Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 450 total calls from Feb. 25 through March 2: 350 emergency medical aid calls, 30 motor vehicle collisions, 23 fires, 21 service calls, 2 natural gas leaks, 1 rescue and 23 automatic fire alarms.
COLLISION: At 2:21 p.m., a three-car collision occurred on northbound I-5, north of 164th Street Southwest. Firefighters transported one patient to an area hospital.
COLLISION: At 5:06 p.m., a car struck a tree at Airport Road and Admiralty Way south of Everett. Firefighters transported the driver to an area hospital.
COLLISION: At 4:52 p.m., firefighters responded to a six-car collision near 220th Street Southwest and 224th Street Southwest in Edmonds and transported three patients to an area hospital.
HOUSE FIRE: At 5:59 p.m., firefighters responded to a house fire in the 20800 block of Locust Way, east of Lynnwood. Neighbors reported the fire and no one was inside the house at the time. Investigators determined the fire was started by an oil-soaked rag placed in a garbage container next to the house. Damage to the exterior of the house is estimated at $20,000. No one was injured.
COLLISION: At 4:56 p.m., a two-car collision occurred in the 8800 block of 220th Street Southwest in Edmonds. Firefighters transported two patients to an area hospital.
HOUSE FIRE: At 2:35 p.m., a house fire was reported in the 2800 block of 128th Street Southwest east of Everett. The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. One resident was injured. He was outside the house when firefighters arrived. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. He was transported by medics to an area hospital. The house is a total loss. Damage is estimated at $377,000 to the structure and $45,000 to the contents. The cause is still under investigation.
COLLISION: At 8:09 a.m., a three-car collision occurred on southbound I-5 near 164th Street Southwest. Firefighters transported one patient to an area hospital.
COLLISION: At 3:53 p.m., a two-car collision occurred at Highway 99 and 220th Street Southwest in Edmonds. Firefighters transported two patients to an area hospital.
Fire District 1 is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County, with full-time staffing at 12 fire stations. The department serves nearly 200,000 residents in unincorporated south Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace.