Washington State Regional Fire Investigation Council

An old beer truck saved lives for nearly two decades. Central Pierce Fire now bids it farewell
Not many people know that Central Pierce Fire & Rescue saves lives with what used to be a beer truck. The vehicle is used as a makeshift rescue rig, carrying equipment for the fire department’s most technical emergency calls, including rescues involving structural collapse, trenches and confined spaces.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2018 1:45:23 AM - SOURCE: The News Tribune
Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:45:23 GMT

Man seriously injured in RV fire at Langley fairgrounds
A man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle early Thursday morning after sustaining serious burns in an RV fire at Island County Fairgrounds in Langley. Late Thursday afternoon, a hospital spokesperson said he was in serious condition and in the intensive care unit. At 1:40 a.m., Ben Wooldridge awoke in his motor home to find it on fire, according to Deputy Chief Jon Beck of South Whidbey Fire/EMS.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2018 10:42:39 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:42:39 GMT

‘I owe him my life’ Dog saves sleeping owner from SeaTac house fire
A Washington man is thankful that his dog saved his life after their home caught fire in the middle of the night. Casey is being credited with alerting his owner to a fire inside their house early Thursday morning in SeaTac. The dog's owner, John Corey, says he was asleep around 3:00 a.m. when Casey jumped up on him to wake him up.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 2:21:22 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:21:22 GMT

Fire allegedly set by suicidal man destroys Lynnwood home
South County Fire provided more details on its response to a fully-involved house fire east of Lynnwood on Wednesday night. According to South County Fire spokeswoman Leslie Hynes, the fire was reported at 8:08 p.m. by a woman who told 911 dispatchers her adult son called and said he was suicidal — and was setting fire to the abandoned house where he had been staying in the 19900 block of Locust Way.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 2:36:45 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:36:45 GMT

Mukilteo reaches agreement with fire union
The Mukilteo City Council approved a new collective bargaining agreement between the city and the local fire union on Monday, but only after lengthy discussion on the CBA and other fire department costs. Council President Steve Schmalz asked for the item to be pulled from the consent agenda, which typically passes as approved without much, if any, discussion.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 1:00:13 PM - SOURCE: Mukilteo Beacon
Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:00:13 GMT

San Juan Island firefighters rescue blind, deaf pet dog after fall off cliff into sea
VIDEO - When Cowboy toppled down a 30-foot cliff Monday night San Juan Island Fire & Rescue Firefighters were there to save him. Gretchen Bailey said her hearing- and vision-impaired 14-year-old golden retriever got confused and ended up falling down the cliff on the island’s west side before she could reach him.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Juan Islander
Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Search for new North Whatcom Fire and Rescue fire chief could take months
Less than two months remain before North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) must appoint a new fire chief, at least on an interim basis. William Pernett announced his resignation from the position in October. Citing an interest in pursuing other professional opportunities, Pernett said his last day will be Monday, December 31.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 9:14:31 AM - SOURCE: Northern Light
Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:14:31 GMT

Marysville Fire District earns Stewardship Award
The Marysville Fire District has accepted the State Auditor’s Stewardship Award in honor of exemplary dedication to the audit process, which helps make government transparent and work better for the public. The Washington State Auditor’s Office chose the fire district out of more than 2,300 public agencies audited annually in Washington, including more than 350 fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 1:03:44 PM - SOURCE: North Couty Outlook
Posted on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 21:03:44 GMT

Vashon Fire concerned with proposed changes to ferry schedule
A draft of the Triangle Route ferry schedule would not accomplish what Vashon Fire & Rescue sees as a crucial goal. In a letter published Monday, Vashon Fire Chief Charles Krimmert writes that proposed wait times between departures as long as 65 minutes in addition to crossing time would be "perilous" for the fire district and community.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Guide Meridian resident re-enters burning house to rescue ferrets
A resident in a Guide Meridian home north of Bellingham suffered minor smoke inhalation Wednesday morning when they ran back into their burning home to rescue some ferrets. Two fire engines from North Whatcom Fire and Rescue and one each from the Lynden Fire Department and Whatcom County Fire District 7 responded at 7:24 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 10:41:55 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 18:41:55 GMT

Clallam County Fire District 3's levy lid lift passes
Cuts and deficits are now an afterthought for firefighters and paramedics for the immediate future following Clallam voters’ decision to increase Clallam County Fire District 3’s levy lid lift. Tuesday’s results show 7,801 (60.6 percent) voted in favor of increasing the levy rate from $1.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $1.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 8:49:39 AM - SOURCE: Sequim Gazette
Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:49:39 GMT

109-year-old Kent grain storage facility destroyed in predawn inferno
A raging two-alarm fire destroyed a 109-year-old grain storage facility early Wednesday just outside of Kent's southern limits. Several crews responded to the blaze at the White River Feed Co., in the 27600 block of 78th Avenue South, at around 5:15 a.m., said Kyle Ohashi of the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 6:19:02 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:19:02 GMT

Property tax hike for East County Fire trails
East County Fire and Rescue voters were rejecting a property tax levy increase to help pay district costs for facilities, equipment and training, voting about 54 percent against, according to early vote tallies. The ballot proposition was losing 2,118 to 1,812, according to early election results released Tuesday evening.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 10:11:34 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 06:11:34 GMT

1 injured as boat bursts into flames at Hood Canal marina
A man was taken to the hospital Tuesday after his boat burst into flames Tuesday at a marina on Hood Canal, emergency officials said. Deputies and firefighters rushed to the scene, the Seabeck Marina at 10360 Misery Point Road, at about 12:20 p.m. after receiving reports of a boat fire with 12-foot-high flames and a column of smoke.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 4:31:43 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:31:43 GMT

Bothell voters approve public safety ballot measures
Bothell asked its citizens to decide the city’s public safety future when they voted on two measures: a public safety levy called Proposition 1 and a fire station bond called Proposition 2. As of election night on Nov. 6, Prop. 1 was passing with about 60 percent of the vote, while Prop. 2 was passing with 64 percent.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 8:46:46 AM - SOURCE: Bothell Reporter
Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:46:46 GMT

Lewis County Fire District 1 Bond for New Station Opens With Lead on Election Night
Around 63 percent of voters in Fire District 1 cast a vote approving a bond issue that would finance a new fire station on Alexander Road in Onalaska as of Tuesday night, with approximately 639 votes remaining. That number represented 853 votes in favor and 491 opposed to the proposition. The issue was put on the ballot by a resolution passed by Fire District 1 commissioners which would issue no more than $1.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 4:02:04 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:02:04 GMT

Spokane mayor submits balanced budget sustaining police and firefighter hires
Spokane Mayor David Condon submitted a balanced budget last week with some small spending cuts yet increased funding for homelessness services following projections of higher revenue collections. An earlier budget released in August was $3.8 million out of balance and included new investments in public safety as well as human services.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 2:28:06 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 10:28:06 GMT

Yakima firefighter injured in abandoned house fire
Firefighters say a vacant house has burned down in what appears to be a suspicious fire. Crews with the Yakima Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 704 N 20th Ave. around 1 a.m. Monday and arrived to find a two-story house on fire. YAKIMA, Wash. - Firefighters say a vacant house has burned down in what appears to be a suspicious fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2018 11:12:38 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 19:12:38 GMT

Spokane City Council votes to require firefighters, police officers to only work with city dispatchers
The Spokane City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday which would require Spokane firefighters and police officers to only work with dispatchers who are city employees. City Council President Ben Stuckart, who sponsored the ordinance, said it was designed to reassure city employees and maintain city control over dispatch services in the face of a potential region-wide communications integration.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Burn near Chelan gets out of control but is quickly extinguished by fire crews
A debris burn on private property got out of control Monday evening in the Washington Creek area near Chelan but was contained and extinguished in less than an hour by crews from Chelan Fire and Rescue. The fire department reported that as crews arrived winds were fanning the fire, with flames reaching three to five feet high.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NCW Life
Posted on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT

School bus crash in East Wenatchee injures eight children
A school bus filled with children was involved in a collision near Lee Elementary School in East Wenatchee on Monday afternoon. The crash occurred at around 3:30 p.m. when a Buick sedan driven by a 76-year-old female from Wenatchee drove eastward through the intersection of 15th St. NE and Baker Ave.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 9:24:25 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:24:25 GMT

Firefighters say Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue levy will help day to day operations
Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue wants people to vote for a levy that will help pay for the fire departments day to day operations. The levy which was approved in 2007 gave the fire department 1 dollar and 50 cents for every 1 – thousand dollars of assessed property value. But recently that rate dropped down to 1 dollar and 40 cents per thousand.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2018 9:50:04 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2018 04:50:04 GMT

Families displaced after fire at Cove Apartments in Federal Way
A two-alarm fire at the Cove Apartments on 1st Avenue in Federal Way displaced several families and prompted multi-engine response from South King Fire and Rescue on Thursday. The fire started around 4 p.m. and spread to four apartment units in the eight-unit complex, displacing seven adults and nine children.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror
Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Northshore Fire board of commissioners seeks applicants for open seat
Two members of the Northshore Fire Department’s Board of Commissioners resigned earlier this month, following a turbulent summer in which the board cancelled many of its meetings and discussed “the negative effects poor communications can have on board relations.” The board announced on Oct. 24 that it had a vacancy in position No.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 1:43:56 AM - SOURCE: Bothell Reporter
Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2018 08:43:56 GMT

Car crashes into Seattle hospital's lobby
Seattle police are investigating what caused a driver to crash into a lobby at UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital and Medical Center on North 115th Street Thursday afternoon. A hospital spokesperson said the driver lost control of the car around 5 p.m. and crashed into an area of the building next to the ER waiting room.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Suspicious package found at Spokane Fire station was empty suitcase
A suspicious package was found at Spokane Fire Station 1 on Riverside Avenue on Friday morning. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the package was deemed a credible threat at first. A bomb squad came to the scene and analyzed the package. They determined the package was actually an empty suitcase, and not a safety threat.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV
Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli receives state honor
On Oct. 25, the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals named Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli the 2018 Washington State Fire Marshal of the Year. The award is the highest honor given to local fire marshals in the state. Scarpelli has a 27-year career with the City of Vancouver and has served as fire marshal since 2011.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2018 4:30:07 AM - SOURCE: City of Vancouver, WA
Posted on Sun, 04 Nov 2018 12:30:07 GMT

Kennewick Fire Station 5 wins national design award
Kennewick Fire Station 5 won Firehouse Magazine's Gold Award for stations under 15,000 square feet in its fifth annual Station Design Awards program. The awards program recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments nationwide. “We are extremely proud that Fire Station 5 is being recognized at a national level.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 4:56:11 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2018 23:56:11 GMT

Woman reportedly burned in Vanvouver's Rose Village house fire
Three neighbors are credited with rescuing a woman from a burning home in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood Friday afternoon. One neighbor, Chris Elam, 34, said he was working on his home when he and another neighbor, Kevin Matlock, ran to their neighbor’s house after smelling and seeing thick smoke.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 4:49:33 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2018 23:49:33 GMT

Seattle: Convicted arsonist Martin Pang seeks legal name change
A convicted arsonist who was recently released from prison after causing the death of four Seattle firefighters is trying to change his legal name. The Tri-City Herald reports that a petition for Martin Shaw Pang to change his name to Mark Sun Lee will be heard on Nov. 14 in Benton County District Court.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2018 10:19:56 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:19:56 GMT

New mobile team proposed to help patients and reduce firefighter response times in Seattle
A Seattle City Council member has a new idea for dealing with the thousands of non-emergency calls that Seattle firefighters currently go to every year: a new mobile health response team. Council member Sally Bagshaw has proposed spending $500,000 on a pilot program in downtown Seattle. “The overall system response will really save a ton of money and be a much more humane response,” she said.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Official: Wapato house fire causes $100K in damage, 5 displaced
Five people have been displaced from their home after house fire in Wapato Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called out to a home at 411 West Wapato Road around noon for reports of a fire on the back porch. One person was inside at the time and evacuated the home safely. When crews arrived, half the home was already in flames and was threatening a neighboring residence about 30 feet away, according to Yakima County Fire District 5.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2018 10:41:46 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:41:46 GMT

Update: Cause of fire that destroyed historic Auburn building ruled accidental
The cause of a 3-alarm fire that destroyed the historic Heritage Building in Auburn last December has been confirmed as accidental. Fire investigators were able to determine the fire began in or around a clothes dryer in the common laundry room. There were no serious injuries to people, and everyone who lived there got out.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Man killed when struck by a car in South Seattle
A man was killed Wednesday night when he was struck by a car in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood, police said. Officers and medics responded to the scene, in the 1500 block of Lakeside Avenue South, at around 11:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a pedestrian being run over by a car, said Detective Mark Jamieson of the Seattle police.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2018 6:22:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:22:00 GMT

Moses Lake firefighters seeking help to spread Christmas cheer
Firefighters in Moses Lake have teamed up with a non-profit organization and are asking for public help in their endeavor to sponsor families this holiday season. Moses Lake firefighters are partnering with the Spokane-based Firefighters for Kids Foundation to collect toys for children in need in Moses Lake.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 8:40:07 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:40:07 GMT

First Responders, Citizens Honored for Saving Life of Retired Chehalis Fire Chief
A lot of things had to go right for retired Chehalis Fire Department Chief Bill Nacht to still be around today. His friend Ed Sylvia had to give him a call, telling Nacht to wait for him at Linda’s Fish and Chips in South Bend so they could ride their motorcycles to the coast together. Nacht was planning on taking the trip alone.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Chelan Fire and Rescue honored by state group
Chelan Fire and Rescue has received a state honor for its innovative efforts to serve citizens. The department and its leadership/management team earned the second-place award in the B Class category at the Washington State Fire Commissioner Association fall conference last week in Spokane. Chelan Fire and Rescue competed against fire departments in the state with budgets between $2 million and $4 million in the Management Excellence Award Program.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ncwlife.com
Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Spokane Valley firefighter had part of skull removed, replaced after bike crash
A Spokane Valley firefighter who was seriously injured in a bike crash in June is urging people to wear a helmet. Montana Sturges, 24, just returned to work last week at Spokane Valley Fire Station 10, after four months of recovery. Sturges and his girlfriend were riding their bikes on a quiet street just a few blocks from home in Coeur d’Alene when the crash happened.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM.com
Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Concerned phone call from Sultan woman saves German hiker's life
A phone call from a concerned resident in Washington state ended up saving the life of a German woman who was attempting to hike through the Cascades to the Canadian border without the proper gear as snow and cold hit the region on Monday. Nancy Abel of Sultan, Washington originally met the German woman, Katharina Groene, about a week ago as she was hiking near Stevens Pass.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLOS.com
Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Follow Up: Elderly woman found dead in burning car south of Kennewick
An 85-year-old woman died inside her car when the tailpipe started a field fire and she couldn’t escape, according to fire officials. Benton County sheriff’s deputies are still investigating, but officials initially believe the woman was trying to turn around late Sunday night on Nicoson Road when her car slid down an embankment, said Tracy Baker, Benton County Fire District 1 public information officer.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tri-City Herald
Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Woodland murder suspect pleads not guilty
Dustin Griffin, a Vancouver man accused of killing a Woodland resident and lighting his house on fire after burglarizing him in 2016, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday and will stand trial on Jan. 29. His alleged accomplice, Monroe, Wash., resident Kristopher Hoyt, will be arraigned Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 2:57:39 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 09:57:39 GMT

Renton Regional Fire Authority receives improved fire protection class rating
The Renton Regional Fire Authority (RRFA) is now listed among the best in state according to the Washington Surveying & Rating Bureau. The fire authority received an improved Protection Class rating from a class 3 to a class 2. The new rating goes into effect Feb. 1, 2019. And residents in Fire District 25 and Fire District 40 will see the Protection Class rating improve from a class 4 to a class 3.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2018 1:03:16 PM - SOURCE: Renton Reporter
Posted on Mon, 29 Oct 2018 20:03:16 GMT

Seattle fire recruits run through real scenarios in vacant home in Madison Valley
VIDEO/PHOTOS - The Seattle Fire Department is spending the last week of October setting fires inside a vacant Madison Valley house, so firefighter recruits can train for responding to real-life scenarios. The single-family residence at 2711 E. Roy St. was already slated for demolition, to make way for new construction.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2018 1:44:08 AM - SOURCE: Madison Park Times
Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:44:08 GMT

Fire destroys home in Minnehaha area of Vancouver
A fire destroyed a home early Monday morning in the Minnehaha area. Vancouver Fire Department firefighters were dispatched about 3:24 a.m. to 6303 N.E. 38th St. for a report of a residential fire. The first engine arrived in less than five minutes, and its crew saw smoke and flames billowing from the front eaves of the home.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2018 5:53:29 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:53:29 GMT

Former Vancouver firefighter becomes Clark County District 3 Fire Commissioner
On Oct. 8, Rick Steele received his Oath of Office to become a new District 3 Fire Commissioner. He replaces Richard Deleissegues, who passed away Sept. 9. “I look forward to serving the citizens of Fire District 3 and the members of this very fine fire department,” Steele said in a news release. Steele has lived in Clark County his whole life.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2018 1:42:05 AM - SOURCE: The Reflector.com
Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:42:05 GMT

Pasco firefighters begin live-fire training on new, multi-story burn prop
Pasco firefighters have a new tool to help them train for real-life firefighting scenarios. As of Monday, the firefighters can begin live-fire training on a new, multi-story burn prop. They'll be able to practice everything from search and rescue operations to roof ventilation. "They can do everything here tactically that they may need to do at a house fire, two-story apartment fire or multi-story mixed use commercial building," said Rich Shrauner with 3S Fire, a fire training consulting company.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2018 7:49:25 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:49:25 GMT

Person found dead in burning vehicle south of Kennewick
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon after a body was discovered on a rural Benton County road south of Kennewick. Benton County Fire District 1 firefighters discovered the remains inside a burning vehicle on Nicoson Road shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday., the Benton County Sheriff’s Office said.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tri-City Herald
Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

After 27-year engagement Marysville, Snohomish County Fire District 12 ready to tie the knot
While the city and Fire District 12 are looking into combining into a Regional Fire Authority, it’s not like they don’t know each other. “It’s like we’ve been going steady for 27 years and now getting married,” Fire Chief Martin McFalls said with a smile. The city and Snohomish County district have been contractually working together since 1992.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2018 3:26:01 PM - SOURCE: Arlington Times
Posted on Sat, 27 Oct 2018 22:26:01 GMT

Suspect charged after church arson in Seattle's Rainier Valley
The suspect from a church arson in Seattle's Rainier Valley on October 18 was charged Friday. Miles L. Stanstad was charged with attempted arson and assault. He is accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at Iglesia Ni Cristo during an evening church service, with more than 200 people inside. Charging documents state that Stanstad also threw two Molotov cocktails at a church guard, but the guard was not injured.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2018 2:40:11 PM - SOURCE: KING 5 News
Posted on Sat, 27 Oct 2018 21:40:11 GMT

Woman pulled from submerged car at the Redondo boat launch
A woman was pulled from a submerged car at the Redondo boat launch Sunday. South King Fire & Rescue said dive teams pulled an unconscious woman out of the car. She was in critical condition and taken to Harborview Medical Center. Authorities say she appeared to be in her 30s. At 7:20 p.m., emergency officials received several reports that a person was inside a Lexus when it drove into the water at the boat launch.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2018 3:17:20 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:17:20 GMT

Homeless woman charged with arson over ruined East Wenatchee park gazebo
A 46-year-old woman living in a transitional shelter is jailed on suspicion of causing a fire that destroyed the central gazebo in East Wenatchee's smallest public park. The structure in Ballard Park, on the corner of Valley Mall Parkway and Sunset Highway burned about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. East Wenatchee police said witnesses identified Jennifer Lee Johnson as the person who set fire to a small pile of debris at the base of the gazebo, and later entered a series of vehicles parked along Sunset Highway.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2018 1:19:54 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 20:19:54 GMT

Cause unknown in large Spokane house fire
Firefighters are still working to determine the cause of a house fire on N. Upriver Bend Lane. Crews were called to a two-story house around 4:15 p.m. Friday and quickly upgraded the blaze to a second alarm, calling more resources to the scene. Crews on scene say one person got out of the house safely and called 911.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2018 4:25:53 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Sat, 27 Oct 2018 11:25:53 GMT

Bremerton fire chief suddenly fired by the mayor
Bremerton firefighters say they're shocked by the news that their fire chief has been fired by the mayor. David Schmitt had only been on the job a year-and-a-half and moved to Bremerton from Southern California to take the job. But Mayor Greg Wheeler has the power to fire department heads, and that's what he did.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2018 8:59:33 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 03:59:33 GMT

Judge dismisses case against state over Carlton Complex fire
A judge in north-central Washington has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Washington state of negligence for failing to contain one of the state’s largest wildfires in 2014. Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp on Wednesday dismissed the claims filed by families who suffered losses in the Carlton Complex fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2018 10:22:18 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 17:22:18 GMT

Orondo firefighters work to extinguish motorhome fire on Highway 97
Traffic was blocked on Hwy 97 for a motor home fire, about eight miles north of Orondo. Trooper John Bryant said the driver told firefighters the motorhome had a full propane and there were rifles with ammunition possibly in the RV. Firefighters and the State Troopers on scene decided to halt traffic out of safety concerns.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2018 6:09:36 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:09:36 GMT

Yelm Firefighter's Personnel File Shows Pattern of Behavior
A Yelm firefighter accused of assaulting a friend while off-duty last month in Bucoda remains on paid administrative leave and will so until the court’s criminal investigation is complete. Lance Casto, 47, has been a firefighter with Southeast Thurston Fire Authority since 2003. His personnel file, obtained through a public records request, shows a documented history of alcohol use, run-ins with the law and concerns about anger issues.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2018 1:01:08 PM - SOURCE: Nisqually Valley News
Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 20:01:08 GMT

Kennewick leaders announce upgrades, safety improvements to Zintel Canyon after fires
Multiple departments with the city of Kennewick are teaming up to make improvements in Zintel canyon. This after dealing with nine fires along the trail this summer, some burning dangerously close to homes. The city hosted a meeting for canyon neighbors addressing their concerns Wednesday night. Deia Johnson says she's lived in Kennewick for years, but before Thursday she'd never heard of Zintel Canyon.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2018 7:38:56 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 02:38:56 GMT

Spokane County Fire District 8 chiefs join chiefs across nation to share wildland firefighting strategies
Spokane County Fire District 8 was one of five districts in the country to be selected to attend a Fire Department Exchange event hosted by the International Association of Fire Chiefs earlier this month. The districts gathered to discuss fighting wildland fires, which firefighters are battling with what seems like increasing frequency.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2018 6:36:34 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 13:36:34 GMT

Douglas County brush fire torches 900 acres
A three-alarm, late season brush fire in Douglas County had emergency response teams scrambling on Wednesday afternoon. The blaze was located in the vicinity of Road 9 NE and Road P NE halfway between Mansfield and Coulee City only a few miles from State Route 17 to the east and State Route 172 to the north, burning on Conservation Reserve Program habitat and rangeland.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2018 6:16:14 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 01:16:14 GMT

Cause of 15-acre blaze Tuesday near Quincy undetermined
About 15 acres burned in a Tuesday evening fire about eight miles southeast of Quincy. Grant County Fire District 3 responded about 5:30 p.m. to the outside fire along Adams Road and Road 6 Southwest, started at a crop circle corner on private property. Michele Talley with fire district 3 said the blaze spread into brush and olive trees.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2018 11:42:13 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Wed, 24 Oct 2018 18:42:13 GMT

Shed destroyed by fire in Chimacum
A storage shed at Evergreen Coho SKP RV Park was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. There were no injuries and the fire was contained to the small building. East Jefferson Fire-Rescue (EJFR) responded to the call at 2481 Anderson Lake Road after neighbors noticed flames through the back window of the shed around 12:52 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2018 10:59:44 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Wed, 24 Oct 2018 17:59:44 GMT

Appeal in Camas fire response will continue
Camas city officials will continue their appeals process against the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries’ decision to uphold violations against the city and Camas-Washougal Fire Department because they say they fear the decision could have harmful impacts on fire departments around the state.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2018 8:48:16 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 24 Oct 2018 03:48:16 GMT

Police arrest suspect in Seattle church arson
Police arrested a man Tuesday evening who they believe is the suspect in an attack on a Seattle church last week. Seattle police said they arrested a man in his 30s in connection with an arson at a Beacon Hill church last Thursday night. The man was arrested around 6:30 p.m. in South Seattle, and was being interviewed by arson detectives.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2018 4:02:59 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:02:59 GMT

Ocean Shores Fire Department celebrates Open House, fire engine grant
Just in time for its annual open house, the Ocean Shores Fire Department learned it had “won the lottery.” That was the way Chief David Bathke described the new fire engine the department will be able to purchase through the announcement of a $511,000 federal grant that will pay most of the cost for the much-needed equipment.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: North Coast News
Posted on Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Firefighters quickly contain apartment fire in East Spokane
Firefighters responded to, and quickly put out, an apartment fire in East Spokane last night. The cause of that blaze is still under investigation. Last night, just after 6:00 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department got a report of a commercial structure fire in the 2700 E. block of Sharp Ave. When engines arrived, smoke was visible from the first floor of a six unit, two story apartment building.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2018 2:28:42 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:28:42 GMT

Operation Warm: South King Fire and Rescue firefighters provide new winter coats delivered to Lake Grove students
As colder weather nears, South King Fire and Rescue has made it a mission to keep the community cozy. South King Fire and Rescue firefighters provided brand new winter coats to all kindergarteners and first graders at Lake Grove Elementary last week, part of Operation Warm. Operation Warm is a nonprofit organization that partners with local communities to give children in need new winter coats, which also in turn provides warmth, confidence and hope.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2018 1:05:07 PM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror
Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:05:07 GMT

Fire destroys Spokane mobile home, kills two dogs
On Monday at around 4 pm, firefighters responded to a mobile home fire in the 12000 block of Dover Road near Riverside State Park. A neighbor ran inside before units got to the scene to save a cage full of birds. That neighbor, and the birds, got out okay and no other people were injured. Once units arrived, the fire had spread to multiple out-buildings surrounding the home.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2018 11:26:23 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:26:23 GMT

Firefighters respond to cyanide leak at Spokane aerospace factory
About a dozen workers at a West Plains aerospace plant that manufactures aircraft brakes were forced to evacuate Monday afternoon after sensors detected a poisonous gas leak. The hydrogen cyanide leak was first reported at about 10:45 a.m. in the UTC Aerospace Systems’ furnace building at 11135 W. Westbow Road, between Interstate 90 and the Fairways Golf Course.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2018 12:42:23 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2018 19:42:23 GMT

Sales tax measure would pay for police, fire and EMS radios in Snohomish County
The radio equipment that local police, firefighters and paramedics use every day for dire emergencies and routine calls is aging and starting to fail. A ballot measure aims to fix that. Snohomish County Proposition 1 would raise the sales tax by one-tenth of 1 percent, adding 10 cents on a $100 purchase.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2018 3:07:15 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:07:15 GMT

Follow Up: Seattle police looking for suspect in church arson on Beacon Hill
Detectives are asking for the public's help identifying a man they suspect committed the arson at a Beacon Hill church last week. Police released a still image from nearby surveillance video Monday evening. About 50 people were worshiping inside a Seattle church when someone threw Molotov cocktails at it starting a small fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2018 5:59:37 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:59:37 GMT

Former Everett firefighter gets 15 years for sex trafficking
A registered sex offender who is a former Everett firefighter was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in Wyoming to trafficking girls for sexual activity. Prosecutors say 63-year-old David Peter Vier picked up the girls, ages 12 and 14, in Seattle in January. They said they wanted a ride to Kansas.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Fire destroys Maple Valley home
Most of a single-story home in Maple Valley was destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning Firefighters were dispatched to the house in the 20000 block of Maxwell Road Southeast at approximately 3:20 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters saw the home in flames and fought the fire from the exterior because they feared the home might collapse.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO 7 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Onalaska: Lewis County Fire District 1 Residents to Vote on Proposition to Finance New Fire Station
Lewis County voters living in Onalaska’s Fire District 1 will have the option to vote on a bond issue that, if approved, would finance construction of a new fire station on Alexander Road in Onalaska. The issue was put on the ballot by a resolution passed by Fire District 1 commissioners which would issue no more than $1.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2018 2:15:40 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:15:40 GMT

Camas to consider regional fire district to improve fire department
City leaders in Camas are researching a plan to create a regional fire authority that would respond to fires and emergencies within southeastern Clark County. The district would need to be approved by voters. It could include Camas, Washougal and an area currently managed by East County Fire & Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU 2
Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish Porta-Potty fire at elementary school
Spokane Valley Firefighters responded to a commercial structure fire at Trentwood Elementary School just after 4 pm on Sunday. Initial calls to dispatch reported a portable building on fire. This information combined with black smoke seen from Trent and Sullivan prompted a full commercial fire response.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2018 9:19:39 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:19:39 GMT

Update: Deadly Bonney Lake mobile home fire 'accidental'
Investigators said Wednesday morning's deadly fire in Bonney Lake was accidental. A man in a wheelchair was killed, but four people made it out. A rescue attempt almost took a second life when one of the men who got out tried to go back in to get the man in the wheelchair, but the flames and smoke were just too much.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 9:44:15 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sat, 20 Oct 2018 04:44:15 GMT

House fire spreads to second home in Kent; firefighters contain, douse blaze
Firefighters from Puget Sound Fire and King County Fire District 44 had their hands full at 7:10 Saturday morning when a reported house fire turned out to be two homes. Crews were able to contain and extinguish the fire in both homes. Residents in both homes were able to escape safely and there were no reported injuries.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2018 4:52:16 PM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:52:16 GMT

Arsonist strikes during church service in Seattle; Molotov cocktails used
About fifty people were worshiping inside a Seattle church when someone threw Molotov cocktails at it starting a small fire, the Seattle Fire Department said. Witnesses began calling 911 just after 8 p.m. Thursday to report a fire outside the Iglesia ni Cristo Church at 7100 42nd Avenue South. By the time the Seattle Fire Department arrived the fire had already been extinguished.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 11:31:19 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:31:19 GMT

Camas leaders say firefighter hires critical
A long, contentious debate — filled with passions, twists and finances — over hiring new firefighters at the Camas-Washougal Fire Department hit a conversation-stopper this week, after the majority of Camas City Council members agreed the hires are necessary and the city will have to find funding, even without Washougal’s 40 percent buy-in.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 1:03:56 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:03:56 GMT

Man accused of harassing, threatening Spokane County 911 operator in more than 20 calls
Spokane Valley deputies arrested a man on Tuesday on suspicion of making “highly agitated and abusive” threats to a 911 operator. Christian D. Greenwald, 27, called the emergency hotline over 20 times making threatening comments, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release. Greenwald also said he would become a terrorist and mentioned the Freeman High School shooting.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review
Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Centralia Dad with Olympia firefighter brings tragic lessons to classroom
"What I do for a living is communicate with people," said Brad Tower in front of an elementary school class in Olympia. "I actually work to change laws." But, with Olympia firefighter Dave Frost, Brad Tower is helping this class brainstorm a project to start a fire safety campaign at their school. "I was nervous about it," confesses Brad after it was over.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 6:51:47 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:51:47 GMT

Puget Sound Fire warns about misleading solicitation calls
The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority has received an increasing number of calls recently from concerned residents who have been contacted by phone solicitors asking for donations that they say support local fire departments, including Puget Sound Fire. These calls often come from a 253 area code, making them appear to be local.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 1:01:19 PM - SOURCE: Covington & Maple Valley Reporter
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:01:19 GMT

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue fire chief resigns
William Pernett, fire chief of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR), announced his resignation to fire commissioners at a special meeting on October 10. “I just want to pursue other opportunities,” he said to The Northern Light in a phone interview, emphasizing there were no other reasons behind the decision.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 2:07:32 AM - SOURCE: Northern Light
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:07:32 GMT

U.S. Forest Service ecologist says mega wildfires require more than suppression, urging 3-step solution
Hotter, dryer summers have led to increased megafires and Paul Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service, said he fears our wildfire seasons will get much worse. A megafire is a fire that grows larger than 100,000 acres, and Washington and the western United States in general have seen a lot of them.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 6:27:57 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:27:57 GMT

Clallam 2 Fire and Rescue gets new 'rough terrain' stretchers
According to Clallam 2 Fire and Rescue, things just got a little safer for hikers, cyclists, and other back-country trailblazers because of a set of new rescue stretchers they’ve obtained through a grant. The specialized stretchers, used for getting injured people out of rough terrain, are made of a high-density flexible plastic.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: My Clallam County
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Pullman Police and Fire Safety Plans for College Game Day
The city of Pullman has around thirty thousand people. Pullman Police are expecting that number to double to sixty thousand for this weekend's College Game Day. "We have eleven people scheduled for Friday night and eleven people scheduled for Saturday and we are also going to increase our code enforcement officers so we'll have at least two working during the game," said Sergeant Jake Opgenorth.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLEW-TV CBS 3
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Pasco Fire: Smoke alarm test shows how alarms over 10 years old can fail
Your smoke alarm might beep loudly when you hit the test button. But that doesn't mean it will sound off in a fire. 10 years old--that's when firefighters said you must replace your smoke alarm. Firefighters said the smoke sensor can fail after 10 years, even if you replace your batteries. The video above shows Pasco Fire Department’s Ben Shearer comparing a new and old smoke detector.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 6:22:37 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:22:37 GMT

Galvin Fire Destroys Travel Trailer and Threatens Vehicles, Buildings
A fire in Galvin Monday engulfed a travel trailer and spread to surrounding structures, leaving behind some significant damage but no injuries. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, according to a press release from the Riverside Fire Authority. Riverside Fire Authority personnel were dispatched at 5:03 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 2:52:59 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:52:59 GMT

Elderly man dies in Bonney Lake mobile home fire
An elderly man bound to a wheelchair died in a mobile home fire early Wednesday morning in Bonney Lake. According to East Pierce Fire, crews were called after 5 a.m. Wednesday to the 9100 block of 207th Avenue East. Four people were inside the mobile home when the fire started. One of them went back inside to try to get the elderly man out but was unsuccessful.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 6:22:03 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:22:03 GMT

Propane explosion, fire in Sequim trailer injures man
A male resident was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after suffering burns from an explosion and fire inside a trailer in Sequim at about 2:25 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 16. Clallam County Fire District 3 personnel reported to a call of a propane explosion in an 18-foot travel trailer on the 800 block of West Hendrickson Road.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 1:41:48 AM - SOURCE: Sequim Gazette
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:41:48 GMT

Clallam County Fire District No. 2 crews knock down blaze that endangered two homes
Crews extinguished a house fire on Edgewood Drive on Tuesday and prevented the blaze from destroying an adjacent home, Clallam County Fire District No. 2 Deputy Chief Jake Patterson said. All of the occupants of the houses at 2418 and 2414 Edgewood Drive were accounted for, Patterson said. One pet dog was missing, he said.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Tax would fund new Snohomish County emergency radio system
Snohomish County’s emergency radio system is nearly at its expiration date and a 0.1 percent sales tax increase on this November’s ballot would allow for a replacement of that system. The Snohomish County Emergency Radio System (SERS) is an organization which runs and maintains the system, which helps coordinate communication between 911 dispatchers and local police officers, firefighters and other emergency services.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 1:07:21 PM - SOURCE: North Couty Outlook
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:07:21 GMT

Douglas County Fire District 4 seeks tax increase
In 2002, Douglas County Fire District 4 responded to 72 calls. That’s jumped to over 190 this year, and Fire Chief Jim Oatey predicts it’ll be about 310 in 2028. “Our community has changed from a small farming community to a bedroom community and a vacation community,” he said. “Orchards have been taken out along the river, and houses have been built.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 5:10:38 PM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:10:38 GMT

RV fire spreads to building, causes gas leak in West Seattle
An RV fire spread to a building in West Seattle overnight, and now firefighters are dealing with a gas leak near the West Seattle bridge. According to Seattle Fire, the RV fire started about 1:00 a.m., then spread to a building at 28th Avenue South and Southwest Andover Street. This is near the West Seattle Bridge.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 5:53:50 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:53:50 GMT

Everett firefighter’s invention will close bedroom doors in house fires
VIDEO - It was his daughter’s nighttime habits that turned Joel Sellinger from a firefighter into an inventor. "She'd fall asleep. I'd go shut her door. I'd wake up in the morning, and her door would be open because she had gone to the bathroom or gotten a drink of water," he said. Keeping bedroom doors closed in your home when you go to sleep is critical in keeping your family safe.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Smoke alarm saves man and dog as fire destroys Poulsbo home
A smoke alarm is being credited with saving a man and his dog from a burning home in Poulsbo Monday afternoon. The fire broke out around 4 p.m. at the home along Lincoln and 11th, according to the Kitsap Sun. The man had been sleeping inside when the smoke alarm went off, allowing him to escape with his dog, Poulsbo fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2018 7:52:52 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:52:52 GMT

Massive Haystack Fire Investigated Near Walla Walla
VIDEO: Sometimes spontaneous combustion is responsible, but authorities are still looking at what caused this huge pile of hay to go up in flames, especially since it was reported early Saturday morning. Walla Walla County fire crews, Sheriff's deputies and others responded to the 3100 block of Reser Road for this one.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2018 11:43:02 AM - SOURCE: KFLD-AM 870
Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:43:02 GMT

When a police dog arrived, Marysville arson suspect turns himself in
A man suspected of setting a detached garage on fire was arrested Friday. When police spotted him, he started running. Officers eventually lost sight of him, so they brought out a police dog to try and track him down. Police warned the hiding suspect that he could be bitten if he didn’t give up. The suspect got on the ground.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 7:57:16 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:57:16 GMT

Snohomish County: New emergency phone installed at Verlot Ranger Station near Big Four Ice Caves
Monday, the forest service and Snohomish County officially re-launched access to 911 service at the Verlot Ranger Station. In November, Frontier Communications briefly removed the pay phone at the station in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie Forest. It was then re-installed until an alternative means of emergency communications could be found.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO 7 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Suncadia Lodge resort hotel evacuated as fire breaks out near Cle Elum
Hundreds of guests were evacuated in the predawn darkness after fire broke out at the Suncadia Lodge resort hotel near Cle Elum. Multiple fire agencies joined the fight after flames and smoke were reported at the four-star luxury resort around 2:15 a.m. Monday. Hours later, crews were still battling the stubborn blaze.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2018 7:40:50 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:40:50 GMT



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