VIDEO: Two dozen emergency workers are off the job as they are being monitored for possible exposure to the coronavirus.
Earlier Saturday evening, KIRO 7 was told it was seven fighters but that number climbed to 25, adding two police officers who are being quarantined.
Fire station 21 in Kirkland has a sign up tell people to keep out, including firefighters based there.
Each firefighter is believed to have possibly come in contact with the coronavirus at Life Care Center.
Now the situation has resources being stretched thin.
To keep families safe during the public health crisis, KIRO 7 was told the department will be relying on neighboring firefighters should anything huge happen.
“We have excellent relationships with our regional fire departments, and we’re making sure we have all the conversations in place, so if we need assistance from our partners, that can be provided,” said Kellie Stickney, with the city of Kirkland.