Washington State Regional Fire Investigation Council

East County Fire and Rescue district to use smaller, more maneuverable squad vehicles for majority of calls
The image of firefighters racing to a call in a big, red fire engine, lights blazing, is an image ingrained in the public’s psyche, but some fire districts — especially those in rural districts populated with steep, narrow roads — are deciding to leave the classic fire engine at the station on routine medical calls and, instead, opt to take smaller, more maneuverable vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 1:12:55 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:12:55 GMT

Toxic smoke from Lakewood fire forces evacuations
Residents and businesses in Lakewood were evacuated Wednesday morning due to toxic smoke from an industrial fire. West Pierce Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Hallie McCurdy said crews were called to Specialty Products, Inc., located at 2310 104th St Ct S, around 6:30 a.m. McCurdy said the company makes polyurethane coatings, manufactures foam and that the building has a lot of hazardous materials inside.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Follow Up: 150-foot pine falls on Spokane Fire Department car, Deputy Fire Marshal walks away uninjured
A Deputy Fire Marshal walked away uninjured after a 150-foot Ponderosa Pine tree fell on his car while he was inside. The incident happened around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday as high winds took down trees across the Inland Northwest. The Deputy Fire Marshal responded to the area of Rockwood Boulevard and 18th Avenue to relieve an engine that had been stationed at the intersection to protect an area where another downed tree was entangled with several power lines and a transformer.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2021 9:25:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:25:00 GMT

'They rescued the rescuers': Avista saves Spokane fire truck trapped under power lines
Spokane firefighters had to be rescued when their truck became trapped under fallen power lines Wednesday morning. Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer spoke with 4 News Now on keeping an eye out for downed power lines — saying they can be hard to spot as they are dark and strewn across the road. “We actually had one fall on a fire truck this morning, it disabled the fire truck and the people in it, so we had to get some help,” said Schaeffer.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2021 1:46:46 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021 21:46:46 GMT

Two Pets Die in House Fire North of Tenino
While there were no human injuries, two pets, a cat and a turtle, were lost in a house fire north of Tenino on Tuesday morning. The fire started in the garage and then spread to the main structure, according to S.E. Thurston Fire Authority Chief Mark King. The cause of the fire is still unknown. S.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2021 7:13:46 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021 03:13:46 GMT

Spokane Valley firefighters get feet wet in annual winter rescue training
The thin ice covering Newman Lake last week was weak, fragile and prone to collapsing under people’s feet – perfect for some ice rescue training for Spokane Valley Fire Department crews. The idea was that each crew was to head out to a hole in the ice about 150 feet off shore, rescue a dummy under the ice, then move to another hole where they would take turns rescuing each other.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

South County Fire responds to blaze in abandoned home
A cause has not yet been determined for an early Thursday morning fire in an abandoned house in the 8800 block of 232nd Place Southwest, off Edmonds Way. There were no injuries. South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said that crews were called to the fire — located in unincorporated Esperance — at 1:07 a.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 10:00:52 AM - SOURCE: My Edmonds News
Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021 18:00:52 GMT

Tacoma woman recovering after tree crashes through bedroom roof during windstorm
At least two families are displaced from their homes after a tree crashed through a duplex in Tacoma. Neighbors said a tree snapped just after midnight during a devastating windstorm, Wednesday, in the 6000 block of Mason Avenue South. A woman is out of a hospital after the tree crashed through her bedroom roof, pinning her to her bed.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 5:22:45 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:22:45 GMT

Snohomish Fire might join Everett Fire to create regional fire system
Snohomish’s Fire District 4 has decided to study the possibility of forming a Regional Fire Authority (RFA) with the Everett Fire Department. “This is the next step in investigating the possibility (that) it makes sense,” fire board Commissioner Jim Schmoker said during the Dec. 14 Fire District 4 Commissioners Meeting.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2021 1:08:24 AM - SOURCE: Snohomish County News
Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021 09:08:24 GMT

Seattle Fire plans house calls to vaccinate long-term care residents and staff
The city of Seattle is looking at ways to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, starting this week with two mobile units heading to long-term care facilities. “We really are going to direct our efforts to those people who cannot get the vaccination in other ways. We have to close gaps and we have to think about this differently,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Spokane woman rescued from partially collapsed house caused by fallen tree
Emergency crews rescued a woman trapped inside a partially collapsed house on the South Hill Wednesday morning. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the house, on 63rd Ave, was hit by a fallen tree. The tree broke off the top and speared between a husband and wife who were in their bedroom. The woman was pinned and had to be extricated.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2021 7:47:22 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:47:22 GMT

Washington's public lands chief tries new tactic in push for $125 million to fight, prevent fires
For at least the last three years, as Washington has seen some of the worst wildfires in recent memory, state Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz has pushed legislation to try to get a permanent funding source to fight and prevent fires. She's failed each time. The Legislature balked at a tax on property and casualty insurance and it balked at a surcharge on insurance premiums.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 8:54:18 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:54:18 GMT

Spokane: Victory Transportation building destroyed by fire, officials say oil fueled flames
Fire crews put down a large structure fire at Victory Transportation caused by an oil spill. According to Spokane County Fire District 10, personnel from Spokane Fire Department, Airway Heights, Fire Districts 3 and 10, Fairchild and American Medical Response were all on-scene. The shop next to the Victory Transportation building is a “total loss,” and a semi trailer nearby was also destroyed.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 1:29:12 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:29:12 GMT

Study: Wildfires from Washington, other states produced up to half of pollution in western U.S.
Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday. Even as pollution emissions declined from other sources including vehicle exhaust and power plants, the amount from fires increased sharply, said researchers at Stanford University and the University of California, San Diego.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV Fox 13 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Helicopter crashes in Winthrop
Okanogan County Fire District 6 says a helicopter toppled after landing on a snow bank in Winthrop on Saturday. Fire officials say the wreck happened near an ice rink. Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley says mechanical problems forced the helicopter to descend onto the ground. Authorities say pilot and the passenger were not hurt; there were no fuel leaks.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2021 5:36:03 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Sun, 10 Jan 2021 01:36:03 GMT

Walla Walla officer, firefighter save suicidal man
Walla Walla police and the fire department successfully rescued a suicidal man Saturday morning, a news release said. At about 11 a.m., officers responded to a call regarding a suicidal subject who threatened to hang himself, the release said. According to family members, the man had already left the house.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2021 4:08:41 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Sun, 10 Jan 2021 00:08:41 GMT

Update: 4-year-old boy dies from injuries sustained in Spokane house fire
A 4-year-old boy has died from injuries he suffered in a house fire earlier this week. Michael LeRoy Kane II passed away late Tuesday night and had been in critical condition at the hospital since Sunday. Six people were inside the home near Illinois and Morton when it caught fire. Fire officials said the fire was accidental and caused by having a combustible item too close to a fireplace.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2021 2:15:01 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Sat, 09 Jan 2021 22:15:01 GMT

Vancouver crews extinguish fire on roof of Shanahan’s Pub & Grill
Firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to Shanahan’s Pub & Grill in downtown Vancouver to extinguish a fire on the roof of the restaurant, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. On its Facebook page, Shanahan’s said someone intentionally set fire to the roof after climbing onto a neighboring business’s roof.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2021 2:53:43 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Sat, 09 Jan 2021 22:53:43 GMT

Holy Hot Brakes Batman; Moses Lake Fire Department to the Rescue
Holy Hot Brakes Batman! a trailer fire on I-90 sent the Moses Lake Fire Department into action! Like the brave superheroes they are, The Moses Lake Fire Department sprung into action when they got a call about a tractor/trailer fire on I-90. According to the Moses Lake Fire Fighters Facebook page, hot brakes were the cause of a trailer fire on I-90.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2021 1:09:27 PM - SOURCE: KEYW-FM 98.3
Posted on Thu, 07 Jan 2021 21:09:27 GMT

Two units destroyed in two-alarm apartment fire in Woodland
Firefighters with Clark County Fire and Rescue say a two-alarm fire destroyed two units, and damaged two others at a complex in Woodland Thursday night. The first call came in around 5:00 p.m. on a report of smoke coming from one of the units at the Woodlands Heritage Apartments along North Goerig Street.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
Posted on Fri, 08 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Glucose Revival owner, Fairfield firefighter donates 220 blood sugar kits to law enforcement for diabetic emergencies
Local law enforcement will have a new tool on hand to help people having a medical emergency. Kris Maynard, owner of the company Glucose Revival and a firefighter at Fairchild Air Force Base, donated 220 blood sugar kits to local law enforcement on Thursday, in hopes of equipping every police officer and deputy with the tools they need to save a diabetic person’s life.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 08 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Wenatchee author Gene Jessup reminisces about his early life as a smokejumper in new book
Few are brave enough to fly 10,000 feet in the air, parachute jump out into an unknown forest only to touch land and fight a raging forest fire. For longtime Wenatchee resident and author Gene Jessup, it was just another day on the job. Jessup was a smokejumper for the North Cascades Smokejumper Base in the late 1950s and ‘60s.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Thu, 07 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

4 escape Monroe house fire
A couple and their two small children escaped a house fire early Wednesday in Monroe. A woman reported she heard a loud bang around 2:45 a.m. at a home in the 100 block of Charles Street, according to the Monroe Police Department. She went outside to check on the noise and saw flames. The woman, a man and their two children — ages 1 and 2 — escaped unharmed, police said.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2021 7:21:15 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 07 Jan 2021 15:21:15 GMT

Man pleads guilty to possessing Molotov cocktails used in fiery Seattle protest
PHOTOS: An Edmonds man has pleaded guilty to possessing Molotov cocktail devices that he used to set fire to Seattle police vehicles during a May protest that turned violent. According to the plea agreement, 20-year-old Kelly Thomas Jackson made the destructive devices after researching how on the internet.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2021 11:05:03 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 07 Jan 2021 19:05:03 GMT

Vancouver house fire displaces family of 4, dogs
A house fire in Vancouver’s Shumway neighborhood Wednesday morning displaced a family of four and their pets. Vancouver Fire Department crews were dispatched at 9:43 a.m. to 3200 I St. for the report of a residential structure fire. The family was asleep when they were awoken by a smoke detector in the basement of the single-story home, Vancouver firefighter Jesse Martin said.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2021 5:19:12 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 07 Jan 2021 01:19:12 GMT

Fire destroys ambulance in Federal Way
VIDEO: Federal Way fire and police investigators are looking into what caused an American Medical Response ambulance to be destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. South King firefighters said they were called to the 34800 block of 9th Avenue South. Two AMR employees and a patient were inside the ambulance when the fire started, a spokesperson for the company said.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Man accused of arson at the Spokane Teamsters building now facing federal charges
The man who claimed he had a bomb when he entered the Spokane Teamster's building last month is now facing federal arson charges. The Indictment charges James Yeager with Damage by Fire to a Building Used in Interstate and Foreign Commerce. According to court documents, on December 9th, Yeager drove to Spokane from his home in Grand Coulee with plans to burn down the office of the Spokane County Democrats.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 7:08:16 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2021 03:08:16 GMT

With child still hospitalized, Spokane family caught in house fire seeking 'a miracle'
A 4-year-old remains hospitalized following a house fire early Sunday morning in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood. The fire broke out around 1:20 a.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of East Illinois Avenue. Investigators, determining the blaze was accidental, found that the flames started when items placed near a first-floor fireplace caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 7:34:19 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2021 03:34:19 GMT

Yakima firefighters begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines
First responders with the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, January 5, 2021. They received the Pfizer vaccination Tuesday morning at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. First responders were the first from YFD to receive the vaccine and additional first responders will continue to receive it.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 2:37:04 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Posted on Tue, 05 Jan 2021 22:37:04 GMT

Eight homes evacuated along Hood Canal after fire, mudslide
Eight waterfront homes along Hood Canal have been evacuated due to a fire and a landslide that has destabilized the hillside and pushed trees into at least one home, emergency officials said. Firefighters initially responded to the scene, a cluster of homes on Seclusion Cove about seven miles north of Poulsbo, at around 5 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
Posted on Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Follow Up: Spokane first responders begin ten-day COVID-19 vaccination program
It was a first for first responders in Spokane County, as day one of a ten-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic kicked off on Monday. "We feel confident that we'll be able to run all of our first responders who want the vaccine through this clinic," Mike Lopez, Integrated Medical Services Manager for the Spokane Fire Department, said.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Arson suspect identified in Edmonds grocery store fire
Police have identified a suspected arsonist who torched a grocery store in Edmonds last month, but are looking for your help in finding him. The fire broke out around 4:40 a.m. on Dec. 23 at the Firdale Village shopping plaza, according to Leslie Hynes with South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue. Two people were inside the store when fire started and managed to escape as several firefighters responded to the two-alarm call.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Spokane, Kootenai County first responders to get their first round of a COVID-19 vaccine today
This week marks a milestone for first responders. On Monday, first responders in Spokane and Kootenai counties will begin to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Spokane County got the Moderna vaccine a week ago, but getting it out, and the Pfizer vaccine, has been a slow process. The state Department of Health said last week there are more than 350,000 doses in Washington.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2021 6:29:43 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021 02:29:43 GMT

Two charged in arson that destroyed family's dream home near Auburn
King County Prosecutors have charged two men accused of setting the fire on November 14, 2019 that destroyed a large home under construction in unincorporated Auburn after they said they went there to explore what was being built. 20-year-old Ryan Higham and 22-year-old Miguel Kirschnick are both charged with Arson in the First Degree.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Snohomish County: Firefighters deliver gifts to families in need
Sharing Wheels gifts local children bicycles More than 150 Snohomish County children have new bikes this fall courtesy of Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop and its supporters. With help from more than 75 volunteers, the nonprofit new and used bikes for low income families this fall. About 100 bikes were matched with folks through the Everett bike shop, others were distributed through the Salvation Army, Dawson’s Place, Interfaith Family Shelter, Everett High School PTA and Domestic Violence Services.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2021 8:02:20 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021 16:02:20 GMT

Medical equipment stolen from vehicles parked inside Cowlitz Fire District #1 station in Woodland
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary that occurred at a fire station in Woodland. The burglary at a Cowlitz Fire District #1 station on Woodland Heights Road was reported to the sheriff's office on Monday. The sheriff's office said all medical equipment was stolen from vehicles that were parked inside the station.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Beaverton
Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Chelan County Fire District 1 Settles Into New Location
Chelan County Fire District 1 officially moved into its new station at its new location, in the 700 block of North Wenatchee Avenue, the week of Thanksgiving. Chief Brian Brett reflects on the new spot after a month of settling in. “It’s been a blessing,” said Chief Brian Brett. “It’s a nice, new, clean facility.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2020 11:36:26 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 19:36:26 GMT

Washington's first responders adapt as coronavirus cases rise
Hospitals across western Washington are hoping to vaccinate more than 4,000 first responders by the end of the year. Departments have seen impacts to their forces and have had to adapt as first responders have been faced with coronavirus exposures and quarantines. Woodinville Deputy Fire Chief Doug McDonald said departments across the region respond to 18 coronavirus-related calls per day.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Car crashes into Factoria Mall in Bellevue after driver suffers medical event
A car smashed through one of the main front entrances of Factoria Mall in Bellevue Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened just before 10:30 after the driver suffered a medical event, Bellevue Police said. The car went through the glass doors at the MarketPlace entrance and made it about 20 yards inside out front of the Panera Bread entrance.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Transient fire sparks blaze in downtown Kent commercial building
Flames scorched the interior of a commercial building near downtown Kent on Tuesday morning after transients started a fire inside the building that got out of control, emergency officials said. Firefighters and medics responded to the scene, in the 1600 block of West Meeker Street, at about 9 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke coming from the structure.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2020 12:23:02 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2020 20:23:02 GMT

Burglary at Woodland fire station causes $50K in damages, slows response time
A burglary and theft of $50,000 worth of firefighting and emergency equipment at a Woodland fire station could temporarily slow emergency services to the nearby rural community, fire officials said Tuesday. Cowlitz County Fire District 1 Assistant Chief Bob Kofstad said volunteers with the station discovered the break-in Monday, Dec.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2020 5:32:49 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 01:32:49 GMT

Follow Up: Seattle's strip mall fire was intentionally set, investigators say
A two-alarm fire that destroyed a strip of businesses in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood late Monday was intentionally set, Seattle Fire investigators say. Seattle Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire was incendiary. The arson bomb squad and the Seattle Fire Department fire marshal are investigating the fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Light up the new year safely with tips from Pasco Fire Department
Now that Christmas has passed, it is time to focus on the new year and if you're planning to celebrate 2021, Pasco Fire Department has some reminders. When it comes to lighting up the new year by sparking up some fireworks, those flames can cause damage if you aren't careful. Make sure to set off fireworks in a clear area, have water nearby to soak them after you light them off, and check with your cities local ordinance to make sure they're allowed.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS/CW+ 19 Pasco
Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Update: Derailed oil train cars removed north of Bellingham
Crews on Tuesday removed the train cars carrying crude oil that derailed north of Bellingham and near the Canadian border last week. BNSF employees and contractors loaded the cars onto flatbed trucks for removal from the derailment site in Custer. BNSF spokeswoman Courtney Wallace said all the cars would be removed on Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV Fox 28 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Spokane community helps Starbucks collect 150 pounds of coffee for local first responders
Starbucks is giving back to local first responders. Customers at two Spokane Starbucks locations have purchased 150 pounds of coffee to thank first responders for everything they do. The donation drive took place over two weeks at the store at Pines and Sprague, with a little help from another Spokane area Starbucks.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Multiple businesses destroyed in strip mall fire in Seattle
A 2-alarm fire tore through businesses in a strip mall in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood overnight. Firefighters were called to a commercial fire at a shopping center in the 3000 block of Northeast 127th Street shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. When firefighters arrived, they found fire burning in stores in the middle of the building with heavy smoke coming from a small space in between the ceiling and roof.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Remembering Former Auburn Fire Department Assistant Chief Shropshire
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Former Auburn Fire Department Assistant Chief Monroe Steven Shropshire on December 20, 2020. We offer sincere condolences to his family and would like to recognize and share his many accomplishments by offering an excerpt from his obituary, provided by his wife, Merry Shropshire.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2020 6:37:35 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Examiner
Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 14:37:35 GMT

Crews control fire in vacant Mead trailer, one person detained
Firefighters quickly controlled a trailer fire in Mead early Monday morning. Crews responded to the fire near N Wilson St and N Highland St, where they said the fire sparked from a fireplace. Authorities said the trailer is unoccupied, but a person was detained by police for reckless burning. That person does not live at the home and was described as a “non-resident.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Check Out New Benton County Fire Station #430 in West Richland
VIDEO: It's been a while in the making, and the new fire station for Benton County District #4 is taking shape at its address at 8031 Keene Road in West Richland, 99353. Watch drone footage of the new structure Keene Road Fire Station #430, provided by Josh Harrison. The groundbreaking was held last November after voters approved a bond for the new station and apparatus in 2018.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2020 1:55:39 PM - SOURCE: KEYW-FM 98.3
Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 21:55:39 GMT

Kirkland nursing home with first US coronavirus outbreak received vaccines Monday
The Kirkland nursing home with the first U.S. coronavirus outbreak saw its first round of vaccinations for residents and staff on Monday. Life Care Center of Kirkland was the epicenter of U.S. COVID-19 cases at the beginning of the pandemic. There were 101 confirmed cases among residents and 55 confirmed cases among staff, reports King County Public Health.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2020 7:41:41 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 15:41:41 GMT

Home, detached garage damaged in fire near Moses Lake
A Monday morning fire damaged a home and detached garage near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District 5 responded to the blaze in the 8000 block of Terminal Street Northeast. The fire appears to have started in the detached garage and spread to the home. “Our volunteers made a great stop to have some medium damage to the primary structure,” fire district 5 officials stated.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2020 6:10:19 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2020 02:10:19 GMT

Fire destroys historic Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle's University District
VIDEO: The cause of a massive fire that ripped through a historic theatre in Seattle's University District remains under investigation. The Seattle Fire Department responded to a three-alarm fire at the former Seven Gables Theatre in the University District on Thursday. Around 11:45 a.m., smoke and flames were spotted from the roof of the vacant building, which is located at Roosevelt Way NE and NE 50th Street.
- PUB DATE: 12/24/2020 10:16:49 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 25 Dec 2020 06:16:49 GMT

Vancouver home damaged in Christmas day fire
The Vancouver Fire Department says a mother and two kids escaped a house fire that started on Christmas evening. Crews responded just before 5:00 p.m. to a reported house fire at 610 W 37th Street. The first crew to arrive found a small fire in a living area and were able to quickly extinguish it from outside.
- PUB DATE: 12/26/2020 5:25:03 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Beaverton
Posted on Sat, 26 Dec 2020 13:25:03 GMT

Crews knock down fire at auto repair shop near Spokane Community College
Crews responded to a large fire at an auto repair shop just blocks from the Spokane Community College on Friday morning. It took firefighters two hours to suppress the flames, which had spread from the auto repair shop to the roofline of an adjoining office building near North Hough St and E. Trent Ave.
- PUB DATE: 12/25/2020 11:16:09 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Sat, 26 Dec 2020 07:16:09 GMT

Heavy lift boosts Vancouver Fire Department technical rescue team
The Vancouver Fire Department has purchased an early holiday present in the form of new heavy extrication equipment for its technical rescue team. Paratech Hydrafusion Struts will allow the department’s firefighters to rescue trapped motorists quickly and safely, as they’re able to stabilize up to 20,000 pounds and actively lift 10 tons.
- PUB DATE: 12/24/2020 6:16:02 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 25 Dec 2020 02:16:02 GMT

Update: Removal of derailed train cars in Whatcom County to start today
Officials with the Department of Ecology say they plan to start removing the train cars that derailed in Whatcom County earlier this week starting Monday. Meanwhile, the cause of the derailment is still unknown. The tanker train hauling crude oil derailed near the town of Custer, Wash. on Dec. 22. An estimated six train cars derailed, and a spokesperson for BNSF Railways said three cars ruptured, spilling an unknown amount of crude oil onto the ground.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Fighting fire with paint brushes: The story behind Fire District 6’s new mural
Fire Capt. Clint Greenley fights fires and paints pictures. Both, he has loved since he was a child. This year, he found a way to bring the two together. With the completion of Fire District 6’s new Station 63 in Salmon Creek earlier this year, the agency found there to be quite a bit of blank wall space.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Clark County Today
Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

3-alarm fire rips through Skyway apartment complex; 24 units destroyed
VIDEO: A three-alarm fire ripped through a Skyway apartment building early Wednesday, sending towering flames into the sky and forcing everyone inside to evacuate in the predawn darkness. Twenty-four apartment units were destroyed in the raging inferno, and one man was rushed to the hospital. Crews from multiple fire districts responded to the scene, the Greentree Apartment Homes on South 125th Street, at around 1:50 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Cause under investigation after fiery derailment of train hauling crude oil in Whatcom County
VIDEO: A tanker train hauling crude oil derailed in Whatcom County Tuesday morning and two train cars burst into flames. There are no reports of injuries. Cleanup and the investigation into the cause of the derailment continued Wednesday morning. An estimated seven tank cars derailed near Custer at 11:46 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Ocean Shores Fire Department introduces new ambulance into its fleet of emergency medical vehicles
The Ocean Shores Fire Department is proud to introduce a new ambulance into its fleet of emergency medical vehicles. The department recently took possession of the 2020 Dodge Ram apparatus a few weeks ago and now is able to place it into service. The new ambulance is a copy of the last ambulance purchased in 2017, with the addition of new features unique to our community.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2020 7:55:16 PM - SOURCE: City of Ocean Shores
Posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2020 03:55:16 GMT

Three-alarm fire destroys home in Yakima; no one hurt
A three-alarm fire destroyed a home in the 1800 block of South 12th Avenue early Tuesday. The fire was reported at 12:23 a.m., according to the Yakima Fire Department. Winds at the time were more than 20 mph, which threatened surrounding homes on three sides, according to a news release. Because of the winds and the fast-spreading fire, firefighters couldn’t get inside and fought the blaze from the exterior.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2020 2:04:58 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2020 22:04:58 GMT

East Jefferson firefighters put out house fire
Firefighters from East Jefferson Fire Rescue quickly doused a fire in a home in Port Hadlock-Irondale Saturday morning. Arriving firefighters saw smoke coming from the attic of the home on Rhody Drive near its intersection with Ness' Corner Road. Units from East Jefferson Fire Rescue arrived at the scene at 11:41 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2020 1:03:46 PM - SOURCE: Port Townsend Leader
Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2020 21:03:46 GMT

Othello Christmas baskets delivered on time, despite pandemic
After more than 40 years, the volunteers who organize, assemble and distribute the Christmas baskets of food and other items in Othello have it down to a science. The delivery drivers — also volunteers — traveled Saturday into the Adams County Fire District No. 5 fire station two at a time. As they rolled to a stop, the crew was ready.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2020 1:11:11 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2020 09:11:11 GMT

One woman displaced by house fire south of Spokane
Crews worked to knock down a rental house fire five miles south Spokane. That fire fully blocked the southbound lanes of SR 195 for several hours. According to Spokane County Fire District 3, one woman was in the house at the time, but she got out safely. She is now being put up in a hotel by the Red Cross.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Marysville Fire Marshal earns statewide recognition
State ‘Fire Marshal of the Year’ hails from Marysville. A state organization of his peers awarded Marysville Fire District Fire Marshal Tom Maloney as its Fire Marshal of the Year for 2020. The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals (WSAFM) bestowed the honor on Maloney, who is vice president of the group.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2020 6:07:50 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2020 14:07:50 GMT

Century-old fire engine a reminder of the dedication of Mount Vernon firefighters
PHOTOS: On Dec. 14, 1920, a shiny, new, red truck rumbled into Mount Vernon. It wasn’t Santa’s sleigh come to spread early holiday cheer, but was instead the newest addition to the Mount Vernon Fire Department — Skagit County’s first motorized fire engine. “It was something new and different than what a lot of people had,” said retired Mount Vernon firefighter Terry Hill.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2020 7:15:44 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Sat, 19 Dec 2020 15:15:44 GMT

Clayco Construction Donates Toys, Cash for Grant County Fire District 3 to Pay It Forward
Clayco Construction personnel donated $5,000 worth of toys and $1,150 for the Grant County Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 4418 (Grant County Fire District 3) to pay it forward. “This is something Clayco does every year in some capacity,” said Michelle Talley, firefighter EMT. The fire district turned the toys over to the Quincy Valley Lions Club to disperse wrapped toys to dozens of families.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2020 10:24:50 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2020 18:24:50 GMT

City of Elma, Grays Harbor Fire District 5 Leaders Approved a Pre-Post Annexation Interlocal Agreement
The City of Elma, Fire District 5 Leaders’ Approved a Pre-Post Annexation Interlocal Agreement. Elma can annex its Fire and EMS services together in April 2021. Since 2008 the City of Elma has contracted with Grays Harbor Fire District 5 for Emergency Medical Services and both agencies have entered into multiple Interlocal Agreements since then merging recruitment, training, and automatic aid responses to emergency calls.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2020 7:41:50 AM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2020 15:41:50 GMT

Wi-Fi signal, no matter what: Redmond using new tech to ensure connectivity in disasters
During a disaster like an earthquake or a wildfire, one of the first things that can disappear is cellphone service. But a Redmond-based company called Kymeta is making sure first responders can stay connected by developing a technology that could save lives. The device, called the Kymeta U8 Terminal, is about the size of two large pizza boxes stacked on top of each other and can be mounted to any car.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Yakima Firefighters Recognized During Award Ceremony
Yakima Fire Department officials recognized some of the best in the department when the department presented its 2019 annual awards over the past few weeks during a series of Zoom videos. Recipients were nominated by their peers in early 2020. The award ceremony was originally scheduled for earlier this spring then re-scheduled and later canceled due to COVID-19.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2020 12:46:10 PM - SOURCE: KATS-FM 94.5
Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 20:46:10 GMT

Paramedic Alan Goto Becomes First Seattle Fire Department Member To Receive Coronavirus Vaccine
On Dec. 15 Paramedic Alan Goto – a 22-year veteran of the Seattle Fire Department – became the first department member to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. He received the first shot of the FDA-authorized Pfizer vaccination alongside several other healthcare workers at the UW Medical Center in north Seattle.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Patch
Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

15-year-old rescued by Spokane County Fire Crews after falling 50-feet down a rock face
A 15-year-old hiker is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after falling down a 50-foot rock face. According to Spokane County Fire District 4 and District 9, rescue crews responded to the location of the incident around 1:00 p.m. Technical rescue teams set up for a high angle rescue and made access to the patient with a stokes basket.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2020 5:26:53 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV Fox 28 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 01:26:53 GMT

Driver pulled from burning car along Interstate 5 near Kelso
A driver is in the hospital after a car fire along Interstate 5 near the Kelso exit 39 in Southwest Washington. First responders were called out at about 7:30 a.m. on reports of a “fully-involved” car fire along the northbound lanes of I-5. Fire crews managed to extinguish the burning Jaguar shortly after they arrived on-scene.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Lynnwood council approves creation of new city department
Before breaking for the winter holidays, the Lynnwood City Council finalized several last-minute matters Monday night, wrapping up city business for 2020. At its Dec. 14 business meeting, the council voted to adopt multiple measures, including an ordinance creating the city’s new Department of Development and Business Services (DBS), which consolidates the existing department functions of community development, economic development and public works’ development engineering services.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2020 5:36:22 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 01:36:22 GMT

Rough start for new Garfield County fire chief
The new Garfield County Fire District chief is embracing the small town he now calls home and settling into his role after moving here from Massachusetts in August. James Cleveland, 48, said his first month in the idyllic community is kind of a blur because he and his family contracted the coronavirus somewhere along their way to Pomeroy from the other side of the country.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Lewiston Tribune - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Protesters resist sweep of Seattle's Cal Anderson Park, city prepares for multi-day effort
A sweep of Cal Anderson Park in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood was met with resistance Wednesday morning. People living in the park were asked to remove their belongings by 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. However, protesters resisted, barricading a portion of the park and intentionally setting fire to a tent, according to Seattle Parks.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Three people and dog displaced after Salmon Creek house fire
A home in Salmon Creek went up in flames early Wednesday morning, but fortunately no one was injured. According to Clark County Fire District 6, firefighters from its district and Vancouver Fire responded at 2:40 a.m. to a house on fire near the intersection of Northwest 142nd Way and Northwest 29th Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

5 people escape house fire in Spokane Valley
A structure fire is burning on the 1100 block of East Boone in Spokane Valley. East Boone is blocked by first responders Firefighters say a 2 story duplex caught fire. The fire started on the back porch and then moved inside and caught the home one fire. Four adults, one child and one cat lived in the home.
- PUB DATE: 12/15/2020 6:54:16 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 02:54:16 GMT

Walla Walla Fire Department Receives $5,000 Grant
The Walla Walla Fire Department has received money to help deliver the Safety Always Matters fire-safety program to students. Usually, firefighters get to visit schools to speak to students and have them participate in the program hands-on. The COVID-19 pandemic has made things different, not only for students but for firefighters as well.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2020 2:51:39 PM - SOURCE: KEYW-FM 98.3
Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2020 22:51:39 GMT

Overturned semi rig blocks traffic in Kent; driver extricated
A major arterial in Kent is closed in both directions Tuesday morning by an overturned semi truck, officials said. Police and emergency personnel responded to the scene, at 84th Avenue South and South 224th Street, at around 10 a.m. after receiving reports of a serious crash. An semi riff was found lying on its side with the driver trapped in the cab.
- PUB DATE: 12/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Woman critically injured as stove fire damages South Seattle apartment
A woman was hospitalized Sunday evening when a fire broke out in her kitchen in South Seattle. Firefighters were called to the 5200 block of Rainier Avenue South just before 8 p.m. for a report of a fire in a fourth-floor unit, according to Seattle Fire officials. They found a woman had been injured and rushed her to Harborview Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2020 7:54:39 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2020 15:54:39 GMT

Worker trapped under concrete at Seattle construction site
PHOTOS: Emergency crews are responding to the scene of a construction accident in Seattle's Mount Baker area, officials said. Firefighters and medics were dispatched to the 3800 block of 39th Avenue South after receiving reports that a worker became trapped underneath concrete steps. The emergency crews are now attempting a trench rescue at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Police investigate arson in East Wenatchee
East Wenatchee police are investigating a Sunday morning fire, believed to be arson, that left a home damaged. Douglas County Fire District 2 responded just before 9 a.m. Sunday to a fire on the porch of a home in the 900 block of Tedford Street. A driver noticed the fire and was able to alert the resident in the home, according to police.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2020 9:46:58 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2020 17:46:58 GMT

Pasco Pit Bull With Brain Tumor Becomes Honorary Fire Department Dog
Eddie, the lovable pit bull who's been fighting a brain tumor got to mark another thing off his bucket list and that's honorary fire department dog! Eddie is a great advocate for the breed and with the recent Pasco City Council to "de-list" pit bulls off the dangerous breed list, he's become more high profile with the recent ruling.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2020 1:17:06 PM - SOURCE: KEYW-FM 98.3
Posted on Sun, 13 Dec 2020 21:17:06 GMT

Elderly Spokane Valley woman killed in house fire
An elderly woman was killed in an early morning fire in Spokane Valley Thursday, according to the Spokane Valley Fire Department. Fire crew were called to the fire near the intersection of Dishman Mica and South Nina Circle at 5:43 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release. A passerby saw flames coming from a single wide mobile home and called 911, Fire Captain George Hedebeck said in the release.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

South County Firefighters Foundation donates $14K to those in need
The South County Firefighters Foundation is brightening the holidays for those in need this season, making donations totaling more than $14,000 to local youth, families and organizations. Firefighters visited College Place Elementary in Lynnwood Thursday, handing out $3,000 in gift cards to 15 families, along with toys for the children, said the Foundation’s Melissa Beard.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2020 11:40:26 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 07:40:26 GMT

Elderly man killed in crash on interstate in Pasco
Washington State Patrol says Gale Easterday, 79, of Mesa, died at the scene of a crash on I-182 in Pasco on Thursday afternoon after he struck a semi head on while driving the wrong direction. The crash happened at 3:30 PM on I-182 near 4th Avenue in east Pasco. According to a report from WSP, Easterday was heading westbound in the eastbound lanes in his truck collided with a semi truck.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

7 people escape house fire in Spokane Valley, flames 30 feet high
Seven people managed to escape a burning home in Spokane Valley unharmed. The fire started at the home near Trent and Best Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters said that flames were shooting up to 30 feet in the air. Crews are still working to contain the fire and Spokane fire department says the fire will most likely continue throughout the night.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2020 4:53:24 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2020 00:53:24 GMT

Study details Oregon, Washington climate emergency preparedness
A new study is answering the question, "How prepared are we for the health effects of climate change?" The answer: Oregon and Washington rank in the middle of the pack. This report from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the organization, Trust For America's Health, assessed all 50 states and the District of Columbia and found a great deal of variation in their preparedness to protect residents’ health, the researchers said.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMTR-TV NBC 16 Eugene
Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Man suspected of bomb threat at Spokane County Democrats office faces arson charge
A man who was arrested following an alleged bomb threat at a building housing the Spokane County Democrats' office is facing a first-degree arson charge. Spokane Police Sgt. Terry Preuninger identified the suspect as Peter Yeager. He is expected to appear in court on Thursday afternoon. Yeager's address is listed in Coulee City, Preuninger added.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Spokane: Apartment Christmas tree catches fire, 9-year-old boy saves himself and sister by jumping out window
A 9-year-old boy is injured after a real Christmas tree in his family's apartment caught fire. The fire department says the fire was caused by incense which was burning too close to the family's real Christmas tree. The fire happened on Spokane's South Hill near 51st and Regal. The father of the boy tells KHQ that he ran to Walmart, leaving his wife and two kids at the apartment.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2020 1:45:31 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2020 21:45:31 GMT

Yakima Training Center firefighters earn Army award for partnership with Yakima fire crews
Yakima Training Center’s civilian firefighters have been honored by the Army for their assistance to the Yakima Fire Department. The fire department received the 2020 Army Community Partnership Award for its mutual-aid agreement with Yakima’s fire department, according to Heather Leiby, deputy to the garrison commander.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald
Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

No one injured after unoccupied home south of Springdale catches fire
PHOTOS: On Tuesday, Stevens County Fire District 1 responded to a fire in an unoccupied home. According to Stevens County Fire District 1, the fire was just south of Springdale along Highway 231. The first units that arrived found heavy fire conditions in the attic space. Highway 231 was shut down for around two hours while crews cleared the scene.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2020 5:48:20 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2020 13:48:20 GMT

Man rescued after 30 minutes in Puget Sound with no life jacket
A 24-year-old Vancouver, WA, man who was not wearing a life jacket was rescued after 30 minutes in frigid Puget Sound waters Monday night. The man and his brother were sailing from Blaine to Edmonds and were trying to stop in Kingston when the man fell overboard. The man’s brother was unable to rescue him due to windy conditions.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2020 2:00:15 AM - SOURCE: Bainbridge Island Review
Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2020 10:00:15 GMT

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue partners with SWACH for community health outreach program
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFR) recently partnered with the Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health (SWACH) to establish a new pilot program in Clark County and Woodland. The Community Assistance Referral and Education Services (C.A.R.E.S.) program aims to advocate for community member needs through connection to services, education and effective use of resources for improving health in the community.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2020 1:01:04 AM - SOURCE: The Reflector.com
Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2020 09:01:04 GMT

Officials: 'Suspicious' fire extinguished at boarded up home in Kelso
A fire that caused damage to a boarded up home in Kelso on Monday evening is being investigated as suspicious, according to Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue. Just after 9 p.m., C2FR and Longview Fire Department crews were called out to a house fire at 304 Catlin Street. The first crews arrived to the scene and found smoke coming from a home that had been boarded up.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV Fox 12 Portland
Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Kennewick Fire Department, Kennewick Firefighters Local 1296 build 50 bicycles for Bikes for Tikes
PHOTO: Saturday, December 5, the Kennewick Fire Department and the Kennewick Firefighters Local 1296 teamed up to build 50 bicycles, ranging in size and color, at this year’s COVID-safe “Bikes for Tikes” event. These bikes will be distributed to children of various ages throughout the Tri-Cities area by the Heads UP Tri-Cities Foster Kids Committee.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2020 6:24:58 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2020 02:24:58 GMT

One Dead in Wenatchee Vehicle Fire
A vehicle fire turned deadly on Red Apple Road near South Miller Street in Wenatchee Sunday night. PIO Kay McKellar says Chelan County Fire District 1 and Wenatchee police responded just before midnight to a report of a truck with a camper on fire. “Upon arrival to the fire the vehicle was fully involved.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2020 5:47:56 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2020 13:47:56 GMT

2 injured after lift chair detaches at Eastern Washington ski area
Two people fell from Chair 1 at 49 Degrees North after the chair detached from the line Saturday. The two people were immediately treated by ski patrol and only suffered minor injuries, according to a press release from the ski resort. The chair lift was stopped for about 20 minutes while workers assessed the situation.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Police investigate shooting and arson after Yakima house destroyed by fire
A Yakima house is destroyed after police say it was shot at multiple times last night, and evidence of multiple incendiary devices were found inside. According to Yakima Fire, crews found a single story home ablaze at the 700 block of Cornell Avenue at about 9:30 p.m., as police were also arriving to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 07 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



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