Washington State Regional Fire Investigation Council

Wapato apartment fire displaces residents
Firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment complex in Wapato on Thursday morning. Crews remain on the scene of the apartment located on the 100 block of East 3rd Street, near the intersection of East 3rd Street and Simcoe Avenue. According to Yakima County Fire District #5, one unit in the two-story apartment complex caught fire around 2:51 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2019 8:46:55 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 04:46:55 GMT



Teen arrested in connection with Seattle's Lake City Fred Meyer fire
Seattle police say they have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with last month's arson at a Fred Meyer in the Lake City neighborhood. The teen was arrested Monday afternoon. Investigators said they believe the teen is the same person who allegedly set fires in the past few months inside a University District pharmacy, Green Lake grocery store and an office in SoDo.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Media Investigation: Are ambulances leaving parts of Yakima County abandoned?
A KIMA investigation has found several flaws in our ambulance system. We looked into why several fire chiefs are accusing paramedics of prioritizing hospital-to-hospital transports over 911 calls. The Yakima fire department saying this can put your life at risk. For the most part, paramedics deny it.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Spokane Valley mobile home destroyed by fire
Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a mobile home on fire around 5:30 Wednesday morning. The home, near Appleway Blvd. and Vista Rd., was a complete loss. Everyone inside got out safe but crews say pets are unaccounted for. The Red Cross is helping those who were displaced by the fire. Crews had Appleway Blvd.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2019 7:48:05 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:48:05 GMT



Follow-up: City orders Ballard retail building to be demolished after fire
A commercial building destroyed in a three-alarm fire last month in Ballard is being demolished, under orders from the city of Seattle. The fire caused about $3 million in damage and destroyed four businesses - Kitchen n’ Things, La Isla, Supercuts, and Coleman Jeweler. A fifth business, the Pho Vietnamese restaurant, was heavily damaged.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 1:46:39 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News 1000 AM and 97.7 FM. Seattle
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:46:39 GMT



Rural Chehalis Fire District Schedules Live Fire Training
Lewis County Fire District 6 has scheduled a live-fire training exercise for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 in the 200 block of Fay Road west of Adna. The district is warning residents of the exercise — which will involve a fully involved house fire — and states that people in the area are likely to see large plumes of smoke and fire department vehicles in the area for most of the day.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2019 2:43:08 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:43:08 GMT



Woman dies in Yakima mobile home fire along with numerous pets
A woman who was injured in a mobile home fire on East Alder Street has died along with numerous pets. A neighbor called to report the fire at a home on the 1300 block of E. Alder Street near Fair Avenue shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday. When firefighters arrived, they saw flames shooting from the home, according to Yakima Fire Lt.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 6:41:22 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 02:41:22 GMT



Moses Lake Firefighters, Firefighters for Kids Foundation again teaming up to help families in need
Moses Lake firefighters, in partnership with the Firefighters for Kids Foundation, are seeking donations to help families in need this holiday season. People can bring new toys, clothes, diapers sizes two to five, and cash donations to the Moses Lake Fire Department Station 1, located at 701 E. Third Ave.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 10:43:28 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:43:28 GMT



Fire Destroys RV In Chelan County
Chelan County Fire District 1 crews were dispatched to mobile home fire on Stemilt Creek Road early Monday morning. Battalion Chief Peter Rigelman says when firefighters arrived, they found an RV fully involved. “One occupant at the time of the fire, but she was able to get out. She did go to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 6:45:42 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:45:42 GMT



Masquerade Ball Supports Whitman County Fire District 12
Firefighters and guests danced the night away at Whitman County Fire District 12’s inaugural Masquerade Ball to benefit community education Saturday night at SEL Event Center. Mirenda Stenbakken, Emergency Medical Services chief, oversaw planning the event. She said the ball was initially planned for 2020 but they didn’t want to wait that long before hosting it.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2019 12:35:41 AM - SOURCE: Daily Evergreen
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:35:41 GMT



Public invited to meet South County Fire Chief finalists Nov. 14
The public is invited to meet the three finalists for South County Fire Chief at a reception on Thursday, Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m., at South County Fire Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett. The finalists are:Bryan Brice, current Fire Chief for the City of Mount Vernon; Christopher Riley, a retired Fire Chief most recently at the City of Colorado Springs; and Brian Schaeffer, current Fire Chief for the City of the Spokane.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 5:45:14 PM - SOURCE: MLTnews.com
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:45:14 GMT



Port Townsend man hurt in propane explosion
A Port Townsend man was injured after a propane gas explosion erupted while he was inside his RV. East Jefferson Fire-Rescue (EJFR) firefighters responded to a report of a loud explosion at the 1500 block of 27th Street at 3:13 p.m. Thursday. The firefighters arrived to find an RV that was smoking and badly damaged.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 3:18:36 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:18:36 GMT



Campfire gets out of control, juvenile singed off hair trying to put it out in West Richland
West Richland Police and Benton County Fire District #4 responded to a fire that started spreading from a campfire around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. According to Sgt. Drew Hendrickson, two juveniles between 10-15-years-old started a campfire in a desert-like area near Van Giesen Street and Belmont Drive. Capt.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2019 3:38:58 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Sun, 10 Nov 2019 23:38:58 GMT



Broken Lifeline, KIMA investigates ambulance services in Yakima
When you call 911. paramedics try their best to respond quickly, including those from Advanced Life Systems (ALS), one of two ambulance companies contracted by the city. The other being American Medical Response. 15 EMS crews are stationed across the Yakima valley. A Yakima city ordinance requires all of those ambulances to have paramedics on board.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2019 10:48:37 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:48:37 GMT



Spokane Fire Department successfully installs fire alarms in 65 homes
The Spokane Fire Department announced it successfully installed 181 fire alarms in homes across the Garland Neighborhood on Saturday. Firefighters said the installation was part of Fire Prevention Week, during which they installed the alarms in 85 homes. Of those installations, firefighters said one of the homes belonged to 70-year-old Dan, a veteran who lives alone and only had one smoke detector in his living room prior to their visit.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2019 4:18:38 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Sun, 10 Nov 2019 00:18:38 GMT



Tri-Cities mom admits cooking hash oil with 4 kids home; 1 was hurt in the explosion
A Kennewick mother says she was trying to save money by making her own THC hash oil at home. Lenne S. Parsons sat her four young kids down with lunch, then returned to her laundry room/bathroom to continue her experiment based on YouTube videos. She thought the room had enough ventilation, but then, “Poof.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 5:42:56 AM - SOURCE: Tri-City Herald
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:42:56 GMT



Grant County haystack fires more than quadruple year-over-year
Grant County Fire Marshals are now using the word “unusual” to describe the frequency of hay fires seen in 2019. Saturday night’s massive blaze on Rd. 3 NW between Moses Lake and Ephrata was this year’s 13th haystack fire. Deputy Fire Marshal Crue Woodard says the volume of hay fires far exceeds the three recorded in the county in 2018.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 7:46:59 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 03:46:59 GMT



Update: 397 closed after garage burns near Lechelt Road in Finley
VIDEO: Highway 397 was shut down for about two hours Thursday afternoon as firefighters battled a blaze in a Finley garage near Lechelt Road. People spotted the fire coming from the shop shortly before 2:45 p.m. Someone was working in the shop earlier in the day but had left, said Tracy Baker, the Benton County Fire District 1 public information officer.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 11:45:22 AM - SOURCE: Tri-City Herald
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:45:22 GMT



Spanaway family believes son died from vaping-related illness
A grieving family from Spanaway says they want to send out a warning against vaping and the use of e-cigarettes after they believe their grandson died from vaping. Hadynn Outcalt-Arends, 23, recently died while honeymooning in Oregon. At this point, the family is still waiting for autopsy results to see what the exact cause of death was, but the family believes they already know.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDRV-TV ABC 12 Medford
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT



San Juan Islands: Hospital district works toward merger amid seat changes
With an almost entirely new board of public hospital district commissioners, the outgoing group prepares for the incoming to take a leap into fire and emergency medical services integration. “It takes a year and a half to get up to speed. We’re going to have a new board and it’s going to be trying to get up to speed with all kinds of things,” Commissioner Warren Appleton said during an Oct.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2019 1:47:47 AM - SOURCE: Journal of the San Juans
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:47:47 GMT



Another Washington firefighter dies of cancer, the leading cause of death in that field
Okanogan County is mourning the death of another beloved firefighter. Fire District 6 says Chief Don Waller died early Wednesday morning following a tough battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Exposure to toxic smoke has made cancer the leading cause of death for firefighters. Last December, the disease took the life of Spokane Valley Fire Captain Dave Phay.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 11:03:20 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 07:03:20 GMT



Morton Voters to Decide on Fire Annexation in February Special Election
Morton Mayor Dan Mortensen made the case Monday morning for combining his city’s fire and emergency services with Lewis County Fire District 4, at the Lewis County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting, at which the board endorsed a Feb. 13 special election that would allow citizens to decide the fate of the proposal.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 5:03:04 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 01:03:04 GMT



Spokane firefighters have a busy morning with two structure fires
Spokane firefighters had a busy morning on Wednesday as two separate structure fires were called out within 30 minutes of each other. The first fire was at a small business in Hillyard near Market and Diamond. Fire crews on scene told KHQ's Stephanie Stevenson that the small business owners arrived Wednesday morning to find their lobby was damaged by fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 9:14:18 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 17:14:18 GMT



Fire starts in backyard of Finley home
Firefighters are extinguishing a fire in a backyard in Finley Thursday morning. Around 5:20 a.m., first responders were alerted to the fire at a home near Bryson Brown Road and South Finley Road. The fie has damaged part of a fence, but there was no damage to the home. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 6:37:41 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:37:41 GMT



King County voters approve lifesaving Medic One Levy
Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a Medic One levy that will fund countywide emergency medical services (EMS) for 2020-2025. Unofficial results showed 79.1 percent of voters approved the measure. This levy replaces an expiring Medic One levy that has provided critical funding to the EMS system for the past six years.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 1:06:57 PM - SOURCE: Woodinville Weekly/Northlake News/Valley View
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 21:06:57 GMT



Fire that destroyed Tacoma restaurant may be arson, investigators say
A fire that destroyed a buffet restaurant in Tacoma and left in ruins a 14-year family business may have been intentionally set, Tacoma fire investigators said Wednesday. Firefighters got the call just after 11 p.m. Tuesday of fire burning in the back of the Great Wall Buffet along S. Hosmer Street, according to Battalion Chief Dave McRoberts with Tacoma Fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Tulalip Bay Fire Department receives license to provide Advanced Life Support care
The Tulalip Bay Fire Department (also known as Snohomish County Fire District 15) received a license to provide Advanced Life Support care from the State of Washington. This is the first time such care will be provided from sovereign lands, and will benefit all taxpayers in the district. Previously, patients had to wait 18-23 minutes for a Paramedic to arrive.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 1:05:17 PM - SOURCE: North County Outlook
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 21:05:17 GMT



Clallam County Fire District 3 EMS levy renewed for 2021
A renewal of Clallam County Fire District 3’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) levy will continue for 10 more years starting Jan. 1, 2021. Voters in Clallam and Jefferson counties approved the EMS levy of $0.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value with 5,684 yes votes (72.81 percent) to 2,122 (27.19 percent) after initial general election counts were released Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 2:27:29 AM - SOURCE: Sequim Gazette - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:27:29 GMT



Kent’s Puget Sound Fire purchases two new engines
Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority recently added two new engines, one in Kent and one in SeaTac. The two new Pierce Enforcer engines went into service as Engine 77 in Kent and Engine 47 in SeaTac. SeaTac contracts with Puget Sound Fire, which broke off from the city of Kent in 2010 when voters approved a regional fire authority funded by property taxes and fire benefit charges (a variable rate fee).
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 3:00:52 AM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 11:00:52 GMT



Fire sparks at cannabis farm in Finley
Multiple firefighters are at the scene of a fire in Finley. KAPP-KVEW has learned that the fire is at a cannabis farm on Gerards Road near Cochran Road. The fire ignited shortly after 9 p.m. According to Tracy Baker with Benton County Fire District #1, the fire was contained to the second floor. It didn't extend to the roof because it was metal.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 10:49:22 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 06:49:22 GMT



Resident escapes fire that destroyed North Whidbey house
A resident escaped injury when a fire destroyed a house off West Beach Road on North Whidbey Sunday. Firefighters from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, the Oak Harbor Fire Department, Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island responded to the Van Dam Road residence around 12:50 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 1:44:00 AM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:44:00 GMT



Nearly 2,000 chickens died in Grant County fire
Nearly 2,000 chickens died in an outbuilding fire in Ephrata Saturday night. Firefighters from Grant County Fire District 13 were returning home from a crash on Dodson Road when they saw the large outbuilding on fire. The structure was near Neva Lake Road and Railroad Avenue. D13 and Ephrata firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the blaze, which took about 20 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2019 11:51:03 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Mon, 04 Nov 2019 19:51:03 GMT



Update: Siblings from Shoreline were victims of Lynnwood townhouse fire
South County Fire has released additional information about the two juveniles who died in a fire that engulfed a Lynnwood townhouse Sunday. The victims found in the Lynnwood Townhouse apartments, in the 6700 block 196th Street Southwest, were siblings — a 15-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy — from Shoreline, said South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2019 4:51:56 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 00:51:56 GMT



Vehicle fire outside Graham home is latest in a series
Investigators are taking a close look into the cause of a Monday morning SUV fire outside a home in Graham. It was the latest in a series of suspicious vehicle fires in Pierce County. Firefighters responded to the scene, in the 10500 block of 197th Street, at around 6:15 a.m. after receiving reports of a vehicle fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2019 5:48:26 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 01:48:26 GMT



Fire incinerates Waterville storage building causing $150,000 in damage
A newly constructed garage on Miracle Rd. was incinerated Saturday night near Waterville on Badger Mountain. Orondo firefighters say the fire was reported just before 9p.m. The owner had been working in the garage, went home and when he returned, he found it fully engulfed. Firefighters suspect that a wood stove that was being used to heat the building caused the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2019 11:46:52 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Mon, 04 Nov 2019 19:46:52 GMT



Old grain mill erupts in flames in Granger
Yakima firefighters will be at the grain mill fire until late Tuesday morning working to make sure the fire is completely out. Around 9 p.m., firefighters responded to the four-story building near Second and Liberty avenues. Residents say the mill used to be owned by Bleyhl Farm Service. According to Yakima County District #5 Deputy Chief Ken Shipman, massive flames could be seen from the bottom floor.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 3:13:22 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 11:13:22 GMT



Citizen walks into Franklin County fire station, reports motor home fire
Franklin County firefighters quickly put out a motor home fire Monday afternoon, but they found out in an unusual way. Shortly before 12:00 p.m., a fire ignited on Roberta Road near Road 36. Before dispatchers got ahold of the fire department, someone walked into their fire station and told them a motor home was on fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2019 2:37:30 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:37:30 GMT



2 children die, third injured as fire rips through Lynnwood townhome
Two children are dead and a third was taken to the hospital after a fire engulfed a townhouse in Lynnwood Sunday. Two adults and an 11-year-old boy who were also inside the townhome when the fire started were able to get out. 911 dispatchers received several calls around 2:40 p.m. of flames coming from the complex in the 6700 block of 196th Street SW.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 04 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Badger Mountain garage fire poses access issues for crews
A garage fire lit up the sky on Badger Mountain Saturday night. Officials say crews responding to the blaze were challenged by its remote location and the long winding dirt road that led to it. It was first reported just before 9 pm Saturday. Fire Spokesman, Jim Oatey says in a news release that the owner reported he had been working in the newly built garage, went home and returned to find it fully involved in fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2019 10:51:22 AM - SOURCE: NCWLife News
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 18:51:22 GMT



5-year-old girl dies in Royal City mobile home fire
Royal City investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a young girl. Around 3 a.m. Sunday, firefighters arrived to the Coachman Mobile Home Park in Royal City. The home, near Catalpa Avenue and Acacia Street, was close to other trailers on fire. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, a 5-year-old girl was "trapped or otherwise unable to escape," they said in a Facebook post.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2019 9:44:01 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 17:44:01 GMT



No people hurt, one dog killed in Spokane Valley apartment complex fire
No one was hurt when a Spokane Valley apartment complex caught fire Saturday night, though one dog was killed. The first crews to respond found flames on the first, second and third floors an apartment complex at 210 S. Farr Road around 7:15 p.m. Crews upgraded the fire to a second alarm, bringing in more personnel and equipment to help fight the flames.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2019 10:41:07 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 18:41:07 GMT



Benton County, Walla Walla firefighters could be heading back from California
Firefighters from multiple agencies in Benton County and Walla Walla could soon be heading home from California. A strike team left for California on Oct. 28 to help battle the Kincade Fire. Crews from Washington state are scheduled to be demobilized today. They are on stand-by as they wait to get word if they'll be helping out with another fire in the state, or they get to come home.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2019 10:40:53 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 18:40:53 GMT



Fire burns down garage, power lines in North Spokane
Spokane Fire Department responded to a fire in the 5000 block of North Stevens, arriving to a garage engulfed in flames and smoke. Crews from Fire District 9 showed up to assist, and the personnel noted that the fire was threatening to spread to the house nearby, which was evacuated as a safety measure.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2019 11:22:24 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:22:24 GMT



South King Fire updates engines to reflect new Zone 3 consortium
If you’re a frequent user of emergency response dispatch apps or often see South King Fire and Rescue engines out in the community, you may notice something a little different. Last week, all of SKFR updated all of their engine and aid identifying numbers in coordination with the Zone 3 consortium, according to the department’s press release.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2019 1:53:19 AM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror
Posted on Fri, 01 Nov 2019 08:53:19 GMT



Clallam Fire District 4 buys defibrillators with grant money
Clallam County Fire District No. 4 has purchased three automated external defibrillators after receiving a $4,168 grant from the Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund. The fund awards grants each year to organizations serving Clallam County. The AEDs arrived earlier this month and are now in the personal vehicles of the district’s lead responders, which allows them to respond directly to the location of a possible heart attack patient.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 11:02:59 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:02:59 GMT



Fire sparks at abandoned Pasco house
Firefighters battled flames in the attic of an abandoned Pasco home on Thursday morning. Around 9:30 a.m., firefighters responded to 10208 Maple Drive near Road 100. Smoke filled the home quickly and it was determined that the fire was in the attic. According to Pasco firefighter Ben Shearer, the fire possibly started in the kitchen or in the attic.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 10:37:44 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:37:44 GMT



Update: Silverdale woman reunites with submarine chief who saved her
VIDEO: A woman who was rescued from her burning home in Silverdale wants to publicly thank the man who saved her. "You’re my guardian angel,” Dawn Ruth said. “You don’t know that, but you really are.” The two reunited at Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue Station 51 Thursday following Wednesday's terrifying event.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 7:57:13 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:57:13 GMT



Fire damages outbuilding, several vehicles in Vancouver
fire tore through several vehicles and an outbuilding in Vancouver Friday morning. At around 4:17 a.m., Vancouver Fire crews were dispatched to a fire in the 10200 block of Northeast 108th Avenue. Officials said several vehicles and an shop-like outbuilding were damaged. It's not known at this time how many vehicles burned.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV-TV Fox 12 Beaverton
Posted on Fri, 01 Nov 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters From Thurston and Lewis Counties Head to California to Battle Wildfires
Firefighters from 31 Washington state fire districts, including four in Thurston County and one in Lewis, have been dispatched to help fight California wildfires, according to the Washington's Emergency Management Division. Teams started driving down to California Monday morning and are all based at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, according to Karina Shagren, communications director for the Washington Military Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 2:39:12 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 21:39:12 GMT



Longview's new fire marshal is 'well respected, quality individual'
Jon Dunaway was officially sworn in as Longview’s new fire marshal Wednesday afternoon, filling a position responsible for code compliance and safety inspections that had been vacant for a year. “Everyone had been welcoming and supportive” since he came aboard on Oct. 16, Dunaway said. “It’s been a fantastic experience.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 5:56:25 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:56:25 GMT



Clallam Fire District 4 named first in management excellence
Clallam County Fire District No. 4 has been awarded first place for management excellence by the Washington Fire Commissioners Association. It’s the sixth year in a row that the fire district has ranked in the top three when compared to similar-size districts, according to the district. The district earned first place in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and earned second place in 2015.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Large fire burns Olympia homeless encampment
Firefighters worked to douse a blaze burning a homeless encampment in Olympia Thursday morning. The fire broke out just before 6 a.m. in the 1400 block of Wheeler Ave. SE, according to Olympia Fire. A Tumwater firefighting crew noticed the flames while driving along I-5 and called it in. An Olympia fire engine arrived on the scene to find extensive flames burning a non-sanctioned camp, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Buchanan with Olympia Fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Tri-Cities, Walla Walla firefighters arrive in southern California to battle wildfire
A strike team of firefighters from Tri-Cities and Walla Walla has arrived in southern California to battle a massive wildfire in Sonoma County. Benton County Fire District 1 says local firefighters have been assigned to the Kincade Fire, which has burned more than 76,000 acres in less than a week. The firefighters will be helping with mop up and building protection on the south and southeast ends of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 5:44:07 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:44:07 GMT



Longview family displaced after house fire, cause under investigation
Firefighters battled a house fire in Longview early Thursday morning. Crews from the Longview Fire Department and Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue responded to the fire at a home in the 400 block of 25th Avenue. When crews arrived to the scene, they found flames on the second floor of the two-story home. The blaze was extinguished after about 20 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Beaverton
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Person, dog found dead in burning RV in Lake Stevens
One person was found dead after an RV caught fire in Everett Wednesday morning. A person driving along the U.S. 2 trestle spotted flames along Riverside Avenue and called 911 to report a possible illegal burn, according to Heather Chadwick with Snohomish County Fire District 7. As firefighters were heading there, a second call came in reporting a house fire in the 5300 block of the avenue.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Milestone: Sequim firefighter promoted to career lieutenant
Clallam County Fire District 3 has announced that Stephanie (Gates) Anderson was promoted to career lieutenant at a ceremony Sept. 25 at Station 34. According to a press release, the selection process involves written exams, oral interviews and mock incidents. Anderson was sworn in by Chief Ben Andrews and had her new rank insignia pinned on by her husband, Travis Anderson, and her parents, Penny and Curt Gates.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2019 1:02:33 PM - SOURCE: Sequim Gazette - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:02:33 GMT



Brave passerby rescues elderly woman from burning Silverdale home
A gutsy Good Samaritan who just happened to be passing by rescued an elderly woman from her home as it erupted in flames Wednesday morning in Silverdale, fire officials said. The drama unfolded at around 7:15 a.m. as a man who was taking his son to school spotted flames and smoke coming from the woman's home in the 10000 block of Frontier Place NW, said Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue spokesperson Ileana LiMarzi.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Update: Local firefighters will hold off deployment to California
Several local firefighters who were heading south to help fight wildfires burning in California have been told to hold off. The Spokane Fire Department initially authorized three Type 5/6 engines, a strike-team leader and additional firefighters to staff a two-week mission. Nearly 200,000 people in Northern California are under evacuation orders as crews work to contain the Kincaid Fire in Sonoma County.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2019 6:40:58 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019 01:40:58 GMT



A brush fire in October? Webb Place Fire is one of the latest in years, data shows
With temperatures near freezing and wind chills in the mid-20s, a brush fire broke out Tuesday night, threatening several homes near Rock Island. The temperature was unusual for a brush fire — and so was the date. A start date of Oct. 28 makes the Webb Place Fire one of the latest in the past decade, according to state Department of Natural Resources data.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2019 12:49:13 PM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2019 19:49:13 GMT



Driver killed in fiery crash on I-405 exit ramp in Kirkland
One person was killed Tuesday morning in a fiery crash on an Interstate 405 exit ramp in Kirkland, the Washington State Patrol reports. Traffic backups reportedly are forming in the area, where road closures and lane closures are in effect. Troopers and firefighters responded to the scene, the exit ramp from northbound I-405 to NE 128th Street, at about 10:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Multiple wildfires spark in Prosser
Several wildfires are being reported across the Prosser area. 911 calls started to pour in at 7:36 p.m. Multiple firefighters across Benton and Yakima counties are responding. The Benton County Sheriff's Office is helping control traffic near one massive blaze at Case Road and Old Inland Empire Highway.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2019 9:51:20 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2019 04:51:20 GMT



Grant County Fire District No. 3 Receives Award for Management
Grant County Fire District No. 3 was awarded the Management Excellence award by the Washington Fire Commissioners Association which is a nod toward the district’s administration vigilance with management of funds and overall financial responsibility. “This is a synopsis of the entire fire department working together soundly and fiscally sound toward providing better customer service,” said Michele Talley, public information officer.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2019 4:37:40 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 23:37:40 GMT



Wind gusts spark three downed power line-caused fires in Grant County
Downed power lines caused by the wind kept utility and fire crews busy on Friday. Three fire were started by the downed live wires during the Friday afternoon wind gusts. The first was reported at 4:58 p.m. in Ephrata. Ephrata Fire Chief Jeremy Burns says the wind knocked down a line that sparked a fire at SR 28 and Basin Street near Oasis Park.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2019 12:48:08 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 19:48:08 GMT



Yakima firefighters respond to duplex fire caused by portable heater
The Yakima Fire Department was on the scene of a fire at a duplex early Tuesday morning. According to the department, the fire started in the 700 block of South 9th Avenue around 2:19 a.m. Yakima police officers were able to evacuate residents in the connected unit, and there were no injuries. The apartment was completely destroyed in the unit which it started in, while the other unit was not damaged.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2019 10:47:44 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:47:44 GMT



Washington firefighters heading to California as wildfires rage
Washington firefighters will soon join the aggressive firefight in California. California has requested 15 wildland strike teams of engines from Washington, according to the Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team. The agency went on to say Sunday night that the crews are being mobilized.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2019 8:13:32 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 03:13:32 GMT



Support 7 honors long-time firefighter in Snohomish County
More than 320 community members attended Support 7’s inaugural dinner earlier this month to recognize the tireless work of the emergency first responders who serve South Snohomish County. First responders, crisis survivors, community members and friends and family of Support 7 filled the Westgate Chapel gymnasium in Edmonds Oct.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2019 7:45:38 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 02:45:38 GMT



Spokane County: Local districts see shortage of emergency medical service responders
As the demand for healthcare rises, the number of first responders answering calls for help has not. The EMS shortage is an issue you could face when you call 911 for help, especially for people living in rural areas. That's because crews often rely on volunteer EMS and firefighters for emergency calls.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2019 6:40:35 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 01:40:35 GMT



Three treated for injuries after fire in Longview
Multiple vehicles ignited under a carport in the 3800 block of Ocean Beach Highway early Saturday morning and spread to apartment units upstairs, according to the Longview Fire Department. Three people were treated after the fire: one for a seizure, one for difficult breathing and one for high blood pressure, according to a press release.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2019 3:07:22 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Sat, 26 Oct 2019 22:07:22 GMT



Spokane Valley firefighters say 6,500 gallons of chemical leaked from rail car Friday
Firefighters are investigating after a chemical leak from a train car in Spokane Valley. On Friday, Oct. 25, someone called the fire department after seeing a red fluid leaking from a rail car at Kemira Water Solutions at 2317 N. Sullivan Road. Crews later learned that the chemical was ferric chloride and it had been leaking for approximately 30 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2019 8:48:31 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Sat, 26 Oct 2019 03:48:31 GMT



Memorial service honors veteran Okanogan firefighter
VIDEO: A veteran firefighter who died a hero was remembered by hundreds at a memorial service on Thursday. Assistant Fire Chief Christian Johnson passed away earlier this month from injuries he sustained while fighting the Spring Coulee Fire. Johnson was fighting the fire in early September when flames overcame him.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2019 5:00:38 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:00:38 GMT



East Link Job Site In Bellevue Shut Down After Worker Seriously Injured
A worker was seriously injured after shoring equipment fell on him at an East Link light rail construction site Thursday, according to Bellevue Fire. Firefighters responded to a rescue call off Bellevue Way Southeast, north of the Interstate 90 on-ramp, just before 11 a.m. Crews were able to pull the man from the debris, and medics rushed him to a Seattle hospital.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2019 6:04:38 AM - SOURCE: Bellevue Patch
Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 13:04:38 GMT



Firestorm over massive pile of fire wood in Lake Stevens; Fire Marshal concerned
A man in Lake Stevens is in a back and forth battle with the city over a huge pile of wood on his property. Shane McDaniel says the city is trying to fine him tens of thousands of dollars because the pile is too high. The city claims it's a fire hazard. McDaniel says more than 100 other people helped him split it, and that they donate it to people in need.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2019 2:41:39 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 09:41:39 GMT



Auburn: Valley Regional Fire Authority invites scouts to attend annual Scout Night at the Fire Station
The Valley Regional Fire Authority hosts its annual Scout Night at the Fire Station on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Scouting and adventure groups from the Algona, Auburn and Pacific area are invited to join the VRFA from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lakeland Hills Station 33, 500 182nd Ave. E., Auburn. The evening includes a tour of the fire station, fire safety, basic first aid training, AED awareness, pet safety, cooking safety, knot tying, water safety, forensics and information on how to be prepared for a disaster.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2019 1:41:30 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:41:30 GMT



Substance found in Douglas County Courthouse found to be non-hazardous
The Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad has determined a suspicious substance found Thursday at the Douglas County Courthouse in Waterville is non-hazardous. The courthouse will remain closed on Friday to both employees and the public, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The shelter in place issued Thursday evening has been lifted.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Washougal to buy East County Fire and Rescue station
The East County Fire and Rescue (ECFR) fire district has agreed to sell one of its five stations to the city of Washougal. Washougal City Council members voted to approve the execution of a purchase agreement of $335,000 for the Station 95 building at their Oct. 14 meeting. Washougal City Manager David Scott said the 5,215-square-foot facility, located at 211 39th St.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2019 1:05:18 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:05:18 GMT



Spokane goes it alone when it comes to emergency management
Spokane County's Emergency Management Office has always shined brightest on the county's darkest days. Examples are the 2015 windstorm and the 2018 Upriver Beacon Fire, where the entire region worked together to repair nature's wrath. But now the City of Spokane is launching a new, independent Office of Emergency Management next year.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2019 1:46:43 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 24 Oct 2019 08:46:43 GMT



New map helps visualize language access needs statewide
The Washington Emergency Management Division has launched a new online map to help local jurisdictions and the public at large figure out different languages spoken in counties and Census tracts across the state. The goal is to help local governments know ahead of time what languages they need to have emergency messaging translated into before a disaster occurs.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 7:11:58 PM - SOURCE: Emergency Management
Posted on Thu, 24 Oct 2019 02:11:58 GMT



Plane crashes upside down in Pierce County
An aircraft crashed late Wednesday morning in the 4200 block of 192nd Street East, about a mile north of Spanaway. The plane was upside down and two people were trapped inside: a 76-year-old man and a 64-year-old man. But they were conscious, a Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman said. “When we hear plane crash, we always take it as it’s going to be very serious and a very hard extrication,” said Darrin Shaw of Central Pierce Fire and Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 5:55:10 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-FM Radio
Posted on Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:55:10 GMT



Woman wrongly accused of 2016 Kent strip mall arson to receive $100,000 settlement
A local woman who filed suit after she was wrongly investigated and charged with first-degree felony arson will receive a $100,000 settlement. The Seattle Times reports that the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority has settled the civil-rights lawsuit with 66-year-old Linda Poplawski of Des Moines. Authorities say the arson charges resulted from a November 2016 fire in a Kent strip mall that leveled a Dollar Tree store and damaged two other businesses.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 11:56:27 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:56:27 GMT



Bainbridge Island Fire Department Holds Pancake Breakfast
PHOTOS: Hundreds of islanders packed Fire Station 21 for the annual Bainbridge Island Fire Department pancake breakfast. Bainbridge Fire Chief Hank Teran said firefighters and volunteers served about 1,400 breakfasts, and nearly 1,500 people climbed aboard a Bainbridge fire engine for a firetruck ride through the neighborhood.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 1:04:40 PM - SOURCE: Bainbridge Island Review
Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:04:40 GMT



Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Selected for Recipient of DNR Surplus Engine
Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue (LWFR) is one of the fire districts in the state to receive a Department of Natural Resources surplus wildland brush engine at no cost. The selection process to receive an engine is based on fire districts that demonstrate a strong partnership with the DNR and also the community’s risk with wildland fires.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 9:44:41 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:44:41 GMT



Details of Bothell Fire Department Lt. Kirk Robinson's Memorial Service
On Thursday, October 24, friends, family and loved ones will come together to honor the life of Lt. Kirk Dean Robinson. Lt. Robinson passed away on Friday, October 4, after a heroic two-year-long battle with cancer. He was a member of the Bothell Fire Department for 18 years. At 11:05 a.m., a memorial procession will begin.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 7:21:54 PM - SOURCE: City of Bothell
Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:21:54 GMT



New fire training facility is on the agenda in Walla Walla
The Walla Walla City Council will hear a presentation about improvements needed to the current fire department drill site and structures when it meets for its work session Monday at 4 p.m. WWFD Chief Bob Yancey and Captain John Knowles will be making the presentation. The current facility, which is near Washington Park, southwest of West Cherry Street and North Ninth Avenue was built in the early 1970s and has served area fire departments for over 45 years.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: My Columbia Basin
Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Fire destroys Whitman County grain elevator
Right now firefighters are looking into what caused a fire that destroyed a grain elevator in the small town of Winona just outside of Endicott. The first call came in just after 1 p.m. this afternoon with crews responding from all over Whitman County. A fire quickly engulfing a 65-year-old grain elevator.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 6:03:56 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:03:56 GMT



Snohomish County: Fire District 7 asking to return levy rate to $1.50
Fire District 7 is returning to the voters to ask for a levy lid lift, after a summertime funding request was defeated at the polls. The levy on voters’ current ballots requires a simple majority to lift the lid for one year, then the levy rate will fall after that based on assessed value, said Heather Chadwick, public information and education officer for the district.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 2:06:48 AM - SOURCE: Snohomish County News
Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:06:48 GMT



Firefighters save American flag from flames in two-alarm Washougal fire
During a two-alarm fire in Washougal that damaged several businesses, someone captured the moment when two firefighters took the time to save an American flag from the flames. The fire sparked by some sheets that spontaneously combusted at a local laundromat, according to the Camas-Washougal Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 1:43:08 AM - SOURCE: KPTV-TV FOX 12 Portland
Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:43:08 GMT



Lynden Fire gets funding to divert harmful diesel exhaust
Diesel engine exhaust emissions in fire stations expose firefighters to health risks, including certain types of cancers as well as pulmonary and cardiac diseases. The Lynden Fire Department recently received notice it has been successful in an application for a Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant to buy a diesel exhaust source-capture system.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 6:56:16 PM - SOURCE: Lynden Tribune - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:56:16 GMT



Late North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Tim Lemon honored at ceremony in Renton
This past week, 23 firefighters from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue traveled from Oak Harbor to Renton to render honors to Chief Tim Lemon, who died Sept. 17 from cancer. North Whidbey Fire personnel traveled to the ceremony in three pieces of fire apparatus and a chartered bus for the memorial service that was held at the New Life Church in Renton.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 1:01:15 PM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times
Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 20:01:15 GMT



Driver, passenger escape as vehicle catches fire in Pasco
Pasco firefighters were on the scene of a vehicle fire on Monday morning. The 2001 Chevy Impala caught on fire around 6:40 a.m. on West Argent Road near the US-395 off-ramp. Pasco firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire, and the driver and passenger were able to escape without injuries. Public Information Officer Ben Shearer tells KAPP-KVEW Local News the cause of the fire is under investigation, but vehicle fires are common around this time of year because cold temperatures require engines to work harder.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 9:55:31 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:55:31 GMT



Elma: Emergency Preparedness Drill to be held at Summit Pacific Medical Center on Wednesday
On Wednesday morning, October 23rd, Summit Pacific will be taking part in a full-scale incident response training. Patient care and normal day to day operations will not be impacted, though patients and visitors may notice an increase in traffic to Summit Pacific facilities as well as mock patients with makeup depicting fake injuries.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 5:54:36 AM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:54:36 GMT



More investigation needed in alleged Amboy arsons
An investigation into a suspected arson in Amboy continues as two suspects in a fire earlier this October were released on charges as more information is needed. Valerie and Adam Gardner, 65 and 23, were initially charged with first-degree arson following an Oct. 12 fire at their residence off of Northeast Cedar Creek Road in Amboy.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 4:10:18 AM - SOURCE: The Reflector.com
Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:10:18 GMT



Whatcom County house fire shows ‘just emptying the lint screen is not enough for dryers’
Firefighters kept a blaze from destroying a house south of Bellingham Saturday afternoon, but the fire serves as a reminder of the importance of keeping a clothes dryer properly cleaned. South Whatcom Fire Authority and Bellingham Fire Department crews responded to the 900 block of Bass Street at 1:05 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Bellingham Herald
Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Investigators: Washougal laundromat fire caused by sheets that spontaneously combusted
Investigators say an overnight fire that destroyed half of a strip mall in Washougal started with a pile of sheets that spontaneously caught fire. Just after 12:40 a.m. Sunday, the Camas-Washougal Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Riverside Laundry, located at 921 4th St. in Washougal.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV-TV FOX 12 Portland
Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Seattle Fire Department plans to replace its Northgate 'cancer house' station
For nearly two decades, Seattle firefighters have complained about a North Seattle station they suspected was making its crews sick. Now, tensions surrounding the notorious Station 31, also known as the “cancer house,” may soon come to end. On Friday, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins announced the department’s plans to tear down and replace Station 31, pending Seattle City Council approval.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 2:55:19 PM - SOURCE: Crosscut
Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:55:19 GMT



Related: Response times up in Northwest Seattle due to Station 31closure
Friday, Seattle Fire officials announced a plan to build a new fire station in Northwest Seattle replacing the current Station 31. In June, Station 31 was closed due to mold. Fire officials say the investigation into the mold lead to the realization that the station, originally built in 1973, is outdated.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 11:12:42 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:12:42 GMT



Four New Volunteer Firefighters to Serve Snoqualmie as EMTs
At the October 14 City Council Meeting, four new Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) were awarded their helmets, giving them active volunteer status. Josh Demetrescu, Chris Feilen, Tanner Hillier, and Anna Meehan bring a broad range of experiences to their roles as EMTs. Josh Demetrescu, who works for the U.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2019 7:30:54 PM - SOURCE: Snoqualmie, WA
Posted on Sun, 20 Oct 2019 02:30:54 GMT



House fire displaces Spokane Valley family, no one injured
It took firefighters just under 10 minutes to extinguish a fire at a Spokane Valley home early Friday morning. Firefighters are still investigating what caused the house fire near E. Upriver Drive and N. Argonne Road. When fire crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the front door and living room window.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 8:32:15 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:32:15 GMT



Arsonist sets fire to popular park bathroom in Richland
One of the restrooms at Howard Amon Park is closed after an arsonist set fire to toilet paper which caused extensive damage to the building. The bathroom sits at the north end of the park. It is located near Sterling's Restaurant. Richland Park Ranger, Jason Janosky, says the vandalism occurred Thursday night or Friday morning.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 2:22:59 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:22:59 GMT



The Port of Seattle Fire Department Promotes First Female Battalion Chief
The Port of Seattle Fire Department promoted Stephanie McGinnis from Shift Captain to the Port's first female Battalion Chief during a badge pinning ceremony Wednesday morning. McGinnis will oversee one of four shifts within the Fire Suppression Division that responds to emergencies and calls for the Sea-Tac Airport.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



This Week Then: Seattle Fire Department Turns 130
One hundred and thirty years ago this week, on October 17, 1889, the Seattle Fire Department was created, just a few months after the devastating fire that turned most of the city's downtown into "a horrible black smudge." Gardner Kellogg, a volunteer firefighter since 1870, was named the department's first chief.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Magazine
Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



 

 
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