City Hall evacuated because of oil boiler
Woodinville's City Hall was evacuated at about 8 a.m. Nov. 12 after a large plume of black smoke was seen bellowing from the heating system's smokestack. Several fire trucks responded to the call. No injuries were reported.
The culprit: a poor oxygen mixture for the old oil boiler heating system. The air intake had either slipped out of position or was poorly adjusted, causing poor combustion. The intake was correctly adjusted and the smokestack returned to venting the proper white-colored exhaust. City staff were back at their desks by 8:30 a.m.
Awards banquet honors firefighters
The Northshore Fire Department honored all fire officers and firefighters at a banquet Nov. 14 at the Lake City Elks Club, for their outstanding job performance and community service over the past year.
Three awards were presented: Battallion Chief Robert Peterson presented the Fire Officer of the Year Award to Captain Bob McAuliffe; Battalion Chief John Lapsansky presented the Fire Fighter of the Year Award to Tim Wooldridge; and Fire Chief Fred Baker presented the Employee of the Year award to Terri Jones, the department's Fire Prevention Specialist.
Years of Service awards were also presented to employees who have succeeded in achieving the milestones of five, 10, 15, and 20 years.
Pass report information becomes available
Road conditions for Washington State mountain passes are available toll-free to callers within the greater Seattle metropolitan area at DOT-HIWY (368-4499). Outside that area, the reports are available toll-free statewide at 1-888-SNO-INFO (766-4636).
The communities that can use the toll-free DOT-HIWY (368-4499) line include Ames Lake, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Mountlake Terrace, and Woodinville.
Mountain pass reports are also available on the Internet, on the WSDOT Home Page at http://www.wsdot. wa.gov/.