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Job Openings:  Lateral Firefighter/EMT and Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic. Both positions close at 4 p.m. on April 6, 2015.
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  • Small fire causes smoke damage to fitness room at Mill Creek YMCA
    03.27.15

    Firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire in a maintenance room at the Mill Creek YMCA this morning.

     

    No one was injured. Dispatchers were notified of an automatic fire alarm sounding at the YMCA in the 13700 block of Puget Park Drive at 6:23 a.m. Moments later, someone at the YMCA called 911 to report members were smelling smoke in a cardio-fitness room located in a building just south of the main YMCA building.

     

    “About half a dozen people were working out in the cardio-fitness room and safely evacuated,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1. “Our Silver Firs Fire Station is right across the street. Firefighters were able to quickly locate and extinguish a small fire in a maintenance room adjacent to the cardio-fitness room.”

     

    An investigator from the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire was started by a battery charger for a power drill. Fire damage was contained to the maintenance room and is estimated at $5,000. The cardio-fitness room sustained smoke damage. YMCA employees are still assessing the extent of smoke damage to the fitness equipment.