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Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Black Diamond Fire Department Report July 10-19

Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Black Diamond Fire Department Report July 10-19

Total Calls for the week:

Fire: 0

Rupture/Explosion: 0

EMS/Rescue: 28

Hazardous conditions: 4

Service Call: 8

Good Intent: 2

False Call: 1

Severe Weather: 0

Other: 0

Total Calls: 43

 

Incident Of The Week:

July 14

SMOKEY THE BARK:195th Ave SE. Firefighters were called to smoke/steam coming from a compost pile in someone’s front yard. When Engine 92 arrived on scene they found a 10’ x 20’ wood chip pile in a driveway with steam coming from it. The firefighters felt a lot of heat coming from the pile so they dug into it then talked to the homeowner of the phone. The homeowner said that the pile was delivered a few days prior. The homeowner then showed up with a tractor to spread the bark.

Safety Message:

  • Piles of bark can spontaneously combust if it is allowed to sit for a while. It is best to spread the material into your garden once you get the bark.

 

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