Be proud of your fire departments

Letter to the Editor

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 3:02am
  • Opinion

Last Saturday night, a two- alarm fire occurred at the Village at the Summit, here at Snoqualmie Pass. The fire started in the chimney and then spread to the attic, where it remained undetected for a period of time.

Our own volunteer fire department, Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue, quickly responded and was soon joined by Eastside Fire and Rescue, and Snoqualmie, Fall City (No. 27), and Lake Kachess fire departments.

Luckily, no one was hurt in the fire, and losses were contained to one building. A quick response allowed containment of the fire and restricted it to spreading to other nearby houses.

Volunteer firefighters played a very big role in the response to this fire. In addition to being first on the scene (Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue), on-scene support was also provided by volunteers from Lake Kachess Fire Department and Eastside Fire and Rescue.

Additionally, other volunteers played a critical role by supporting fire stations who responded to the scene. These volunteers stood by ready to respond to other calls, if any occurred while their primary firefighters were deployed to Snoqualmie Pass.

I would like to take this opportunity to give a special thanks to all who were involved in helping prevent a bad situation from getting much worse.

Chris Caviezel

Hyak



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