Woodinville Firefighters Face Extreme Conditions

Update 1 – June 26, 2019 – 2100 hours PDT

Fire conditions are much better when black billowing smoke could be seen. | Credit: WSDOT

Firefighters are working to suppress and contain a very large fire that broke out at the  Schnitzer Steel recycling plant located in the 23700 block of 63rd Ave SE in Woodinville.  It is located off of SR 522 and near SR 9.

The WSDOT sent out a broadcast over social media almost two hours ago, warning drivers to be careful due to smoke blowing over the highway.  There was unknown details if they were shutting down the highway for safety reasons at the time of this post.

The Schnitzer Scrap Metals Recycling Yard is said to accept Ferrous and nonferrous metals, auto bodies; provides trucking and/or container service and equipment including balers, cranes, loaders, forklifts, car processing station and 80 and 90 foot truck scales.

They are said to be one of the nation’s largest scrap metal recyclers and purchase from the Western US, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, the New England states, the Southeast and Puerto Rico.  The Company states the metals are from old machinery and equipment such as automobiles, RR cars and tracks, home appliances and metal from demolition structures and other obsolete buildings.

Their recycled metal is sorted, shredding and bailed to be used in new steel products sold to domestic and foreign customers being shipped in bulk on cargo ships, barges, RR cars and trucks.

Fire History

June 26, 2019 – Woodinville, Washington

See above incident summary.

June 2, 2018 – Oakland, California

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Credit: Oakland Firefighters Local 55

A scrap yard bursts into flamer in Oakland, California, so Alameda Fire 689 and Alameda FD along with San Francisco Fire Department bring in their fire boats as Oakland FD did not have one.   Mutual aid was requested and Oakland received additional personnel and equipment:  Water tenders from Alameda County Fire and, Moraga-Orinda Fire Department.

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Credit: Oakland Firefighters Local 55

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The Recycling company had another fire break out at a metal recycling center but this time in the Port of Oakland, sending the same black smoke into the air and several drivers taking notice.  This plant was located in the 1100 block of Embarcadero West near Jack London Square.

It was reported around 1600 hours.  Fire investigators found a large pile of recycled material burning in the yard and port and due to it being so close to flammable gases that it was escalated to numerous fire alarms.  One interesting fire tactic was pumping water directly out of the Willamette River because the fire demanded so much water.  The media source states that the fire started as employees were processing metal.  (Source:  news media)

August 6, 2017 – Portland, Oregon

Black smoke was seen going straight up in the sky in North Portland (OR) that was reportedly started at 5:30 p.m. at the center located at 12005 N Burgard Road, about three miles northwest of St. Johns Bridge.

It would take firefighters about 12-hours to bring the fire under control (at 2000 hours) but would remain on-scene until 0415 hours into the next morning to fully put out the fire. (Source: news media)

April 8, 2009 – Oakland, California

Black smoke, a theme of sorts was shooting up into Oakland’s skies was said to be burning on Embarcadero West which was fairly close to the West Oakland BART station.  Even though the fire would eventually be put out, those stated could smell the remnants of the fire as away to the Bay Bridge toll plaza.  No cause was known. No injuries were reported. (Source: news media)

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog 

Old Iconic Building Burning in Auburn, Washington | 1

AUBURN, WASHINGTON

Around 1530 hours PST, a fire broke out at the Old Heritage building located at 100 South Main Street in Auburn, Washington which is at the intersection of Auburn Way South and Main Street.   

The fire started on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, originally reported as flames from a dryer.  It would escalate from a first alarm to a third alarm very quickly.

Credit: King County Medic 1

RESOURCES

A large number of fire Resources from both King and Pierce Counties were promptly dispatched to the incident with personnel represented from Valley Regional FD, KCFD #44, East Pierce, Puget Sound Fire, South King Fire, Renton Fire, Tukwila Fire and Burien Fire.  Additional EMS units were dispatched from King County Medic One. 

FIRE TACTICS

When firefighters first arrived, they found heavy fire in the attic. They took offensive strategy due to the ceiling starting to collapse.  One person who was non-ambulatory was rescued and treated on-scene for smoke inhalation.  They were not transported.

Credit: Puget Sound Fire

ALARM COMPANIES

Here are the units deployed and which alarm they have been assigned to:

First Alarm | B31  CH32  E31  E32  E33  E38  L74  PIO32  B74  

Second Alarm | E61  E65  E71  E73  M6  MSO1  PCL113  R74 23PIO  23REHAB

Third Alarm | E62  E72  L11  L29  PCE118  Q75  E13  E17

Credit: Puget Sound Fire

EVACUATIONS

Neighbors in businesses and apartments have been evacuated for their safety and for fire crews.

Elderly residents were evacuated from their homes and buses were provided for them on 28th, which was the NW corner of their building.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media is using the hashtags #MainFire #AuburnFire #heritagebldgfire for this incident.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog – 12/26/2017 @ 1920 Hours PST

The People Have Spoken in King County

For those watching the Preliminary results from the April 26th King County, Washington State’s Special Elections on some very important issues:

King Co Fire Dist 45’s “Levy of Tax for Mtnc & Ops”

  • Yes 1551 votes 73.43%
  • No 572 votes 26.57%
  • Note: 685 Yes votes or 60% Yes votes w/1142 # of voters to pass

King Co Fire Dist 28’s “Increasing Property Tax Levy Rate for 2017-2022” (Enumclaw, Washington)

  • Yes 1773 votes 51.36%
  • No 1679 votes 48.64%
  • Simply majority needed to pass.

Proposed Eastside Regional Fire Authority (merging of Districts 10 (Preston, Tiger Mtn, Carnation and Lake Joy) and 38 (North Bend))

  • Yes 2856 votes 55.74%
  • No 2268 votes 44.26%  
  • Needs 60% Yes votes to pass 

Proposed Renton Regional Fire Authority creation (joining Renton Fire & Rescue)

  • Yes 7198 votes 62.64%
  • No 4293 votes 37.36%  
  • Needs 60% percent Yes votes to pass

East Pierce Fire & Rescue – “Levy Lid Lift” (Bonney Lake)

  • Yes 170 votes 79.07%
  • No 45 votes 20.93%  
  • Needs simple majority vote to pass

Kent FD Fire Authority – “Continuation of Benefit Charge” (Kent)

  • Yes 9899 votes 64.15%
  • No 5533 votes 35.85%
  • Needs 60% Yes to pass

These are just preliminary numbers. These will be updated each day up until the results are certified on May 6, 2016.

(c) 2016   The #NWFireBlog

FOOD ESTABLISHMENT CLOSURE: Redmond Inn | Redmond, Washington

Redmond, Washington

The King County Public Health Department shut down the food portion of the Redmond Inn located at 17601 Redmond Way in Redmond, Washington, due to operating without a valid permit.

It was closed on Wednesday, June 3rd at 12:30 p.m., when an inspector visited the facility.

The rest of the Hotel remains open.

The Hotel can reapply for a permit so that the Food portion of their hotel can be reopened.

ABOUT REDMOND INN

The Hotel is located minutes from Marymoor Park and Redmond Towne Center.

It boasts 137 rooms with A/C, fridges and microwaves, wi-fi, and all the amneties one could ask for in a comfortable facility.  It is also used as a venue for business travelers. The Hotel also has been rated 4/5 stars by its guests and vistors.

KING COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

Want to see more Food Establishment closures in the King County, Washington Cities/towns?  Check out their website at —> http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/foodsafety/inspections/closures.aspx.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

SAVE THE DATE! Training and Education Opportunities

CONFERENCES, EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS

JANUARY

  • ** NEW !! ** 20 – 24:  National Sheriffs’ Association’s Winter Conference.  Marriott Hotel. WA DC.  http://www.sheriffs.org/content/2015-winter-conference
  • 27 – 28:  “Firehouse World” San Diego Convention Center.Website:   http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-world-trade-show-2015/

FEBRUARY

  • 21 – 25:  “The Building Blocks of the Fire Service: WA State Fire, Safety, Training and Officer’s Conference.  Yakima Convention Center. Yakima, WA.  Website:  https://connect.computility.com/f/index.php.

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MARCH

  • ** NEW !! **  10 -11:  APCO’s “Emerging Technology Forum” Conference. Dallas Marriott Hotel, TX.  Featuring Location Accuracy, FirstNet, Cyber Security, NextGen911.  http://techforum.apcointl.org/
  • ** NEW !! ** 17 – 20:  CPSE “2015 Excellence Conference”.  Carribe Royale Orlando Hotel.  Orlando, FL.  http://www.publicsafetyexcellence.org/workshop-registration/excellence-conference.aspx
  • 22:  “First Responder Appreciation Event”  Auto Club Speedway. 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/first-responder-appreciation-event-2/
Woodinville's Ladder #31. [c] 2013 LR Swenson

Woodinville’s Ladder #31. [c] 2013 LR Swenson

APRIL

  • 20 – 25:  “FDIC International”  Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.  Website:  http://www.fdic.com/index.html.
  • ** NEW !! ** “Minnesota Public Safety Interoperable Communications Conference”.  Location TBD.  $125.00 Cost. http://www.togpartners.com/interop/
Photo Credit | LR Swenson

Photo Credit | LR Swenson

JUNE

  • ** NEW !! ** 26 – July 1.  National Sheriffs Association’s “NSA Annual Conference”.  Baltimore, MD.  http://www.nsaconference.org/
  • ** NEW !! ** 27 – July 2.  “NENA [National Emergency Number Association] Annual Conference.  The 9-1-1′ Association.  Denver, CO.  http://www.nena.org/?Conferences
  • 28 – 7/1:  “10th Annual Fire Survivors Conference” Survivor Conference Hotel. Annapolois, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/2015-survivors-conference/

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JULY

  • 14 – 18:  “Firehouse EXPO”  Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore, MA.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-expo-2015/
  • ** NEW !!** 16 -19:  PSWA [Public Safety Writers Conference].  The Orleans Hotel.  Las Vegas, NV.  www.policewriter.com.

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AUGUST

  • 26 -29:  Fire – Rescue International 2015″ Georgia World Congress Center.  Atlanta, GA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/fire-rescue-international-2015/

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OCTOBER

  • 3 – 4:  “34th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  National Emergency Training Center.  Emmitsburg, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/
  • ** NEW !! ** 12 – 14:  “19th Annual Public Safety Communications – Oklahoma Public Safety Conference”.  Marriott Tulsa Hotel, Southern Hills.  http://www.okpsc.org/ 
  • ** NEW !! ** 24 – 27″  “122nd Annual IACP [Int’l Association of Chiefs of Police] Conference, Law Enforcement Education and Technology EXPO”.  Chicago, IL.  http://www.theiacpconference.org/iacp2015/public/enter.aspx
Photo Credit: LR Swenson

Photo Credit: LR Swenson

OFFICER DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

2015 Officer Development Academy  thru the King County Fire Training Officers Association

2/9 – 2/12   & 2/19 – 2/20:  “Leadership & Supervision”  $275.00.  Renton Fire.  19 slots open.

3/11 – 3/13:   “2015 Extrication Academy”  $565.00  Puyallup Fire Extrication Team.  Renton Fire & Emergency Services.  Registration Link:  www.kcftoa.org/classdetails.asp?id=573.  41 slots open.

3/23 – 3/24:  “NFA Health & Safety Officer”  $130.00.  Shoreline Fire.  19 slots open.

3/25 – 3/26:  “Incident Safety Officer”  $240.00.  Shoreline Fire. 30 slots open.

3/27 :  “Art of Reading Smoke”  $135.00. Shoreline Fire.  41 open slots. 12 open slots.

4/6 – 4/7:  “Fire Investigation” $210.00.  South King Fire. 12 open slots.

4/8 – 4/10:  “Fire Inspection”  $240.00.  South King Fire.  24 open slots.

4/20 – 4/24:  “2015 Spring Pump Academy” $360.00.  North Shore Fire [4/20] & North Bend Training Academy [4/21-4/24].  16 open slots.

4/27 – 4/29: “Incident Command System” $225.00.  Renton Fire.  24 open slots.

5/11 – 5/14:  “Fire Service Instructor I”  $195.00.  2 Locations:  Bellevue Fire [6 open slots] or Woodinville Fire [8 open slots].

5/20:  “Community and Government Relations”   $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 16 open slots.

5/21:  “Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers”  $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 20 open slots.

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6/18 – 6/19:  “Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers [STICO]”  $195.00.  South King Fire. 13 open slots.

6/22 – 6/25:  “NFPA Conference & EXPO”.  McCormick Place. Chicago, IL.  Website:  http://www.nfpa.org/training/nfpa-conference-and-expo.

9/18:  “Legal Issues”  $125.00.  Woodinville Fire.  26 open slots.

9/21 – 9/24:  “Building Construction”  $200.00.  Woodinville Fire.  18 open slots.

9/28 [AM]:  “Budget & Finance”  $80.00. 25 open slots.     [PM]: “Media Workshop” $60.00.  Bellevue Fire.  30 open slots.

9/29 [AM]:  “Technical Writing”  $85.00.  32 open slots.  [PM]: “High Rise”  $80.00. Bellevue Fire. 29 open slots.

9/30:  “Mass Casualty Incidents”  $80.00.  Bellevue Fire. 23 open slots.

10/1 – 10/2:  “Terrorism Response”  $235.00.  Bellevue Fire. 20 open slots.

10/5 – 10/9:  “2015 Truck Academy”  Instructor: Fire Town. $750.00.  Woodinville Fire. 25 open slots.

The  King County Training Officers Association offers training opportunities for Fire Officers or those seeking to become Fire Officers throughout King County and in the Puget Sound area, Washington State. They offer an annual membership of $100.  KCTOA members receive discounts on any ODA required training courses.  Course registrations are only accepted online.  Contact them directly or visit their website for more information at http://www.kcftoa.org.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

Updated 1/14/15 1745 PST

MAIL THEFT TIPS: King County Sheriff’s Office

King County, Washington | The King County Sheriffs Office headquartered in Seattle, Washington released these helpful tips on their Facebook page to warn residents about increasing mail thefts.  This isn’t happening in just King County but all around the State and they want you to know the signs and how to protect yourself.

Some tips to prevent mail thefts:

The suspects are looking for mail that contains items they can turn around quickly; such as gift cards and/or cash. If they find checks they’re washing them, making them out to themselves and changing the amounts.

While the thefts happen at all hours of the day, lately most occur during two different time periods, noon to 2 PM and midnight to 2 AM. The suspects target traditional mailboxes, yet they aren’t deterred by locking ones either. They will pry open locked boxes and have even gone so far as to use a torch on the hinges on a bank of mailboxes like those found in many housing developments.

  • Make it a habit to collect your mail every day.
  • Don’t ever leave your mail in the box overnight.
  • Consider buying a locking mailbox.
  • When on vacation either arrange for a neighbor to collect your mail or ask the post office to hold your mail until you return.
  • When sending mail, don’t place it out for your mail carrier; drop it off at the post office.
  • That red flag is a notice to everyone that there is mail in the box.

If you see anyone hanging around mailboxes , visiting your neighbor’s home while away, stealing packages from doorsteps or something doesn’t seem right to you, call 9-1-1 immediately and report the descriptions of the person[s], vehicle and license number.  The better you describe the information to the Dispatcher, the better you become a great witness helping Police catch the bad guy[s].

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

SAVE THE DATE! Training and Education Opportunities

CONFERENCES, EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS

1/27 – 1/28:  “Firehouse World” San Diego Convention Center.Website:   http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-world-trade-show-2015/

2/21 – 2/25:  “The Building Blocks of the Fire Service: WA State Fire, Safety, Training and Officer’s Conference.  Yakima Convention Center. Yakima, WA.  Website:  https://connect.computility.com/f/index.php.

3/22:  “First Responder Appreciation Event”  Auto Club Speedway. 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/first-responder-appreciation-event-2/

4/20 – 4/25:  “FDIC International”  Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.  Website:  http://www.fdic.com/index.html.

6/28 – 7/1:  “10th Annual Fire Survivors Conference” Survivor Conference Hotel. Annapolois, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/2015-survivors-conference/

7/14 – 7/18:  “Firehouse EXPO”  Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore, MA.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-expo-2015/

8/26 – 8/29:  Fire – Rescue International 2015″ Georgia World Congress Center.  Atlanta, GA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/fire-rescue-international-2015/

10/3 – 10/4:  “34th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  National Emergency Training Center.  Emmitsburg, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/

Photo Credit: LR Swenson

Photo Credit: LR Swenson

OFFICER DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

2015 Officer Development Academy  thru the King County Fire Training Officers Association

2/9 – 2/12   & 2/19 – 2/20:  “Leadership & Supervision”  $275.00.  Renton Fire.  19 slots open.

3/11 – 3/13:   “2015 Extrication Academy”  $565.00  Puyallup Fire Extrication Team.  Renton Fire & Emergency Services.  Registration Link:  www.kcftoa.org/classdetails.asp?id=573.  41 slots open.

3/23 – 3/24:  “NFA Health & Safety Officer”  $130.00.  Shoreline Fire.  19 slots open.

3/25 – 3/26:  “Incident Safety Officer”  $240.00.  Shoreline Fire. 30 slots open.

3/27 :  “Art of Reading Smoke”  $135.00. Shoreline Fire.  41 open slots. 12 open slots.

4/6 – 4/7:  “Fire Investigation” $210.00.  South King Fire. 12 open slots.

4/8 – 4/10:  “Fire Inspection”  $240.00.  South King Fire.  24 open slots.

4/20 – 4/24:  “2015 Spring Pump Academy” $360.00.  North Shore Fire [4/20] & North Bend Training Academy [4/21-4/24].  16 open slots.

4/27 – 4/29: “Incident Command System” $225.00.  Renton Fire.  24 open slots.

5/11 – 5/14:  “Fire Service Instructor I”  $195.00.  2 Locations:  Bellevue Fire [6 open slots] or Woodinville Fire [8 open slots].

5/20:  “Community and Government Relations”   $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 16 open slots.

5/21:  “Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers”  $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 20 open slots.

6/18 – 6/19:  “Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers [STICO]”  $195.00.  South King Fire. 13 open slots.

6/22 – 6/25:  “NFPA Conference & EXPO”.  McCormick Place. Chicago, IL.  Website:  http://www.nfpa.org/training/nfpa-conference-and-expo.

9/18:  “Legal Issues”  $125.00.  Woodinville Fire.  26 open slots.

9/21 – 9/24:  “Building Construction”  $200.00.  Woodinville Fire.  18 open slots.

9/28 [AM]:  “Budget & Finance”  $80.00. 25 open slots.     [PM]: “Media Workshop” $60.00.  Bellevue Fire.  30 open slots.

9/29 [AM]:  “Technical Writing”  $85.00.  32 open slots.  [PM]: “High Rise”  $80.00. Bellevue Fire. 29 open slots.

9/30:  “Mass Casualty Incidents”  $80.00.  Bellevue Fire. 23 open slots.

10/1 – 10/2:  “Terrorism Response”  $235.00.  Bellevue Fire. 20 open slots.

10/5 – 10/9:  “2015 Truck Academy”  Instructor: Fire Town. $750.00.  Woodinville Fire. 25 open slots.

The  King County Training Officers Association offers training opportunities for Fire Officers or those seeking to become Fire Officers throughout King County and in the Puget Sound area, Washington State. They offer an annual membership of $100.  KCTOA members receive discounts on any ODA required training courses.  Course registrations are only accepted online.  Contact them directly or visit their website for more information at http://www.kcftoa.org.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

DANGEROUS SEXUAL [Level 2] PREDATOR: King County DOC Look for High Risk Criminal

This Level II sex offender is on the run from Dept. of Corrections in King County. Jason Sumey preys on disabled men. SUMEY raped and tortured a victim, then demanded $7,000 from his family to bring him back to them. The last information “America’s Most Wanted” had on him is that he was heading to Seattle.

[Photo Courtesy: Washington’s Most Wanted]

 

SUMEY is not registered as a sex offender and has been known to be in King County, Pierce County and Oregon. He has a nationwide arrest warrant. He goes by Steven Davidson, Jason Zumek, Jason Rumek and R. Koufax. He also is a dangerous internet predator.

[Photo Courtesy: Washington’s Most Wanted]

 

“Sumey has a lengthy history of befriending women he meets online,” says DOC Ofc. Emily Isaacs. “He particularly seems to go for women who have young children. He tells them he’s a secret agent. He uses fake first names like ‘Trey’ and ‘Brian”.

It could be months before they find out his real name, if he ever tells them his real name. He’s been known to provide false information to police officers when he’s arrested. You never know what version of him you’re going to get. So, please pay attention and help us find him as soon as possible.”

If you spot him, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips (8477)

Never approach. Always call the Police right away and give them the best of your abilities Descritpion, Time, Location, etc.  The 9-1-1 Dispatcher will ask you specific questions.

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MERCER ISLAND [WA]: Second Boil Water Alert Issued

City Reveals Saturday Test Results and Next Steps
Boil-Water Advisory Still in Place

(Mercer Island, WA) – Sat Oct 4, 12:45 pm –

The City of Mercer Island announces that the latest test results from water samples collected Friday have been analyzed and are clear: all 18 of the samples revealed no presence of E Coli or Total Coliform.  This includes seven samples collected with permission from residential properties.

*NEW* Click here to view a map of the water sampling test results (download the file and save; open the file and hover over the checkmarks and stars to view the results).

At this time however, the boil-water advisory is still in place. The City and WA State Department of Healthcontinue to review implementation off the response plan and water quality monitoring to determine when the boil-water advisory can be lifted.

The City is grateful for the efforts of Public Health – Seattle & King County that allows some restaurants and schools to open with limited menus. Currently, 15 restaurants are open and others are pending.  Please see the updated list below. Open restaurants are being inspected today by Public Health to ensure that the agreed upon step-by-step procedures are being followed. Restaurants wishing to reopen (with a limited menu) can contact the City’s hotline at 206-275-7800 and they will be connected with an inspector.

City and Seattle Public Utility crews continue to implement a response plan, which includes, chlorine injections, inspections of vaults, and targeted flushing of water lines. All agencies involved in the incident have formulated the next stage of the extensive response plan, in order to end the current boil-water advisory as soon as possible.

No cases of E Coli illness among residents (confirmed with lab tests) have been reported to Public Health. Medical facilities and family doctors will convey any occurrences to Public Health.

City utility professionals collected another 18 samples this morning (including seven samples collected with permission from residential properties) for analysis overnight; results will be released by Noon, Sunday October 5.

  • City crews escorted a dive team to the storage tanks this morning, and the tanks are in the process of being inspected. The dive team distributed additional chlorine pellets on the floor of the reservoir before exiting.
  • The City remains interested to hear from water customers who have any reason to believe their garden irrigation system is connected without a permitted backflow preventer; there is no penalty for contacting the City. More information is at www.mercergov.org/backflow.
  • Free water for our most vulnerable or needy populations is available at the Community Center during daylight hours only today; the City asks that only those of limited means make use of this supply. Grocerystores report being well stocked with bottled water as of 10:00 am, 10/4.
  • The Mercer Island Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, Oct 5, with Public Health oversight.
  • Whole Foods Market has generously offered free use of their in-store filtered-water machines for MI residents at their South Lake Union and Bellevue outlets.
  • Please see www.mercerislandschools.org for school district information.

The next round of test results will be analyzed and released by Noon, Sunday October 5.

This notice is being issued following consultation with the Washington State Department of Health and Public Health – Seattle and King County.

If residents have any further questions, please contact the City of Mercer Island hotline (today open 9:00am-5:00pm) at 206-275-7800, or visit our website at www.mercergov.org.

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*UPDATED* Restaurants Open On A Limited Menu (10/4):

  • Islander Restaurant
  • Sahara Pizza
  • Tully’s at 7810 SE 27t St.
  • Menchies
  • Mo’s Pizza
  • QFC
  • Baskin Robins
  • Albertson’s
  • Starbucks at 7620 SE 27 St.
  • Yo Mercer
  • Roanoke Inn
  • Phobulous
  • Han’s Garden Restaurant
  • Freshy’s Seafood Market
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Seven Star Chinese Restaurant

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Two Restaurants Closed by King County Public Health Inspectors

Pho Cyclo Cafe located at 900 Dexter Ave N, Seattle 98109 was closed by Public Health on April 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm due to a repeat red critical violation of potentially hazardous foods held at unsafe temperatures. The establishment will be reopened once the inspector confirms that all issues have been resolved.

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Joi’s Seafood Restaurant located at 200 106th Ave NE, Bellevue 98004 was closed by a Public Health food inspector on April 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm due to the following food safety violations:

  • Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
  • Improper cooling of potentially hazardous foods
  • Poor personal hygiene practices: bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods
  • Handwashing facilities unavailable and inaccessible
  • Food worker cards unavailable

The establishment will be reopened once the inspector confirms that all issues have been resolved.

[Source: King County Public Health]

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