Patient Trapped in Car After High Energy Collision (Photo)
Firefighters cut the hood of a vehicle to access electrical system components.
Longview, WA - Firefighters and paramedics responded to the intersection of Commerce Avenue and Douglas Street at 12:40 AM today for the report of a high-energy two-vehicle collision. Initial reports indicated that one vehicle might have rolled over. Additional 911 callers reported possible serious injuries. Longview Police arrived at the scene at 12:42 AM and reported that an adult male patient was pinned in a vehicle.
Firefighters arrived on scene and reported one vehicle was off the roadway with one occupant trapped - a second vehicle with two occupants required a second paramedic unit to assist. The crew stabilized the first vehicle, forced entry, and extricated the patient at 12:45 AM. This patient was conscious; he was transported by AMR ambulance to St. John Medical Center. The two occupants of the second involved vehicle were treated by paramedics at the scene.
The cause of the incident is under investigation by Longview Police.
Car Crashes in Downtown Longview - Two Buildings Damaged (Photo)
Patient to Gurney
On Monday, December 8th at approximately 3:30 PM Longview Fire was dispatched to a car accident in the alley of Red canoe Credit Union located at 1418 15th Ave.
When fire crews arrived they found a van thats rear-end had struck the corner of the two story credit union building. The vehicle passenger was outside the vehicle with minor injuries and the driver was injured and inside the vehicle.
While firefighters were triaging the scene they noticed the van's front end had also suffered significant damage. Firefighters were advised that the vehicle (van) had first struck a black jeep that was parked next to Cascade Title Co, the adjacent titled business. The parked jeep was struck hard enough it jumped the planter strip and crashed into title company building. The van then launched into reverse striking the corner of the Red Canoe Credit Union.
Firefighters treated and extricated the adult female victim and AMR transported her to St Johns with non-life threatening injuries. Firefighters then evaluated the structural damage and potential hazards to both buildings finding only minor damage to the exterior of both. There were no injuries to anyone inside either building. Longview Police are conducting the crash investigation.
Attic Fire Damages Longview Home (Photo)
Front of building
On November 23rd at approximately 11:30 PM Longview Fire Units were dispatched to a possible house fire located at 2509 Northlake Ave. Reports from the homeowner indicated that their home was filling with smoke but they could not see any fire.
When fire crews arrived they reported smoke from the roofline and gable vents with a possible attic fire. Access to the attic proved difficult because of remodeling and additions that blocked easy attic access. Once access was made to the attic firefighters confirmed fire was actively burning in the attic and put together an attack plan which included using a piercing nozzle, pulling ceilings, and cutting opening in the roof.
It took firefighters approximately 40 minutes to access and extinguish the attic fire. Once the fire was under control extensive overhaul was initiated because of the "Hot Spots" that spread throughout the attic space. Firefighters also conducted primary salvage moving valuable items to areas of safety and covered all undamaged property with salvage covers.
Fire investigators determined the fire was caused by a wood burning fireplace chimney. Damage estimates to the homes structure and its contents are estimated at $150,000.00. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. ServePro was called to help the family deal with the after effects of smoke and water damage.