Blotter: Two air conditioners plugged into one outlet was a bad idea; tired-out swimmer needs help getting back across the river

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

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Snoqualmie Fire Department

Thursday, June 29

Alarm: At 5:11 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Salish Lodge. They discovered a power outage had triggered the fire alarm. They turned off the alarm and after investigating the building and finding no sign of trouble, they left the building under a fire watch until the power was restored.

Friday, June 30

Alarm 2: At 8:20 a.m., the crew returned to the Salish Lodge for another alarm. The building’s electrical and sprinkler systems had a problem which caused a power outage and triggered the alarm. Firefighters advised staff to contact a technician to repair the sprinklers.

Saturday, July 1

Electrical overload: At 5:07 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to North Bend for an air-conditioning unit that had tripped a possibly overloaded electrical outlet. They spoke with the renter, who had plugged in two air-conditioning units along with other electrical appliances. The outlet was warm but there was no fire, smoke or odor. Firefighters advised the renter not to use that outlet and not to have both air-conditioning units running at the same time. They also suggested she contact her landlord to have the outlet checked out.

Sunday, July 2

River rescue: At 3:57 p.m., firefighters assisted in a swift water rescue of two women stuck on trees in the middle of the Snoqualmie River. Firefighters manned a rescue kayak, contacted the two women and acted as spotters while King County Sheriff’s Service pulled the victims out of the water.

Tired out: At 7:33 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to the PSE lower powerhouse on Snoqualmie River to rescue a 22-year-old man who’d been swimming. He said he had tried to swim back across the river but became too cold and tired. He refused treatment and appeared to be uninjured, with no signs of hypothermia.

Monday, July 3

Faulty alarm: At 6:02 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a smoke detector alarm sounding. The detector was beeping for no apparent reason. Firefighters advised the homeowner to buy a new smoke detector.

Accident: At 5:24 p.m., Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident. One of the drivers, age 54, had been wearing a seatbealt, and complained about pain in his knees from hitting the dashboard. The patient also had minor abrasions and was transported to a local hospital.

Broken pipe: At 8:21 p.m., the department was called to assist the residents of a home after a water pipe in the bathroom broke.

Tuesday, July 4

Citizen assist: At 6:33 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters helped to lift an elderly bariatric patient.

Wednesday, July 5

Drone crash: At 3:59 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were summoned to a drone accident, in which a fire had started. They found the burning drone on a gravel road and extinguished the fire with a dry chemican extinguisher. The fire did not spread.

Medical aid; In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 10 medical aid incidents, bringing the total number of calls to date to 577.

Fall City Fire Department

Sunday, July 2

Bicycle accident: At 9:09 a.m., Fall City EMTs were called to a bike crash. One patient was evaluated and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Medical aid: At 2:47 p.m., EMTs responded to a medical emergency. One patient was treated and transported to local hospital.

Water rescue: At 3:57 p.m., firefighters responded to a swift water rescue of two people on the river.

Medical aid: At 8:46 p.m., firefighters responded to medical emergency. One person was treated and transported to local hospital.

Monday, July 3

Medical aid: At 10:31 a.m., firefighters responded to a medical emergency. One person was treated and transported to a local hospital.

Car accident: At 5:34 p.m., firefighters responded to motor vehicle crash. One person was treated and taken to a local hospital.

Tuesday, July 4

False alarm: At 3:35 a.m., firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm. No fire was found.

Medical aid: At 10:56 a.m., firefighters responded to a call for aid. One person was treated and transported to local hospital.

Tree down: At 5:57 p.m., firefighters investigated a report of a tree that fell into the river.

Wednesday, July 5

Medical aid: At 12:19 a.m., firefighters responded to an aid call. The patient refused treatment.

Medical aid: At 7:29 a.m., firefighters responded to an aid call. One person was treated and taken to a local hospital.

Medical aid: At 11:14 a.m., firefighters responded to an aid call. One person was treated and taken to a local hospital.

Car accident: At 4:17 p.m., firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash. One person was treated and taken to a local hospital.

Thursday, July 6

False alarm: At 3:47 p.m., firefighters responded to automatic commercial fire alarm. The alarm was false.

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