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Car Fire Snarls Afternoon Commute Through Everett, WA

April 10, 2014

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Shortly after 3:30 this was the scene of the car fire on northbound I-5 just before the W. Marine View Drive exit…

Everett, WA car fire

No injures reported but a major traffic headache. Photo from WSDOT. Click to enlarge.


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9-1-1 Outage in Everett. If You Need Police or Fire Call 425-407-3970

April 10, 2014

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7:45 AM Update: SNOPAC says they believe 9-1-1 service has been restored and you should try 9-1-1 before using the 10 digit number. Please don’t call either number just to “test the system” – LD

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9-1-1 service is out in a big part of Washington State

Word this morning from SNOPAC in Everett saying emergency dispatch operations have been affected by an outage in the 9-1-1 system. Here’s what we know so far…

At approximately 0100 hours today Thursday, April 10, 2014, SNOCOM & SNOPAC became aware of an issue with incoming 9-1-1 calls failing to connect when dialing 9-1-1 in Snohomish County. The issue is affecting all 9-1-1 calls (traditional landline, VoIP Broadband and mobile/cellular phones). It became quickly known this is a larger regional issue, affecting all of Washington and Oregon. All local Western Washington 9-1-1 centers are having the same issue.

All calls are failing to connect when dialing 9-1-1.

Callers may get a fast busy, a recording saying 9-1-1 lines are down, or the call my fail to make any connection when they try to call 9-1-1.

Snohomish County callers should attempt to contact via ten digit lines that route to the 9-1-1 system until the problem is corrected by Century Link. No ETA for restoration of service has been provided at this point.

SNOCOM Agencies:

Lynnwood PD, Edmonds PD, Mountlake Terrace PD, Mill Creek PD, Mukilteo PD, Woodway PD, Brier PD, Edmonds FD, Mountlake Terrace FD, Brier FD, Lynnwood FD, Mukilteo FD, Mill Creek FD, Fire responses in unincorporated SW Snohomish county serviced by Snohomish County Fire District #1

425-775-4545

SNOPAC Agencies:

Snohomish County Sheriff, Everett Police & Everett Fire, Marysville PD & FD, Lake Stevens PD & FD, Arlington PD & FD, Stanwood PD, Snohomish PD, Monroe PD, Granite Falls PD, Sultan PD, Gold Bar PD, Darrington PD, Stillaguamish Tribal PD, Fire Districts 4, 5, 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, North County & Paine Field Fire

425-407-3970

We’ll let you know when regular service is restored.


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Everett Fire Crews Make Quick Work of Attic Fire in Central Everett

April 9, 2014

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Everett, WA attic fire

The fire was reported around 5pm Wednesday afternoon. Photo courtesy Everett Fire Department Twitter Feed.

Here’s what information we have on an attic fire this afternoon in central Everett. It comes in a press release from Everett Fire Marshal Rick Robinson…

Everett Fire Department crews responded to a reported attic fire in the 2300 block of Monroe Avenue today at 5:00 p.m. Arriving crews found smoke coming from an attic vent with no fire or smoke inside the residence. Crews quickly vented the roof and also attacked the fire from the interior and had it knocked down in a few minutes. The cause of the fire is being investigated. No one was injured. Investigation results will be released tomorrow. Some crews have departed and the remaining crews are picking up gear and ensuring no hot spots remain.


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Stubborn Attic Fire in Everett 4-Plex Now Out

April 3, 2014

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Fire at 3200 Hoyt in Everett, WA

photo provided by Everett Fire Department

It took Everett fire crews quite a while to extinguish an attic fire at a 4-plex in the 3200 block of Hoyt this morning. Everett Fire Marshal Rick Robinson tells MyEverettNews.com the first report came in around 7:40am. He says Everett Firefighters arrived to find a 2nd floor porch fire that had extended up into the attic space. Eight people were able to exit safely and firefighters attacked the fire first from outside and then through the interior of the 2nd floor. That effort continued for another hour and a half and the fire was finally out at 9:13am. Robinson say one firefighter was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett after suffering chest pains while working the fire. There were no other reports of injuries and the cause is believed to be a cigarette that was mistakenly tossed into a trash container on the front porch. Mop up operations are underway and no word yet on a damage estimate.

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Everett SNOPAC 911 Call Takers and Dispatchers Fundraising For Oso Slide Relief

March 27, 2014

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You can drop donations off Saturday from 10am – 2pm across from Everett Mall

Before 1st responders arrived at the scene of the Oso Mudslide, the first people to talk to those affected were the men and women of SNOPAC 911 in Everett. Call takers, dispatchers and supervisors all sorted thru information as it came in and coordinated the initial response of the 1st responders and support staff that followed. Now these same people who took those first calls are holding a fund-raising event to try to provide even more support to those affected. Here’s a great opportunity for people in Everett to provide support for the Oso slide victims while saying thank you to the people who took those first heart-wrenching, emotional phone calls…

SNOPAC 911 is holding a community fund-raising event to support those affected by the Oso mudslide. Many in our community have been impacted directly and indirectly by the slide which have isolated part of our community. With the closure of State Route 530 for the foreseeable future we are focused on trying to help those impacted.
In partnership with the American Red Cross, SNOPAC is collecting cash donations and gas cards to support those impacted by the mudslide.

When: Saturday, March 29th from 10AM to 2PM.

Where: 1121 SE Everett Mall Way, directly across from the Everett Mall at the Everett Police Department South Precinct.

All proceeds and gas cards will be given to the American Red Cross.

If you are unable to make it to Everett Police South Precinct on Saturday, SNOPAC 9-1-1 will continue to collect gas cards for the next two weeks, until April 4th. You may stop by SNOPAC anytime Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Our office at also at 1121 SE Everett Mall Way, follow the signs on the west side.
Thank you in advance for coming together and assisting the Snohomish County residents in need.

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How Everett Can Help With 530 Slide Efforts

March 23, 2014

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530 slide photo

Photo courtesy Washington State Patrol Twitter Feed

While the Everett Fire Department has sent equipment and personnel to assist with the slide on highway 530 near Oso there are also ways people who live in Everett can help. Here’s an update from Dennis Smith at United Way of Snohomish County…

The devastating landslide in Oso yesterday claimed several lives, destroyed dozens of homes, and left some trapped in the mud and debris overnight. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the slide, their friends and loved ones, and the first responders who are helping in the immediate response.

What you can do

We are working with the Red Cross to get the word out about the two most important things people can do at this time:

As is appropriate after a natural disaster like this, the Red Cross is taking the lead in providing shelter and support to both the survivors and the rescue crews. People remain missing and loved ones are trying to get in touch with friends and family who lived in the area.

There has also been an enormous outpouring of support with many people dropping off blankets and clothing to Cascade Valley Hospital and to the Red Cross shelters.

Chuck Morrison, of the Red Cross, shared that they do not have the resources to sort through all of these donations. He wrote in part,“Please, please, please try to discourage people from clothing, blanket, etc. donations. Social media was wild with this request, and we NEVER asked for it (the request came earlier from the hospital in Arlington). We now have mountains of it, and management of it is delaying service to evacuees.”

That is why a financial contribution is the best way for people to help.

Here is the link to the Red Cross Quick Donation page.

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Manufacture of Marijuana Product Leads to Fire in Everett Apartment

March 7, 2014

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Sprinkler stops apartment fire in Everett

Got this press release from City Of Everett Spokesperson Meghan Pembroke on how sprinklers saved an apartment fire from spreading last night at an apartment on Casino Road…

Everett firefighters Thursday responded to a report of a sprinkler activation at an apartment complex in the 600 block of West Casino Road.

The automatic fire alarm sounded shortly after 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 6. When firefighters arrived, most occupants had already evacuated. Firefighters investigated and found that the apartment fire had been extinguished by the building’s fire sprinklers.

Firefighters and police determined the fire was caused by a resident attempting to manufacture a marijuana product. No arrest was made.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, “The most effective fire loss prevention and reduction measure, with respect to both life and property, is the installation and maintenance of fire sprinklers. Fire sprinkler systems offer the optimum level of fire safety because they control the fire immediately in the room of origin, help prevent flashover and often extinguish the fire before the fire department arrives on the scene.”

For more information, visit www.usfa.fema.gov/campaigns/50plus/sprinklers.shtm.

No word yet on what the marijuana product was that the person was trying to manufacture.

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