Blotter: Gas leak evacuates downtown Snoqualmie building in early morning; Fall City marine unit assists in river rescue

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:51am
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Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

Snoqualmie Fire Dept.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Gas odor: At 6:28 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded with Eastside Fire & Rescue to a report of a strong odor of natural gas in the 8100 block of Falls Avenue. The caller was advised to evacuate and wait for the fire department to arrive. The crew arrived and investigated the building starting at the street and working from the outside in to find the problem. They checked the meter to be sure gas wasn’t currently flowing. Inside the building, the only thing that used gas was the stove, the caller said. Firefighters noticed a strong odor but the gas meter did not indicate any problems. They turned off the gas to the stove and shortly after that, the odor began to dissipate. They advised the caller to have the stove repaired, then assisted with ventilating the building.

Alarm: At 5:11 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to Echo Glen Children’s Center for an automatic fire alarm. Security staff directed them to the building that was the source of the alarm. Staff there said they’d turned on a heater and the alarm sounded, although there was no smoke or fire. Firefighters reset the alarm.

Medical aid: In addition, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 15 medical aid incidents, bringing the total number of calls to date to 80.

Fall City Fire Department

Thursday, Jan. 19

Collision: At 8:08 a.m., Fall City EMTs responded to a four-car motor vehicle accident on Interstate 90. Four patients were evaluated and none were found to be injured. They were left at the scene.

Friday, Jan. 20

Rollover: At 6:27 a.m., Fall City EMTs were dispatched to a one-car rollover accident. They arrived and examined one patient, who had minor injuries. The accident had damaged a power pole, and Puget Sound Energy was called.

Accident: At 3:01 p.m., Fall City EMTs were dispatched to a one-car accident on Interstate 90. They examined one patient, who was uninjured and was left at the scene with the State Patrol.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Fire: At 10:47 p.m., Fall City Firefighters responded with other fire agencies to a commercial structure fire. The crew arrived to see flames from the eaves of the roof and a couple of windows. Fire crews extinguished the fire and checked for any extension.

Sunday, Jan. 22

Medical call: At 8:38 a.m., Fall City EMTs responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident. On arrival they found two patients who were transported to an area hospital via ambulance.

Monday, Jan. 23

Boat trouble: At 5:17 p.m., The Fall City Marine unit was dispatched for a report of two overturned kayaks in a river. The Fall City boat provided back up for KCSO rescue crews who retrieved two subjects from the other side of river.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Gas leak: At 6:38 a.m., Fall City Firefighters responded with other agencies for a report of natural gas in a commercial structure. Other units arrived first and the Fall City fire engine was cancelled on scene.

Medical call: At 6:42 p.m., Fall City EMTs responded with other agencies for a one car motor vehicle accident. The Snoqualmie Fire aid car responded and the Fall City aid car was canceled enroute.

Fire: At 8:11 p.m., Fall City Firefighters responded with other agencies for a report of a residential structure fire. An Eastside fire engine arrived on scene first and reported a wood pile fire in the carport of a residence. The Fall City engine continued in to assist with checking for extension and then was released from the scene shortly after.


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