Fire department kept busy during windstorm
by Jeff Switzer
The Woodinville Fire and Life Safety district got the warning ahead of time and was well prepared for the Dec. 12 windstorm.
The department responded to 37 calls related to the windstorm, either automatic fire alarms, tree fires or downed power lines.
Homes and buildings in the Woodinville area suffered damage from the storm: 10 homes sustained minimal to moderate damage; five homes sustained moderate to heavy damage; and five sheds and garages suffered moderate to heavy damage.
The district also provided generators for two people on life support in the Bear Creek Country Club and English Hill.
"This really is only the second time we've activated the Emergency Operations Center since the city incorporated; the first time was a drill," said Fire Chief Jim Davis.
The fire district will have dollar amounts reflecting the property damages for the area in three to four weeks.