Washington State Regional Fire Investigation Council

Two dogs die in Ephrata house fire; firefighters reveal suspected cause
A fire at 54 F St. in Ephrata on Sunday claimed the life of two dogs. Ephrata Fire Chief Jeremy Burns says his department was summoned to the fire scene at around 5:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived, flames were scene shooting out of the kitchen window and a boat was on fire. Burns believes something on the kitchen stove sparked the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2021 2:02:46 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Mon, 26 Jul 2021 21:02:46 GMT



One person injured in collision involving Pierce Transit bus
Tacoma firefighters say at least one person was transported to the hospital after a bus involved in a collision crashed into someone’s yard. Firefighters responded to the collision, which involved a Pierce County Transit bus and a pickup truck Monday evening in the area of South 37th Street and South Thompson Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2021 10:11:46 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 27 Jul 2021 05:11:46 GMT



Bear cub treated for burns at Cedar Creek Fire in Okanogan County
A bear cub was treated for burns at the Cedar Creek Fire near Mazama on Monday. State Department of Natural Resources employees responded Monday after a bear cub was found with a burned snout within the fire area. Specialists have treated the cub and he’s expected to make a full recovery. The Cedar Creek Fire, sparked July 11 about six miles southwest of Mazama in Okanogan County, has burned more than 24,000 acres and was listed at 11 percent contained Monday morning.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2021 6:45:11 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 27 Jul 2021 01:45:11 GMT



Seattle firefighters rescue teen who fell from bridge into Wolf Creek ravine
Firefighters rescued a teenage boy who reportedly fell from a bridge overnight in East Queen Anne, emergency officials said. Crews responded to the scene, the McGraw Street bridge over the Wolf Creek Ravine Natural Area near 2nd Avenue North, at about 2:45 a.m. after receiving reports that someone had fallen from the bridge.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 27 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Fire erupts at apartment building in Seattle's Interbay neighborhood
PHOTOS: A fire at an apartment building in Seattle's Interbay neighborhood sent people fleeing into the street early Monday. Crews responded to the scene, a three-story apartment building at 2832 14th Avenue West, at around 2:40 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames there. Firefighters searched the complex, located about a block away from the Interbay Golf Center, and confirmed that everyone made it out alive.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



100-acre Hazard Hill Fire burning near Mead prompts immediate evacuations
VIDEO: Level 3 evacuations have been issued for a fire burning off of Highway 395 near Mead, Washington, according to the Spokane County Fire District 4. This means residents in the area need to leave now. Fire officials said the Hazard Hill Fire is burning an estimated 100 acres with smoke visible in the sky.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters contain 95% of Northrup Fire in Grant County; evacuations cancelled
Firefighters appear to be winning the battle against the Northrup Fire burning near Steamboat Rock just south of Grand Coulee. Due to better mapping, the fire is now 247 acres. The blaze is 95% contained. As a result of significant progress on the firefighting front, all evacuations for homes in the area have been cancelled.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2021 2:24:10 AM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:24:10 GMT



Firefighters respond to downtown Spokane building fire
VIDEO: A building in downtown Spokane caught on fire on Saturday afternoon. The fire burned on the roof of a building at 811 W. 2nd Ave. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the fire has been put out. Over 50 firefighters responded to the scene to help contain the 30-foot flames from the fire, requiring transmission of second and third alarms due to the heavy fire conditions.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2021 4:23:00 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:23:00 GMT



Tacoma church sustains extensive damage in overnight fire
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Tacoma church sustained extensive damage in an overnight fire, emergency officials said. Crews responded to the scene, the New Hope Baptist Church in the 5700 blk of East Portland Avenue, at around 11:45 p.m. Thursday. The first firefighters on the scene found smoke and flames shooting from the roof of the church.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Yakima firefighters say patient care could suffer without police at some of their calls
Local firefighters are also sounding the alarm that the new police reform laws could have consequences for their ability to help people if police aren't there. Yakima Fire's deputy chief tells me his firefighters are very nervous because in many calls they respond to, police may no longer be able to protect them.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Chuweah Creek Fire continues burning
The Chuweah Creek Fire, burning northeast of Nespelem on the Colville Indian Reservation, had charred about 36,690 acres of land as of Thursday morning, July 22. Containment was at 40 percent, according to Northwest Incident Management Team 12. Blowing embers on the upper eastern section of the blaze caused two small spot fires Wednesday, but firefighters jumped on them quickly, said officials.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2021 1:09:23 PM - SOURCE: Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
Posted on Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:09:23 GMT



New captains promoted at Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue
Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue promoted Tyler Gear, Ian Brueckner and Tyler Reid to captain at a July 1 ceremony. The new captains will each supervise one of the district’s 24-hour shifts as well as assume overall responsibility for either vehicles, equipment or facilities. The captains were selected after a testing and evaluation process rated by representatives from surrounding departments to include Clallam County Fire District #3, Clallam County Fire District #4, East Jefferson Fire Rescue, Port Angeles Fire Department, Olympic Ambulance and Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Emergency Management.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2021 2:37:34 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 22 Jul 2021 09:37:34 GMT



Mercer Island ambulance struck by intentionally-thrown debris on interstate
A person hurled concrete debris at a Mercer Island Fire Department ambulance while its crew was transporting a patient along Interstate 90 to Seattle for medical treatment in the early morning of July 20. No one was injured during the incident, which occurred at approximately 3 a.m. near the Rainier Avenue exit when the subject threw the debris while standing on the far right side of the interstate, according to the city.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2021 1:03:46 PM - SOURCE: Mercer Island Reporter
Posted on Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:03:46 GMT



Fire engulfs house north of Maltby; 3 displaced
Three people were displaced from a home northwest of Maltby after a fire Thursday afternoon. A homeowner arrived at his two-story house around 2:40 p.m. in the 18600 block of 65th Ave SE and heard crackling, Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue spokesperson Heather Chadwick said. He found a fire on the back deck and tried to extinguish it, but it spread.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2021 10:25:02 PM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Fri, 23 Jul 2021 05:25:02 GMT



Nespelem community in need of help from Chuweah Creek Fire damage
The message from people in Nespelem to Governor Jay Inslee, we need help. On Wednesday, he visited the town scorched by the Chuweah Creek Fire. Homes need rebuilding, fences need to be replaced and roads need to be fixed; Nespelem and the Colville tribes are in critical need and in recovery and repair mode.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2021 11:36:36 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 22 Jul 2021 06:36:36 GMT



Extra Help Moving In to Battle Growing Cub Creek, Cedar Creek and Delancy Fires In Okanogan County
The three wildfires in Okanogan County are all outside the town of Winthrop in the Methow Valley. They continue to grow in size, with the largest of them, the Cub Creek 2 Fire, having grown to 38,671 aces and 5% containment. The Cedar Creek Fire expanded by 3,000 acres Wednesday to 18,634 acres with 11% containment.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2021 10:14:15 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560 Wenatchee
Posted on Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:14:15 GMT



Deadly overdoses on track to hit record high in Washington
We’ve heard a lot about how fatal overdose numbers spiked during 2020, but new data shows so far this year, Washington state is on track to have even more deaths. The state health department says it’s an alarming epidemic that’s largely driven by fentanyl. Officials say the drug is so dangerous, they’re taking a more unconventional approach to combating the issue.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2021 2:37:34 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 22 Jul 2021 09:37:34 GMT



New evacuations issued for Cedar Creek Fire in Okanogan County
New evacuations were issued Tuesday for the Cedar Creek Fire burning in Okanogan County while fire crews continue to make progress on the Chuweah Creek fire near Nespelem and the Red Apple Fire near Wenatchee. Okanogan County Emergency Management issued Level 3 evacuations for the gravel portion of Wolf Creek Road from SR 20 east to the pavement in Winthrop for the Cedar Creek fire, which has burned at least 8,400 acres since starting July 11 and is just 11 percent contained.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2021 7:40:59 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Wed, 21 Jul 2021 02:40:59 GMT



Officials: Total acres burned in 2019 fire season already matched this year
A charred landscape surrounded Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz on Tuesday as she visited the scene of the Red Apple Fire. Washington is seeing a historic number of fires and acres burned this season. So far, Washington reported over 900 fires statewide with an estimate of 140,000 acres burned, which is the same amount of acres that burned in 2019, according to Franz.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2021 4:04:37 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021 23:04:37 GMT



Weather challenges reservation firefighters
Rising temperatures, gusty winds and low relative humidity challenged firefighters July 19 on the Chuweah Creek Fire northeast of Nespelem. Lines held, but there was some spotting and fire slop-over, according to Northwest Incident Management Team 12, which is coordinating the fire fight. Some spotting also occurred in the nearby Central Peak Fire area.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2021 1:03:32 AM - SOURCE: Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:03:32 GMT



Busy emergency rooms lead to ambulance delays in Thurston County
People calling 911 for medical help potentially face long waits in Thurston County as ambulances hit bottlenecks at emergency rooms. Hospitals are finding themselves flush with patients - and it's not just because of the pandemic. People are seeking emergency care at unprecedented levels, according to health care officials in Thurston County and elsewhere.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



As the destructive Chuweah Fire near Nespelem calms down, another fire grows to the northeast
Firefighters have made more progress on the 35,591-acre Chuweah Creek fire burning just east of Nespelem. According to GIS Satellite mapping, the fire has far fewer hot spots than it did last week. An official status report on InciWeb states that the fire is most active on its north end; it’s expected that the fire will grow to the north by about an 1/8 mile over the next 24 hours.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2021 12:58:05 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:58:05 GMT



Smokier conditions in Spokane as red flag warning creates potential for new fires nearby
Get used to the hot and moderately smoky conditions that hit the Spokane area on Monday because a red flag warning until Wednesday means that smoke and wildfire concerns aren’t going away. Smoke from the massive 300,000-acre Bootleg fire in southern Oregon and from smaller fires in southeast Washington rolled into Spokane on Monday, bringing air quality levels to the moderate range, according to Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2021 9:51:12 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021 04:51:12 GMT



'Unprecedented Conditions' Lead to Resource Shortages for Firefighting Agencies
Local fire agencies have put out the call for more support staff as they continue to battle what officials have called an unusually intense wildfire season amid a shortage of workers. The Idaho Department of Lands needs more drivers and warehouse workers. Applicants could have any experience in warehousing or distributing to be considered, the release said.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2021 10:25:25 AM - SOURCE: Nisqually Valley News
Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:25:25 GMT



Man charged with arson in fireworks-caused apartment fire in Wenatchee
An East Wenatchee man is accused of arson in connection to an apartment fire Sunday night in Wenatchee. Devin Rushing, 20, was arrested after video surveillance footage from a nearby apartment complex showed fireworks being thrown from a Toyota Tundra pickup truck, causing a fire at the three-story Aspen Heights Condominiums on Antles Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2021 8:48:38 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:48:38 GMT



Eastside Fire and Rescue to share services with Woodinville Fire and Rescue
On Thursday, July 15, the Eastside Fire & Rescue Board of Directors voted to approve a contract for service with Woodinville Fire & Rescue. Over the past year, Woodinville Fire & Rescue’s Board of Commissioners has been exploring partnership opportunities in the region and approved the contract for service at their July 13 meeting.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2021 1:00:20 AM - SOURCE: Issaquah & Summamish Reporter
Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:00:20 GMT



Evacuations downgraded for Goddard Road Fire, burning half-mile near Rice
Evacuations for the Goddard Road Fire, burning near Rice, have been downgraded to Level 2 evacuations. Level 2 means ‘Get Ready,’ and means you should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. The fire is 10% contained. The evacuation orders were downgraded for the first time since Friday. People living near Rice in Stevens County were previously under a Level 3 evacuation due to the fast-moving brush fire near Goddard and Pleasant Valley.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2021 3:34:58 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Sat, 17 Jul 2021 10:34:58 GMT



Nespelem 'fire storm' stretches tribal, state resources: 'This is usually what we expect in August'
Firefighters made progress on Friday battling a wildfire that destroyed four homes and forced a town to evacuate, although thunder, lightning and wind in the forecast could change the situation quickly. The Chuweah Creek fire, near Nespelem on the Colville Reservation, grew to 34,694 acres and was 20% contained Friday evening.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2021 6:32:42 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Sat, 17 Jul 2021 13:32:42 GMT



State issues emergency rules protecting outdoor workers from wildfire smoke exposure
As wildfire conditions continue to worsen across the state, Labor and Industries has filed emergency rules to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke exposure. Smoke from wildfires contain chemicals, gases, and fine particles that can harm health. L & I says the most concerning hazard is associated with the smallest particles, or Particulate Matter that are less than 2.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 19 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Evacuations lifted, fire in Yakima Canyon contained
Crews with the Bureau of Land Management confirm the Yakima Canyon is out after burning 40 acres. Peter Trask with BLM says it’s unclear what first sparked the fire, but that hot air pushed the fire up the slopes of the canyon as it fanned out in a V-shape. He says the lighter winds today were a boon for firefighters and it didn't spread as fast as it might have on another day.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 19 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Two firefighters injured fighting large apartment fire in Spokane Valley
A large fire broke out at an apartment complex at 12200 East Maxwell Avenue in the Spokane Valley on Thursday afternoon. Fire officials say the fire started on the 3rd floor of the building, collapsing part of the roof and injuring two firefighters. The firefighters were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2021 7:56:45 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 16 Jul 2021 02:56:45 GMT



Spokane County crews knock down basement fire in Four Lakes
Spokane County firefighters knocked down a house fire in Four Lakes Friday morning. The fire started around 6:30 a.m. in the basement of a house on Medical Lake-Four Lakes Rd. Crews from Spokane County Fire District 3 and the Cheney Fire Department are working on checking if it’s completely out. Fire officials said there were residents inside the home at the time of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 16 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Officials say resources on Chuweah Fire are simply not enough to protect homes as blaze grows to 32,000 acres
Weather continues to be a factor as the 23,000-acre Chuweah Fire northeast of Coulee pushes further to the north and to the east toward Cache Creek Road. According to the latest report on InciWeb, fire officials remain concerned about the needed resources to protect homes and other structures. Structure protection remains in place for areas east of Shiloh Rd.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2021 4:22:45 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Thu, 15 Jul 2021 23:22:45 GMT



Red Apple Fire may have been sparked by illegal burn, Chelan County sheriff's office says
Authorities in Chelan County said Thursday that a wildfire that was threatening hundreds of homes earlier is believed to have been sparked by an illegal burn that grew out of control. The Red Apple Fire began just before 7 p.m. Tuesday in Chelan County near Wenatchee and although no injuries have been reported so far, the blaze did prompt a Level 3 evacuation order.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2021 9:03:37 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 15 Jul 2021 04:03:37 GMT



‘We’re all on high alert’: Spokane firefighters face challenges as wildfire season intensifies
There have been more than 900 fires in Washington so far this year. Some in Spokane have been in the Urban Wildfire Interface. These are homes that are close or in areas with trees and brush. With the dry conditions, it increases the chances of a fire happening. On Wednesday afternoon, this exact scenario happened in Liberty Park.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 15 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters hope to fully contain 15,000-acre Chuweah Fire by next Friday
The lightning-caused fire that continues to burn directly adjacent to and east of Nespelem about 20 mintues north of Coulee Dam has torched over 15,000 acres. That’s according to InciWeb, an official online fire resource page. As of Wednesday morning, the fire is demonstrating active behavior including torching, backing and running.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2021 3:53:25 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Wed, 14 Jul 2021 22:53:25 GMT



Quilcene Fire District asking for EMS levy renewal
Quilcene voters will be asked to renew the Emergency Medical Services levy for Quilcene Fire Rescue during the Aug. 3 primary election. The Quilcene Fire Rescue levy — written on the ballot as Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 2 — is a six-year renewal of the current property tax levy of 50 cents or less per $1,000 of assessed property value, which, if approved, would take effect in 2023, Fire Chief Tim McKern said.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2021 1:48:38 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 15 Jul 2021 08:48:38 GMT



I-5 off-ramp closed in Everett for report of possible trapped person in tunnel
PHOTOS: Police have blocked an Interstate 5 off-ramp in Everett while emergency crews investigate reports that a person may be trapped in a manmade tunnel under the roadway. Everett officers and emergency personnel responded to the scene, the northbound I-5 exit ramp to Maple Street and Pacific Avenue, at around 8:40 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2021 9:51:42 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:51:42 GMT



Evacuation orders expanded for 7,000 acre Red Apple Fire in Chelan County
A three-alarm brush fire continues to burn in Chelan County Wednesday morning. The Red Apple Fire forced evacuations Tuesday night, and state firefighting resources have been called to help contain the blaze. The fire started Tuesday evening and is burning grass and sage in the 3300 block of Red Apple Road between the towns of Cashmere and Wenatchee along US 2.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2021 10:41:54 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:41:54 GMT



'I'm still praying and hoping we get to go back': Families flee their homes as wildfire tears through Nespelem
“I started getting emotional. I start crying and I’m like, ‘Come on, please pray.'” Relying on prayers to persevere — that’s how Barbara Cox is trying to move forward after fleeing her home in Nespelem with her 20-month old daughter. “In the last 30 years, I haven’t seen a fire like this,” said Cox.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2021 4:38:20 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 13 Jul 2021 23:38:20 GMT



Burbank Fire in Yakima County now 98% contained
Crews that have spent days battling the Burbank Fire that threatened neighborhoods in Selah and Terrace Heights say it is now almost completely contained. As of Wednesday morning, crews say they have been able to contain 98% of the fire. Fire officials say the fire hasn't grown at all since Monday, and has burned a total of 13,000 acres.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 14 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Region: Wildfires in US West Threaten Parched Native American Lands
Fierce wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are threatening Native American lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve traditional hunting grounds amid a historic drought in the U.S. West. Blazes in Oregon and Washington state were among some 60 large, active wildfires that have destroyed homes and burned through about 1,562 square miles (4,047 square kilometers) in a dozen mostly Western states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNTV NBC 11 San Jose
Posted on Wed, 14 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Shelton man convicted of large lumber theft scheme; allegedly sparked large wildfire in 2018
Last Thursday, 39-year-old Justin Andrew Wilke of Shelton was convicted of a variety of serious crimes stemming from his Mason County lumber heist in 2018. According to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in the Seattle/Tacoma area, Wilke was convicted of conspiracy, theft of public property, depredation of public property, trafficking in unlawfully harvested timber, and attempting to traffic in unlawfully harvest timber.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2021 10:27:26 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:27:26 GMT



Hundreds flee the flames as new Chuweah Creek Fire erupts in Okanogan County
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds of people are evacuating, including the entire town of Nespelem, after lightning sparked a wildfire in Okanogan County overnight, officials said. The explosive wildfire is located about 15 miles north of Coulee Dam on the Colville Indian Reservation, and is threatening homes, businesses, outbuildings and tribal facilities.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 13 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Fire destroys 2 ambulances in Sequim
VIDEO: A commercial structure fire destroyed two ambulances and a building at Olympic Ambulance in Sequim early Tuesday morning. According to Clallam County Fire District 3, witnesses called 911 around 2:05 a.m. and said they saw an explosion and that an ambulance “was engulfed in flames.” An Olympic Ambulance supervisor went outside to investigate and discovered one of their ambulances was on fire, and the flames had spread to the building.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 13 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Fire Officials: Don't fly drones over the Burbank Fire in Yakima County
Fire officials are asking people not to fly drones over the Burbank Fire burning northeast of Yakima because it could prevent firefighters from gaining access to the fire. "Our biggest issue here is we need people with drones to keep their drones away from the fire area," said Nancy Jones, public information officer with the Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 3.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2021 6:49:56 PM - SOURCE: KVEW-TV ABC 42 Kennewick
Posted on Tue, 13 Jul 2021 01:49:56 GMT



Woman Jumps From Chehalis River Bridge in Grays Harbor County
Hours after a man jumped off the Wishkah River Bridge in East Aberdeen, Aberdeen Police Department personnel were called to a similar incident on the Chehalis River Bridge that prompted a response from multiple agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard. “At approximately 11:22 p.m. (Tuesday), an Aberdeen Police officer observed a female jump off the Chehalis River Bridge,” said Aberdeen Police Cmdr.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2021 5:25:54 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:25:54 GMT



Volunteers Led Initial Attack on Mineral Fire in Lewis County
Fire crews are still working to extinguish a 40-acre fire that broke out in the hills above Mineral Friday afternoon. The fire was 50 percent contained as of Monday afternoon, according to the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Volunteer firefighters with Mineral Fire and EMS were the first on the scene and took the lead in fighting the fire, with help from fire crews from Lewis County Fire District 4, of Morton, until DNR could mobilize and take over Friday night.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2021 6:26:27 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Tue, 13 Jul 2021 01:26:27 GMT



Countywide burn ban extended as crews continue battling Burbank Fire in Yakima County
Extremely hot and dry conditions prompted fire officials to extend a burn ban in all unincorporated areas of Yakima County, the county fire marshal announced Monday. The ban was enacted June 24 and will remain in effect until Aug. 31, at which time conditions will be evaluated, said Yakima County Fire Marshal Chris Pedersen.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2021 4:30:43 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Mon, 12 Jul 2021 23:30:43 GMT



Suspect arrested after fire at SeaTac apartments injures 4, displaces dozens
Four people were injured, and dozens left without a home after a large fire broke out at the Hanover apartment complex in SeaTac Saturday night. Firefighters responded to the 3-alarm apartment fire in the 3100 block of South 192nd St in SeaTac around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Officials say four people were transported to a local hospital, two with critical injuries and two with serious injuries.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2021 11:29:49 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sun, 11 Jul 2021 18:29:49 GMT



Burbank Fire grows to 12,000 acres, has crossed I-82, is 10% contained
Crews fighting the Burbank Fire in Yakima County say it has grown overnight to an estimated size of 12,000 acres. As of Monday morning the Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team says the fire is 10% contained. On Sunday crews believed they may have gotten the fire to 50% containment, but say that after fire growth and better mapping overnight, they now know it is only 10% contained.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2021 10:46:27 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Sun, 11 Jul 2021 05:46:27 GMT



Spokane Valley firefighters take down shop fire
Spokane Valley fire responded to a shop fire on N. Lily Road Sunday morning that was beginning to spread. When crews arrived, the shop was fully engulfed in flames and a nearby tree was catching fire. The fires were an immediate threat to another nearby shop and houses in the area. Fire crews were able to extinguish the flames before they spread to other buildings.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2021 3:12:56 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Sun, 11 Jul 2021 22:12:56 GMT



7-mile stretch of North Cascades Highway closed for wildfire response
A section of State Route 20, also known as the North Cascades Highway, fully closed at 10 a.m. Monday so crews can respond to a wildfire. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said SR 20 is closed between milepost 170.6 and milepost 177.4, which is about 20 miles west of Winthrop between Silver Star and Early Winters campground.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Mon, 12 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Asotin Complex fires spread overnight, weather causing extreme fire behavior
The Asotin Complex is now reported at nearly 55,000 acres with 20% containment of the larger Dry Gulch Fire. Idaho fire officials said the Dry Gulch Fire gained over 8,000 acres Saturday night. The fire's expansions to the south prompted additional evacuations in the Harlow Ridge community. Hot, dry weather leads fire crews to believe the fires will continue to spread.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2021 1:23:28 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Sun, 11 Jul 2021 20:23:28 GMT



Southeast Washington: 28,000 acres burned near Asotin, another wildfire ignites near Walla Walla
Emergency first responders and fire crews from throughout Southeast Washington are combatting a string of wildfires that were caused by passing thunderstorms on Wednesday morning. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture — Forest Service, authorities from the Pomeroy Ranger District are hard at work trying to contain wildfires across the Umatilla National Forest.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2021 3:38:20 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 08 Jul 2021 22:38:20 GMT



No one hurt in Port Angeles apartment fire
Port Angeles firefighters quickly doused a fire Thursday morning at the Panorama Apartments on East 5th Street. No one was hurt, as the residents of the apartment were not home at the time of the fire. Their cat was retrieved unharmed. Captain Bryant Kroh reports the call came in just before 9:00am.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2021 5:35:34 PM - SOURCE: KONP-AM 1490 Port Angeles
Posted on Fri, 09 Jul 2021 00:35:34 GMT



Mercer Island Fire assists with backfilling during Eastern Washington brush fires
Stephen Mair, Mercer Island Fire Department battalion chief/assistant fire marshal, was part of a task force that was called to Cle Elum on June 26 initially to help protect property that was near a large brush fire. There were four or five brush fires occurring simultaneously, thus stretching thin the resources on the east side of the mountains.
- PUB DATE: 7/9/2021 1:02:24 AM - SOURCE: Mercer Island Reporter
Posted on Fri, 09 Jul 2021 08:02:24 GMT



Yakima Fire Department hopes to get two new fire trucks
The Yakima City Council addressed the problem of the Yakima Fire Department's aging fire trucks at their meeting Tuesday night. The council held the first reading of a budget amendment that would allow them to move funds from the general budget to fund the purchase of two new fire trucks for the department.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2021 10:42:28 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 09 Jul 2021 05:42:28 GMT



Homes evacuated near the Asotin Complex Fire with hundreds of structures being threatened
As crews battle the Asotin Complex Fire burning west of the City of Clarkston, Level 2 and 3 evacuations are in place. Level 3 evacuations, meaning "go now" are in place for homes on Asotin Creek Road, west of Cloverland Fork. Level 2 evacuations, meaning "be ready to leave at a moment's notice" are in place for Cloverland Road and streets off of Cloverland Road.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2021 7:37:48 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 08 Jul 2021 02:37:48 GMT



Kennewick firefighters rescue a driver stuck in a car after driving down stairs
PHOTO: Kennewick Firefighters were sent to a home at the 5000 block of W Clearwater Tuesday afternoon for a 'vehicle that drove down the stairs'. The report said the driver was unable to get out of the car, so the Kennewick Fire Department was called to remove vehicle doors. KFD says the driver was not injured and was able to escape the car with assistance.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2021 5:06:23 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 08 Jul 2021 00:06:23 GMT



Crews battle large fire at Christmas tree farm near Auburn
PHOTO: A fire at a Christmas tree farm near Auburn is sending clouds of smoke and steam over the area Thursday morning. Firefighters responded to the scene, Pfaff’s Christmas Tree Farm in the 12100 block of SE 292nd Street, at about 4:30 a.m. after receiving 911 calls about the fire. They found that fire had erupted in a large landscaping debris pile.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2021 6:18:14 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 08 Jul 2021 13:18:14 GMT



Windy conditions in East Wenatchee expected as firefighters gain ground on Batterman Road Fire
The Batterman Road Fire near East Wenatchee is now listed at more than 14,000 acres as fire crews are expecting windy conditions on Wednesday. The blaze, which started July 4 along the north side of Batterman Road, has burned 14,375 acres. As of Wednesday morning, the fire is about 20 percent contained.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2021 4:38:36 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Wed, 07 Jul 2021 23:38:36 GMT



Washington's wildfire season could be as damaging as worst in state history, analyst says
This summer's fire season could be as bad as the wildfire season of 2015, which was the worst season in our state's history, according to an analyst with the Department of Natural Resources. The sun may be out but with no rain in the forecast this is not what the DNR wants to see. "You know, we started out with a really dry Spring and we haven't had much of that catch-up moisture at all," said Vaughn Cork, a fuel analyst with DNR.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 08 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Kennewick Fire Destroys Fourplex, Several Residents Homeless
VIDEO/PHOTO: Several residents are without homes today after a fire overnight destroyed the Kennewick fourplex they were living in. Kennewick Firefighters and Police were called out to the blaze just after midnight Wednesday at West Canal Drive and North Buchanan Street. Several residents suffered smoke inhalation and one person was taken to the hospital.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2021 9:08:31 AM - SOURCE: KFLD-AM 870 Pasco
Posted on Wed, 07 Jul 2021 16:08:31 GMT



Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency for wildfires, announces limited burn ban
In response to growing risk of wildfires Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide state of emergency Tuesday and introduced a ban on most outdoor and agriculture burning through Sept. 30, 2021. "Washington is facing a historic drought and we have already experienced record-breaking heat," Inslee said.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 07 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



No one injured as trailer explodes in Edmonds Center for the Arts parking lot
A U-Haul truck exploded in the northeast corner of the Edmonds Center for the Arts parking lot late Tuesday morning, causing damage to nearby vchicles parked on the street but no known injuries. Edmonds police and South County Fire crews are on the scene investigating. The Fire Marshal’s Office is taking the lead in determining what caused the explosion, which occured at 11:25 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2021 1:47:09 PM - SOURCE: My Edmonds News
Posted on Tue, 06 Jul 2021 20:47:09 GMT



Haystack fire breaks out in Franklin County, cause is unknown
Monday at 9:20pm Fire District 5 was called out to a hay stack fire that was burning north of Pasco, on Elm Road. It was called in by someone who could see the glow from the Juniper Dunes. When crews got there, they found two stacks of hay burning. They called in help from a nearby department and the Bureau of Land Management.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2021 6:48:43 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 07 Jul 2021 01:48:43 GMT



Olympia Area Fire Stations Receive a Special Delivery at Start of July 4th Weekend
On the Friday of the Fourth of July weekend, COUNTRY Financial representative Jon Killingbeck traveled close to 100 miles, zig-zagging his way from south Thurston County to north Thurston County with fifteen packed coolers. Over the course of four hours, he visited 13 fire stations from Grand Mound to Steamboat Island with a special delivery: ice cream from local ice cream truck, Sweetlee’s ice cream.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2021 7:58:37 AM - SOURCE: Thurston Talk
Posted on Wed, 07 Jul 2021 14:58:37 GMT



Historic Tacoma building destroyed after large 4th of July fire
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A historic building in Tacoma is just a pile of rubble after a fire ripped through the building on the 4th of July. It happened along Tacoma Avenue South near 15th Street as fireworks were erupting in the downtown neighborhood. The 20,000 square foot building was destroyed. It took heavy equipment Monday to bring down what remained of what was once Coast House Materials – a building supplies company that served the community for more than a century.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 06 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Crews battle stubborn 2-alarm fire in White Center strip mall
PHOTOS: Several businesses erupted in flames early Monday in an old strip mall along the main business strip in White Center, officials said. Crews initially responded to the scene, at 16th Avenue and Roxbury Street, at around 2 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames at the site. A second alarm was sounded soon afterward, and firefighters have been at the scene since then, battling the stubborn flames that are hard to reach because of the way the buildings are constructed.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 06 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Pullman man sustains life-threatening injuries from fireworks
A Pullman man in his 20’s sustained life-threatening injuries Sunday night when a fireworks tube, used to launch an aerial display that he was bracing on this thigh, exploded and damaged his leg, possibly severing an artery. Neighbors who were watching the fireworks tried to stop the bleeding with direct pressure to his groin area along with a belt tourniquet and called Pullman Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2021 5:09:53 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:09:53 GMT



Fire breaks out at old church in Battle Ground, likely caused by fireworks
Fireworks are likely to blame for a fire burning at the old Cherry Grove Church in Battle Ground, Washington on Monday, Clark-Cowlitz Fire & Rescue said. The fire was reported early Monday morning at the church along Northeast 92nd Avenue. Based on surveillance video from neighbors, fire investigators say someone drove up to the church and tossed "possible flaming material" at the church before speeding away.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 06 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Yakima firefighters respond to 21 fires on Fourth of July
Firefighters responded to 21 separate fires within the City of Yakima; most of which were caused by fireworks set off during the Fourth of July. KAPP-KVEW’s Emily Goodell spoke to Yakima Fire Department Deputy Chief DJ Goldsmith, who confirmed that homes throughout the region were threatened by fires caused by fireworks.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2021 3:57:07 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Mon, 05 Jul 2021 22:57:07 GMT



Batterman Fire in Douglas County grows to 7,900 acres, 80 structures threatened
A wildfire in Douglas County is estimated to be at least 7,900 acres and about 10% contained as of Monday evening. The fire grew 5,400 acres over the last 24 hours. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said wind and high temperatures are causing rapid fire growth in the area near East Wenatchee. The fire, which started around 12:15 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 06 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



DNR firefighter injured while battling the Koffman Road Fire in Kittitas County
At least one firefighter with the Department of Natural Resources has been injured while battling the Koffman Road Fire in Kittitas County on Sunday. Hilary Franz, the Commissioner of Public Lands, confirmed to Q13 News that the firefighter is "severely" injured, but they do not have life-threatening injuries.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 02 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Yakima County: Fire crews worry there may be too many fires to handle this weekend
Many cities in Yakima County prohibit using fireworks to help lessen firework fires and injuries. The wind, higher temperatures, and fireworks could be a dangerous combination if people aren't careful. "We prepare for this weekend not just a few weeks before this holiday weekend, but we do our training year round," said City of Yakima Fire Department Chief Aaron Markham.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2021 9:59:56 AM - SOURCE: KNDU-TV NBC 25 Richland
Posted on Fri, 02 Jul 2021 16:59:56 GMT



At least 29 deaths in western Washington linked to historic heatwave
The death toll from the unprecedented heat wave last weekend has now been linked to at least 29 fatalities in western Washington. On Thursday, the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed nine heat related deaths and Snohomish County reported three. According to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office, a 51-year-old male, a 75-year-old male, and a 77-year-old male died from hyperthermia.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 02 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Chelan County: Cause of Pinnacles Brush Fire a Little Fishy
Crews from Chelan County Fire District 6, Chelan County Fire District 3, the Cashmere Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources all helped to knock down a brush fire that began between US 2 and the Wenatchee River Wednesday around 9:30 am. Chief Phil Mosher said the fire, which burned about 1/6th of an acre just south of Pinnacles State Park, had a very fishy cause.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2021 6:21:51 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560 Wenatchee
Posted on Thu, 01 Jul 2021 01:21:51 GMT



Bellingham firefighters called to licensed marijuana producer for commercial fire
The Bellingham Fire Department was called to the address of an Irongate neighborhood licensed marijuana producer after police spotted smoke and flames while responding to a burglary alarm early Monday. Fire units were called at 2:25 a.m. June 28 to the 4000 block of Hammer Drive for the report of a commercial fire, according to the PulsePoint app.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2021 9:20:11 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 01 Jul 2021 16:20:11 GMT



Body found burned in Naches brush fire identified three weeks later
The coroner confirms they've identified a burned body, three weeks after it was mysteriously found in the middle of a brush fire. Earlier this month as fire crews fought a blaze near Windy Point campground, and discovered a body in a burned area of brush. How the fire started and what the man was doing before he died remain unclear.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



5 deaths in Spokane County may be heat-related, medical examiner says
VIDEO: Five deaths in Spokane County may be heat-related amid a historic heat wave that is slamming the Northwest, bringing record-breaking temperatures to Spokane and surrounding areas. The Spokane County Medical Examiner wrote on its website on Thursday morning that there are five deaths "wherein circumstances suggest they may be heat-related, although autopsy results are not yet available to confirm.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Spokane County District 3 firefighters use fire hoses to help families keep cool
VIDEO: Local firefighters had quite the clever idea to help people cool off. Firefighters from Spokane County District 3 took their rigs to Waterfront Park in Medical Lake and used their hoses to spray families down. The fire district used 2,500 gallons of water in an effort to keep people cool. Spokane tied the record for all-time highest temperature on Tuesday with 108 degrees.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT



City of Walla Walla postpones July 4 fireworks display due to risk of fire
The City of Walla Walla is officially announcing the July 4 fireworks display will be postponed until an as-yet-unknown later date. Tuesday, the Walla Walla City Council did not express objection to the proposal of city officials to postpone the city’s July 4 fireworks display because of the current extreme heat and dry conditions.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2021 6:54:21 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 30 Jun 2021 01:54:21 GMT



Spokane Fire Department’s special medical unit kept busy as heat rages
Less than 2 minutes after the Spokane Fire Department’s Alternative Response Unit pulled into Station 1 on Tuesday afternoon, the next call came in. “This is the busiest rig in the city,” Lt. Gabe Mills said from the passenger’s seat. The Alternative Response Units are dispatched to low-priority medical calls, and they have been busy during Spokane’s historic heat wave this week.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 30 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Yakima firefighters: Discarded cigarette sparks fire, displacing 15 motel residents
At least 15 people were displaced when a fire destroyed a Union Gap motel Tuesday morning. Yakima firefighters were called to the Sunset Motel, 3401 Main Street, around 9:50 a.m., and found an attic fire that was affecting all seven units in one of the motel’s three main buildings, according to a Yakima Fire Department news release.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2021 6:02:02 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Wed, 30 Jun 2021 01:02:02 GMT



Follow Up: Investigators Think Pasco House Fire Was Possibly Arson
Drivers making their way along Highway 240 past Columbia Park Monday afternoon could see the plume of dark black smoke, and even the flames shooting from the windows of this house across the river in Pasco. Pasco Police say around 3:30PM fire crews responded to this structure fire near the corner of Sylvester and Road 56, and found the fire shooting our of upstairs windows.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2021 1:46:35 PM - SOURCE: KXRX-FM 97.1 Pasco
Posted on Tue, 29 Jun 2021 20:46:35 GMT



2-alarm Vancouver house fire doused by fire crews
A 2-alarm house fire in Vancouver erupted Monday forcing crews to work by land, water and air to stop the flames from spreading to nearby homes. One neighbor near the fire on SE Evergreen Highway near Riverwood Court told KOIN 6 News boaters and jet skiers came to shore and hooked up hoses to help douse the flames.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOIN-TV NBC 6 Portland
Posted on Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Train suspected of starting Lind Fire
Sunday’s sweeping brush fire that burned dangerously close to homes in Lind is believed to have been caused by a passing train. iFIBER ONE News spoke to Adams County Fire Chief Kevin Starring who says there had been some reports about a train car that had caught fire sending embers onto the surrounding area.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2021 12:05:46 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Mon, 28 Jun 2021 19:05:46 GMT



Fire destroys mobile home in Chattaroy
Fire crews put out a fire that ravaged a mobile home in Chattaroy. Officials say that just before 1 p.m., smoke and flames came out the back of the trailer. The people inside got out safely, but the trailer appears to be a total loss. The fire is under control, and for crews on-scene, the immediate goal was to contain the flames and keep them from spreading to the nearby brush.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2021 2:13:41 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Mon, 28 Jun 2021 21:13:41 GMT



Walla Walla garage fire causes $170,000 in damages
Best efforts from local firefighters helped prevent the further spread of a fire in a residential home on Saturday, but the homeowner is left to pick up the pieces of an estimated $170,000 in damages. According to a press release by the City of Walla Walla and the Walla Walla Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the home on the 1000-block of E.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2021 12:42:05 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Mon, 28 Jun 2021 19:42:05 GMT



Crews tackle brush fire near Issaquah
Crews are working to control a brush fire near Issaquah Monday afternoon. The fire happened in a wooded area between Cedar Hills and Maple Hills, just south of Issaquah. Eastside Fire and Rescue officials said the fire spread from one to two acres, and as of 6:30 p.m. the brush was over 30 acres. The fire has burned trees and thick brush.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Pasco family escapes house fire as crews combat scorching conditions
A family escaped a massive structure fire at the 700-block of N Road 56 near W Sylvester Rd on Monday afternoon. Citizens are urged to avoid the area as firefighters combat the spread of flames under excessive heat. According to Ben Shearer from the City of Pasco Fire Department, the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2021 6:14:17 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 29 Jun 2021 01:14:17 GMT



Firefighters battling 20,000-acre Lind Fire in Adams County
State firefighters have been mobilized to help assist local firefighters contain the Lind Fire in Adams County near the town of Lind. The fire, which started Sunday morning, is burning sage, grass, and wheat. It is estimated at 20,000 acres and it is threatening homes, crops, and infrastructure. Washington State Patrol says Level 1, 2, and 3 evacuations are in effect.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2021 6:13:35 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 28 Jun 2021 01:13:35 GMT



Troy Buzalsky of Longview Fire is ready to hang it up
The last member of a long line of firefighters steps down Monday after a career that spanned two states and more than three decades. Longview Fire Battalion Chief Troy Buzalsky is leaving happy and healthy, he said, with time to enjoy his retirement — a privilege his former firefighting brother is currently experiencing and his father never had.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2021 9:58:39 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Sat, 26 Jun 2021 04:58:39 GMT



425-acre Clerf Road Wildfire ignites home in Kittitas County; firefighter hit by fire truck
A 425-acre blaze a few miles east of the town of Kittitas lit up a home and some outbuildings on Sunday. The fire started at around 1 p.m. off of Stardust Lane. The cause is still under investigation. Crews managed to contain the blaze after several hours, but not before it torched a home and some surrounding structures in the 2900 block of Clerf Road.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Mon, 28 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Spokane Fire Department explores funding for permanent fire station in Eagle Crest
Spokane City Fire department wants to build a permanent fire station to serve the Eagle Ridge, Latah Valley area, but have not found a way to fund it yet. Six years ago, Spokane City Fire Department opened a temporary fire station at the foot of Spokane’s Eagle Ridge development. Station 5 has since reduced response times for the Latah Valley.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Chelan and Grant County's fire deaths contributed to state's 39% fire fatality rate increase in 2020
It’s possible that the significant increase in fire-related deaths in 2020 correlated with more people at home during the pandemic. On Thursday, Washington State Fire Marshal Charles LeBlanc released 2020 data pertaining to the number of fatalities caused by fires. In total, there were 75 total fire deaths in 2020, a 39% increase from 2019.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2021 5:31:22 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:31:22 GMT



PHOTO: Fire burns VW Beetle in Kent parking lot
Puget Sound Fire firefighters put out a car fire Wednesday, June 23 at a parking lot in the 11000 block of SE 220th St., in Kent. There were no injuries and the fire in the Volkswagen Beetle didn’t spread to any other vehicles, according to Puget Sound Fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2021 5:17:20 PM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:17:20 GMT



Kayaker Rescued After Tipping Into Wenatchee River
Chelan County Fire District 1, Douglas County Fire District 2 and law enforcement responded to a report of a female and a dog in a kayak that tipped over into the Wenatchee River at 9:29 a.m. Thursday. According to public information officer, Kay McKellar, initially a rescue swimmer was called out, but was not needed and units were able to assist the woman out of the water, which was in an area with heavy brush.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2021 5:11:04 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560 Wenatchee
Posted on Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:11:04 GMT



Firefighters conduct controlled burn near Ahtanum Ridge in Yakima County
Firefighters from the Yakama Nation and Yakima County Fire District 5 conducted a series of controlled burns near Ahtanum Ridge on Thursday. The fires were meant to reduce the amount of fuel that could be ignited by people using fireworks during the Independence Day holiday, according to the fire district.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2021 6:48:22 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Fri, 25 Jun 2021 01:48:22 GMT



 

 
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