Edmonds-area fire calls Sept. 1-7

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Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 367 calls the week of Sept. 1-7: 267 emergency medical aid calls, 23 motor vehicle collisions, 39 fires, 17 service calls, three natural gas leaks, two hazardous materials responses and 16 automatic fire alarms. The following calls occurred in or near Edmonds:

Sept. 1
FIRE:  At 9:13 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire at a two-story home in the 2900 block of 216th Place Southwest in Brier.  The homeowner told firefighters he had extinguished a small fire on his desk. Firefighters cleared smoke from the house. A fire investigator determined the fire was started by misplaced smoking materials.

Sept. 4
DECK FIRE:  At 6:46 a.m., a deck fire was reported at a home the 300 block of 5th Avenue South in Edmonds. The resident and two neighbors used chemical extinguishers to keep the fire in check until firefighters arrived. Firefighters extinguished the flames and set up fans to clear smoke from the house. Fire investigators believe the fire was started by a cigarette improperly stubbed out in a planter box hanging on a deck railing.
Sept. 6
TRAILER FIRE:  At 5:41 p.m., firefighters extinguished a motor home fire at 238th Street Southwest and Highway 99 in Edmonds. No one was injured.

Sept. 7
COLLISION:  At 6:54 p.m., a rear-end collision involving two cars was reported at 156th Street Southwest and Highway 99 north of Lynnwood. Firefighters transported two patients to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.

COLLISION:  At 5:36 p.m., a three-car collision was reported on northbound I-5 at the 44th Avenue West exit in Lynnwood.  Firefighters took four patients to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.

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