Blotter: River rescues keep department busy on weekends; homeowner reports a smoking washing machine

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

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:11pm
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Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Saturday, Aug. 5

Fire alarm: At 2:02 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were called to a Ridge retail business fire alarm. The crew arrived and met with an employee who said she’d plugged in a small stove to see if it worked and it began smoking. She unplugged the unit and immediately began opening the door to vent out the smoke. Firefighters reset the alarm and checked the structure for damage.

No hood: At 10:20 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire alarm at a Ridge retail business. The smoke detector had been set off because staff was cooking in a kitchen with no hood ventilation system. They used a fan to clear out the smoke and reset the alarm.

Campfire: At 10:20 p.m., firefighters were also called to a neighborhood for an outdoor fire complaint. They found a small bonfire in a burn pit, and informed the homeowners about the burn ban. They extinguished the fire.

Sunday, Aug. 6

River rescue: At 5:08 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters participated in a swiftwater rescue near Fish Hatchery Road. They assisted in getting an injured patient off some rocks and to shore for further medical help by other agencies.

River rescue 2: At 9:26 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters participated in a swiftwater rescue near Fish Hatchery Road. They assisted in getting an injured patient off some rocks and to shore for further medical help by other agencies.

Monday, Aug. 7

Smoking washer: At 9:46 p.m., firefighters were called to a private home for a report of smoke coming from a washing machine. Crews arrived to find light smoke on the second floor of the home. They unplugged the washing machine and vented the smoke. They also advised the homeowner not to use the machine again until it was checked out by a technician.

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 666.

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