Fire Blotter | 3-car intersection collision; armored vehicle fire; pizza oven problems; another Tiger Mt. summit accident

April 19th

At 1:53PM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded with other units to a 3-vehicle collision at the intersection of Bendigo Boulevard and South Fork Ave SW. Unit arrived to fine the vehicles blocking the intersection with all occupants in the vehicles. Police department was on scene. There were 4 patients – one being a minor – all with no complaints and refusing care. Due to one of the patients being a minor, firefighters consulted with the parents prior to clearing the scene. No patients were transported to the hospital.

At 10:59PM Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted an 88-year-old female who had fallen from her bed. Patient denied any injury and just wanted assistance to get back in bed. Firefighters assisted patient back to her bed and provided aftercare instructions.

April 20th

At 3:55PM Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted another first responder unit with transporting a car accident patient to Swedish Hospital in Issaquah.

April 22nd

At 7:18PM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to Swedish Primary Care for an activated fire alarm. Alarm was set off by a child activating the pull station. Alarm was reset and employees allowed back in.

April 23rd

At 4:11PM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a reported vehicle fire. Caller advised they smelled smoke that seemed to be electrical but did not initially have any fire showing. Unit arrived to find a fire in the engine compartment of a minivan. Firefighters initiated an aggressive attack with quick knock down. Due to vehicle fluid runoff concerns, firefighters provided diking around a nearby storm drain. Fire damage was limited to the engine compartment, some sheet metal and dashboard. Due to the age of the vehicle and extent of damage, it is believed to be a total loss ($1,500).

April 25th

At 2:13PM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to an armored military transport vehicle on I-90 with flames visible from the engine compartment. Crews arrived to find flames and smoke from the rear of the vehicle and all occupants outside waiting for the fire department. Firefighters initiated a dual agent attack utilizing both water and dry chemicals along with the extinguishing system built into the vehicle. Fire damage was limited to the engine compartment, and the cause of fire appeared to be mechanical failure. Driver stated that vehicle started smoking heavily but never lost power. Scene was turned over to Washington State Patrol.

April 26th

At 12:28PM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded with other units to a fire alarm at the Club at Snoqualmie, with multiple smoke and heat trips. On arrival, firefighters witnessed the general manager using a fire extinguisher to put out firewood used for cooking in their pizza oven. He stated the pizza maker hood system failed and they needed to get the wood out of the oven as quickly as possible to not set off more alarms. Also, that there was no fire inside of the building. Firefighters investigated and found no obvious problems except for smoke in the dining area. Alarm system was reset.

At 7:43PM Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched to a reported residential structure fire. Initial reports indicated a chimney fire that had extended to the roof and the attic with flames visible. Unit arrived to find a single-story modular home with smoke from the chimney and eaves, with the homeowner spraying the roof with a garden hose. Homeowner stated there was a fire in the attic. Initial inspection revealed only minor charring and no active fire near the chimney. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check the entire attic space and determined the fire to be under control. On further inspection, it was determined the fire started as an improperly installed woodstove, that generated enough heat to cause the insulation and sawdust in the attic to catch fire and extend to the roof structure. Estimated damage to the structure was $5000, with no loss of contents.

April 30th

At 6:56AM Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted other units with a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 18 at the summit. One driver was transported by ambulance to Overlake Hospital.

At 9:08AM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a report of smoke from a building in historical downtown. Investigation determined that a generator’s exhaust was causing the smoke.

At 5:48PM Snoqualmie Firefighters called to a historical downtown business for a water leak in the walls. Crews secured the water at the street and instructed the business owner to contact the property manager for repairs.

At 7:39PM Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched to a report of a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Fairway Ave SE and SE Ridge Street. Nothing found on arrival.

[In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 11 medical aid incidents bringing the total number of calls to date of 381 for 2019]

Firefighters at military vehicle fire on 4/25/19. PC: SFD Twitter

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