Washington State Regional Fire Investigation Council

Woman in critical condition after neighbors heard small explosion at Seattle apartment
One woman is in critical condition after a small explosion occurred at an apartment in Seattle's Laurelhurst neighborhood, the Seattle Fire Department says. Seattle firefighters responded to reports of a small explosion at a residence in the 5000 Block of Mithun PL NE just before 4:30 p.m. Friday. Neighbors reported hearing the explosion and worked to extinguish the fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/5/2021 6:03:49 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sat, 06 Mar 2021 02:03:49 GMT



Fire destroys trailers, vehicle near Ephrata
Two travel trailers and a vehicle were destroyed by fire in the 10700 block of Road E.6 Northwest, southwest of Ephrata Thursday night. Grant County Fire District 13 Assistant Chief Todd Hufman said there were no injuries. Fire crews were dispatched at about 9:30 p.m., Hufman said. Firefighters found the two travel trailers and the wooden porch connecting them in flames, according to GCFD 13.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2021 3:43:23 PM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Sat, 06 Mar 2021 23:43:23 GMT



Hundreds of mattresses ignite causing blaze near Sumner
PHOTOS: East Pierce firefighters worked to extinguish hundreds of mattresses in an early morning brush fire Sunday. East Pierce Fire said crews were dispatched to a residence in Sumner just after 3 a.m. Sunday for a brush fire. When they arrived, they found hundreds of mattresses burning. Crews worked for several hours to extinguish the fire, no injuries were reported.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2021 11:52:37 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sun, 07 Mar 2021 19:52:37 GMT



Chelan County PUD studies targeted power cuts to control wildfire risks
The Chelan County PUD is studying how power cuts have been used in California and Oregon to reduce the risk of wildfire as it develops its own proposed plan. “The risks to our communities and the risk to our utility have grown so catastrophically that we need to do our due diligence in exploring this option,” PUD spokeswoman Rachel Hansen told commissioners this week.
- PUB DATE: 3/5/2021 10:09:40 PM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Sat, 06 Mar 2021 06:09:40 GMT



Washington hits COVID-19 vaccine goal of 45,000 doses a day
Normalcy is making its way back to Washington thanks to the COVID-19 vaccine. "We now have three very effective vaccines coming into the state of Washington," said Dr. Umair Shah, Washington’s Secretary of Health. With three vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson now in circulation the Department of Health says more supply has helped us get to a point where we've hit our goal of daily inoculations.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 08 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Tacoma family displaced by fire, then burned by thieves--twice
A Tacoma family had already been devastated by a fire, which destroyed much of their South Yakima Avenue home and most of their belongings. Then, looters broke in and took everything the family was hoping to save and salvage, which they’d spent previous days pulling from the ashes. The fire, which investigators have ruled as electrical, started while the De los Reyes family was away, moving the kids’ grandmother into assisted living, while the father was working on a fishing vessel on the Bering Sea.
- PUB DATE: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Lynden business destroyed by fire
PHOTO: A Lynden water treatment business on Bender Road was destroyed in a fire Thursday morning. Lynden Fire Chief Mark Billmire says a detached two car garage that housed Northwest Water Treatment was fully involved in fire as crews arrived just before 9 a.m. He says there was some concern about chlorine or other chemicals inside the building but they found only inert chemicals that posed no danger to firefighters or the public.
- PUB DATE: 3/4/2021 12:47:38 PM - SOURCE: KISM-FM 92.9
Posted on Thu, 04 Mar 2021 20:47:38 GMT



Spike in Pacific Northwest fentanyl overdoses linked to Mexican drug cartel
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said transnational criminal organizations, specifically the CJNG cartel, are mixing fentanyl into illicit narcotics, resulting in a significant increase in overdoses. "For our community, this is a significant threat and something we should take very seriously,” said Frank A.
- PUB DATE: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Washington state reports over 800 new COVID-19 cases
Washington state reported over 800 more coronavirus Thursday, one day after reaching a grim milestone of 5,000 COVID-19 related deaths. The Washington Department of Health reported 854 new COVID-19 cases, 34 additional hospitalizations and 20 more deaths in the past 24 hours. State health officials have confirmed 343,090 coronavirus cases, 19,500 hospitalizations and 5,032 deaths since the pandemic began.
- PUB DATE: 3/4/2021 11:57:12 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:57:12 GMT



VIDEO: Fifth Wheel Trailer Destroyed in Kennewick Fire
A fifth-wheel trailer was destroyed in a fire last night in Kennewick. Kennewick Police officers blocked area roadways so firefighters could operate safely in battling the blaze. The fire happened in the 800 block of West Klamath Avenue at about 9:30 pm. No one was injured in the fire and the cause remains under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 3/5/2021 10:30:08 AM - SOURCE: KEYW-FM 98.3
Posted on Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:30:08 GMT



Fireworks Could Get Banned In These Areas Of The Puget Sound Region
The sale and use of fireworks could get banned in some parts of King County, according to KOMO. King County Council members are considering the proposed measure this week, and if it passes, would ban the sale and discharging of fireworks in unincorporated parts of the county. Council members Joe McDermott and Claudia Balducci are sponsoring the proposal.
- PUB DATE: 3/4/2021 10:45:54 AM - SOURCE: KJR-FM 95.7
Posted on Thu, 04 Mar 2021 18:45:54 GMT



Washington state lawmakers discuss $125 million wildfire bill
The winter months aren’t stopping lawmakers and elected officials from bracing for this upcoming wildfire season. House Bill 1168 is currently making its way through the Washington State Legislature. Washington’s 2020 wildfire season was one of the most deadly and destructive on record. “It was one of our worst seasons ever and frankly, 5 of the last 6 years have been catastrophic,” said Hilary Franz, Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands.
- PUB DATE: 3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 04 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT



House Burns Down on Vashon's South End
A fire destroyed a small residence on Vashon in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 3. Vashon Island Fire District responded to a call about a cabin fire at 4:38 a.m. and arrived to find a fully involved fire in progress. More than a dozen firefighters battled the blaze and protected a nearby house to the west of the property, not leaving the scene until 8 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/4/2021 2:07:38 AM - SOURCE: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Posted on Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:07:38 GMT



'5,000 lives were more than a number:' Washington state eclipses 5,000 COVID-19 deaths
Washington state reached a grime milestone Wednesday, eclipsing 5,000 COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The Washington Department of Health reported 795 new COVID-19 cases, 33 additional hospitalizations and 24 more deaths in the past 24 hours. State health officials have confirmed 342,236 coronavirus cases, 19,466 hospitalizations and 5,012 deaths since the pandemic began.
- PUB DATE: 3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
Posted on Thu, 04 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Ocean Shores Fire Department, Fire District 7 respond to fatal fire
On March 2, 2021, Ocean Shores Fire Department, Ocean Shores Police Department, and Fire District 7 were dispatched to a residential house fire. The caller reported there was heavy black smoke and flames seen coming from the roof. It was also said the windows of the residence were blowing out and flames could be seen.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2021 7:17:12 AM - SOURCE: Ocean Shores, WA
Posted on Wed, 03 Mar 2021 15:17:12 GMT



Damages are estimated at $400,000 from fire in Yakima
Damages are estimated at $400,000 from a commercial structure fire at 3910 N. Summitview Ave. Monday night. Yakima Fire Department crews were called to the scene at about 9 p.m. to find smoke coming from the roof of a two-story commercial building, according to a news release. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, and smoke and fire damage were limited to the second floor business and attic space.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2021 10:50:46 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Wed, 03 Mar 2021 18:50:46 GMT



New Fall City Fire Chief is on the job
Incoming Fall City Fire Chief Brian Culp brings with him more than three decades of experience from his time as a firefighter in New Mexico. Culp started his journey as a junior firefighter in 1989 at the age of 13 in New Mexico. While he wasn’t allowed to do a lot at such a young age, it started him down the path of fighting fires, which is a family tradition.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2021 1:04:39 AM - SOURCE: Snoqualmie Valley Record
Posted on Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:04:39 GMT



With tide rising, girl, 10, rescued from mud at Dugualla State Park
Rescuers pulled a 10-year-old girl out of the mud at Dugualla State Park Sunday afternoon. The girl and her family were exploring the area, North Whidbey Fire Chief John Clark said, when the girl and her mother went further out into the mudflats. They were about 30 feet from shore when the girl sank into waist-deep mud.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2021 1:57:03 AM - SOURCE: South Whidbey Record
Posted on Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:57:03 GMT



New station: Grant County Fire District 10 station has room to expand
Grant County Fire District 10 Commissioner Dwight Vander Vorste said the district’s new $2 million fire station was a pretty good deal. The fire district outgrew its facility on Camelia Street in Royal City, he said, which was even before its merger with Grant County Fire District 11. So, commissioners and fire district officials went looking for a new location.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2021 1:11:16 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:11:16 GMT



Update: Moses Lake liquor store fire investigation confirms robbery, arson
The investigation of the Jan. 30 structure fire at Moses Lake Liquor & Wine is ongoing, but Moses Lake police confirmed the cause as robbery and arson. “It was a break-in, and (robbers) stole cash from the office area and then they used gasoline and torched the building,” said store owner Mike Ventura.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2021 1:12:08 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:12:08 GMT



Program in Spokane County helps first responders care for special needs children in emergencies
First responders are getting another tool in their toolbox. But it’s in the form of a note that will get to them before they get to your home when you dial 911. The Isaac Foundation created the Isaac Alert program with Spokane County Dispatch and Spokane Fire Department. If you have a child on the autism spectrum and other disabilities, you can sign up and put a note in for dispatchers and first responders for your home.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Fire Destroys Kennewick Shop, Cause Was ATV Battery Charging
Kennewick Firefighters were called out to the Highland area, Sunday evening after a caller reported seeing large plumes of smoke. Upon arrival, fire crews found a medium-sized shop with smoke coming out of the roof in the 300 block of East 45th Avenue. Fire crews forced their way inside to locate the source of the fire, which was quickly extinguished.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2021 2:40:28 PM - SOURCE: KXRX-FM 97.1
Posted on Mon, 01 Mar 2021 22:40:28 GMT



Cooking Oil Results in Wenatchee Home Fire
A kitchen fire in a Wenatchee home on Trisha Way was the result of a forgotten stove top left on with oil cooking Monday night. According to public information officer, Kay McKellar, the resident made a quick store run and upon arrival back at his home, found flames in his kitchen. The occupant attempted to extinguish the fire, however it spread into the cabinets and ceiling.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2021 10:38:20 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Tue, 02 Mar 2021 18:38:20 GMT



Burlington area firefighters use skills in nationwide battle against COVID-19
In the midst of a global pandemic, two local firefighters have gone above and beyond to help not just their communities, but the country, work toward recovery. “It’s a chance to give back to someone that you don’t know and that needs you the most,” said Adam Wunsch, a firefighter and paramedic with the Burlington Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2021 12:18:29 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Sun, 28 Feb 2021 08:18:29 GMT



Kelso firefighter retires after 22 years of public service
After 22 years of service, firefighter and paramedic Todd Buzalsky has retired from Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue in Kelso. Public service is in Buzalsky’s blood: His father was a firefighter and his older brother is the battalion fire chief for the City of Longview. “It’s funny to look back at things,” his older brother Troy Buzalsky is quoted in a press release submitted to The Daily News.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2021 5:20:37 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Sat, 27 Feb 2021 13:20:37 GMT



Moses Lake firefighter leading charge to help family of five displaced by fire in north Idaho
A Moses Lake firefighter’s foundation is doing some good well beyond the borders of Grant County. Mike Miner is the executive director of the Firefighters for Kids Foundation. The Firefighters for Kids Foundation was started in 2005 with volunteer firefighters visiting children’s hospitals in the Spokane area.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 10:11:51 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Sat, 27 Feb 2021 06:11:51 GMT



20 Years After the Nisqually Earthquake, Are We Better Prepared for the Big One?
The last time the ground shook in a big way in Washington was 20 years ago, and here are a few things that happened: The tower at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport twisted and buckled, shattering windows as an air traffic controller warned off approaching planes. In Seattle's Pioneer Square, brick walls and parapets peeled away from centuries-old buildings, flattening cars and clogging roads with tons of debris.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2021 9:48:08 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Sun, 28 Feb 2021 17:48:08 GMT



One year ago, a King County man was the nation’s first known COVID-19 death
One year ago this weekend, on Leap Day 2020, what was then the nation’s first known coronavirus death was announced here in the Puget Sound. Seattle-King County Public Health stated that the death was a man in his 50s at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland. Public Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin also noted a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Life Care Center in Kirkland, the greatest number of cases seen in one spot in Washington to that date.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: My Northwest
Posted on Mon, 01 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Man found trapped under 1,500-pound bale of hay at Franklin County farm
A man trapped under a heavy bale of hay at a Franklin County farm has been airlifted to the hospital Monday morning for treatment of injuries. Franklin County sheriff's deputies and fire crews responded to the scene, near Peterson Road, at about 5 a.m. and found the 50-year-old local man trapped under the hay bale, estimated to weigh about 1,500 pounds.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 01 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Auburn: Wrong-way driver kills another driver in fiery crash along SR-18
A driver heading the wrong way on SR-18 smashed head-on into another driver Thursday evening, resulting in a fiery crash that left the victim dead and the causing driver under arrest in a hospital. 911 dispatchers received multiple calls that an SUV was heading west in the eastbound lanes of SR-18 near Auburn just before 7:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Washington tests ShakeAlert warnings with mixed results
Washington took a big step Thursday toward a long-discussed earthquake early warning system by sending test alerts to mobile phones, but many people didn’t receive the messages. “This is why we test, so we have an idea of what we need to work on, what improvements we need to make,” said Maximilian Dixon, who heads geologic hazards for the state emergency management division.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Feds seize 460,000 counterfeit N-95 masks heading to Seattle area
More than 460,000 counterfeit 3M N-95 surgical masks that were on their way to Puget Sound area first responders were intercepted by federal investigators, Homeland Security officials said. The masks are a critical tool used by health care providers and first responders to protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne dangers.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Homeowner badly burned in Sequim blaze
A serious fire at a mobile home in Sequim Tuesday night left a man suffering with burns over 50% of his body and fire investigators unsure about the cause of the blaze. District 3 firefighters were dispatched around 9:30 pm to a structure fire in the 900 block of S. 3rd Avenue. That location also dispatches units from Carlsborg and Blyn.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 5:49:47 PM - SOURCE: KONP-AM 1450
Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:49:47 GMT



Natural gas leak, underground fire cause evacuations in Seattle’s Central District
A natural gas leak and underground fire in Seattle’s Central District caused power outages and evacuations Wednesday. Chopper 7 was above the flames burning on the sidewalk in the 2700 block of East Cherry Street. The fire started after 11 a.m. Seattle Fire Department officials said the burning gas melted through asphalt.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Man found dead in Kent apartment by firefighters
A man was found dead in a Kent apartment after Puget Sound Fire responded to a fire at about 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the 25900 block of 25th Lane South on the West Hill. Puget Sound Fire responded to an initial report of an odor in the building. Upon arrival, firefighters upgraded it to a structure fire response.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 1:02:02 AM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021 09:02:02 GMT



Update: Fundraising Underway for Businesses Impacted by Bull Durham Fire in Cle Elum
PHOTO: The Cle Elum Downtown Association is raising money to help businesses impacted after a Saturday fire in the Bull Durham building. The three-alarm blaze severely damaged the historic structure which sits at the corner of Railroad and Oak Avenues. The fund raiser will help the seven businesses effected, all in the medical field in some capacity.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 2:36:28 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:36:28 GMT



Mattawa City Council proposes annexation into Grant County Fire District 8
The Mattawa City Council wants annexation with Grant County Fire District 8 because the fire district is increasing the fee the city pays for fire protection services. But fire officials said the agreement won’t benefit the district. During a Feb. 18 meeting, council member Tony Acosta proposed annexation into the fire district.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 1:13:33 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:13:33 GMT



Firefighters injured during response to Vancouver duplex
Two firefighters were injured Monday while battling a duplex fire in Vancouver’s Lincoln neighborhood. The fire was first reported at 2:56 p.m. at the Logan’s Court duplexes in the 1100 block of West 36th Street, according to emergency dispatch records. The first arriving engine found smoke coming from the front of one of the units, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Joe Spatz said.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Terrace Heights chimney fire displaces two, prompts large fire response
At least two people were forced out of their home when it caught fire, Tuesday evening. More than two dozen firefighters responded to reports of a chimney fire along the 700 Block of Bittner Road in Terrace Heights around 6:00 pm. Crews say when they arrived, flames and heavy smoke were seen coming out of the roof of the home.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Fire destroys Riverside home
A GoFundMe page has been launched for a local musician who lost his home, vehicles and musical equipment in a house fire Thursday, Feb. 18. Shortly before 9 p.m., crews from Fire District No. 7 (Riverside), Fire District No. 3 (Omak), Okanogan County Public Utility District, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and LifeLine Ambulance responded to a report of a structure fire at 207 Second St.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2021 1:16:51 PM - SOURCE: Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 21:16:51 GMT



Pend Oreille Fire District 4 chief passes away in the line of duty
Pend Oreille Fire District 4 Chief Nick Knaack passed away in the line of duty on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife and three children. Chief Knaack served for 25 years throughout Kootenai County, Bonner County, and Pend Oreille County, according to Fire District 4. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 27, at 11 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2021 5:30:17 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 01:30:17 GMT



Cle Elum's historic Bull Durham Building devastated by fire
A historic building in Cle Elum known to locals and tourists alike was devastated by an early morning fire Saturday. The Bull Durham building on Railroad Street in Cle Elum, known for its iconic advertising mural was badly damaged in the fire, displacing all tenants from the property. The building housed a physical therapy practice, as well as counseling, acupuncture, chiropractic and massage services.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2021 10:57:02 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:57:02 GMT



Spokane-area firefighters rescue man who slipped and fell in grain elevator
Firefighters from the Spokane area rescued a worker on Monday who slipped and fell while inside a grain elevator. The man was getting ready to receive a delivery when he fell approximately 19 feet, Spokane Valley Fire Department spokesperson Julie Happy said in a press release. It happened in the area of Alki Avenue and Fancher Road.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2021 6:29:17 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 02:29:17 GMT



Suspected arsonist arrested after fire set at Tacoma middle school
A suspected arsonist has been arrested after a fire was discovered at a Tacoma's Gray Middle School early Tuesday morning. Police had been called to the nearby STAR Center just before 4:30 a.m. on an unrelated call for a stolen car in the parking lot. As officers were on scene, they spotted flames coming from the school.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Two people injured in a Vancouver mobile home fire after a propane tank exploded
PHOTO: Two people were injured in a fire after a propane tank exploded inside a mobile home Saturday afternoon in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood. A dog and two cats were unaccounted for. One person was taken to a hospital and another was being treated at the scene, according to Vancouver Fire Department spokeswoman Heidi Parr.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2021 5:39:33 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2021 13:39:33 GMT



Car crashes into Parkland home, knocking wall down onto resident
PHOTOS: A man was injured Monday morning when a car crashed into his Parkland residence and knocked a wall down on top of him, sheriff's officials said. The driver who hit the house is now at large after fleeing from the scene. Deputies, state troopers and medics responded to the residence, a duplex near 111th Street South and Sheridan Avenue, after receiving reports of a vehicle hitting a building, said Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2021 3:59:55 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2021 23:59:55 GMT



State Fire Marshal Urges Parents To Talk Fire Safety
Yakima firefighters have battled a lot of home and apartment fires so far this winter season. Many have been caused by space heaters and woodstoves. Earlier this month a 4-year-old girl was killed in a shed fire on Ahtanum. She was one of two children under the age of 5 that have died in fires this year in the state.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIT-AM 1280
Posted on Mon, 22 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Kennewick Fire Department partners with a local brewery to can beer for a cause
Most of us have our favorite beers like ales, stouts and porters. But now, there’s a new IPA in town. The Kennewick Fire Department paired up with Ice Harbor Brewery in Kennewick for their new red IPA or RIPA. A case, or 24 cans, will set you back about $40 dollars. However, one dollar from each can purchased will go to the KFD’s benevolent fund that helps locals in need.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 6:44:37 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 02:44:37 GMT



Eastside Fire District hoping Wenatchee chief will lead both departments
Wenatchee Valley’s two fire districts are expected to be run by the same chief over the next year, during which time they’ll explore the feasibility of a merger. Douglas County Fire District 2 commissioners signed an authorization Thursday that allows the district to negotiate with Chelan County Fire District 1 in hopes that its chief, Brian Brett, will lead both districts.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Blaze Torches Hay, Claims Goats North of Pasco
Franklin County Deputies say Franklin County Fire District 5 crews responded to a structure fire in the 4000 block of West Sagemoore Road early Friday morning (Feb. 19). The fire, about two miles northwest of the Country Mercantile (located on Highway 395) was contained but not before it consumed a number of hay bales, and killed four goats who were in the shed.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2021 11:17:19 AM - SOURCE: KXRX-FM 97.1
Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 19:17:19 GMT



Seattle firefighter accused of impersonating coworker and sending threatening emails to councilmember
A Seattle firefighter is facing cyberstalking and identity theft charges after being accused of using a colleague's email account to send threatening messages to Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant. According to court documents, Andrew Finseth, 42, told investigators that his goal in writing the threatening messages to the council member was to get a fellow firefighter in trouble.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 1:12:35 PM - SOURCE: KUOW-FM Seattle
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 21:12:35 GMT



Hit-and-run driver causes 12-vehicle crash on SR 599 in Tukwila
The northbound lanes of State Route 599 were blocked for several hours Friday morning after a hit-and-run driver caused a 12-vehicle crash. The crash occurred near East Marginal Way in Tukwila around 5 a.m. All lanes of SR 599 reopened around 8:15 a.m. According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson, a woman was speeding and tried to get between a semi-truck and another vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Massive fishing ship burns at Port of Tacoma
VIDEO: A large fire broke out on a commercial fishing ship in the Port of Tacoma Wednesday night, sending huge plumes of smoke into the air and firefighters scrambling to keep tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals from spilling into Commencement Bay. Tacoma Fire officials said the Aleutian Falcon ship, owned by Trident Seafoods, started burning about 10:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 7:41:55 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 15:41:55 GMT



More than 1,000 Spokane County first responders now fully vaccinated
More than 1,000 first responders across Spokane County are officially vaccinated. An interdisciplinary task force was tasked with vaccinating Spokane County's EMS professionals and, as of Friday, all who wished to be vaccinated have received their second dose. In total, 1,060 first responders completed the two-shot series and 5,290 total doses were administered at the clinic.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Follow Up: Bellingham sees second fatal house fire in 3 days, as woman dies in Columbia neighborhood
For the second time in less than three days, an accidental Bellingham house fire proved deadly, as a woman died Tuesday afternoon in a Columbia neighborhood fire. The two deaths are the first due to house fires in Bellingham in more than two years. Bellingham Fire Department crews were called at 2:04 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 7:27:35 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 15:27:35 GMT



VIDEO: Trash burns in street after truck fire in Seattle
Thanks for the tip. A “car fire” callout in the 4000 block of SW Barton is actually a solid-waste truck fire, says our texter, and police are being dispatched for traffic control – the dispatcher described it as a “large trash fire in the roadway.’ Adding reader video sent by Eric Nordlund. As it shows, and as our crew reports, the truck had to dump trash in the street after the truck broke out – and that’s where the trash burned.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: West Seattle Blog
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Woman burned in fire at Seattle homeless camp
One woman was taken to the hospital after fire broke out at a homeless encampment along Interstate 90 early Thursday. Firefighters and medics responded to the scene, along eastbound I-90 near Rainier Avenue South, at about 12:30 a.m. after receiving reports of flames spreading through the camp. Crews doused the blaze and treated one woman at the scene for burn injuries described as "minor.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



‘It was a very big boom’: Explosion, large fire destroys SeaTac Auto business
A two-alarm fire, which completely destroyed a SeaTac auto service business, was preceded by a thunderous explosion, according to witnesses. The fire began before noon Tuesday at Guru Auto Techs — which customizes Prius, according to its Facebook page — and caused towering flames to erupt from the building located in the 21200 block of International Boulevard.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Columbia neighborhood fire leads to woman's death
An afternoon fire in Bellingham’s Columbia neighborhood led to a woman’s death Tuesday. Fire crews were called at 2pm to the 3000 block of Victor Street after multiple callAn afternoon fire in Bellingham's Columbia neighborhood led to a woman's death Tuesday. Fire crews were called at 2pm to the 3000 block of Victor Street after multiple callers reported seeing flames and smoke coming from the home's lower level windows.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2021 7:20:36 AM - SOURCE: KGMI-AM 790
Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:20:36 GMT



Update: Space Heater Blamed For Deadly Yakima Shed Fire
Fire investigators in West Valley say they believe a space heater was the cause of a fire in a shed on Ahtanum Road last Friday that took the lives of a father and daughter. The State Fire Marshal’s office is now handing the investigation with help from officials from the Federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms or ATF office.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2021 5:40:57 AM - SOURCE: KIT 1280-AM & 99.3-FM
Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021 13:40:57 GMT



'ShakeAlert' earthquake early warning system nearing release in Washington state
After years of development, a West Coast earthquake early warning system will be ready to send alerts to your phone in a matter of weeks. The much-anticipated system rolls out in May in our state. Experts said it will be critical to saving lives and property in an earthquake. When an earthquake hits, every second counts.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2021 3:14:38 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021 11:14:38 GMT



Fire destroys trailer in Clinton
A fire Sunday evening resulted in the total loss of a trailer that was parked next to a Deer Lake Road residence, but no injuries occurred, according to South Whidbey Fire/EMS. Firefighters responded to the blaze around 11:07 p.m. that night when the residents of the home discovered the fire. A family member of the homeowner was living in the camper, Public Information Officer Jon Gabelein said, but they evacuated immediately after noticing the fire and suffered no injuries.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2021 1:07:19 AM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times
Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021 09:07:19 GMT



Yakima shed fire claims lives of one child, one adult
Two people died in the West Valley of Yakima on Friday morning in an apparent shed fire. Sources close to the situation say that one of the two fatalities was a child. The fire allegedly took place down an unnamed road off of the 7600 block of Ahtanum Rd between S. 74th Ave. and S. 78th Ave. According to County Fire Marshal Chris Pedersen, the shed caught fire around 8:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2021 5:10:14 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Sat, 13 Feb 2021 13:10:14 GMT



Annexations fire up pride: Fire districts’ pacts with Battle Ground, Woodland praised
Two fire districts in Clark County have implemented visible changes early this year after separate annexation votes last year. Voters in Clark County Fire District 3 and Battle Ground approved the city’s annexation into the district’s coverage area in February 2020. Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue and Woodland voters did the same in August.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2021 6:41:37 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:41:37 GMT



Spokane fire crews rescue one person from burning home in West Central
One person is recovering after Spokane Fire crews rescued them from a back room during an early morning house fire on the 1800 block of West Gardner Ave. According to the Spokane Fire Department, the person who was rescued from the home was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2021 2:05:58 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV FOX 28 Spokane
Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2021 10:05:58 GMT



Yakima apartment fire displaces eight, sends one to the hospital
The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) responded to an apartment fire on Saturday night that displaced eight people and sent another to the hospital for smoke inhalation. No other injuries have been reported at this time. Yakima firefighters were called to the 500-block of North 6th St around 8:10 p.m. on Saturday, February 13.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2021 4:52:59 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 16 Feb 2021 00:52:59 GMT



Spokane firefighters brave bitter cold temperatures while fighting fires
Water puts out fire, it's what we have all been taught since we were kids. But Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer told us, when you add extreme cold it’s a dangerous combination. “On the fire ground between the mist and the direct contact with water all the firefighters end up pretty soaked,” Schaeffer said.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2021 3:45:42 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Sat, 13 Feb 2021 11:45:42 GMT



SR-18 reopens near Tiger Mountain summit after semi truck fire
A semi truck burst into flames Friday morning near the Tiger Mountain Summit, blocking State Route 18 in both directions for about an hour, the Washington State Patrol reports. Troopers and firefighters rushed to the scene at about 9 a.m. after receiving reports of a vehicle fire. A semi tractor was fully ablaze when the first units arrived.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2021 11:09:50 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2021 19:09:50 GMT



Propane tanks explode, one injured at Bellingham homeless encampment by ball fields
Multiple propane tanks exploded and at least one person was injured at a homeless tent encampment in the lower parking lot of Frank Geri Softball Fields, according to Bellingham police Lt. Claudia Murphy. Bellingham police and the Bellingham Fire Department responded to the corner of Puget and Fraser streets shortly before 1:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Pullman Fire Department mourns loss of former fire chief Scott LaVielle
The City of Pullman Fire Department is mourning the loss of former Fire Chief Scott LaVielle. According to their Facebook post, they learned the news that he passed away suddenly. LaVielle served as the City of Pullman Fire Chief from January 2012 to January 2013. Most recently, he retired from the City of Tumwater Fire Department in 2020.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2021 10:26:33 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2021 18:26:33 GMT



Camas-Washougal Fire: Fighting fire with prevention
Camas-Washougal Fire Chief Nick Swinhart recently recalled his first encounters with Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Miller. Miller was one of the first people Swinhart met after being named fire chief in 2011. “He (invited) me out to lunch and wanted to know what I knew about fire sprinklers,” Swinhart said, laughing.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 1:03:12 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 21:03:12 GMT



Dog killed in Vancouver house fire
A dog died in house fire Vancouver on Thursday night, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. Firefighters were called to 12311 S.E. McGillivray Boulevard at around 7:40 p.m. The flames were so intense that attacking firefighters had to withdrawal from the building. At one point a firefighter was temporarily trapped.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



AUDIO: Junior Firefighter and His Grandma Gift the Everett Fire Department with a Snuggle Blanket!
Randy, a four-year-old junior firefighter, and his grandma teamed up to warm up our heroes in Everett! Join Firefighter Jim Workman and Erica for a mini chat about how love from the community means a lot… and how our heroes simply love what they get to do.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 2:36:12 PM - SOURCE: KCMS-FM Spirit 105.3
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 22:36:12 GMT



Crews battle 2 boat fires on Tacoma waterfront
PHOTOS: Crews battled two boat fires that erupted on the Tacoma waterfront overnight. Firefighters raced to the scene, on the Thea Foss Waterway in the 700 block of Dock Street, at about 2:20 a.m. after receiving reports of two vessels engulfed in flames with people possibly trapped on the dock. Crews evacuated everyone from the scene and began battling the flames on a 35-foot vessel and a 43-foot vessel moored at a marina there.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Spokane County Fire District 8 welcomes new Fire Chief Lonnie Rash; former leader Tony Nielsen has retired
Fire Chief Lonnie Rash took over the top position at Spokane County Fire District 8 south of Spokane and Spokane Valley with little fanfare last month after longtime Fire Chief Tony Nielsen retired. Nielsen was content to leave without a public sendoff, but those who drive by the district’s headquarters inside Station 82 in Valleyford will notice a tribute to Nielsen – a blue street sign marking the driveway that reads “Nielsen Way.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Body found in submerged Jeep at Seattle marina
Seattle police are investigating after a body was pulled from a submerged Jeep near the Shilshole Bay Marina on Wednesday morning. Crews responded to reports of a vehicle submerged in the water near the 700 block of Seaview Avenue Northwest. A person launching their boat saw the vehicle. When crews arrived, they found a Jeep in the water with a person inside.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Pullman first responders feel ‘wear and tear on morale’ during pandemic
As the U.S. approaches one year of COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, Pullman first responders have been trying to adjust to the new normal. Several areas of operations have changed since last year, said Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston. This includes optional COVID-19 vaccinations, following pandemic protocols and closing the fire station to the public.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 2:02:45 AM - SOURCE: Daily Evergreen
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:02:45 GMT



A third of Americans don't trust the COVID-19 vaccine; how Washingtonians feel
As vaccine rollout continues across the country, it turns out some don't trust the vaccine itself. According to a poll by the Associated Press, 1/3 of Americans don't plan on getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Here are some of the reasons people in Washington told KHQ they won't get a vaccine: They think it doesn't prevent them from getting COVID-19 or spreading it.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Seven displaced in Yakima following fire
VIDEO: The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) responded to a massive fire that left seven people displaced early on Tuesday morning. According to officials with the fire department, firefighters were called to the 1000 block of West Mead Avenue around 4:40 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Though no injuries to humans were reported, the YFD noted that a dog sadly perished in the fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 1:43:46 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 21:43:46 GMT



Goats killed in Battle Ground barn fire
Fourteen goats perished in a barn fire Monday night in Battle Ground, according to fire officials. Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue was dispatched shortly after 11 p.m. to the 20600 block of Northeast 87th Avenue for a structure fire. The first engine arrived within five minutes. Firefighters said they saw a large smoke plume nearly a mile away and called for extra units, Chief John Nohr said.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 6:30:51 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 10 Feb 2021 02:30:51 GMT



Richland Man Charged in Arson, Neighbor's House Destroyed
This case of arson plays out like something you would expect to see on Law And Order Episode. A 23-year old man is in Benton County Jail after allegedly starting two fires to destroy his neighbor's Richland home. Abrahan Liberty Carias was taken into custody last Friday night. The Richland Police and Fire Department were first called to the home in the 1400 block of Short Avenue at about 7 pm.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 2:54:06 PM - SOURCE: KEYW-FM 98.3
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 22:54:06 GMT



100 years ago in Spokane: A firefighter was killed by his friend while delivering him groceries
Harry Williams, 84, was to be charged with murder in the shooting death of his friend, Spokane firefighter John Batten. Batten had befriended Williams years earlier after leasing some land from the old man west of Spokane. Batten usually made two trips a week out to Williams’ ranch to bring him fruit and other groceries.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 10 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Port Hadlock house fire extinguished
The people and the family dog had evacuated before firefighters arrived at a house fire in Port Ludlow. Firefighters rescued a lizard and bearded dragon from the flames. East Jefferson Fire Rescue firefighters arrived at the home in the 100 block of Fir Circle in Port Hadlock at about 10 p.m. Sunday night.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2021 1:46:19 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Wed, 10 Feb 2021 09:46:19 GMT



Bellevue Firefighter Retires After 30 Years Of Service
After 30 years of service to the community, Firefighter Greg Wilson worked his final shift over the weekend, according to the Bellevue Fire Department. Hired in early 1991, Wilson completed his probation, and his first permanent assignment was at Fire Station 5. According to the department, this was followed by a long-term assignment at Station 2.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bellevue Patch
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Clark-Cowlitz fire crews get creative to extinguish fire
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue crews had to get creative to extinguish a fire that broke out just before 2 p.m. on Monday. The home was located next to Interstate 5 at the Lewis River Bridge near Woodland. Fire officials said they had a tough time reaching the home because of a muddy driveway that was too steep for regular fire engines.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Arson likely destroys toilet, shelter at Pelican Point's park
A portable toilet and its shelter at the Pelican Point development’s park, near the intersection of Viewmont Drive and Vernal Avenue, was destroyed by fire Monday morning. Bob Horst, battalion chief for Grant County Fire District 5, said the cause of the fire was undetermined, but given the nature of the structure, it’s likely human action of some kind was involved and it is listed as arson.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2021 6:14:38 PM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 02:14:38 GMT



Prescott family uninjured in house fire
PHOTO: A family evacuated uninjured in a Sunday house fire at 107 N. D St. The fire started in the attic from the chimney, damaging the structure. Prescott firefighters arrived about 10 p.m. and spent two hours putting the fire out, according to Walla Walla County Fire District 1 Chief Jim Ruffcorn.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Fire destroys grape harvesting equipment near Sunnyside
Farm equipment and vehicles worth about $350,000 were destroyed Friday in a fire near Sunnyside. Yakima County Fire District 5 crews responding to a call at Arthur J. Den Hoed Farms near Continental Road and State Route 241 around 6:40 a.m. found smoke coming from a steel building on the site, according to a fire department news release.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2021 5:23:52 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Sat, 06 Feb 2021 13:23:52 GMT



Friday Harbor town annexation into fire district on upcoming ballot
On Feb. 4, the Friday Harbor Town Council adopted an ordinance sending the proposition of town annexation into San Juan Island Fire District No. 3 to its voters on April 27, 2021. Currently, all properties on San Juan Island are part of the district with the exception of those in town. The effect of annexation will be that owners of real property in town will pay the same rate as other property owners on San Juan Island for their fire services.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2021 1:13:04 AM - SOURCE: Journal of the San Juans
Posted on Sun, 07 Feb 2021 09:13:04 GMT



Police arrest man suspected of burglaries, arsons in Snohomish and Skagit counties
Marysville Police say they arrested a 42-year-old man Thursday in connection to series of burglaries and arsons in Snohomish and Skagit counties. The Marysville Fire Marshal alerted police to a series of suspicious fires that occurred over the past month. Police say an investigation into the fires revealed that the suspect was also allegedly involved in a series of commercial burglaries in Everett, Marysville, and Skagit County.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2021 2:19:54 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 22:19:54 GMT



Crews battle house fire in Tacoma
PHOTOS: Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that gutted a home in Tacoma early Monday morning. Crews responded to the scene, in the area of South 92nd Street and South Yakima Avenue at about 3 a.m. after receiving reports of a heavily involved fire. Smoke and flames were billowing from the home when the first firefighters arrived on scene.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 08 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Three new staff members join South Whidbey Fire/EMS team
South Whidbey Fire/EMS hired three new staff members in January by configuring its team to be more cost effective and efficient. The department filled one vacancy and created two new positions, bringing in-house critical services it historically contracted to outside vendors, the department explained in a press release.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2021 1:09:21 AM - SOURCE: South Whidbey Record
Posted on Sat, 06 Feb 2021 09:09:21 GMT



Spokane Fire Department Launches Fire Safety Webpage for Kids
The Spokane Fire Department is finding new ways to connect with families during COVID. They've recently launched a new webpage to teach young kids about fire safety. It's like a virtual classroom, with icons and avatars for kids to click on. Jamie McIntyre, with the Spokane Fire Department, says fire fighters really value that one-on-one connection they can have with the community.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 5:27:30 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 01:27:30 GMT



Flashback Friday: Josh Powell kills himself, 2 sons in Pierce County house explosion
VIDEO: Josh Powell killed himself and his two young sons in an explosion at his home Feb. 5, 2012, more than two years after Powell's wife Susan vanished under suspicious circumstances. The explosion shook the normally quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood where Powell had been living just moments after a caseworker had brought his two young sons, Charles, 7, and Braden, 5, there for a supervised visit.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Bellevue 911 landline outage resolved after 4 hours
Thousands of customers in the Bellevue area were affected by a Lumen (formerly CenturyLink) landline 911 system outage Friday morning. The outage was reported on the Bellevue Fire Department’s Twitter account at 6:39 a.m. The outage affected as many as 32,000 homes in Bellevue. Those who could not get through by dialing 911 were given a 10-digit number to reach emergency services.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Follow-up: Spokane County Fire District 8's new CPR devices put to the test
Spokane County Fire District 8 is getting ready to roll out devices that can perform CPR on patients, reducing the number of firefighters and paramedics needed to treat them. The district purchased six Lucas 3 machines manufactured by Stryker with a $90,000 grant from Spokane County using CARES Act funding.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 6:14:15 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 14:14:15 GMT



Washington averaging 28,000 COVID-19 vaccinations a day
Washington state is averaging about 28,000 COVID-19 vaccinations a day, and as of this week, more than 728,000 vaccine doses have been administered statewide. During a Thursday news conference, Gov. Jay Inslee said the average is twice number the state has been doing two weeks ago. Department of Health Secretary Umair Shah said that the state continues to make progress to get closer to the set goal of 45,000 vaccines a day.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Toddler dies in Tacoma house fire
Authorities are investigating after a toddler died in a house fire in Tacoma on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called around 1:40 p.m. to the 2000 block of East Columbia Avenue. When crews arrived, they saw smoke coming from the second floor of a home. They found a 2-year-old on the second floor while searching the home, but it was too late.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Update: Father arrested for murder, arson in South Seattle house fire that killed teenage son
Police arrested a father Tuesday for arson and murder in connection to a South Seattle fire that killed his teenage son. Authorities arrested Mohamed Abdi, 38, on suspicion of murder and arson for an early morning Jan. 22 fire at a home in the 9300 block of 39th Ave. South. Firefighters arrived to find four people who had made it out immediately report there was a fifth person still inside the home.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Biden approves disaster relief for Malden and Pine City, other areas after wildfires
President Joe Biden has approved federal aid for Malden and Pine City, along with other areas in Eastern Washington, nearly five months after devastating wildfires in the region burned hundreds of thousands of acres. More than 85% of all buildings in Malden and Pine City, located in rural Whitman County, burned to the ground in the Babb Road Fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



 

 
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