Fire Blotter | 3-car accident near freshman campus; semi rear-ends car on SR 18; smoldering on roadside; help off the couch

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to over the past two weeks:

April 27th

Around 6:00AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched for an extinguished vehicle fire. Upon arrival, they found the car on a side road still smoldering with very little active fire. King County Sheriff’s Office investigator was called and the scene was turned over to another Eastside unit.

Around 12:15PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted a patient up from his couch.

April 28th

Around 5:45AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters ambulance and fire engine responded to the roundabout at the casino for a single vehicle car accident. The King County Sheriff’s Office was on scene. The occupant was out of the vehicle with no injuries and refused treatment.

Around 7:15AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to an activated fire alarm in historical downtown. The alarm was set off by a power outage and just had to be reset.

May 1st

Around 3:30AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident on westbound Highway 18. A semi-truck had rear-ended a passenger car with one person inside. Firefighters assisted other Maple Valley crews with passenger injuries and containment of diesel spill from the saddle tanks on the semi.

Around 7:45AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to a single-car, motor vehicle accident on westbound I-90. A car had run off the road into trees. The patient had gotten himself out of the car upon arrival of the first unit. Patient was placed on a spinal backboard and transported to Swedish Hospital in Issaquah.

Around 3:15PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters began responding to an Echo Glen Children’s Center activated fire alarm. Before departure, Fire Station administration received a phone call from Echo Glen staff telling them not to respond as it was a false alarm. Call cancelled.

Around 10:20 pm Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched to an activated fire alarm at the MSHS Freshman campus. Firefighters found the center common room beam detector showing an alarm, but observed nothing. The facility supervisor contacted firefighters and reported seeing nothing from video footage either. He agreed to leave the system in trouble mode and said he would call the alarm company.

May 3rd

Around 2:30PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a minor, 3-car motor vehicle accident in historic downtown Snoqualmie, near MSHS freshman campus. They evaluated a 2-year-old patient and conducted a precautionary transport of the child to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. Mother and sister were also transported as guardians.

Around 7:20PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted the King Country Sheriff’s Office in removing a fallen tree that was partially blocking Winery Road.

May 5th

At around 4:35PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted the Snoqualmie Police in removing a small seat from around the neck of a child.

May 8th

Around 2:25PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to assist the Snoqualmie Police with a distressed, emotional resident. Eventually, the patient walked from their room to the back of another Eastside unit ambulance for transport.


[In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 14 medical aid incidents bringing the total number of calls to date to 326.]

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