The fine for driving over a fire hose is $248.00
While Everett fire crews were battling a blaze in an alley in the 3600 block of Colby near downtown Everett Thursday afternoon, a woman drove over their fully charged fire hose. She received a ticket for $248.00 and firefighters had to lift her car up to remove the hose from underneath.
The Everett Fire department would like to remind you that it is against the law to drive over a fire hose. If you’re nervous when coming up to where fire crews are working. Stop. Don’t drive over the hose to get out of the area. That just makes it worse.
As far as the fire, according to Everett Fire battalion Chief Joe Johnston a motor home parked behind a house at 3623 Colby caught fire and became fully engulfed. Flames spread to the eaves of the next door office of attorney Rick Merrill at 3625 Colby Avenue. Firefighters were able to quickly put out that blaze and extinguish the motor home fire. Chief Johnston estimated the damage to the motor home and houses at about $40,000.00. No word yet on what caused the motor home to catch fire initially.