Washington Fire Department reports


The Washington Fire Department recently responded to the following:

FEB. 22

ALARM ACTIVATION: 2:59 a.m., 727 Yeoman St., Legacy One Realty – Received station tone reporting a fire alarm activation. On arrival police officers were on scene and advised they had evacuated the house. Fire fighters checked the house and was unable to locate a cause for the activation of the smoke detectors. Fire fighters checked the house using thermal imaging camera, including the attic space. Fire fighters checked the house for carbon monoxide and none was detected. Smoke detectors were reset and the occupant was advised to call the fire department should the detectors activate again.

VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 3:50 a.m, State Route 41 S. – Dispatched to a report of a single vehicle accident, rollover with entrapment. Upon arrival fire fighters found a single car in a field off the east side of the highway, the car was on its roof with a single occupant trapped in the vehicle. Fire fighters stabilized the vehicle and removed the front passenger door to gain access to the patient. Fire fighters assisted EMS personnel with removing the patient. Fire fighters set up a landing zone for a medical helicopter. Fire fighters then assisted with general clean up and traffic control.

ALARM ACTIVATION: 4:07 a.m., 727 Yeoman St., Legacy One Realty – Received phone call from occupant reporting smoke alarm still sounding an alarm, requesting FD to investigate. FD investigation found alarm was not sounding on arrival. Did find that the alarm had activated due to malfunction and maintenance issues. Removed battery and detector from location and replaced with a new one. Advised occupants to contact property owner and notify of situation and update out dated detectors.

VEHICLE CHECK: 6:52 p.m., 619 E. Paint Street – Received call from vehicle owner stated the vehicle was smoking and needed it checked prior to having it towed. FD did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD investigation found the steam/smoke being given off at the time of the report was most likely the result of a mechanical failure when the vehicle was running. FD determined the vehicle would be safe to transport.

FEB. 21

VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 10:30 a.m., U.S. 62 NE – Dispatched to a report of two vehicle accident. Upon arrival two vehicles were on their wheels, occupants still seated in each vehicle, no entrapment. Fire fighters checked occupants for injuries and checked vehicles for leaking fluids and any other hazards. Fire fighters assisted EMS and remained on stand by until vehicles were removed.

VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 12:18 p.m., W. Court Street – Dispatched to a report of a two vehicle accident. Upon arrival we found two vehicles with an occupant in one of the vehicles. Fire fighters checked on the occupant and checked vehicles for leaking fluids and other hazards. Fire fighters remained on stand by until the vehicles were removed.

VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 4:03 p.m., 1500 Block of U.S. 22 W. – Dispatched to a report of an accident. Upon arrival found two vehicles were involved and one of the vehicles had struck and broken off a fire hydrant. The broken hydrant was flooding the road, a water department crew was requested to the scene to shut down the water main. Fire fighters checked the vehicles for leaking fluids and other hazards. Fire fighters remained on stand by until the vehicles had been removed from the scene and the leaking water main was shut down.