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Semi-truck hanging over barrier after crashing on I-5 express lanes in Seattle
VIDEO: The I-5 express lanes through Seattle are closed following a semi-truck crash around 11 a.m. The semi collided with a tree that is now blocking the Mercer Street ramp to northbound I-5, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The truck is at least partially off the road and hanging over the ramp as well, according to Washington State Patrol.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 23 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Pasco family displaced after garage fire damages home, several vehicles
A Pasco family is displaced after a fire damaged their home, and destroyed their garage and multiple vehicles Tuesday night. A video taken by Kelly Poynor shows firefighters at work as flames were shooting out from the garage just before 9 p.m. “Sounds like they have fireworks or something going on inside,” Poyner can be heard saying in the video.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2020 10:49:56 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:49:56 GMT



Setting off illegal fireworks in Edmonds will now cost you a lot
The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night voted unanimously to get tougher on those who set off illegal fireworks in the city — to the tune of $500 for a first-time offense. Under the amended fireworks code, a first-time violation is now considered a non-traffic infraction. Those getting caught a second time — or more — within five years can be charged with a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2020 4:06:33 AM - SOURCE: My Edmonds News
Posted on Wed, 23 Sep 2020 11:06:33 GMT



Cold Creek Fire 75 percent contained; All evacuation orders lifted
The Cold Creek Fire burning along Highway 12 near White Pass is now 75-percent contained, according to the Yakima Valley Emergency Management. After crews were able to contain the fire, the emergency management team says it rained in the area. Officials say the fire did not grow overnight, which still remains at 564 acres.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 23 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



More than 9,000 firefighters battle 27 large wildfires in Washington, Oregon
The dense smoke has moved out of central and southeast Washington but more than 9,000 firefighters are not out of the woods just yet: many large brush and forest fires are still active in Oregon and Washington. The USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest region reported Monday more than two dozen wildfires are burning 1.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 4:54:49 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Mon, 21 Sep 2020 23:54:49 GMT



Fires burn over 80 homes, 180,000 acres on Colville Reservation
As of this print, the five fires that started during a wind event over the long Labor Day Weekend have destroyed over 80 homes and burned over 200,000 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation. “A lot of people have stepped up in a lot of ways to help with this fire.” said Colville Business Council Chair Rodney Cawston, speaking at a press event in Omak.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 1:04:37 PM - SOURCE: Tribal Tribune
Posted on Mon, 21 Sep 2020 20:04:37 GMT



Containment up to 65% for Cold Creek Fire at White Pass; Highway 12 open
Containment of the Cold Creek Fire increased to 65% Tuesday morning and U.S. Highway 12 over White Pass is open for the first time in nearly a week. Officials measured the fire at 564 acres, a lower number than Monday because of better mapping. Firefighters plan to secure the lines on the east flank and begin mop-up activities in that area on Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2020 9:51:30 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:51:30 GMT



Quincy first responders step up to assist community member
Quincy first responders from Grant County Fire District No. 3, AFF Local 4418 firefighters, Quincy Police Guild and Protection One Ambulance Service came together last week to assist a community member in need. Members of the various emergency services purchased two 12-volt batteries, and a new wheelchair charger for Quincy resident Dave Stratton.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2020 1:11:45 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:11:45 GMT



Firefighters Establish More Containment as Cold Creek Fire Grows to 610 Acres
The Cold Creek Fire grew to 610 acres overnight Friday and firefighters established 12% containment as of Saturday morning. U.S. Highway 12 will remain closed to through traffic this weekend due to the fire that started Monday night near White Pass. The cause is under investigation. Gusty winds spread the fire overnight Friday and some welcome rain brought lightning, which forced firefighters and aircraft to temporarily take shelter.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2020 11:03:35 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Sun, 20 Sep 2020 18:03:35 GMT



Lab coats and fighting fires while social distancing are now norm for these Graham firefighters
If you haven’t seen a firefighter in action lately, you might not recognize them. The long-maintained tradition of firefighters working and living together has undergone major changes in the COVID-19 era. Capt. Shawn Prather and firefighter/EMT Jasper Stenstrom of Graham Fire & Rescue recently gave The News Tribune a modified tour of fire station 95 on 78th Avenue in the Frederickson area.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News Tribune
Posted on Mon, 21 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Tree on power line apparent start for Malden, Pine City fire
A tree that made contact with a power line apparently started a wildfire that burned dozens of homes in eastern Washington, according to a utility company. The fire burned the vast majority of homes in Malden and Pine City, including over 100 homes in Malden alone. A burned tree found by Spokesman-Review staff apparently was the fire's starting point during a Sept.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2020 8:16:13 PM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Mon, 21 Sep 2020 03:16:13 GMT



Wife of late Moses Lake firefighter sends message by revealing circumstances surrounding his death
The wife of the late Moses Lake firefighter who tragically died over Labor Day weekend hopes the circumstances surrounding her husband’s death will send a message to first responders and others vulnerable to PTSD. On Friday, the day before Andrew Deering’s memorial, Tasiya Deering reached out to iFIBER ONE News to disclose the details of his passing.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2020 3:13:59 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Sat, 19 Sep 2020 22:13:59 GMT



Brinnon firefighter returns from leading statewide helicopter firefighting efforts
Brinnon Fire Department’s Jerry Rule has returned from a two-week deployment fighting the Palmer, Evans Canyon and Bartholomew wildfires. Rule runs Brinnon Fire Department’s Wildland Firefighting Program and served as the helicopter manager for the multi-agency effort to quell the flames across Washington, which recently kicked up once again amid a recent bout of dry, windy weather.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2020 1:02:45 PM - SOURCE: Port Townsend Leader
Posted on Sun, 20 Sep 2020 20:02:45 GMT



Even with rain in forecast, firefighters say wildfire season isn't over yet
Firefighters are urging you not to let your guard down even with rain in the forecast over the coming days. At least 5 large wildfires are still burning across Washington right now, according to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources' Fire Dashboard, and fuels are still extremely dry across the region.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



'I don't know what's next': Lincoln County cattle rancher devastated by Whitney Fire
Homes lost and decades of hard work are now all gone. That’s what the Whitney Fire took from the cattle ranchers in Lincoln County. Those living near Davenport are still reeling from the loss, wondering what they’ll do now. The Whitney Fire started on Labor Day, burning almost 200 square miles. About 95 percent of the fire is contained, meaning most of the perimeter for the fire has been put down to keep it from spreading.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 5:41:02 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:41:02 GMT



Cold Creek Fire at White Pass reaches 400 acres
The Cold Creek Fire at White Pass grew to 400 acres and remains at 5% containment Friday morning. U.S. Highway 12 remains closed to through traffic with boulders and debris falling on the roadway, making it necessary for firefighters to park in the eastbound lanes. A command post has been established at White Pass, about 6 miles west of where the fire was discovered Monday night.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2020 9:37:59 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:37:59 GMT



Update: Renton couple burned in Cold Springs Fire show signs of improvement
Two parents who lost their one-year-old son while fleeing from the Cold Springs Fire more than one week ago are showing signs of improvement after suffering from severe burns. Jamie Hyland, 26, and 31-year-old Jacob Hyland also lost their unborn child. In an update posted on Thursday, Sept. 17 to a GoFundMe page for the couple, a family member said Jamie is "very alert and talking as much as she has strength.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Saturday processional route announced for Moses Lake firefighter
A Saturday processional route has been announced for Moses Lake firefighter Andrew Deering, who died recently due to injuries suffered in a hiking accident. Local commuters are warned that the processional will likely create traffic impacts. Staging for the processional will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 6:29:47 PM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2020 01:29:47 GMT



Yakima and Toppenish fire departments will help each other with emergency services
The Yakima and Toppenish fire departments are teaming up to provide emergency services. The Yakima City Council on Tuesday approved the agreement, which allows the departments to cooperatively provide emergency response within the other city’s jurisdictional boundaries. Yakima Fire Chief Aaron Markham noted at Tuesday’s council meeting that cities in Yakima County have historically helped each other with emergency response services.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:45:05 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:45:05 GMT



Cold Creek Fire near White Pass burns up to 252 acres, 5% contained
The Cold Creek Fire grew up to 252 acres and is 5 percent contained as of Thursday morning, according to the Yakima Valley Emergency Management. Officials say US-12 is currently closed, and an estimated time to open the highway is not determined. Also, the Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team says night operations also noticed a large rock on the highway.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Whatcom County adds four more COVID-19 cases, as young adults see recent increase
Four more Whatcom County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the Washington State Department of Health on Tuesday, Sept. 15, but no new related deaths were reported. Whatcom County now has had 1,208 confirmed cases during the pandemic, according to state Department of Health data as of 11:59 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 3:18:08 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:18:08 GMT



Marysville holds 9/11 remembrance
Marysville city officials and fire district staff gathered at the Marysville Library to remember 9/11 again this year. This year's ceremony was held online due to COVID-19. "It is my hope that by sharing this ceremony online it will make it more available to people in our community," said Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 1:02:40 PM - SOURCE: North Couty Outlook
Posted on Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:02:40 GMT



Region: 'Nothing left in the bucket,' Wildfire resources run thin
Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief with Cal Fire, California's state firefighting agency, said he's lost track of the blazes he's fought this year.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Highway 12 Over White Pass Still Closed As Firefighters Battle Cold Creek Fire
Highway 12 over White Pass remains closed Wednesday as firefighters continue to battle the Cold Creek Fire that started on Monday. When the fire was discovered it was at about 60 acres. Firefighters say the fire grew to more than 100 acres overnight. The blaze burning about 6 miles from the White pass ski area jumped the highway late yesterday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 8:51:54 AM - SOURCE: KORD-FM 102.7
Posted on Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:51:54 GMT



North Whidbey fire chief: Levy needed to replace essential equipment
North Whidbey Fire and Rescue officials hope that voters will agree to raise property taxes modestly in order to replace aging equipment. The objective, they say, is to protect firefighters and keep homeowners’ fire insurance premiums from going up. The fire district is asking voters for a 15-cent levy lid lift.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 1:04:22 AM - SOURCE: South Whidbey Record
Posted on Wed, 16 Sep 2020 08:04:22 GMT



Washington to support NW Firefighting efforts
As the wildfire situation across Washington state improves, local fire resources are being mobilized to Oregon to help build containment lines and protect communities still under mandatory evacuation orders. “Washingtonians are proud to be able to assist our neighbors in Oregon during these historic and devastating wildfires,” Gov.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 7:03:25 PM - SOURCE: Emergency Management
Posted on Wed, 16 Sep 2020 02:03:25 GMT



Woman Thanks Selah Firefighter and Then Steals His Wallet
VIDEO: A Selah Washington firefighter who'd been fighting fires in Thurston County was shocked when he lost his wallet at a service station. The reason for the shock was an unidentified woman thanked him for his service and then picked up his wallet and kept on walking. The theft started at a Little Rock gas station where Selah firefighter Tony Miller stopped to gas up after helping with the Mima fire in the region.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2020 4:51:04 PM - SOURCE: KEYW-FM 98.3
Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020 23:51:04 GMT



'We have never been so scared': Lynnwood couple flees from Cold Springs Wildfire
As people in Seattle are trapped inside their homes because of dangerous air quality, some families in Eastern and Central Washington are still trying to escape the biggest wildfire burning in our state—the Cold Springs/ Pearl Hill Wildfire. One Lynnwood couple was camping and got an alert to leave now—and it was mayhem from there.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



South King Fire joins local crews to help battle Oregon wildfires
Seven South King Fire and Rescue firefighters were deployed to the Oregon wildfires to assist with search and rescue operations as part of the Washington State Task Force-1 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (WA-TF1). Wildfires began consuming thousands of acres in western Oregon about a week ago and have become some of the most destructive blazes in state history, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB).
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2020 1:02:10 PM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror
Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020 20:02:10 GMT



Arson suspected in fire that destroyed 2 Bothell homes
Snohomish County investigators believe arson could have been the cause in a late Monday night fire that destroyed two Bothell homes. A person saw smoke coming from the 3500 block of 226th Place SE in Bothell around 9 p.m. and called for help, according to the Snohomish County Fire District 7. Firefighters arrived find flames coming from two homes under construction.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Cold Creek Fire closes Highway 12 over White Pass
Highway 12 is closed both directions over White Pass because of a forest fire. The Cold Creek Fire started at 8:30 p.m. Monday and was 60 acres as of Tuesday morning, according to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center. White Pass parks manager Eric Schultheiss saw the fire while driving to the summit and initially responded with mountain manager Ross Forman.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 10:45:30 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:45:30 GMT



Seattle's Pier 58 collapses during construction, sending workers into the water
A waterfront pier under construction in Seattle collapsed Sunday afternoon, tossing two workers into Elliott Bay and leaving them hospitalized. Seven workers were working on Pier 58 when an alarm sounded that the pier was collapsing. Moments later two were in the water as about a fifth of the pier collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Some people allowed back home near Whitney Fire in Lincoln County
Some people living near the Whitney Road Fire were allowed back home Sunday. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office downgraded evacuation orders. Anyone forced to leave under a Level 3 order north of Highway 2 can return home. But the sheriff’s office asked that those people be ready to leave again in case the fire grows.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2020 7:51:30 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020 02:51:30 GMT



Fire agencies around Benton and Franklin counties join procession for Kennewick firefighter
The Kennewick Fire Department, along with many other local fire agencies honored the life of Kennewick firefighter Steve Bailie Saturday. The memorial procession started at Kennewick Fire Station 1 just after 10:00 a.m. and proceeded through Kennewick to Desert Lawn Memorial Park. Walla Walla County Fire District 5, the Walla Walla Fire Department, West Benton Fire Rescue, Benton County Fire District 1&2, Franklin County Fire District 3, the Richland Fire Department, and more were apart of the procession.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2020 4:03:20 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Sat, 12 Sep 2020 23:03:20 GMT



Cooler weather, high humidity help firefighters battle Monroe house fire
Snohomish County firefighters battled a fulling involved house fire at the 9200 block of Woods Creek Road in Monroe Saturday morning. Multiple fire agencies responded to the residential structure fire just after 11 a.m. Saturday. Fire crews say the home was tucked deep in the woods with limited access and no nearby fire hydrants.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2020 2:52:06 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sat, 12 Sep 2020 21:52:06 GMT



Yakama Power building a total loss after fire
A fire at the Yakama Power building south of Toppenish Saturday caused an estimated $450,000 in damages, officials report. The fire was reported at 2:52 p.m. at the company’s building on U.S. Highway 97, according to a news release from Yakima County Fire District No. 5. No one was hurt. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the rear of the building and smoke billowing out the eaves and attic vents, according to the release, and an attempt to stop the fire from spreading through the attic was not successful.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2020 10:55:17 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:55:17 GMT



East Pierce Fire Chief: Sumner Grade Fire reaches 65% containment
On Sunday, firefighters reported significant progress on the Sumner Grade Fire and downgraded the size of the fire. The fire has been contained by 65%. East Pierce Fire Chief Bud Backer described the week as "chaotic" and said reduced winds and higher humidity on Sunday gave them a chance to better survey the size.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Vancouver hires successor to retiring Fire Chief Joe Molina
The city of Vancouver has selected a new chief to lead the Vancouver Fire Department. Brennan Blue, formerly a chief firefighting officer in Southern California, was hired to lead the VFD starting Sept. 24. He replaces former Chief Joe Molina, who’s retiring after 12 years with the department and 28 years in fire service.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 8:40:00 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Fri, 11 Sep 2020 03:40:00 GMT



‘We got another one’: Second man arrested for intentionally starting brush fire in Pierce County
Troopers with the Washington State Patrol on Thursday said they have arrested a second person for intentionally starting a brush fire in Pierce County. Troopers said someone saw a man setting fire to grass with a match near State Route 512 and State Route 7 and called police. Troopers arrived at the scene, chased the man, and took him into custody.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Nearly 600,000 acres scorched by Washington wildfires, governor says
Wildfires have scorched nearly 937 square miles in Washington state this week, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday as he toured the devastated remains of the town of Malden. That’s more than in any year in the state’s history except for 2015, Inslee said, calling it "the worst few days in wildfire history for Washington state.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 6:43:55 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 11 Sep 2020 01:43:55 GMT



Firefighters battle brush fire at old Tacoma airport
Tacoma firefighters are responding to a brush fire that appears to have started in a homeless encampment in the 4800 block of South Burlington Way, at the site of the old Tacoma airport. No structures appear to be threatened. Crews say debris, tires, and a vehicle are still burning. Firefighters say they are working to contain the outer brush and grass fires and then will focus on the debris pile.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 5:00:13 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:13 GMT



Douglas County: Firefighters make good progress towards 'Sept. 14' full containment goal of Pearl Hill Fire
Fire crews appear to be winning the battle between they and the blaze that’s consumed 177,605 acres in Douglas County. Just before 3 p.m., fire crews announced 41% containment of the Pearl Hill Fire; the goal is to fully contain the blaze by Monday, September 14. Firefighters say the most active flank of the blaze is the northwest portion of the fire between Bridgeport and the Columbia River.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 6:22:56 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Fri, 11 Sep 2020 01:22:56 GMT



Governor signs order allowing people impacted by wildfires to get financial help
Windy conditions around the Inland Northwest sparked more than a dozen wildfires over Labor Day weekend. Hundreds of thousands of acres are still burning on Friday. Tens of thousands of acres are also burning in North Idaho from at least seven wildfires. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a statewide emergency due to the ongoing wildfires burning across the state.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Yakima Firefighter Association voices concerns over aging apparatus
The Yakima Fire Fighters Association is asking for an apparatus plan that was approved in 2015 to be put in effect. In that plan each fire engine would have a 12-year lifetime service. However because of funding the plan has not moved forward. The City Of Yakima Spokesperson said “the idea is if there is an inventory of the things we believe we'll need and if we have the money available we will go ahead and do that.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 10:27:35 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2020 05:27:35 GMT



Off-duty firefighters working overtime to save Sumner homes
Off-duty firefighters around the region came to the rescue on their days off to save homes threatened by the Sumner Grade Fire Tuesday and Wednesday. Firefighters have been working around the clock, on the clock, to fight the brush fire between Sumner and Bonney Lake, which has burned 800 acres, destroyed four homes and forced hundreds of evacuations.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 8:46:50 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2020 03:46:50 GMT



Firefighter hospitalized for minor injuries while battling Manning Fire in Whitman County
A firefighter was injured while fighting the Manning Fire, the Southeast Washington Interagency Management Team confirmed Wednesday. According to a release, the firefighter was treated immediately and taken to a hospital in Colfax for minor injuries. Crews were able to treat the firefighter while maintaining the fire line.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 7:56:10 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2020 02:56:10 GMT



Fire train helps battle blaze in Yakima River Canyon
Nearly 1,000 firefighters have fought the Evans Canyon Fire with an impressive array of machines on the ground and in the air — at least 127 engines, 13 bulldozers, two tank-like skidgines, 21 water tenders, six helicopters and two airplanes. Joining them in the battle through the Yakima River Canyon is one of two specially equipped firefighting trains from BNSF Railway, both based in Washington.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 10:56:28 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2020 17:56:28 GMT



Kennewick firefighter, who died of cancer after responding to 9/11, to be honored in procession
A long-time Kennewick firefighter, who died of a rare blood cancer after serving on the frontlines following the September 11th attacks, will be honored in a procession on Saturday. According to the Kennewick Fire Department, Steven Bailie worked for their department for 33 years before his retirement.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 9:41:26 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:41:26 GMT



1-year-old child killed, parents critically hurt while fleeing Cold Springs Fire
A 1-year-old child was killed and his parents were hurt as the family tried to escape from the Cold Springs Fire last weekend, authorities said Wednesday. Jake, Jamie and Uriel Hyland were said to be visiting their property in Okanogan over the weekend when the blaze started. According to a GoFundMe set up for the family, they tried to get away from the fire in their truck, but had to run to escape the approaching flames.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Sumner Grade fire triples in size, forces more evacuations
A wildfire that's forced hundreds of evacuations in Pierce County has tripled in size since Tuesday morning and is threatening more homes. The Sumner Grade fire in the Bonney Lake-Sumner area has burned more than 150 acres and destroyed four homes, forcing more Level 3 (get out now) evacuations overnight.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 9:52:42 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 09 Sep 2020 16:52:42 GMT



Homeowners to be allowed back to Malden, Pine City for first time since devastating wildfire
Homeowners in Malden and Pine City will be allowed back into city limits for the first time since a devastating wildfire burned the majority of homes and buildings in the area. Level 3 evacuations have been in place since Monday, when the fire quickly swept through both towns. No one was killed, but only a handful of structures remain.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 10:29:36 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 09 Sep 2020 17:29:36 GMT



Washington wildfires: 1,500 firefighters on front lines of 'one of the worst nightmares we can imagine'
More than 587,000 acres have burned in Washington state since Monday, topping the half-a-million acres that burned in the state's worst wildfire season in 2015. Public Lands Commissioner Hillary Franz told Q13 News Wednesday morning that most of the state's resources are focused on the largest fire - the Pearl Hill-Cold Springs wildfire near Omak in north central Washington.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 8:55:19 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 09 Sep 2020 15:55:19 GMT



Fire destroys Tukwila apartment building hours after earlier fire
VIDEO: A 2-alarm fire destroyed a Tukwila apartment building Wednesday morning just hours after firefighters had been there dousing an earlier blaze. Firefighters were originally called to the Foster Creek Apartments on Macadam Road South around 6 p.m. after a fire started in a balcony and spread into its main unit, according to Jay Wittwer with Tukwila Fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 7:42:46 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 09 Sep 2020 14:42:46 GMT



Blaze destroys structures near Colfax
A fast-moving brush fire here destroyed two houses and a shop Monday, Sept. 7. Fire crews were dispatched at 10:40 a.m. for a fire on the hill west of the city where flames were reported between Cromwell and West streets. The blaze spread across the hillside and destroyed the Garcia family home on Cromwell street and the Pugh family home on Crestview Drive, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 1:05:18 AM - SOURCE: Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:05:18 GMT



‘The entire town is gone’; Malden devastated by wildfires, most homes destroyed
VIDEO: Deputies tell 4 News Now that 70-80 percent of the homes in Malden have been destroyed by a fire sweeping through the area. Level 3 Evacuations were issued for residents in the area, but within hours, most of the town had burned to the ground, with powerful winds pushing the flames and smoke southwest.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 08 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



'Heartbreaking destruction': More than a dozen large wildfires burning in Washington
The 300,000-plus acres that have burned in Washington state over the past 24 hours is more than double the total acreage that burned in the state last year. Hillary Franz, state commissioner of public lands, told Q13 News Tuesday morning that high winds in eastern Washington have grounded wildfire firefighting planes and helicopters - the backbone of the state's fire attack strategy.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2020 11:00:41 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:00:41 GMT



8 homes destroyed in Graham as several brush fires burn amid South Sound windstorm
Eight homes were destroyed in Graham Monday night as multiple brush fires exploded around the South Sound amid a rare September wind storm that has knocked out power to tens of thousands. Luckily there have been no reports of injuries. In Graham, firefighters were busy Monday evening responding to several brush fires in the area in windy conditions that had knocked over multiple power lines.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 08 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Fire burning in Airway Heights now ‘under control,’ says Spokane County Fire District 10
A wildfire burning north of Highway 2 near Airway Heights is now under control, according to Spokane County Fire District 10. According to fire personnel, several structures were lost—and it is not yet known if homes were destroyed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. An emergency alert was sent out to Spokane residents Monday afternoon, as evacuations have been issued for a fire burning north of Highway 2 near Christensen Road in Airway Heights.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2020 4:51:45 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Mon, 07 Sep 2020 23:51:45 GMT



Benton City house fire killed firefighter's family while he was away battling a blaze
A firefighter battling a wildfire in Washington state near the Canadian border lost his wife and three children in an early-morning blaze that destroyed their new home. The family's single-wide trailer was almost completely consumed when firefighters and sheriff's deputies responded to the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Benton City, Washington, just before 1 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
Posted on Fri, 04 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Evans Canyon fire at 69,920 acres, 10% contained; Kittitas County areas lowered to Level 2 evacuations
The Evans Canyon fire has grown to at least 69,920 acres and it is now at 10% containment, according to the Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team. As of Friday morning, at least 734 personnel battling the fire, especially 7 helicopters, 10 dozers, 10 water tenders, 17 hand crews, 79 engines.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 04 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Spokane Valley Fire adds two female recruits
In the last 20 years, the Spokane Valley Fire Department hasn’t had any women firefighters in the department. That changed this summer, when the department signed on two women firefighters as part of a group of 14 new recruits. Fire Chief Bryan Collins said he’s been focusing on increasing the department’s diversity.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 04 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Study: Washington ranked best state to work in during COVID-19 pandemic
Washington is the best state to work in during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a new report released Wednesday by Oxfam America. The report looks at how states are helping working and unemployed families during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is broken down into three categories: worker protections, healthcare, and unemployment support.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 04 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Fire danger in Washington state rises as thousands head outdoors for Labor Day weekend
State forest managers are urging people to be careful with fires as they fan out across Washington state for a hot, dry Labor Day weekend. “The risk that is out there because of human-caused fires is up tremendously,” said Washington State Forester George Geissler. He said people who are new to the outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic need to be especially cautious, and everyone should take note of burn bans.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 04 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Two people were killed in a fire in the Sifton area, just outside of Vancouver city limits
Two people were killed in a fire Tuesday night in the Sifton area, just outside of Vancouver city limits. Vancouver fire crews were dispatched at 7:16 p.m. to 6901 N.E. 149th Court for a report of a residential fire with people trapped inside. Firefighters found an unconscious woman inside the home under rubble, after the ceiling collapsed, and an already deceased man.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 12:19:11 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 19:19:11 GMT



Washington firefighter recovers after Twisp wildfire burned 65% of his body
Right now 75 active, large wildfires are burning across the United States, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Some of the largest fires are in California, Colorado, Arizona, Washington and Oregon with more than 2 million acres burning. Wildland firefighters are among those on the front line, putting their lives in harm’s way to save others and protect property.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDVR-TV FOX 31 Denver
Posted on Thu, 03 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



100 acres burning in southern Spokane County
A 100-acre fire burned about 5 miles northeast of Spangle and about 20 miles south of Spokane Wednesday afternoon, threatening structures, according to the Washington Department of Natural Resources. The Heaton Road wildfire burned through wheat and timber, following its start around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, said Thomas Kyle-Milward, DNR communications consultant.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 5:04:11 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 03 Sep 2020 00:04:11 GMT



Chelan County Fire District Fuels Tech Center Program with Donated Engine
The Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center’s Fire Science program recently received its largest donation yet: a 1984 Seagrave fire engine. The donation, made by Chelan County Fire District 1, is the first fire truck the program has received and the latest contribution by Central Washington fire departments that fuel the fire science program.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 3:18:18 PM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 22:18:18 GMT



Evans Canyon fire balloons to more than 52,000 acres
The Evans Canyon fire just outside of Naches has ballooned to more than 52,000 acres in Yakima County - more than quadrupling in size over 24 hours. The fire was still 0 percent contained as of Thursday morning, but emergency management officials say the 440 firefighters working the fire lines have made good progress.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2020 9:11:01 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 03 Sep 2020 16:11:01 GMT



Man arrested after series of small arsons in Seattle's Montlake neighborhood
Seattle police are trying to figure out if a 32-year-old man arrested Tuesday night in connection with a series of suspected arsons in the city's Montlake neighborhood might be connected to any other fires in the city. Detectives will be handling the follow-up investigation, a police spokesman told KOMO News on Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 03 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters battle massive blaze in Kent wrecking yard
Several firefighters battled a fire at a wrecking yard in Kent Tuesday morning. The fire was reported around 4 a.m. in the 26100 block of 78th Avenue South, according to officials with Puget Sound Fire. Firefighters arrived to find about 30-40 junked cars on fire. "(It was a) deep-seeded fire in a stack of cars," said Capt.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



'The fire is continuing to grow as we speak'; evacuation orders expanded as wind-driven Evans Canyon wildfire grows
Evacuation orders for the Evans Canyon Fire were expanded Tuesday morning to include 57 more homes. The Level 3 (go now) evacuation was expanded around 10:30 a.m. to include all homes west of Longmire Lane and north of Naches Wenas Road in Selah, said Horace Ward, operations manager for the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2020 12:22:12 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 19:22:12 GMT



Walla Walla County firefighter paramedic leads backcountry rescue operation
An outing in the Eagle Cap Wilderness turned out well for an injured hiker found and aided by Walla Walla County Fire District 4 Firefighter Paramedic Jestin Goodson, among others. More than a week ago, as Jestin and family members trekked along an overgrown trail about 5 miles from the nearest trailhead, they heard calls for help from a rocky ravine below.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Union-Bulletin
Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



'At the mercy of the land': Lack of insurance, fire district protection hurts some Okanogan Co. residents
The Palmer fire in Okanogan County is now nearly 100% contained. As of September 1, it is still actively burning in some places, but fire crews said they have it completely surrounded, and they're confident their lines will hold. At the fire's peak, more than 36 structures were lost, including some homes.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Grant County fire marshal says haystack blaze intentionally set
Grant County Fire Marshal Bruce Gribble says someone set 220 large hay bales on fire just west of Moses Lake early Monday. Gribble says the fire started at 3:20 a.m. on Hiawatha Rd. north of I-90 near Road 3 NE. Gribble says the blaze was not caused by spontaneous combustion, but was set alight on purpose.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2020 11:40:51 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 18:40:51 GMT



Firefighters battle barn blaze west of Battle Ground
Multiple fire departments responded to a fully-involved barn fire in the Duluth area west of Battle Ground, with two goats who were inside dead, Clark County Fire & Rescue reported Monday. Shortly before 7 a.m. Aug. 31 CCFR was dispatched to the 2000 block of Northeast 209th Street to find a two-story barn/shop burning.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Reflector - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Evans Canyon Fire level 3 evacuations underway near Selah
Right now level 3 evacuations are in place for the Evans Canyon Fire burning near Selah. This fire is estimated at 2,500 acres and growing. It is threatening 125 structures, power lines, radio towers, and agricultural crops. The Evans Canyon Fire is burning in grass, brush, and light timber. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on September 1, 2020, at 12:00 am, at the request of Assistant Fire Chief Jim Lange, Yakima County Fire District 2.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2020 4:31:49 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 11:31:49 GMT



San Juan Island Fire & Rescue announces WSRB insurance rating changes
San Juan Island Fire and Rescue announced receiving notification by the Washington State Rating Bureau of a significant change to their evaluation of San Juan Island’s property underwriting and rating information for the insurance industry following its re-rating review that occurs approximately every 5 years.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2020 1:01:26 AM - SOURCE: Journal of the San Juans
Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:01:26 GMT



Small brush fire south of Rockport contained
Firefighters with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and local fire districts have contained a small brush fire in an area south of Rockport. DNR crews responded shortly before 1 p.m. Friday to the fire near Illabot Creek Road east of Highway 530, said DNR spokesperson Janet Pearce. Skagit County fire districts 10 and 19 also responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2020 3:10:54 PM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Sat, 29 Aug 2020 22:10:54 GMT



Deputy, officer credited with saving girl, mom from burning SUV after crash in Graham
A deputy and an officer are being credited with saving a mother and girl's life after they were both trapped in a burning SUV following a crash in Graham Saturday evening. The mom was driving with her 11-year-old daughter in the backseat of their SUV around 5 p.m. when it was rear-ended at a high speed by another vehicle in the 8200 block of 224th Street East, according to Assistant Fire Chief Steve Richards with Graham Fire & Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Vancouver: Firefighters attack attic fire at house in Five Corners
Vancouver firefighters saved a house after quickly extinguishing an attic fire Friday evening in the Five Corners area. Crews were dispatched shortly before 6:30 p.m. to 8401 N.E. 108th Ave., for a structure fire. A total of five fire engines, a ladder truck, a chaplain, a rehab bus and two battalion chiefs responded.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2020 10:31:32 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Sat, 29 Aug 2020 05:31:32 GMT



Yakima County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday
The number of new COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday were in the single digits for the first time since March. The Yakima Health District reported three new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths. There are at least 11,637 confirmed cases in Yakima County, according to YHD. 17 people are hospitalized, and one is intubated, and at least 10,287 people have recovered, health officials say.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Investigators trying to determine what caused Benton City fire that killed woman, two teens and child
PHOTO: Investigators are trying to determine what caused a mobile home fire in Benton City that claimed the lives of a woman, two teenagers and a child, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Benton County firefighters and deputies responded to a burning home at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park at 12:52 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: YakTri News
Posted on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Spokane County Fire District 4 welcomes new chief
Spokane County Fire District 4 has a new chief, but he is a familiar face to those living in the sprawling district north of the Spokane city limits. Assistant Chief Bill Neckels has taken over the position of fire chief while the former chief, Randy Johnson, is staying in the district to take on an executive officer role.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2020 9:26:20 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 04:26:20 GMT



Evacuations for Bartholomew Fire in Medical Lake lowered to Level 2
Containment of the Bartholomew Fire in Medical Lake grew to 80% as of Friday morning, according to the Washington Department of Natural Resources. The fire is now 200 acres since it began burning near Bartholomew Road and Highway 902 on Thursday afternoon. DNR officials said the cause is unknown. The fire burned 50 acres on Fairchild Air Force Base, according to DNR.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2020 3:12:39 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2020 22:12:39 GMT



Family of six displaced after duplex fire in north Lynnwood
A family of six was displaced after a fire left their duplex in north Lynnwood uninhabitable, according to South County Fire. When fire crews arrived at the scene just after 3 a.m., heavy black smoke billowed from the front of the two-story duplex located in the 3400 block of Lincoln Way. According to the Snohomish County Fire Marshal's Office, the fire was most likely a cooking fire and crews managed to contain the fire to the kitchen area.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2020 5:02:56 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 00:02:56 GMT



Home destroyed by fire near Tiger Mountain
A home in a rural area near Tiger Mountain was destroyed by fire Thursday, officials said. Crews responded to the scene, in the 25300 block of SE 135th Street, off Issaquah-Hobart Road SE, at about 11 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and 30-foot flames erupting from the residence. The home was fully ablaze when firefighters arrived, but all the residents had safely evacuated without injury, said Battalion Chief Dana Schutter of Eastside Fire and Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Feds investigating arson at Seattle Police Department's East Precinct
Two nights after protesters targeted three law enforcement buildings, the Seattle Police Department said the destruction needs to stop now, before someone loses their life. This comes as some protesters appear to be escalating their destruction by using potentially deadly tactics. What is shown in new SPD surveillance video from the East Precinct—is what police are calling a direct attack.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2020 5:26:48 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2020 12:26:48 GMT



Water rescue crews scramble amid deadliest August in years in the Seattle area
It’s called an LSP: a “last seen point.” The spot in the water where a swimmer was once above the surface, then wasn’t — and where the search for them begins. Sometimes all a first responder has to do is get to the LSP and plunge a hand into the water to feel an arm or leg just below. Or a rescue diver will go down as deep as 30 feet, spot a flash of color amid the murk and the milfoil, and pull an unconscious person up.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Seattle Times - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Deputies arrest alleged arsonist during massive hay fire in Ellensburg
Kittitas County deputies say a homeless man is in jail after allegedly setting a massive hay mound on fire in Ellensburg Tuesday night. Deputy Sheriff Chris Whitsett says the fire was set inside one of the huge hay barns at 11 p.m. at the Anderson Hay complex just outside the southwest corner of town.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2020 12:23:13 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2020 19:23:13 GMT



Pullman's fire department receives grant for training
Pullman’s Fire Department received $181,197 from a FEMA grant, which will fund officer training and upgraded radio systems for firetrucks. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant covers most of the cost, but the city will have to pay about $16,000 for the rest, Deputy Fire Chief Ray Lamoureux said. The addition of mobile radios in firetrucks will allow for quick communication, Lamoureux said.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2020 12:42:32 AM - SOURCE: Daily Evergreen
Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2020 07:42:32 GMT



33-year-old charged with arson after fire starts in trees off of Light Road in Pablo
A 33-year-old man has been arrested for starting a fire off Light Road. Around 5:00 pm on Monday, August 24, a person called 9-1-1 to report a fire in the trees north of the old Plum Creek Mill. A release from the Lake County Sheriff says the person saw a suspicious person in the area and reported them to the 9-1-1 call center.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2020 4:06:09 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2020 23:06:09 GMT



Tri-Cities sees growing number of new fire stations
New construction seems to be popping up all over and as more people move in, fire departments across the Tri-Cities are preparing by adding more fire stations. Over six new fire stations are in construction throughout Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco. A few are still in the planning stages or almost completed.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2020 6:47:09 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2020 01:47:09 GMT



Strike team from Moses Lake, Chelan County on day 7 at the Palmer Fire in Okanogan County
The Mid Columbia Strike Team, consisting of firefighters from Grant County Fire District 5, the Moses Lake Fire Department and Chelan County Fire District 8, are on day 7 at the about 18,000-acre Palmer Fire burning in Okanogan County. The strike team, led by Grant County Fire District 5 Capt. Travis Svilar, includes three trucks from fire district 5 and one truck each from Moses Lake and Chelan County.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2020 12:43:33 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020 19:43:33 GMT



Bellevue Firefighter Retires After 25 Years With The Department
Firefighter Pat Nipert is retiring from the Bellevue Fire Department after 25 years serving the city and a public safety career spanning more than four decades. The Bellevue Fire Department announced the retirement on Monday, shortly after the NORCOM dispatch center recounted his career highlights over the radio.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bellevue Patch
Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Whidbey fire departments see jump in carbon monoxide alarm calls
Fire departments on Whidbey are seeing an increase in carbon monoxide related calls, but often it’s just that the batteries or sensors in the carbon monoxide detectors have expired. Oak Harbor Fire Chief Ray Merrill attributes the increase in carbon monoxide calls to a law passed in 2013 requiring existing apartments, condominiums, hotels, motels and single-family residences to install carbon monoxide detectors.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2020 6:56:56 AM - SOURCE: South Whidbey Record
Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2020 13:56:56 GMT



One dead after house fire in Parkland
One person died in a house fire in Parkland early Tuesday morning, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue. Crews were called to the fire in the 11600 block of A Street South just after 2 a.m. for reports of smoke and fire seen in a bedroom window. When they arrived, they were told one person was trapped inside.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING NBC 5 News Seattle
Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Demonstration turns destructive in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood
A protest that started in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood turned destructive Monday night when demonstrators broke windows, sprayed graffiti and started a fire next to SPD's East Precinct. According to Seattle Police, the protesters marched from Cal Anderson Park to the West Precinct, where people began hurling objects at the building, breaking windows and spray-painting graffiti on the walls.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2020 10:56:53 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:56:53 GMT



'Fight Fire With Beer': No-Li Brewhouse raises $5,000 for Washington firefighters
No-Li Brewhouse is fighting fire with beer. During its annual summer fundraiser, the brewhouse has raised $5,000 for the Washington State Fire Fighters’ Association. Customers can buy a custom designed pint glass for 5 dollars at No-Li Pub. 100 percent of every pint glass sold will go directly to the Association for volunteer fire fighter training and support programs.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2020 12:56:55 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:56:55 GMT



Select Thurston County Fire Crews Mobilized to Palmer Fire in North-Central Washington
A small number of Thurston County firefighters were recently deployed to Eastern Washington to help state and local agencies there with the worsening wildfire season. Two crewmembers from Southeast Thurston Fire Authority and four from South Thurston Fire and EMS were dispatched earlier early last week separately to the eastside and were setting up to assist with the Palmer Lake fire burning near the Canadian border in Okanogan County.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2020 9:39:18 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:39:18 GMT



Crews mop up brush fire near Indian Canyon Golf Course
Residents at the Econolodge near the Indian Canyon Golf Course were evacuated due to a brush fire that quickly progressed to a second- and third-alarm fire. Firefighters from the Spokane Fire Department, Spokane Valley Fire Department, County Fire Districts and the Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2020 6:09:03 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Mon, 24 Aug 2020 01:09:03 GMT



 

 
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