East Pierce Fire and Rescue (EPFR) responded to 113 alarms during the 24-hour period of Jan. 6 due to the wind storm that struck the region early that morning. Of the 113 alarms, 65 of those were dispatched between midnight and 8 a.m., with a peak of 22 incidents between 3 and 4 a.m., at the height of the storm. Normally, EPFR responds to 31 incidents per day.
Several homes were damaged by fallen trees. Most incidents were for trees and/or wires down blocking roadways.
One incident of interest was shared via twitter by IAFF Local 3520. The incident occurred at 11:07 a.m. near Chrisella Road and Meridian Avenue East in Edgewood. A man had attempted to ride his bicycle over power lines. He was fortunate that the lines were not charged, but they did provide a formidable obstacle, causing the man to fall to the ground.