Salvage Yard Cars Go Up in Flames

Published 2/19/2022 | Saturday | 2300 hours PT

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON – A salvage yard full of wrecked cars went up in flames on Saturday night in the 16700 block of 51st Avenue, just south of 172nd in the city limits of Arlington. Fire resources, A47, L48, and T90 were dispatched at 2028 hours PT.

According to sources, the reporting party called in to say flames were between six-to-seven feet high.

Arlington/Stanwood Firefighters (IAFF Local 3438) units arrived with Ladder 48 arrived on the scene with flames visible and reporting multiple cars on fire at the Copart Auto Salvage yard. Tender 90 was requested to assist with the water supply.

The fire was brought under control around 2106 hours PT.

Limited information was released from Fire Officials. We definitely know these were some intense and dangerous fire conditions firefighters faced.

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.

(c) 2022 NW Fire Blog

SCFD21 Conducts Water Drill

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON — Firefighters from SCFD21 and North County took part in joint training over the weekend to conduct a water training drill simulating rural firefighting tactics.

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Credit: SCFD21

“Here at District 21, we firmly believe in the importance of training and honing your craft to the best of your ability.” – SCFD21

About Snohomish County Fire District 21

SCFD21 provides fire, rescue, and EMS services to the citizens living in the City of Arlington, a 70-square mile area, and about 9,000 people.

The District operates out of one Fire Station (49) in the Arlington Heights area and the construction of another station (50) is due to be completed in late 2022 or early 2023.

The Fire District has three Fire Commissioners and is under management by Fire Chief Chad Schmidt and Assistant Chief Joel Smith. This is a combination department with seven full-time and 25 part-paid firefighters. Additionally, there are 10 volunteer firefighters.

According to their website,

  • E49 – 2007 HME Chassis, Boise Mobile Body with Pump-1500 gpm, Tank-1000 gal.
  • TE49 – Tender Engine, a 2003 HME Chassis, Boise Mobile Body with a pump-1000 gpm and a 3,000 gallon tank.
  • A49 – 2015 Braun Northwest BLS Ambulance.
  • U49 (Utility 49) – 2012 Ford F250. Their water rescue vehicle.
  • HC49 (Hovercraft 49) – 2008 Neoteric Hovercraft.
  • T49 (Tender 49) – 2003 Kenworth Chassis, 4-Guys Body with 500 gpm pumper with a 3,000 gallon tanker.
  • Tender 94 – 1987 GMC Chassis, 4-Guys Body with 500 gpm pumper and a 1,800- gallon tank. This is on loan from the Fire District #19 in Silvana.
  • CH49 (Chief 49) – 2008 Ford Escape. This is their Staff/Command vehicle.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog, Published 12/16/2021 2015 PT

Update | Traffic Alert | US 2 | EB Lanes

UPDATE 2 1512 PT

According to WSP: “There is a two-vehicle non-injury collision east US 2 (The Trestle) just east of I-5 blocking all lanes. A dump truck is involved and rolled. The load it was carrying spilled on the Hwy. Tows are en route. Drivers should expect a long delay to get this removed and cleaned up. Avoid the area.”

WSDOT Traffic: “Here is a view of what crews are responding to on US 2 EB just east of I-5. All eastbound lanes of US 2 are blocked – westbound traffic is moving at this time. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area if possible.”

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Credit: WSDOT

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA — All lanes are blocked eastbound on US 2, just east of I-5 at Milepost 1 due to a collision.

Snohomish County Fire Units have also been dispatched, which include 3G2, E2, L1, M1, and SO1652.

The WSDOT states both the Washington State Patrol and the Snohomish County Sheriff have arrived on-scene as of 1447 PT.

WSDOT camera at milepost .06. Credit: WSDOT

AVOID THIS AREA.

We ask that you avoid this area, as it appears it may take a while until they are able to open up the roadway again.

This is at the west end of the trestle in Everett.

Please remember these when going into construction zones or when emergency vehicles are present:

  1. Slow down in a construction zone.
  2. For lights and sirens on the roadway, pull right to the shoulder (if safely to do so).
  3. If you are on the freeway or multi-lane roadway and you see a tow truck, EMS, police car, fire truck, DOT, first responder vehicle on the shoulder, move to the next lane over to protect all of those that may be getting assistance. This is to help save their lives by not getting injured from a distracted driver or car going into their scene.

We thank you!

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog | 11-20-2021 |1455 PT

Traffic Alert | US 2 | EB Lanes

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA — All lanes are blocked eastbound on US 2, just east of I-5 at Milepost 1 due to a collision. Some media reports that it is due to a semi-truck that has turned over its side and blocking the whole roadway.

Snohomish County Fire Units have also been dispatched, which include 3G2, E2, L1, M1, and SO1652.

The WSDOT states both the Washington State Patrol and the Snohomish County Sheriff have arrived on-scene as of 1447 PT.

WSDOT camera at milepost .06. Credit: WSDOT

AVOID THIS AREA.

We ask that you avoid this area, as it appears it may take a while until they are able to open up the roadway again.

This is at the west end of the trestle in Everett.

Please remember these when going into construction zones or when emergency vehicles are present:

  1. Slow down in a construction zone.
  2. For lights and sirens on the roadway, pull right to the shoulder (if safely to do so).
  3. If you are on the freeway or multi-lane roadway and you see a tow truck, EMS, police car, fire truck, DOT, first responder vehicle on the shoulder, move to the next lane over to protect all of those that may be getting assistance. This is to help save their lives by not getting injured from a distracted driver or car going into their scene.

We thank you!

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog | 11-20-2021 |1455 PT

2-ALARM GOLD BAR FIRE INJURES ONE

GOLD BAR, WASHINGTON STATE | APRIL 3, 2021

Snohomish County firefighters responded to a 2-alarm residential fire in the 49000 block of SR 2 in Gold Bar, Washington State. The fire occurred on Saturday, April 3, 2021 around 2153 hours PT.

Units dispatched were T53, KCT195, 1G9, 1K1, A51, A54, AIR54, B31, B53, E31, E51, E53, E54, M32, T51, TN54, KCTN166, E33, KCE195.

All occupants were said to have escaped the structure. However, firefighters were being challenged with no water supply and utilities had not been secured at one point during the incident.

About 30 minutes after the water supply issues, fire crews were able to find success in knocking down the fire

One person was said to have suffered burns but it is unknown the severity of their injuries.

SR-2 in Gold Bar was blocked due to the fire incident. Officials were asking that drivers use another route to bypass the area for their safety and due to emergency vehicles in the area.

No preliminary cause of the fire was released.

A damage assessment to the property and contents was also unknown and too early to determine.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2245 PT

Edmonds Chimney Fire Quickly Contained

EDMONDS, WASHINGTON STATE | 1-30-2021 1752 PT

Firefighters were dispatched to the 5600 block of 145th Street Southwest to a chimney reported extending inside the home just after 1730 hours PT.

Units A15, B21, E15, E23, E25, M15, MSO21, TR21, B15, L14 were dispatched from Snohomish County Fire Districts.

Dispatch relayed heavy black smoke was seen from the home but due to quick egress efforts, firefighters successfully stopped the fire within ten minutes from the original dispatched time. The timer was stopped after the fire was out.

A Fire Investigator was en route to the fire ground.

Cause of the fire and dollar amount for property loss was known at the time of this post.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Sno Co Firefighters Respond to Home Fire

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Snohomish County Firefighters are currently en route to a residential structure fire in the 5400 block of 101st Place NW in Marysville, Washington State. It is said that the fan in the home’s bathroom caught fire.

Units dispatched are A62, B61, E61, E63, E68, L62, M61.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1810 PT

Snohomish County Firefighters Respond to Late Night Fire

STANWOOD, WASHINGTON

Snohomish County Firefighters were dispatched Friday night, May 1, 2020, to a trailer fire that spread to a nearby home around 2340 hours PT.

The fire was located in the 28300 Old 99 Street, Stanwood, Washington.

At the 20-minute timer (at midnight), Command stated the fire was in offensive operations with the fire in the attic and at a 50% containment status.

Water supply was established by Engine 90 and being tasked with incoming tenders.

Primary search of an exposure building, a shop on the Delta side had an all-clear. It was determined by firefighters there was no extensive inside or from the exterior into the building.

One occupant was rescued by firefighters.  Medic 63 was respond

Just after midnight on Saturday morning, Command requested two nearest engines for more manpower and their air unit. Dispatch advised Aid 94 was unavailable., but the engines were enroute.

Firefighters currently on-scene stated they had a good knockdown on the fire, were checking for extensions and conducting a primary search on the house.  They stated they could handle with the resources on the fire ground.  Command would cancel the two incoming engines 63, and 46.

Around 1220, Command asked if any Deputies  or the Fire Marshal were on-scene. Dispatch reported that none were dispatched to the scene. The IC received new information and requested Dispatch send a Deputy to the fire ground, non-emergency.

No injuries to firefighters were reported.

No preliminary cause has been released by Fire Officials at this time.

#StanwoodFire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/2/2020 00:30 PT

WA Wildfire | Stanwood Bryan Fire | 2

UPDATE 2  (Final) – Friday, April 17, 2020

A wildfire broke out deep within a heavily forested area off  Stanwood Bryant Road  in spreading through areas within Cities Arlington to Stanwood (Snohomish County), Washington State.

Fire ignited on the afternoon of Wednesay, April 15, 2020, from an unknown cause.

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Photo Credit: City of Arlington Firefighters

Fire crews reached a successful 100% containment today (1248 PT) after mopping the remaining area on the eastern side of the fire earlier this morning.

Resources such as:  Snohomish County Fire District 7’s E76 (structure protection) deployed as mutual aid to the North County Fire.  WA DNR firefighters also assisted.

No cause has been released at the time of this post.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/17/2020 1740 PT

NEW WA WILDFIRE | Stanwood-Bryant Fire | 1

A wildfire is burning in the area of Bryant Road in Arlington to Stanwood in Snohomish County, Washington State that dispatched fire personnel and assets in the early afternoon on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

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Photo Credit: City of Arlington Firefighters

DNR firefighters were also dispatched at 1541 hours PT from the North Regional DNR Dispatch Center sending units:  BOL31, BOL33, CL27, CL41, E5466, E5549, E5560, E5564, NW2, PIL33.

Reports of many Snohomish County fire units are on-scene as they work to fight flames buried deep inside the forest of wetlands, brush and timber.

Two acres have been destroyed as of one-plus hours ago.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/15/2020 1915 hours PT