Snoqualmie Fire Department report: July 26-Aug. 1

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:30pm
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July 26

8:05 a.m.

Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a small, beauty bark fire at a Ridge residence. Fire was extinguished, and dirt turned over to prevent reignition.

3:54 p.m.

Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched to a vehicle fire on SR18 near Tiger Mountain summit. Unit arrived to find a fully involved unoccupied Toyota truck. Snoqualmie Firefighters established command and attended to the driver while other eastside units handled fire suppression. Driver of the vehicle stated he saw what he believed to be steam coming from the gap between the bed and cab of his truck and pulled over to investigate. When he stopped, the smoke became thicker and when he looked under the vehicle realized it was a fire and quickly moved away. Cause of the fire appears to be mechanical failure.

July 27

5:04 p.m.

Snoqualmie Firefighters investigated a citizen walk-in report of a “motor vehicle accident at the roundabout at SR 203 and 202.” There were no injuries and Fall City crews took over the accident scene.

July 28

8:53 a.m.

Snoqualmie Firefighters provided incident standby for the Raging River Mountain Bike event held at the Snoqualmie Point Park. Snoqualmie Firefighters assumed Incident Command and primary attack fire protection for the event. No injuries or incidents reported.

7 p.m.

Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted other eastside units with a 1-car motor vehicle accident on SR18. Patient refused treatment and was left with Washington State Patrol.

July 29

11:18 a.m.

Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched for a 51-year-old male experiencing possible heart symptoms at Meadowbrook Urgent Care. Upon arrival, no patient was found. Contact was attempted by both dispatch and firefighters and was unsuccessful. Patient was eventually found at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital being treated in the emergency room. Patient’s wife stated her husband demanded she drive him to the hospital rather than wait for the fire department.

July 30

10:32 a.m.

Snoqualmie Firefighters responded with other eastside units to a reported 2-vehicle traffic accident with minor injuries. Unit assisted a 60’s male who was experiencing neck and back pain after being rear-ended at 30+ mph at a stop. Patient was transported to Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah.

12:18 p.m.

Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched with multiple other Eastside units for a reported roof fire on Mountain Ave SE called in by the homeowner. The homeowner was unclear if she was evacuating or the status of other residents inside of the house. Unit arrived to find smoke from the roof and obvious fire from the exterior of the structure. Snoqualmie unit established command, a water supply and made the stretch to the front door to engage fire attack. While approaching the structure, the caller advised her husband was still inside. Firefighters made quick access to where the disabled homeowner was located and assisted him from the first floor to the front yard. It appeared the fire was in the attic and not the main living space. Snoqualmie firefighters worked the roof for ventilation control. Eastside firefighters conducted interior fire attack. Due to the heat, all crews were rehabbed immediately after withdrawing from the structure. Interviewing the homeowner, she stated a roofer had been doing repairs on the house and had apparently left for lunch. Homeowner advised she smelled smoke and went to check and found flames coming from the roof, calling 911. King County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigator responded to the scene and took photos, interviewed the crews and homeowner. The official cause is under investigation.

7:29 p.m.

Snoqualmie Firefighters and other eastside units responded E281 to a single-car rollover motor vehicle accident on westbound I-90. 7 passengers total, who self-extracted from their vehicle. All patients were transported to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.

7:30 p.m.

Snoqualmie Fire Chief and aid crew dispatched for a reported 48-year-old female experiencing a panic attack. Patient care was handled by aid crew.

8 p.m.

Snoqualmie Fire Chief responded from City Hall to Snoqualmie Falls lower boardwalk for a reported hiker accident. Fire Chief entered on foot and found patient sitting on the boardwalk at the viewing platform with an obvious fractured left ankle. Patient stated he accessed the area outside the fence to view the falls from rocks outside the platform. When accessing the boardwalk to return, he climbed over the 10 ft high fence, inched his way down and let go falling a few feet and landing wrong. Patient was a 36-year-old male with no medical history. Snoqualmie Aid Unit was hailed and asked to bring additional equipment including splint and stairchair. Unit arrived approximately 5 minutes later, secured his left leg in a splint, placed in a stairchair, and extricated the victim to the aid unit. Patient was transported to Swedish, and Fire Chief transported friend to her car at the upper parking lot.

August 1

5:09 p.m.

Snoqualmie Firefighters called dispatched to the library for a small bark fire. On arrival, crew met by a staff member who stated flames were coming out of the bark on the north side of the building. Firefighters extinguished the smoldering bark and cleared area to prevent reignition.

In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 13 medical aid incidents bringing the total number of calls to date to 563.

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