|CHELAN FIRE AND RESCUE
Outdoor Burn Ban in effect June 1, 2013.
First Alarm – Chelan Fire and Rescue (CFR) responded to 19 Emergency calls from 06/07/2013 to 06/13/2013. 11 – medical aid calls; 2 - motor vehicle accidents; 1 – boat fire; 1- smell of smoke in a residence; 1 – automatic fire alarm; 2 – brush fires and 1 – other alarm. See below for significant calls this week:
Boat Fire: 06/11/2013 around 1406 hours, Engines 71, & 75, Tender 71, Marine 71 and Chief 701 responded to a report of a boat fire in the water in the area of 14700 block of South Lakeshore Road. The first unit on scene, Engine 75, reported the engine compartment fire was out and the boat had been towed into the Morning Sun Marina. Chief 701 continued in to the scene and cancelled all of other units. Engine 75 and Chief 701 checked the fire for extension and took a report before returning in service.
Automatic Fire Alarm in a Commercial Building: 06/10/20113 around 1406 hours Engine 71 and 703 responded to MOE for an automatic fire alarm. First units on scene found nothing showing. They were contacted by staff that reported a child had pulled a fire alarm pull station. The fire alarm was reset and CFR units returned in service while staff questioned with the child.
Motor Vehicle Accident: 06/09/2013 around 1107 hours while the brush fire reported on below, was going on, Engine 71, Chief 701 responded to a motor vehicle accident (MVA) in the area of 14200 South Lakeshore Road near Mile Post 5. Station 75 personnel arrived on scene first with Chelan County Sheriff Deputies and reported a one vehicle roll over with the vehicle on its wheels off the road. They found two occupants out of the vehicle under their own power and one occupant still trapped in the rear seat area of the vehicle. Two doctors and a RN from the area stopped to assist. Rescue 71 was released from the brush fire and responded to the MVA. Engine 71 and Rescue 71’s crews cut the roof off of the car to access the trapped patient and extricate her from the vehicle. Medic 3152 and Medic 3171 both responded to the incident and transported one patient each to Lake Chelan Community Hospital. The third individual (driver) was left with Chelan County Sheriff Deputies.
Brush Fire: 06/09/2013 around 1021 hours Chelan Fire and Rescue’s Rescue 71, and 703 responded to a brush fire in the area of Hugo Road and SR 97. First units on scene reported an 1 ½ to 2 acre brush fire moving in medium fuels with the wind pushing to the north, threatening three structures. A second alarm was requested, bringing a total of 10 apparatus staffed with 19 personnel to the scene. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished, with no damage to the structures. The fire was limited to approximately two acres. Cause of the fire was a contractor working on an agriculture pumping/pipe system and sparks had flown into the light grass. The fire quickly spread due to the winds. The contractor had taken appropriate precautions by wetting down the area before beginning to work and had a back hoe on site that he operated to help create a fire line.
Brush Fire: 06/07/2013 around 0549 hours Chelan Fire and Rescue’s Rescue 71, Tender 71 and 703 responded to a brush fire in the area of Boyd Road and Boyd Loop Road. First units on scene reported an old agriculture burn had spread to surrounding brush. A second alarm was requested bringing additional apparatus and personnel from CFR and Chelan County Fire Protection District 5 to the scene. The fire was contained to approximately six acres. Cause of the fire was an agriculture burn a few weeks earlier had a sleeper (hidden hot spot) that burned back to the surface and spread to surrounding brush.