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Pierce County Deputies: Raging fourplex fire likely started by woman throwing Molotov cocktail inside
A fire that burned a fourplex in University Place and sent one person to the hospital early Monday morning has been deemed as a likely arson stemming from a domestic violence incident, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. It was just after midnight when deputies and firefighters were called to the 4400 block of 76th Ave West to find the fourplex completely engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Follow up: Off-duty Grant County volunteer firefighter saves a life hanging on the edge
When Daniel Baergen, a volunteer firefighter of over 20 years with Grant County Fire District No. 6, left church Sunday morning with his wife, Dawn Baergen, they had hoped to make a quick trip to the grocery store and get back home in time for the Seahawks game. Only hours after Gov. Jay Inslee announced that restaurants would have to close indoor dining by Wednesday, the pair decided to go out to eat one last time, grabbing lunch in Ephrata and ordering their groceries online while they waited.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



COVID-19 hospitalizations at record high in Washington, hospitals work to keep beds open
Across the United States, hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients have reached an all-time high. In Washington state, the story goes the same. As of Saturday, there are a record 762 people receiving care for the virus and now all hospitals are working to figure out ways to keep beds available. “I am very, very worried about it,” said Cassie Sauer, CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Kennewick firefighters care for cats injured in house fire
Local firefighters helped five cats suffering from smoke after a fire started in a Richland home. The fire broke out on Saturday night at a home on West Yellowstone Avenue. Richland and Kennewick firefighters responded and found smoke coming from the home before locating the fire in one of the bedrooms.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2020 9:42:53 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:42:53 GMT



These Washington counties at COVID-19 ‘tipping point’ ahead of Thanksgiving, data show
Daily COVID-19 cases in over one-third of Washington’s counties have reached a “tipping point” before the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Harvard University data. Researchers are mapping coronavirus risk by state and county by the seven-day average of new cases per 100,000 people. As of Thursday, at least 15 of Washington’s 39 counties are in the “red” zone, with 25 or more cases per 100,000 people.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Olympian
Posted on Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



New yoga class in Camas geared toward first responders
Camas yoga teacher Sheila Schmid remembers the day she realized she wanted to take her yoga practice in a different direction. It was about five years ago and Schmid, who had been teaching and practicing yoga for nearly 30 years, was in a Northwest Portland coffee shop with her young son, when a small group of police officers walked in.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2020 1:07:55 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2020 21:07:55 GMT



Police: Arsonist torches two churches in Brewster
Brewster Police suspect that an arsonist is responsible for fires at two local churches on Sunday, November 15. Police say the New Testament Baptist Church burned early Sunday as did Sacred Heart Catholic Church the same morning. Authorities are currently investigating the origin and cause of both fires.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne.com
Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Spokane man 'trapped' in garage explosion caused by propane heater
An accidental flash fire surrounded a man in his garage Tuesday morning, injuring two people. At 9:45 a.m. , firefighters responded to the residential fire in the 900 block of East 29th Avenue. The first company arrived within 4 minutes and found an extinguished fire in an attached garage. Two men had been doing some work in a very clean and organized attached garage, unaware gas cans were releasing vapor, Spokane fire chief Brian Schaeffer said.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Washington gears up for distribution of coronavirus vaccine
As Washington state faces its most dangerous coronavirus surge, there is a glimmer of hope in the race for a coronavirus vaccine. Drugmaker Pfizer said its vaccine is 95% effective and plans to apply for an emergency approval from the FDA on Friday. If all goes as planned, Pfizer’s vaccine could be rolled out in December.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Malaga: First responders put on parade for local 4-year-old girl struggling with brain cancer
A Malaga girl has been forced to brave the unthinkable at her age, which is why she was honored with a parade consisting of first responders with support from Wenatchee Wellness Place on Sunday, Nov. 15. 4-year-old Danica Taylor has been fighting recurrent brain cancer since November of 2017. On Sunday, Chelan County Sheriff’s staff, Wenatchee Police, Chelan County firefighters, and the Wenatchee Wellness Center went to Danica’s home to entertain the little girl with a parade, a tour of emergency vehicles, and a meet-and-greet with some Disney-themed characters.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2020 5:46:36 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2020 01:46:36 GMT



Spokane Holiday Inn evacuated following ruptured pipeline
A natural gas pipeline beneath the Holiday Inn hotel ruptured Monday evening, causing an evacuation of the building. Authorities tell us that the hotel, located at 801 N Division, was evacuated safely after reports of a fire coming from a ruptured pipe under the hotel. The fire department successfully extinguished the fire and Avista reported to the scene shortly after to control the gas leak coming from the pipe.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Construction worker injured after wall collapses at site of Lynnwood housing development
A construction worker was seriously injured late Tuesday morning after a wall fell in a multifamily housing development being built in Lynnwood’s City Center district, according to South County Fire. At 11:10 a.m., dispatch received a call about an injury on a construction site located at 4100 Alderwood Mall Boulevard after a wall reportedly fell on a worker, trapping him.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2020 6:36:27 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020 02:36:27 GMT



Recovery effort underway for Tulalip officer presumed dead after rescue boat overturns
The search continued Wednesday for a Tulalip police officer who was reported missing and presumed dead after the boat he was in capsized when a large rogue wave walloped the vessel during the rescue of another vessel near Jetty Island, authorities said. Police Officer Charlie Cortez disappeared after he and Officer Shawn Edge, the 39-year-old boat operator and captain, were thrown overboard shortly before 9 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Lynden could get medic unit, county's fifth
A fifth Advanced Life Support medic unit for the county could be coming to Lynden. Local fire districts and departments provide Basic Life Support services by emergency medical technicians when they arrive as first responders to accidents and emergencies. ALS medics, arriving next or simultaneously, are trained and certified at a higher level.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2020 6:07:59 PM - SOURCE: Lynden Tribune
Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020 02:07:59 GMT



Yakima Fire Department responds to two structure fires in a span of 40 minutes
The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) responded to two structure fires in a span of about 40 minutes early Monday morning, November 16th. The first fire was reported at 3:05 am Monday and involved an apartment building at 20 Staff Sergeant Pendleton Way. The fire was located in a second floor storeroom. The use of fire extinguishers helped slow the spread of fire prior to crews arriving on scene.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2020 1:44:39 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:44:39 GMT



New hires at Clark County Fire District 3 expand crew capacity
Clark County Fire District 3 (FD3) has made a handful of hires to help staff an increase in fire crews, keeping one of its stations occupied 24 hours a day, seven days a week and increasing the crew count at the district’s Battle Ground station. The district announced Wednesday, Nov. 11, that it had hired four full-time as well as three volunteer resident firefighters who will be responding to calls by the end of 2020.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TheReflector.com
Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Man drowns while kayaking in Clark County's Canyon Creek
A Sunriver, Oregon man was killed while kayaking Sunday in Canyon Creek where it flows into the Lewis River. On Sunday (Nov. 15) at 5:09 p.m., north Clark and Cowlitz County emergency personnel were alerted to an incident involving a kayaker on Canyon Creek. The 9-1-1 caller reported he and two friends had been white water kayaking in Canyon Creek where it flows into the Lewis River near the Yale/Merwin Hydro dam.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Clark County Today
Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Lessons taught by 13,000 wildfires in Washington
By any measure, this year’s wildfire season was a scorcher. From weeks of oppressive smoke to explosive blazes that destroyed an entire town and culminated in the death of an infant, this year’s catastrophic fires affected nearly everyone in Washington. The state Department of Natural Resources is Washington’s largest firefighting organization, with about 600 year-round and seasonal employees working to control fires on more than 13 million acres of forestland across the state.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2020 2:41:12 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 16 Nov 2020 22:41:12 GMT



Clark County Fire and Rescue changing name to Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue
Clark County Fire and Rescue is changing its name to Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue to better reflect the area it serves. In August, the City of Woodland annexed into the fire district. While Clark County Fire and Rescue has been serving Woodland since 2013 through a contract, the annexation makes Woodland a permanent part of the fire district.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2020 3:14:08 AM - SOURCE: TheReflector.com
Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2020 11:14:08 GMT



Off-duty firefighter pulls motorist from burning wreckage after rollover near Soap Lake
Grant County Fire District 6 Firefighter Daniel Baergen is being hailed as a hero after saving a motorist from a potentially fatal situation on Sunday near Soap Lake. A post by Grant County Fire District 6 reports that Baergen and his wife were driving home to the Hartline area from Ephrata on Sunday when he noticed a person waving their arms along Lake Lenore.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2020 5:56:33 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Mon, 16 Nov 2020 01:56:33 GMT



Crash victim identified as member of Naches Fire Department
A longtime member of the Naches Fire Department was killed in a crash between his motorized scooter and a town-owned pickup truck Thursday. Scott Lounsbury, 55, was identified by the Yakima County Coroner’s Office as the driver who was killed in the crash at the intersection of Sinclair Avenue and East Second Street.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2020 8:08:13 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Sat, 14 Nov 2020 04:08:13 GMT



Firefighters knock down garage fire in Port Townsend
Firefighters from East Jefferson Fire Rescue quickly doused a garage fire Saturday afternoon in Port Townsend. Emergency crews responded to a home on Beech Street near its intersection with M Street just after 1:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in response to a 911 call. Firefighters found flames and smoke on the side of a garage when they arrived.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2020 1:03:42 PM - SOURCE: Port Townsend Leader
Posted on Sun, 15 Nov 2020 21:03:42 GMT



‘When the sparks just flew’: How power lines ignited dozens of Washington state fires during fierce Labor Day winds
The Labor Day fire that destroyed most of this community started in a stand of pine at the edge of a farm field. A treetop, buffeted by powerful late summer winds, snapped and fell onto power lines, which slapped together and spewed a shower of sparks. Early on, this blaze appeared rather ordinary, creeping through a carpet of needles and grass.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 16 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



New North Kitsap behavioral health unit to respond to mental health, substance abuse calls
A new behavioral health unit based in Poulsbo will be available to respond to a variety of emergency mental illness, mental health, substance use and behavioral health calls in North Kitsap beginning in January. Associated with the Poulsbo Fire Department, the new, two-person unit will be available to respond to fire and police referrals throughout North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Kitsap Sun
Posted on Mon, 16 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Over half of UW fraternities, sororities hit with COVID-19
More than half of fraternities and sororities on the University of Washington's Greek Row now have reported at least one case of COVID-19 since a surge of cases began in September, the university reports. Of the 45 Greek houses tracked by the UW, 23 have reported one or more confirmed cases, which includes 15 sororities and eight fraternities.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 16 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Seattle ramps up response to nuisance house in West Seattle
The City of Seattle is ramping up its response to a nuisance house in West Seattle. Seattle Police officers have responded to this house 49 times since the beginning of the year. “From a police standpoint, nearly 50 calls to a single residence in 10 months is a lot,” said Sgt. Randy Huserik. This comes after an RV many have said is associated with this nuisance property caught fire on Monday.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 13 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



East County Fire & Rescue Firefighters: Reject 'Browning Out' Stations
During pre-COVID-19 times, the East County Fire & Rescue board of commissioners’ special meeting to discuss staffing issues would likely have been standing-room only. Instead, when callers joined the virtual board meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, a voice simply announced: “There are more than 20 participants in the meeting.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2020 1:04:37 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 21:04:37 GMT



Anacortes fire chief departs
Anacortes Fire Chief David A. Oliveri is no longer working for the City of Anacortes, the mayor confirmed Tuesday. His last day was Oct. 31, following an administrative leave, Mayor Laurie Gere said. Gere gave no specific reason for Oliveri’s leave or departure, but said it is her job as mayor to evaluate directors.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2020 7:42:20 PM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Fri, 13 Nov 2020 03:42:20 GMT



Already swamped with calls, Tacoma Fire faces cuts to engine service levels next year
The city of Tacoma may see a reduction in fire engine service next year. City Council is considering a proposal for the 2021-22 budget that would reduce the Tacoma Fire Department’s fleet by three engines. The reduction has led to Tacoma Firefighters IAFF Local 31 union to speak out in a letter to the public with concerns about what it would mean for the city’s service levels.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News Tribune - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 13 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



South County Fire announces hiring of new assistant chief of fire prevention, deputy chief of training
South County Fire this week announced the hiring of a new assistant chief and the promotion of a deputy chief. this week: Michael Fitzgerald will be joining South County Fire as assistant chief of fire prevention and Battalion Chief David Wells has been promoted to deputy chief of training. Fitzgerald comes to South County Fire from Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue, where he most recently served as deputy chief of community risk reduction.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 10:28:42 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Wed, 11 Nov 2020 06:28:42 GMT



Seattle: Man seriously injured when struck by Link Light Rail train in SODO
A man was hospitalized in serious condition Wednesday evening after he was struck by a train in SODO. A spokesperson for the King County Sheriff's Office said a man was struck just after 5:30 p.m. by a Link Light Rail train on the SODO Busway and Royal Brougham. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, the spokesperson said.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Washington COVID-19 cases reach record highs as holidays approach
Washington state health officials are pleading with people to continue social distancing as the holiday season approaches and the temptation to congregate indoors increases. The state last week saw an all-time high number of new COVID-19 cases, with nearly 1,500 people testing positive for the disease.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 5:44:41 PM - SOURCE: KUOW 94.9FM - Puget Sound Public Radio
Posted on Wed, 11 Nov 2020 01:44:41 GMT



Seattle, Edmonds men identified as victims in Langley plane crash
The two men who died when their Cessna crashed on Whidbey Island Wednesday morning have been identified. The pilot was 78-year-old Carl Dahlman of Seattle, while the co-pilot was 25-year-old Joshua McCormick of Edmonds, according to the Island County Sheriff's Office. The Cessna 177 reported to the FAA it had lost an engine near Langley Airport just before noon and were going down.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Tacoma firefighters fear proposed budget cuts could delay response times
Tacoma firefighters hope public opinion will help prevent the city council from reducing the department’s budget. “We know these cuts are going to have a negative impact on community safety,” said Matt Frank, the secretary-treasurer of the Tacoma Professional Firefighters Union. The union posted a letter addressed to the citizens of Tacoma on social media sites.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



East Jefferson Fire Rescue saves man and dog
A man and his dog were uninjured after they were rescued from his moored vessel at the Water Street Marina. The fireboat Guardian and other units of East Jefferson Fire Rescue responded to a call for a vessel assist in high winds and churning seas at 11:57 a.m. Sunday at the Water Street Marina in Irondale.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 9:01:37 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Tue, 10 Nov 2020 17:01:37 GMT



Washington health officials warn of 'accelerated COVID-19 transmission'
Health officials in Washington state are warning of an increase in COVID-19 transmission in the coming months. "Accelerated COVID-19 transmission is occurring across the state and time is running out to reverse course and flatten the curve," a news release states. Officials are expected to provide an update on the state's response to COVID-9 at 2:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



3 injured as propane tank explodes in RV in Seattle
Three people were injured when a propane tank exploded in an RV in Seattle Monday morning. Dispatchers received multiple calls reporting explosions and flames around 7 a.m. inside an RV at 24th Ave SW and SW Myrtle Street, according to David Cuerpo with Seattle Fire. "I heard loud popping sounds then I saw black smoke," said Rachel Jones who lives in a nearby apartment, adding there had been an accumulation of trash and items surrounding the RV.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 09 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



City Council, Fire Chief Thank Voters for Passage of Kirkland's Fire & Emergency Medical Services Ballot Measure
As of 8:07 pm on November 3, 2020, King County Elections reported that City of Kirkland Proposition 1, the Fire & Emergency Medical Services Ballot Measure, is passing with 72.54% of votes in favor of the measure. This levy generates approximately $7.3 million per year to fund the construction of a new fire station, modernizing and seismically renovating existing fire stations, and hiring additional firefighter/EMTs and staff.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2020 7:31:15 AM - SOURCE: City of Kirkland, WA
Posted on Sun, 08 Nov 2020 15:31:15 GMT



State reports more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases Sunday
Washington state health officials reported more than 1,300 new coronavirus cases Sunday, as cases continue to surge across the state. In total, the Washington State Department of Health reported 1,320 new coronavirus cases and eight additional hospitalizations. State health officials are no longer reporting deaths on the weekend, instead reported deaths will be included in Monday's total.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 09 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Spokane: Kitchen fire engulfs East Central house in minutes
Over the course of two hours Friday morning, 19 Spokane firefighters fought a house fire so large, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said it was “significantly” visible from Interstate 90 as he approached. “In terms of the fire behavior, it was fairly unique,” Schaeffer said. It burned fast. An occupant of 2716 East Pacific Avenue called 911 Friday saying they had a small kitchen fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2020 8:38:29 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Sat, 07 Nov 2020 04:38:29 GMT



Pasco man crashes car twice before it bursts into flames
Police arrested Juan Lucero, 39, after they say he crashed a vehicle twice, left the scene as it burst into flames and was seen urinating on the sidewalk nearby. Police say shortly 11 PM on Saturday they received a call about a hit and run collision on Equinox Court. A vehicle struck a basketball goal, pushing it into a second vehicle nearby.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 09 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighters send condolences with a box of doughy delights to Moses Lake PD after demise of local donut shop
Moses Lake's police force "woefully" accepted a box of donuts from local firefighters after the sun set on a local donut shop last Friday. Red Door Café closed its donuts and espresso stand in the Larson housing area of Moses Lake last Friday. As a way to express their appreciation and half-cocked sorrow over its closure, the department jokingly sent a box of donuts with a melancholy-looking letter that read: "Our most sincere condolences for your loss.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2020 11:03:14 AM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Thu, 05 Nov 2020 19:03:14 GMT



COVID-19 cases soar in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties but death rate hasn't
Coronavirus cases are reaching new heights in the most populated counties of Western Washington as Pierce County posted extremely high numbers of confirmed cases on Thursday. But officials are also reporting record numbers of COVID-19 cases in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties, a result of what health officials warned was likely to happen as cooler weather forced people indoors.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 06 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Fire destroys large horse arena near Battle Ground; all animals safe
A fire destroyed a 13,000-square-foot horse arena and barn near Battle Ground early Wednesday morning. Clark County Fire & Rescue responded to the 10000 block of Northeast 184th Street at 3:57 a.m. Initial reports were that propane tanks were exploding inside the fire zone. The first crews at the scene found the large horse arena fully engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2020 1:51:10 PM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020 21:51:10 GMT



2 women seriously injured after report of explosion in RV in Auburn
Two women were seriously injured Thursday in what witnesses described as an explosion and fire inside an RV, emergency officials said. Fire crews and medics responded to the scene, in the 13000 block of 297th Street SE in Auburn, at about 9:45 a.m. after receiving reports of an explosion, said Valley Regional Fire Authority.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



State reports highest ever single-day total of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday
The Washington State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 1,469 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 16 new deaths. The mark is the highest single-day total since the pandemic began, surpassing the previous high of 1,056 on July 6. Pierce County reported 214 new cases and two deaths on Wednesday, a single-day case total which was by far the highest ever since the start of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Olympian
Posted on Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Bellingham man allegedly sets two fires in a downtown ATM and on a picnic table
A Bellingham man was reportedly caught on surveillance video intentionally setting two downtown fires Friday morning and also reaching into a bank ATM to damage it. Bellingham Police booked Mallik Jordan Goins, 20, into Whatcom County Jail Friday, Oct. 30, on suspicion of two counts of second-degree arson and one count of second-degree malicious mischief, and jail records show he is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2020 9:15:21 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020 17:15:21 GMT



Man Accused of Arson During Domestic Violence Incident in Thurston County
A Tacoma man appeared in Thurston County Superior Court on Tuesday after he was arrested on suspicion of multiple crimes, including first-degree arson domestic violence, court records show. The court found probable cause to charge Thomas E. Hieb, 39, with the following: first-degree arson domestic violence; unlawful imprisonment domestic violence; interfering with the reporting of domestic violence; fourth-degree assault domestic violence intimate partner.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2020 10:52:33 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020 18:52:33 GMT



Clark County chooses next fire marshal
Clark County’s director of Community Development will step away from that position to serve as fire marshal. Dan Young has been serving as the Clark County interim fire marshal since October 2019, Interim Clark County Manager Kathleen Otto announced Tuesday. Young has also been working as the community development director since December 2019, and he will continue to fill that role until his replacement is found.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2020 7:58:43 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020 15:58:43 GMT



Fire bonds: Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue's passes easily, South Kitsap's falls short
While Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue's proposed $58.3 million facilities bond looked almost certain of passing on Tuesday night, South Kitsap Fire and Rescue's $39.5 million bond was falling short of the voter approval it needs. The fire bonds must be approved by 60% of voters to pass. In Central Kitsap, 72.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2020 11:30:49 PM - SOURCE: Kitsap Sun
Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020 07:30:49 GMT



Snohomish’s Sammie Davis fights forest fires nationally
“Seeing 12-foot flames around you, it’s like your body wants to hold up in a corner by the house, but the thing is, there’s nowhere to go, and I cannot describe that feeling to you where all your body wants to do is just try to find a little place to hide and find shelter and there isn’t anywhere to go, you just have to sit and wait and try to stay calm,” Snohomish’s Sammie Davis said as she remembered one of the scariest moments of her life.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Snohomish Tribune
Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Several South King Fire personnel in quarantine after COVID-19 exposure
Six individuals are in quarantine after a South King Fire and Rescue employee from the Information and Technology Division tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 28. The employee began to feel ill on Oct. 27 and immediately left work and took a COVID-19 test at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, said Capt.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2020 1:04:16 AM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror
Posted on Tue, 03 Nov 2020 09:04:16 GMT



'The fire is right on us': Parents share desperation to outrun the Cold Springs Fire with young son
The wildfire season in Washington was ferocious, leveling an entire town, burning hundreds of homes and thousands of acres, and taking one life. A 22-month-old boy died in the Cold Springs fire in Okanogan County. Now parents Jacob and Jamie Hyland of Renton are telling their story. It starts peacefully.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 03 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



2- alarm fire displaces 12 at Federal Way apartment building
A two-alarm fire damaged an apartment building and displaced 12 people on Sunday afternoon in Federal Way. Fire crews were called to the 2500 block of South 317th Street. Fire officials said two people were treated and released at the scene, and 10 adults and two children were displaced. No other injuries were reported.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 02 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Lynnwood house fire displaces four residents
A fire at a Lynnwood home Saturday afternoon caused heavy damage and displaced four residents. South County Fire crews responded at 3:52 p.m. after dispatchers received multiple 911 calls reporting a house on fire at 61st Place West and 202nd Street Southwest. One man was home at the time. He was transported to the hospital by firefighters as a precaution for smoke inhalation.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2020 8:56:37 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Sun, 01 Nov 2020 03:56:37 GMT



Spokane Police, fire trucks hold drive-by birthday celebration for 4-year-old
Halloween is Jeremiah Lilly's birthday, and this year the Spokane Police helped the 4-year-old celebrate in a big way. Over a dozen Spokane Police cars, several fire trucks, tow trucks, a motorcycle club and several other citizens hosted a drive-by birthday celebration for Jeremiah on his big day, according to Spokane Police Cpl.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Mon, 02 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Castle Rock Police Chief Scott Neves hired to lead Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue
Current Castle Rock Police Chief Scott Neves will have a new title in April: Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue Fire Chief. He will replace current Fire Chief Dave LaFave, who has served in the position since 2001 and with Cowlitz 2 since 1983, according to a Cowlitz 2 press release. LaFave announced his retirement earlier this year.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2020 5:00:41 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:41 GMT



Yakima County reports 29 new coronavirus cases
The Yakima Health District reported 29 new positive coronavirus cases Thursday evening. Health officials say there are now 12,923 total cases of the virus. At least 12 more people have recovered from the virus, now totaling 12,026, according to YHD. The recovery number is based on people who have gone 28+ days since their positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Yakima house fire displaces four
The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) responded to a fire last night, Wednesday, which destroyed a residential structure, displacing four people and two dogs. Firefighters were called to the 700 block of North 4th Street at 10:38 pm Wednesday night. Crews found a one-and-a-half-story residential structure fully involved.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2020 3:12:33 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 News Richland
Posted on Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:12:33 GMT



1,000 feet of hose needed to battle stubborn Monroe house fire
Firefighters had quite the challenge dousing flames that were burning a home in Monroe late Wednesday night. The fire was reported just before midnight at the 21400 block of 167th Ave. SE just outside the city limits, according to Snohomish County Fire District No. 7. Firefighters arrived to find flames shooting from the home at the end of a very long driveway with no nearby source of water.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Franklin County: Man arrested for intentionally burning his camper, possession of narcotics
Franklin County Deputies were dispatched to assist with a suspicious fire in the 5000 block of Janet Road last week. While there Deputies were able to determine that the individual living inside the camper had intentionally started the fire. They also obtained information that narcotics were located on the property.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2020 5:54:59 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:54:59 GMT



COVID positivity rate about 4 times higher in south King County compared to rest of county
After a two-month decline, there's an increase in COVID-19 cases across Washington. Health officials are particularly concerned about South King County where the positivity rates are about 4 times higher than the rest of the county. Paige Cambern said she rarely visits downtown Auburn now even though she lives close by due to concerns around the virus.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2020 4:51:40 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:51:40 GMT



Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Crews respond to over 100 calls during heavy snowfall
The Spokane Valley Fire Department saw a large volume of calls the week of Oct. 19-25, which were pushed up by the 100 calls that came in during the 24-hour shift that began 8 a.m. Oct. 23, the day record-breaking amounts of snowfall led to other things like tree branches breaking. Crews helped removed fallen branches and trees if they were blocking someone inside their home, were blocking fire hydrants or created an immediate hazard.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2020 6:17:14 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:17:14 GMT



Pasco family escapes mobile home fire
A mobile home in Pasco caught on fire while a family was sleeping inside. Four people were sleeping inside a LakeView Mobile Home when it caught fire on October 28 around 2:30 a.m. in Pasco. The family of four, a father, mother and two kids are safe. Pasco police said the fire started in the breaker box moved to the wall and into the ceiling.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2020 8:40:46 AM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 News Richland
Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:40:46 GMT



Pasco firefighter dedicates his life to saving others
Today is National First Responders Day. A day to honor the men and women who act quickly and help us when an emergency is at hand. Capt. Ken Meyers with the Pasco Fire Department got into the fire service through an ad in the newspaper more than thirty-five years ago. He said the fire department was advertising for firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2020 7:42:30 AM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 News Richland
Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:42:30 GMT



Motor home catches fire near Vancouver waterfront
A motor home caught fire, sending a plume of smoke into the sky, Tuesday afternoon while traveling on Columbia Way along the Vancouver waterfront. The fire occurred at about 4 p.m. The owner of the motor home, Jill Sage, said she was driving down the road and smelled smoke. She and the other occupants got out of the vehicle before it burst into flames.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2020 6:44:36 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2020 01:44:36 GMT



Spokane: Man arrested for setting fire at Paulsen Building
A man has been arrested for setting a fire at the Paulsen Building early Tuesday morning. Police arrested 32-year-old Charles Campbell for second-degree arson and a felony Department of Corrections warrant. Authorities say they checked surveillance video from a business nearby, and officers at the downtown precinct found Campbell near Third and Howard later Tuesday morning.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2020 6:30:40 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2020 01:30:40 GMT



Firefighters respond to 3 fires in four hours in Yakima Monday
The Yakima Fire Department handled three fires over four hours Monday, including a kitchen fire that destroyed two units in an apartment building. The string of fires started a little after 9 a.m. with a brush fire on the Yakima Greenway, according to a news release from the department. That fire burned about 3,600 square feet of heavy brush near the Valley Mall Boulevard exit on Interstate 82.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2020 11:55:32 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:55:32 GMT



East Jefferson Fire Rescue hires chief
Bret Black hopes to finish out his firefighting career the way he started it: working hand-in-hand with both volunteers and professionals. “That’s how I started my career — in what we call a combination department — and it’s how I had always hoped to cap my career,” Black said Monday after he accepted an offer to become the new chief of East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR), which has 33 career firefighters and 40 volunteers, according to its 2019 annual report.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2020 1:55:23 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:55:23 GMT



Firefighting has changed, and Kirkland has a plan to keep up
Chief Joe Sanford is a few months away from celebrating 40 years as a firefighter. The biggest change over four decades? The fire itself. “The rate at which fire burns has changed, mostly because the furniture in modern homes is often made with synthetics,” he says. “We need to arrive at fires faster — it’s gone from a 30 minute response time to five minutes.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bothell-Reporter
Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Bremerton Naval Hospital Harnesses Power of Sun to Increase COVID-19 Protection
With patient and staff safety being paramount, one command has gone solar for additional safeguards in providing safe care to all in need. Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington, has employed a new tactic against the coronavirus and other similar, contagious germs by harnessing the power of the sun. The Bremerton, Washington-based military treatment facility recently acquired an ultraviolet light-emitting robot, specifically designed to eradicate infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and is finalizing the last stages of staff training before implementation.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: US Department of Defense
Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Arlington City Council to Discuss Annexing Fire Department to North County Fire & EMS
At two upcoming meetings, the Arlington City Council will discuss asking voters to consider annexing its fire department to North County Fire & EMS. The purpose of annexation would be to provide a sustainable funding source for fire and emergency medical service (EMS). The City Council will hold meetings on October 26 and November 2 to discuss the issue of annexation.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2020 7:18:20 AM - SOURCE: Arlington, WA
Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:18:20 GMT



Bremerton firefighter flown to Harborview after being pinned between impaired driver's car, cruiser
A Bremerton firefighter was flown to Harborview Medical Center with a leg injury Saturday after being pinned between two cars while performing a medical evaluation on a suspected impaired driver. The firefighter, 50, was called to Washington Avenue near its bend on 11th Street about 2 a.m. to evaluate a driver who'd struck a parked car, according to Bremerton Assistant Fire Chief John Payne.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2020 6:21:04 PM - SOURCE: Kitsap Sun
Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2020 01:21:04 GMT



Spokane Valley Firefighters Labor Union delivers first 'Operation Warm' winter coats ahead of storm
Friday morning Spokane Valley Firefighters Labor Union announced via Facebook that they were able to deliver the first 'Operation Warm' winter coats ahead of the winter storm. Trent Elementary and Trentwood Elementary received 125 winter coats and SVFLU reminded parents to contact the school counselor if their kid is in need of a coat.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2020 4:27:34 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Sun, 25 Oct 2020 23:27:34 GMT



Voters in Central Kitsap and South Kitsap are asked to approve millions in fire bonds. What would they get?
At Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s Olympic View Station, the Olympic Mountains can actually be viewed from inside the building through cracks in the walls. That’s just one of the problems with the station a $58.3 million facilities bond on the November ballot would solve. Both Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue and South Kitsap Fire and Rescue are going to voters this fall, asking them to approve bonds that would pay to upgrade or replace facilities they say are outdated and unsafe: stations that were built by volunteers in the 1960s and don’t have room to house modern fire engines, and stations that aren't up to seismic standards, meaning they could collapse in an earthquake, according to fire officials.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 1:47:37 PM - SOURCE: Kitsap Sun
Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:47:37 GMT



Despite virus scare at Snohomish County 911 center, the calls don’t stop
It could have been a disaster for the Snohomish County 911 dispatch center in September. After working 1½ shifts in a room with other radio dispatchers, in the glass-walled building that’s like a nerve center for all first-responders in Snohomish County, a dispatcher learned her COVID-19 test had come back positive.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Herald Net
Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Boyce named Firefighter of the Year by Puget Sound Fire
Aaron Boyce, a former standout football and basketball player at Kentwood High School, has been named the 2019 Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority Firefighter of the Year. Boyce was one of several employees honored at the Puget Sound Fire virtual awards presentation on Oct. 16. The ceremony typically is held earlier in the year but COVID-19 postponed the event and caused it to be presented in a virtual format.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 1:03:35 AM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:03:35 GMT



6 adults, 1 child displaced after fire damages four-plex in Hazel Dell
Crews battled a "stubborn fire" at a four-plex in the Hazel Dell area early Friday morning. At around 2:30 a.m., firefighters with Clark County Fire District 6 and Vancouver Fire were called out to a fire in the 6200 block of Northeast 11th Avenue. When firefighters arrived to the scene, the fire had spread from one of the units to the attic.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Beaverton
Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



4 injured after car crashes into restaurant in Seattle
The Seattle Fire Department responded to the Chinatown-International District in Seattle Thursday after a car crashed into a commercial building. The car crashed into Dim Sum King restaurant at the intersection of S Jackson Street and Maynard Avenue S just after 2 p.m. Four people were taken to the hospital for evaluation, but none had serious injuries, according to David Cuerpo, public information officer for the Seattle Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2020 1:05:54 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020 20:05:54 GMT



Region: Idaho sees largest COVID spike, could start sending patients to cities like Seattle
Idaho is seeing its largest coronavirus spike since the pandemic began, with new cases increasing by 46.5% over the past two weeks. Some health care experts are urging the state’s governor to take additional action to slow the spread of the virus. Dr. Bart Hill, a vice president with St. Luke’s Regional Health System, says Idaho’s current approach hasn’t worked to change the pandemic’s trajectory.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2020 12:48:34 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:48:34 GMT



Washington to become second state to adopt wildfire smoke worker safety rules
Construction, agricultural, and other outdoor workers braved the grey smog that choked most of Washington state last month. It was so bad, that its prompted Washington’s Labor and Industries division to craft rules that protect workers from wildfire smoke. This week, L&I filed the official notification, known as CR-101, the first step in the rulemaking process.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Clark County dive rescue team to join Clark County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue
Clark County Dive Rescue Team (CCDRT) is joining Clark County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (CCSOSAR). In recent weeks, both organizations’ boards have been working together to finalize the transition. Under this new arrangement, CCDRT will become the dive team for CCSOSAR. “This will give our team access to a vast and diverse knowledge base,” said Chastity Stern, operations manager for CCDRT.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2020 10:59:00 AM - SOURCE: ClarkCountyToday.com
Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:59:00 GMT



Spokane Fire Department report showing increase in penetrating traumas over the last 3 years
The Spokane Fire Department released a report showcasing the number of penetrating traumas recorded in Spokane over the last three years. By definition, penetrating trauma (PT) includes injuries resulting from firearms and sharp objects such as knives and swords. The report specifically highlights PT cases from Jan.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Multi Fire Arson Suspect Doused by Pasco Police
A 23-year-old Pasco resident is in the Franklin County jail facing not just arson charges, but resisting arrest and more. Josue Daniel Sepulveda-Zuniga was arrested Monday, said Pasco Police and now say he's linked to a second fire. Officer Travis Park had seen Zuniga running from the Sedona Apartments area near Marie and West 24th, after getting calls of a man in the area acting suspiciously around 1:50PM.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2020 3:12:08 PM - SOURCE: KFLD-AM 870
Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:12:08 GMT



Dog receives minor injuries after house fire in Longview
A home in Longview was damaged by a fire Tuesday evening. At around 9:42 p.m., Longview Fire crews responded to the report of a manufactured home that was on fire in the 1300 block of Baltimore Street. Firefighters arrived to the scene and found heavy smoke coming from the home. Officials said bystanders at the scene reported that the homeowners were not home, but that family pets may still be inside.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Beaverton
Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Reported brush fire in Spokane County is farmers preparing for winter
Fire District No. 3 received a call from a person concerned a "huge" fire had broken out after seeing plumes of smoke near South Graham Road, just southwest of Cheney at 4:32 p.m. As it turned out, farmers had just been plowing the large field and burned the resulting piles of weeds, as they do every year in preparation for winter, according to a local who declined to be named.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2020 1:16:43 AM - SOURCE: Cheney Free Press
Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:16:43 GMT



Grant County Fire District 5 gets FEMA grant to purchase new air packs
Grant County Fire District 5 has received a more than $800,000 grant to replace its air packs. Fire District 5 Capt. Travis Svilar says the grant allows the district to purchase 125 air packs, 125 masks and 250 bottles. The about $840,000 grant is the largest grant awarded to a fire department in the state this year through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2020 11:55:57 AM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:55:57 GMT



‘Critical’ 100-year-old trestle burned near Prosser; Feds asked to declare ‘major disaster’
VIDEO: Washington state is asking the federal government to declare the destroyed railroad trestle and bridge near Prosser a major disaster. The fierce wildfire in September consumed the 100-year-old trestle spanning the Yakima River. The state made the appeal this week to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to get money to rebuild what it says is a “critical” bridge, according to the Washington State Short Line Railroad Coalition.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tri-City Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Health officials worried about King County's spike in fentanyl overdoses this year
King County health officials have an alarming warning amid the coronavirus pandemic. With just two months left in the year, King County is seeing a record-breaking number of fentanyl overdoses in the opioid epidemic. New numbers from King County Public Health said there were 116 fentanyl overdoses in 2019.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters respond to two kitchen fires in Bellingham over the weekend
Firefighters were called to two separate kitchen fires in Bellingham over the weekend. At about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, crews were alerted to a grease fire in an apartment in the 1300 block of Bay Street in downtown Bellingham and arrived to find a well-involved kitchen fire. Those inside kept the fire in check by using a fire extinguisher and closing the apartment door when they evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 7:35:27 AM - SOURCE: KGMI-AM 790
Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:35:27 GMT



Man seriously injured in rollover crash in Grant County; Collision sparks small brushfire
A Mattawa man sustained serious injuries in a Thursday crash in Desert Aire. David Chiprez, 23, was driving a 2002 Mercedes, reportedly at a high rate of speed, west on Edgewater Way when he lost control of the car, which slid off the road and struck a PUD in-ground transformer, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 12:58:32 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2020 19:58:32 GMT



Family loses Malden home to wildfire, then gets COVID-19
Not much is left of the small town of Malden. A fire decimated the Northern Whitman County community on Labor Day. “It’s still really overwhelming. It just seems like every day there’s a long to-do list,” said Jessica Graham. For Jessica and Matthew Graham, as well as their five young children, the last few weeks have been a blur.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 10:29:44 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:29:44 GMT



Fire guts home, kills dog in Basin City
Fire officials say a malfunctioning electrical outlet in a living room caused a fire that demolished a one-story home in the middle of Basin City Sunday evening. Franklin County Fire District 4 Chief Steve Cooper says the double-wide manufactured home was situated off 2nd Avenue. Chief Cooper says the fire started at around 8:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2020 2:13:30 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2020 21:13:30 GMT



Barn In Centralia ‘Total Loss’ After Fire
A barn on Teitzel Road in Centralia was a “total loss” due to a fire that consumed the structure Sunday afternoon, according to Riverside Fire Authority. There were no injuries to fire personnel or the owners of the property, Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Anderson said, but a dog was treated for minor burns.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2020 12:16:12 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2020 19:16:12 GMT



Grays Harbor Fire District #2 asks voters to lift levy lid
Voters within the confines of Fire District #2 are considering a Fire Levy Lid Lift on their General Election Ballots, and the district has scheduled a virtual meeting to share information to voters.. The local fire district issued a press release regarding the proposition on the November 3 ballot, They say that their regular fire levy has continued to decrease since the last voter-approved measure ended.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2020 7:40:11 AM - SOURCE: KXXK-FM 95.3
Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:40:11 GMT



Spokane: 200 goats to help reduce fire risk by chewing away weeds at Hangman Park
Approximately 200 goats will be brought into Hangman Park to chew away at vegetation in an effort to mitigate fire risk. The goats will spend six days at the park, which the city said helps reduce the use of manual labor and expensive machinery. Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer has been committed to using goats for the project for months.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Semitruck crashes, erupts into flames on SB I-5 express lanes in Seattle
VIDEO: A collision involving a semitruck on southbound Interstate 5, just north of Stewart Street, forced the closure of the express lanes Sunday morning in Seattle. The driver was able to escape but was taken to hospital with minor injuries, Seattle firefighters said. Explosions were also heard as the fire continued to engulf the semi.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2020 3:52:23 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2020 22:52:23 GMT



Small plane lost power, crashed in parking lot in Puyallup
Practice runs behind the controls of a small airplane took a scary turn Saturday night when it lost power and crash-landed in a church parking lot. It’s the second plane crash in three days in Pierce County. Graham Fire and Rescue tells KOMO News that three people were on board including a student pilot, a trained pilot, and a passenger.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2020 8:12:52 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Sat, 17 Oct 2020 03:12:52 GMT



Arlington City Council to Discuss Annexing Fire Department to North County Fire & EMS
At two upcoming meetings, the Arlington City Council will discuss asking voters to consider annexing its fire department to North County Fire & EMS. The purpose of annexation would be to provide a sustainable funding source for fire and emergency medical service (EMS). The City Council will hold meetings on October 26 and November 2 to discuss the issue of annexation.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2020 1:16:22 PM - SOURCE: North Couty Outlook
Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2020 20:16:22 GMT



Fire destroys two-story home in Selah
Selah firefighters say a blaze destroyed a two-story home Saturday afternoon. Firefighters were called for the fire at 210 Duim Lane at 11:07 a.m., and the first units on the scene found the house fully on fire, said Selah fire Lt. Rob Messer. The fire had destabilized the home’s structure, and a combination of a lack of fire personnel and difficulties getting water to the location kept firefighters from going inside the burning building, Messer said.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2020 9:31:23 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Sun, 18 Oct 2020 04:31:23 GMT



 

 
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