extinguished the fire.

Sunday, Sept. 3

Smoke: At 7:12 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to Coal Mine Road for a report of smoke in the area from an unknown source. The caller stated she believed it was from a homeless encampment in the area. Firefighters patrolled the area and noticed some lazy smoke in the air, and a slight odor of wood smoke, but they were unable to locate a source.

Monday, Sept. 4

Alarm: At 4:48 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire alarm, apparently caused by food burning on the stove. They confirmed with the resident that it was an accident and there was no fire.

False alarm: At 7:12 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a report of a smell of paint thinner in the area. They arrived in the area and found that a homeowner down the street from the caller had been staining his deck, and the wind carried the smell throughout the neighborhood.

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Smoke: At 2:02 a.m., and again at 3:26 a.m., firefighters responded to reports of smoke and ash in the area. They investigated and found the smoke and ash was from the wildfires in the Cle Elum area.

Collision: At 7:17 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters assisted with extricating a patient from under the passenger-side dashboard, damaged when the car had been in an accident. The patient was extricated without tools and prepared for transport to an area hospital.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Carbon monoxide: At 6:29 a.m., firefighters dispatched to a carbon monoxide alarm. The crew arrived to find the residents out of the home and in the back yard. A carbon monoxide alarm was sounding. They checked the house with a gas monitor and found no problems.

Water leak: At 8:22 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire alarm at a private home. Upon arrival, they found the smoke detectors going off for no apparent reason. Upon investigation, they discovered water inside one of the detectors. They dismantled the detector to try to discover the source of the leak, but could not. They advised the homeowner to call a plumber about the leak.

Medical aid: In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to seven medical aid incidents, bringing the total number of calls to date to 762.

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