Fire Blotter | Two car fires on I-90; false report of school bus on fire; badly burned food, but no fire

April 4th

Around 3:40PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to the Salish Lodge for an activated fire alarm. The inspection determined that the alarm was set off by a heat detector in the kitchen, activated by ovens and stoves in use.

April 5th

Around 11:20AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a residence on Carmichael Street where the homeowner reported a gas smell. The investigation revealed that grass fertilizer was the cause of the odor.

April 6th

Around 5:15PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the new Hampton Inn. Crews determined that steam from the sauna had set off the alarm.

April 8th

Around 10:05AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a report of a smoke alarm going off inside a locked house. There were no signs of fire so the crews entered the house using a spare key they got from a neighbor. The crews found two bad smoke detectors, unplugged them and pulled the batteries. The homeowner’s brother arrived to take control of the house.

Around 11:50AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters heard a fire alarm coming from Kimble Creek Village, Building C. Crews walked over and silenced the alarm. No reason for the alarm was noted.

April 9th

Around 11:20AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to an activated fire alarm at Kimball Creek Village. Upon arrival, it was determined that someone had activated the manual pull station. The crew reset the alarm and cleared the scene.

April 11th

Around 3:55PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded with other units to a vehicle fire on eastbound I-90. The unit arrived to a find a Volvo station wagon with the engine compartment completely engulfed in heavy fire and another unit already working on fire suppression. The fire was contained to the front of the vehicle, but there was smoke damage throughout the vehicle, and it was assessed to be a total loss. There were no injuries and the cause was ruled to be mechanical failure and accidental. The scene was turned over to Washington State Patrol.

Around 9:45PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to a fire alarm with smoke visible at the former Tokul Glen Family Home. The resident reported that there was a lot of smoke and the fire alarm going off. Firefighters found there to be no smoke, but a strong odor of smoke inside the residence resembling cooking oil. The resident confirmed that she burned food on the stove and there was no fire.

April 13th

Around 5:15PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters investigated a report of a 56-year-old man involved in a single vehicle car accident. The man drove his car off the road and down an embankment near the Snoqualmie River. Where firefighters arrived the man was out of his vehicle and they evaluated him for left shoulder pain. The driver was transported to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

April 14th

Around 7:15PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to a passenger car fire on westbound I-90. The crew arrived to find Washington State Patrol parked behind a sedan that had smoke coming from under the hood. The crews opened the hood and extinguished the fire. After the engine was cooled they turned the scene back over to Washington State Patrol.

April 17th

Around 3:15PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a report of a school bus on fire parked in the Centennial Park parking lot. The unit arrived to find that there was no fire or even signs of fire on the bus.

[In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 15
medical aid incidents bringing the total number of calls to date of 348
for 2019.]

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