SNOHOMISH WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER Wednesday, November 22, 2017   
Snohomish Times News
Home | Business News | County News | Entertainment | Local News | Photo Gallery | Prep Sports | Roads Traffic News | Snohomish News Archive | STSPN.COM

Alarm Alerts Homeowner to Attic Fire

Champion Security Solutions
Published:2013-08-30 Fire
Alarm Alerts Homeowner to Attic Fire    Print Snohomish Times    
Alarm Alerts Homeowner to Attic Fire

Just after 10:00 p.m. on August 29 Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to a report of an attic fire in the 2400 block of 182nd Place SE just south of Mill Creek in unincorporated Snohomish County. The homeowner heard an upstairs smoke alarm sounding and quickly evacuated and called 911.

Crews arrived to find smoke coming from the eaves of the home. They quickly made access to the attic and knocked down the fire. They thoroughly searched the rest of the home to ensure the fire hadn’t spread through any of the ducting.

There were no injuries and two cats made it out of the home safely. The homeowners planned to stay with family until the damage could be evaluated.

More than 20 firefighters responded. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

This serves as an excellent example of how smoke alarms can save lives. Had the homeowner not had working smoke alarms the result of this fire could have been devastating. Fire District 7 would like to remind everyone to follow these recommendations:

Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm “chirps”, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms, when they are 10 years old or sooner if they do not respond properly.Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.Smoke rises; install smoke alarms following manufacturer's instructions high on a wall or on a ceiling. Save manufacturer's instructions for testing and maintenance.

Be sure the smoke alarm has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.




Published: Friday, November 10, 2017
Cranberries Cranberries
Perfect Thanksgiving dish, false hope for UTI sufferers


Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017
Arrest in iPhone theft case Arrest in iPhone theft case
Detectives with the Property Crimes Unit continue investigating the theft and online sales of iPhones in Everett.


Published: Wednesday, November 08, 2017
First Military and Defense Roundtable First Military and Defense Roundtable
Snohomish County Executive Somers Holds First Military and Defense Roundtable


Published: Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Collective Bargaining Transparency Collective Bargaining Transparency
The Kittitas County Board of Commissioners yesterday unanimously approved a resolution to require the county's public employee contract talks to be conducted transparently


Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Two arrested in deadly Everett robbery Two arrested in deadly Everett robbery
Just after midnight on October 17th, officers responded to the 1600 block of 22nd St on the report of a robbery with a weapon and shots being fired inside an apartment. Arriving officers found two adult males - one deceased and the second with a gunshot wound.



Traffic Conditions Published: 2017-10-17
Robbery turns deadly in Everett
Published: 2017-10-13
Dear Seattle Employer
Published: 2017-10-12
Next steps for I-405/SR 167
Published: 2017-10-12
Looking for Volunteers
Published: 2017-10-12
Human Rights Award
Published: 2017-10-11
America's Pain - Tomorrow You?
Published: 2017-09-28
UPDATED: Everett Fire responds to 3-alarm fire

PUBLIC MEETING

Snohomish Sports Network

Advertisement

Live Police Scanner

Snohomish County Sheriff, City of Snohomish,
Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Everett - Police & EMS/Fire


Speedway Chevrolete

Advertisement

mondotimes
The Worldwide Media Guide

 


SNOHOMISH contact