Washington State Regional Fire Investigation Council

Manufacturing facility burned in massive fire at Port of Shelton
VIDEO: A manufacturing facility was engulfed in flames during a fire at the Port of Shelton on Tuesday night. Crews were dispatched to the commercial fire at 9:14 p.m. and took a defensive attack, according to Mason County Fire District 11. When crews arrived, flames were shooting out through the roof of the building.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Spokane Valley Fire Trains a New Crop of Tiller Drivers
It’s spring and that means it’s time to train another crop of tiller drivers. The Spokane Valley Fire Department spent a few days this week out at the Spokane International Airport taking advantage of a large concrete pad to help crews learn and practice their tiller ladder driving skills. Having an area of this size is critical for allowing new drivers to stretch and grow in their skillset without hitting anything more than a formidable number of expendable cones.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Valley Fire
Posted on Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Seattle launches second firefighter-social worker team to cover U District, Ballard
Seattle is expanding a program that sends firefighters with social workers to 911 calls involving people on the streets who need help other than a trip to the hospital. A second Health One team will launch later this week, allowing the city to expand coverage from downtown and Capitol Hill to the University District and Ballard, Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Council members announced Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Seattle Times - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Spokane firefighters extinguish fire at old church building
Fire crews extinguished a fire Tuesday afternoon at an abandoned church building on the 2900 block of East Olympic Avenue. The fire was reported at around 1:00pm, after witnesses reported seeing smoke rising from the building. Crews responded to the scene, locating the fire coming from the church building.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



South Kitsap Fire and Rescue board passes EMS levy resolution
As expected on April 9, the Board of Fire Commissioners for South Kitsap Fire and Rescue unanimously approved a resolution asking voters to renew a levy for emergency medical service (EMS). The proposal will be on the Aug. 3 primary election ballot for consideration by fire district voters. Voters last approved a six-year, $0.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2021 1:04:34 PM - SOURCE: Kitsap Daily News
Posted on Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:04:34 GMT



New drone to help fight structure fire increase in Yakima County
The Yakima County Fire District 5 responded to 10 structure fires in the last 12 days, most required more than one station's firefighters on scene. "Our call volume is really on pace with last year, it's just an odd end of March, first part of April for us as far as structure fire or significant fires," said Deputy Chief, Joel Byam.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Posted on Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters: At least 2 residents displaced, 3 cats rescued from Spokane apartment fire
At least two residents of a 32-unit Spokane apartment complex were displaced Sunday by a fire caused by a candle placed “too close to combustibles,” according to the Spokane Fire Department. The fire was reported at around 6:15 p.m. at the West 315 Apartments on Mission Avenue and Washington Street.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2021 9:26:04 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 13 Apr 2021 04:26:04 GMT



Orting firefighters face low staffing numbers ahead of wildfire season
VIDEO: Orting Valley Fire and Rescue crews are struggling with low staffing numbers ahead of wildfire season. Fire Chief Zane Gibson said during a normal day they have just four on-duty firefighters. Meanwhile, their calls have more than doubled over time. "This weekend we had a CPR call. While they [were] at the CPR call, we had a house fire and with only two crews on duty we can't even cover those calls," Gibson said.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Wildfire prevention bill unanimously passes through state senate
Following a devastating wildfire season where over 800,000 acres were burned in Washington State and communities like Malden and Pine City were mostly destroyed, a bill is making its way through the state legislature that looks to prevent these kinds of fires. House Bill 1168, championed by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, looks to add resources to both wildfire prevention in forest restoration and wildfire response with more firefighting equipment and personnel.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2021 11:17:01 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Sun, 11 Apr 2021 06:17:01 GMT



40-foot pleasure craft damaged in Port Orchard marina fire
PHOTO: A 40-foot boat was badly damaged in a Monday morning fire at a marina near Port Orchard, officials said. Crews responded to the blaze, in the 1000 block of SW Bay Street, at about 7:45 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke spewing from the marina. Firefighters were able to bring the flames under control and prevent the fire from spreading to other nearby watercraft.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Chelan County Fire District 6, DNR Crews Knock Down Tripp Canyon Brush Fire
Chelan County Fire District 6 in Cashmere and firefighters from DNR responded to a grass and brush fire shortly after 3pm on Saturday in Tripp Canyon above Cashmere. Dispatcher Justin Bishop with Central Washington Interagency Communication Center (CWICC) said the fire grew to about 3/4's of an acre before it was contained and mopped up by 5:30pm Saturday.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2021 3:50:22 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Sun, 11 Apr 2021 22:50:22 GMT



Seattle: New construction building set on fire for 2nd time in less than a week, suspect arrested
Seattle Police say a 32-year-old man is under investigation for arson after a witness allegedly saw him leaving the scene of a fire at a construction site in South Seattle. This is the second time in less than a week that a fire has been set at the site. Police say the witness had gotten out of bed around 3 a.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2021 9:15:27 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sun, 11 Apr 2021 04:15:27 GMT



West Valley Fire Department says power transformer hit twice by gunfire
West Valley firefighters say someone has been using a pole-mounted electrical transformer near Tampico for target practice. Twice in the past week firefighters and Pacific Power crews have responded to reports of a leaking transformer in the 500 block of North Fork Road, finding that the can-like device has been shot.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2021 3:43:30 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
Posted on Sat, 10 Apr 2021 10:43:30 GMT



FBI offering up to $20,000 reward to help ID arson suspects who tried torching Seattle Police Officers Guild
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 to anyone who can help identify two arson suspects who tried to burn down the Seattle Police Officers Guild during the protests last summer. Investigators say the two suspects were seen scouting the area around the guild's office in the SODO neighborhood.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2021 9:59:31 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Sat, 10 Apr 2021 04:59:31 GMT



One dead, four hurt in Renton house fire
One person is dead, and four others were hurt after a fire broke out at a house in the Renton Highlands overnight. Fire officials said a large amount of ammunition was stored in the home. Firefighters from Renton Regional Fire Authority were called to the home on Queen Place Northeast and Northeast Fifth Street at 2:15 a.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 09 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Vancouver businesses saved by firefighter efforts to extinguish two separate fires
The Vancouver Fire Department responded to two commercial fires overnight and the firefighters’ efforts saved both buildings. The first business saved was MAACO, located at 2735 NE Andreesen. The second business saved was Jay’s Stop and Go at 5620 NE Gher Rd. Vancouver firefighters responded to the MAACO fire within six minutes to find the one-story commercial building on fire at 10:19 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Clark County Today
Posted on Fri, 09 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Vancouver Fire Department supports COVID-19 vaccination efforts
The Vancouver Fire Department has partnered with local, state and federal health agencies to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts through group home vaccination clinics and medical oversight at the Tower Mall community vaccination site (5403 E. Mill Plain Blvd.). “Over the last year, our firefighters have seen firsthand how this virus spread like wildfire into our community,” said Vancouver Fire Chief Brennan Blue.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2021 7:57:09 PM - SOURCE: City of Vancouver, WA
Posted on Fri, 09 Apr 2021 02:57:09 GMT



Brush Fire Burns Nine Acres Outside of Chelan
Crews responded to a 3-alarm brush fire around 4:00 pm Thursday that began near the 1200 block of Little Butte Ranch Road west of Chelan. Firefighters arrived to find a 1-2 acre fire burning in grass and light brush being driven uphill by the wind. Chelan Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Donnell said the cause of the blaze was a property owner trying to do the right thing by burning brush and vegetation to clear a defensible space.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2021 3:47:33 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560 Wenatchee
Posted on Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:47:33 GMT



Person found dead inside Seattle home damaged by fire
A person was found dead inside a two-story home that caught fire on Wednesday evening, Seattle firefighters said. Crews were called at 5:22 p.m. to the 1600 block of 18th Avenue. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they saw flames and heavy smoke coming from the front of the home. Firefighters were told by neighbors that a person inside had been unaccounted for.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 08 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Snohomish County fire agency offering huge incentives to new hires
Ahead of wildfire season, Snohomish County Fire District 22 in Getchell, is offering to pay big money to hire more firefighters. The department will pay $5,000 in signing bonuses to experienced part-time firefighters who get hired. “We needed to think outside the box and say, ‘what can we provide that provides a little bit extra draw?’” said Assistant Chief Jeremy Stocker.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 08 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Cats saved during house fire in Clark County
Clark County Fire District 6 Firefighters were able to save a cat and several kittens Wednesday after a house fire in Felida. Crews say the fire started at 4:15 p.m. on Northwest 34th Avenue. Initial reports say that the homeowner was inside and suddenly noticed a fire on the second floor of the two-story home.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
Posted on Thu, 08 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Whidbey Island residents take precautions against wildfire under national program
Last year, Labor Day weekend was a wake-up call. Fires raged on both sides of the state including fires near Deception Pass leading to the north end of Whidbey Island and were put out with the help of helicopters said the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Washingtonians can no longer assume that the wetter west side of the state is immune from wildfire, and that bad fires are only a problem for the typically drier part of the state east of the Cascade Mountains.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 08 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Fire Crews Battle Haystack Blaze in Grant County
Grant County Fire District 13 and Ephrata Fire crews responded to a tractor fire on the 2400 block of Road 7 NW that had spread to a nearby 150-ton haystack. They were able to quickly extinguish the implement before moving on to containing the hay fire. Strong winds hampered efforts and the haystack then spotted over two hundred yards away into cattle bedding.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2021 6:30:40 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560 Wenatchee
Posted on Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:30:40 GMT



Firefighter in Jefferson County rappels down into deep hole to rescue dog
Firefighters in Jefferson County helped rescue a dog that fell down a hole that was about 25 feet deep. The Brinnon Fire Department stated that owners reported their dog Indie missing Sunday night. Brinnon Fire Department responded with Quilcene Fire Rescue, Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to help in the search and rescue.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 07 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters rescue resident, cat from northeast Spokane house fire
Firefighters rescued a resident from a house fire at an East Spokane home late Monday night. Reports of smoke and fire visible on the second floor of a residence on the 1900 block of East Sharp Avenue came in at about 10 p.m., according to a news release from the Spokane Fire Department. Police officers arrived and reported windows cracking with heavy smoke and fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2021 1:10:53 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 07 Apr 2021 08:10:53 GMT



New COVID-19 case numbers in Snohomish County triggers concerns of rollback to Phase 2
Leaders in one of Washington’s largest counties are voicing a disturbing alert about COVID-19 numbers. Case rates in Snohomish County have been climbing over the past few weeks, triggering new concern about a step backwards into Phase 2 of the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan. Just as businesses like gyms and restaurants started to get back to normal, there are fresh concerns of a surge linked to the holiday weekend.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV Fox 13 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 07 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Community to honor fallen volunteer firefighter in Prosser
The Prosser community is getting ready to honor a fallen volunteer firefighter. Firefighter Luis Lopez died on March 27th, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19. Firefighter Lopez spent more than 12 years as a Volunteer Firefighter for the agency and left the department in 2018, when he moved to the Connell area with his new wife.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2021 4:12:06 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:12:06 GMT



Three people airlifted from fiery crash on I-5 in Federal Way
Three people were airlifted to the hospital Monday after a suspected impaired driver caused a serious wreck on Interstate 5 in Federal Way, ending with a car on fire, authorities said. State troopers and firefighters responded to the scene, in the southbound lanes of I-5 near 375th Street just north of Pierce County, at about 7:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 06 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Update: Fire chief says inferno that consumed Soap Lake church was accidental
Two days after a consuming blaze gutted a Soap Lake church, a local fire chief is confident about the nature of the fire. Grant County Fire District 7 Chief Kirk Sheppard is convinced that Saturday evening’s fire at the House of Prayer Slavic Baptist Church was an “accident,” and was not arson. Sheppard says the point of origin of the blaze was in the kitchen near the back of the building.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2021 8:33:27 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Tue, 06 Apr 2021 03:33:27 GMT



Moses Lake Fire Department continues to monitor brush fire
While the brush fire in the field adjacent to the 800 block of Wheeler Road is contained, Moses Lake Fire Department will remain on site to douse hot spots and monitor flare ups, said Captain Phil Walker. “People can expect to see smoke in that area for a while,” he said. Seven Moses Lake Fire Department rigs and 10 Grant County Fire District 5 rigs, providing mutual aid, responded at about 1:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2021 10:06:27 PM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald - Metered SIte
Posted on Tue, 06 Apr 2021 05:06:27 GMT



Follow Up: Search is on for suspected arsonist after four fires set in Renton on Easter morning
Renton Police and ATF agents are searching for a suspected arsonist likely responsible for four different fires set early Easter morning. The first 911 call came in around 5:30 am, and several others quickly followed about fires in the area. "We believe they’re all most likely connected, they’re all within a relatively close proximity to each other," said Commander Dan Figaro with Renton PD.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2021 6:46:14 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:46:14 GMT



2-alarm fire damages rooftop of 6-story building in West Seattle
Flames were seen shooting in the air as a two-alarm fire burned on the rooftop of a 6-story building in West Seattle on Saturday evening. Fire crews were called after 6:30 p.m. to the 3200 block of Southwest Avalon Way. It is not yet known what started the fire as crews worked to gain control of the fire and worked to put out hot spots.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 05 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Fire intentionally set at new Seattle construction building, estimated loss is $3 million
The Seattle Fire Department says a fire that broke out early Saturday morning at a new construction building in South Seattle was intentionally set. Just after 3 a.m. Saturday, crews responded to reports of smoke and flames from a mid-rise new construction building at the 2000 block of Rainier Ave. S.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2021 2:29:37 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sat, 03 Apr 2021 21:29:37 GMT



More couches burned near Gonzaga after Final Four win, but no arrests made
After Saturday’s buzzer-beater shot to send Gonzaga to the national championship game, neighborhoods around Spokane erupted into cheers. But a few hours later, the celebrations took a rowdy turn. Between four and six couches were burned near the university Sunday night, said Brian Schaeffer, Spokane fire chief.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2021 1:45:52 PM - SOURCE: NBC RightNow
Posted on Sun, 04 Apr 2021 20:45:52 GMT



Fire destroys Soap Lake church
The fire is out, but Grant County Fire District 7 Chief Kirk Sheppard says the House of Prayer Slavic Baptist Church is a total loss. Sheppard says no one was hurt. The cause of the blaze remains unknown. However, Sheppard says he was told by witnesses who initially reported that fire that the blaze appeared to have started in the rear of the building.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2021 10:07:09 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Sun, 04 Apr 2021 05:07:09 GMT



Food truck, buses set on fire in Renton, police investigating string of arsons
The last thing Edgar Castaneda thought he'd hear early Easter Sunday would be that his family's food truck would be one of several structures senselessly set on fire in Renton. “This is our livelihood,” he said. “This is what we make money off of and pay our bills and feed our children." It's heartbreaking for Edgar and his family who started the truck back in August after he and his father, Louis, lost their jobs because of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 05 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Washington DNR hopeful proactive wildfire management money will pass Legislature
Each of the past three years, Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has asked state lawmakers to proactively fund wildfire response and projects to make forests less susceptible to wildfires in the first place. While the two previous proposals she pitched looked to pay for the large financial ask with a fee on insurance policies, Franz says this go-around she chose a different tactic.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2021 1:02:53 AM - SOURCE: The Inlander
Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021 08:02:53 GMT



Yakima Valley College soccer players thanked for heroic actions during house fire
VIDEO: A local soccer team being thanked after rushing to help a family during a house fire. About players of the women's soccer team from Yakima valley college who happened to be at the right place and the right time. "I was jogging backwards," said Brianna Garfias, Yakima Valley College play soccer.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Update: Death of 2 in Union Gap house fire declared homicide, blaze intentionally set
Investigators say they have determined that the fire at a Union Gap home that led to the deaths of 2 people was intentionally set, and the deaths are being investigated as homicides. Union Gap Police and Fire responded to the house fire at the 2200 block of S 5th Avenue early Sunday morning. The next day, investigators discovered two bodies in the burnt home.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Reckless Driving Charge in Fiery Pasco I-182 Head-On Wreck
A 21-year old driver allegedly crossed the median on I-182 in Pasco Thursday morning about 11:00 a.m. causing a fiery head-on collision that sent the driver and a victim, a 35-year old woman, to the hospital and closed a westbound lane for a big chunk of midday. Commuters had to rubberneck their way around yet another wrong way wreck as officials from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) painstakingly conducted their investigation.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2021 8:30:42 PM - SOURCE: KXRX-FM 97.1
Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021 03:30:42 GMT



2 hurt as car sheared in half during collision in Kent
PHOTOS: Miraculously only two people suffered minor injuries during a crash that cut a vehicle into two pieces in Kent Thursday evening. Firefighters and medics were called to the scene at 112th Ave SE and SE 240th Place around 9:45 p.m., according to Pat Pawlak with Puget Sound Fire. There they found a vehicle whose back third had been seared off during the impact.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2021 6:55:34 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021 13:55:34 GMT



Sedro-Woolley fire chief is calling it a career
Dean Klinger started his career as a firefighter with the city of Sedro-Woolley in November 1980. He rose through the ranks — from volunteer to being named chief in 1992. Now the 58-year-old is set to retire at the end of May after 40 years with the city. “It has been an enjoyable career,” said Klinger, whose father and brother were also firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2021 6:24:12 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Thu, 01 Apr 2021 13:24:12 GMT



Spokane police respond to couch burning in aftermath of Gonzaga win
Gonzaga’s win sending the undefeated men’s basketball team to the NCAA Final Four sparked a rowdy gathering and couch burning near campus Tuesday night. Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh warned students that “non-compliance” with Spokane police and Gonzaga security is “unlawful and completely unacceptable.
- PUB DATE: 3/31/2021 11:52:07 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 31 Mar 2021 18:52:07 GMT



Fire department responds to possible arson at Yakima triplex
PHOTO: Yakima firefighters responded early Wednesday to the 1100 block of Willow Street to a building on fire. The currently under-construction triplex was burning after an exterior fire had moved inside the single-story building. The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage YFD says the fire may have been set intentionally and the cause is under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS News Yakima
Posted on Thu, 01 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Plans Property Purchase for Service Improvement
Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue have entered into negotiations to purchase property adjacent to US 2 in an effort to improve fire and emergency services for the area. The property already has a structure in place for stationing fire apparatus as well as a recently conducted appraisal pointing to a worthy investment for LWFR.
- PUB DATE: 3/31/2021 1:46:31 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Wed, 31 Mar 2021 20:46:31 GMT



Snoqualmie Firefighters Honored with Service Awards
The Snoqualmie Fire Department recently recognized several firefighters for their contributions to our community at their annual awards dinner, held online due to COVID-19. Both a career and a volunteer firefighter are honored each year for their expertise and proficiency in fire and/or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) protocols, skills, and conduct.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Living Snoqualmie
Posted on Thu, 01 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Wenatchee home damaged by fire
PHOTO: A fire caused extensive damage to a home Tuesday morning in Wenatchee. Chelan County Fire District 1 and Douglas County Fire District 2 responded to the structure fire in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue just after midnight. Three adults in the home, along with two dogs, were able to get out safely.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2021 5:22:59 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:22:59 GMT



Eager to move in: Grant County Fire District 8’s new fire hall nearly ready for crews
It’s almost moving day for Grant County Fire District 8. “We’re kind of looking at the first of May (to start moving in),” said Grant County Fire District 8 Chief Dave Patterson. “We’re closing in on the finish.” The new fire hall, at 20643 Road 22.5 SW, is about 18,000 square feet and has room for more equipment and living space for paid staff.
- PUB DATE: 3/31/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Clark County: Fire sparks small explosions at Sherwood house fire
Firefighters extinguished a house fire in Clark County’s Sherwood neighborhood late Tuesday afternoon, but cleanup efforts were stalled because of a potential gas leak. Clark County Fire District 6 crews were dispatched at 3:55 p.m. to 3109 N.E. 111th Circle for a residential structure fire. The reporting party said flames were going up the side of the house, and they heard popping near the connection to a propane tank, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.
- PUB DATE: 3/31/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Columbian
Posted on Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Historic Ellensburg art museum damaged in early morning fire
Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue is investigating what sparked a fire inside the historic Clymer Museum of Art on Monday morning. Crews dispatched to the museum at around 2:20 a.m. after several automated fire alarm systems went off. When firefighters first entered the building they found smoke coming from the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 30 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Pilot, passenger rescued in rural Southwest Washington after small plane crashes
VIDEO: A pilot and passenger aboard a single-engine plane that crashed in rural Southwest Washington Monday afternoon were rescued hours later at night. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said the two people, whose identities were not released, were able to walk to a rescue helicopter.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 30 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Data limited on how many first responders, health care workers in Spokane got COVID-19 vaccine
Health care workers and first responders were the first to be offered COVID-19 vaccines after a year on the front lines treating and caring for patients with the virus. Oftentimes, they acted as a loved one and caregiver simultaneously, taking on personal risk as they ushered patients through what could be brutal and long recoveries or deaths.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2021 10:28:17 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 30 Mar 2021 17:28:17 GMT



State budget proposals include $125 million to boost wildfire response
Both the Senate and House budget proposals includes $125 million to boost wildfire response in the state. “I am very pleased both the House and Senate have put forward transformative investments to reduce wildfire risk and protect our communities,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. “Their budgets — which make historic investments to fight and prevent catastrophic fires — are a credit to the coalition of firefighters, public health advocates, environmentalists, forest products businesses, and others who have championed the need for urgent action to prevent the Evergreen State from turning charcoal black.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2021 11:49:00 AM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:49:00 GMT



2 boats go up in flames, then sink at Vashon Island marina
VIDEO: Two boats were destroyed and eventually sank after an explosion led to a large fire on board at Vashon Island's Quartermaster Marina Monday morning. The fire broke out just after 4 a.m. and video from a witness showed flames shooting several feet in the sky. "I heard a very loud explosion and was getting up to check it out and my son ran in, saying a boat's on fire," said witness Scott Loveless.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2021 5:57:47 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 29 Mar 2021 12:57:47 GMT



Two bodies found inside burned home in Union Gap
PHOTO: Fire crews in Union Gap have confirmed they have found at least 2 bodies inside a burned home. The fire erupted at about 3 a.m. Sunday at the house on the 2200 block of S. 5th Avenue. At the time, fire fighters were unable to get inside the burning home due to danger caused by the windy conditions.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 29 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Patrick Harn Celebrates 30 Years as a Firefighter with Lacey Fire Department
Thurston County is filled with exceptional people that choose to live their lives serving the community. The Lacey Fire Department has a dedicated and committed team of firefighters that strive to always keep our community safe. This year, battalion chief Patrick Harn is celebrating his 30th year of service with the Lacey Fire Department and shares his experiences over the years.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2021 8:15:16 AM - SOURCE: Thurston Talk
Posted on Sun, 28 Mar 2021 15:15:16 GMT



Fire destroys mobile home, damages 2 others in Marysville
PHOTO: A fire destroyed a mobile home and damaged two others early Sunday in Marysville. Firefighters responded around 5 a.m. to a fire at Crystal Tree Village, located at 16600 25th Avenue NE. Officials said that the two people inside the home - a 35-year-old man and 17-year-old girl - got out safely.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 29 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Early earthquake warning system goes live in Washington on May 4
New technology that can give people crucial seconds' warning of an impeding earthquake will go live in Washington on May 4, the USGS announced Monday. The implementation of the ShakeAlert system here will mean the entire West Coast will be covered by the emerging technology. "An Earthquake Early Warning system could provide the critical time needed for Washingtonians to drop, cover and hold on," said Gov.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 29 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Man charged with murder for 1987 arson that killed Everett firefighter
A man who admitted to setting a deadly fire at Everett Community College in 1987 has been charged with first-degree murder 34 years after firefighter Gary Parks was killed. Elmer Nash Jr., 47, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Thursday (March 25). His sentencing is set for May 7. According to court documents, Nash was 12 years old when he and two friends broke into the Everett Community College library on Feb.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2021 2:10:28 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 25 Mar 2021 21:10:28 GMT



Fire equipment from Whatcom benefits a Mexican town
It’s a bit of a complicated year-long story, but the outcome is that a Mexican town is benefiting from some local fire equipment donations. This began in March 2020 when the commissioners of North Whatcom Fire & Rescue at a board meeting surplused four ambulances that were at the end of their useful life span by U.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2021 7:04:16 PM - SOURCE: Lynden Tribune
Posted on Fri, 26 Mar 2021 02:04:16 GMT



Grant County Fire District 7 considers ambulance service
If you need an ambulance in Soap Lake, you could end up waiting a bit. Especially if the county’s transport company, American Medical Response Inc. (AMR), is having a busy day. “AMR happens to be in Moses Lake, and it’s 25 minutes to get here,” said Grant County Fire District 7 Chief Kirk Sheppard.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2021 1:13:03 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Fri, 26 Mar 2021 08:13:03 GMT



Follow Up: Spokane police seek help identifying St. Charles arson suspect
VIDEO: A man suspected of setting fire to St. Charles Catholic School in North Spokane has been caught on surveillance footage. Now, the Spokane Police Department is asking for help identifying him. Police and firefighters responded to the school early in the morning on March 18 to find flames coming from inside the building.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 26 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



4 adults displaced from Brier home after fire causes $300,000 in damages
Four adults are without a home Wednesday after a two-alarm fire caused hundreds of thousands in damages at a Brier home. The South County Fire said a fire was reported by a resident at 4:11 p.m. at the two-story house in the 3900 block of 237th Pl SW. The caller told dispatchers he was working on a motorcycle in the garage when it caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 25 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Stuck woman calls 911 after climbing 12-foot T-Rex statue at central Washington park
It was an embarrassing situation for one 19-year-old woman after she got a little adventurous in Yakima County town earlier this week. On Monday evening, firefighters with the Granger Fire Department said they were summoned to the scene of the city's dinosaur-themed park after a woman climbed a T-Rex statue to perch on top of its back.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2021 2:52:22 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Wed, 24 Mar 2021 21:52:22 GMT



Bicyclist hit and killed by semitruck in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood
Police say a bicyclist was killed when he was hit by a semitruck in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Officers and Seattle Fire medics were called to the intersection of South Michigan Street and Corson Avenue South at 5 p.m. The victim, a man about 40 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the U.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 25 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Fire damages Quincy apartment building; 3 families displaced
An apartment building was damaged by fire Monday night in Quincy. Grant County Fire District 3 responded to the Birch Street Apartments to find a 4,400 square foot building on fire. Fire District 3 says three families were displaced due to the fire. The Red Cross was called in to assist the three families with housing.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2021 4:31:18 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Tue, 23 Mar 2021 23:31:18 GMT



Washington DNR hopes to add world’s largest firefighting plane to arsenal
The Washington Department of Natural Resources hopes to add the world’s largest firefighting aircraft to its arsenal. Wildfire season is an unfortunate reality in the northwest and Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz hopes the 747 Global Supertanker will assist in the annual firefight. The aircraft is the only one of its kind and can carry up to 19,000 gallons of water or fire retardant.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 24 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Man burned, 3 puppies rescued in Monroe brush fire
One person suffered minor burns and three puppies were rescued when a fire broke out in an encampment in Monroe Wednesday morning. The fire was reported just after 5 a.m. along a steep, brushy hillside in the 19900 block of Woods Creek Road, according to Heather Chadwick with Snohomish Fire District No.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
Posted on Wed, 24 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Two Douglas County Fire Districts Receive Canned Emergency Drinking Water
The Orondo and Mansfied Fire Departments have been provided almost 19,000 cans of emergency drinking water by Anheuser-Busch and Columbia Distributing. According to Douglas County Fire District 5’s Twitter account, the water will be sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado through a partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2021 1:11:11 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Mon, 22 Mar 2021 20:11:11 GMT



7 years after deadly landslide, Oso community seeks help to finish victims' memorial
The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt a lot of fundraising efforts, and the Oso landslide memorial is no different. The families of the victims and survivors are looking for your help to make their vision a reality. Like the visual reminder that still looms over State Route 530, the wounds from March 22, 2014 remain.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 23 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



No injuries reported in Mountlake Terrace apartment fire that displaced three
No one was injured in a fire at a Mountlake Terrace apartment Sunday night that displaced three residents and caused more than $110,000 damage. The fire was reported at 6:20 p.m. by an alarm company receiving a system activation at the Lakeside Apartments in the 6000 block of 219th St. S.W. Firefighters responding for the fire alarm arrived to find heavy black smoke and flames inside a first-floor unit in a two-story building at the apartment complex.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2021 5:21:58 PM - SOURCE: MLT News
Posted on Tue, 23 Mar 2021 00:21:58 GMT



Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue Chief Dave LaFave retires after almost four decades with fire department
If you ask a doctor, Dave LaFave’s heart is on the mend. But to the Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue crew — as well as local, state and national industry leaders — there never has been a problem with Chief LaFave’s ability to care. “His purpose in life was always, ‘How does it impact the citizens, how is whatever we’re doing making it better for the citizens?’” said retired Longview Fire Chief Phil Jurmu.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2021 10:21:47 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Sun, 21 Mar 2021 17:21:47 GMT



11-year-old dies after being rescued from Tacoma house fire
An 11-year-old girl rescued from a Tacoma house fire early Sunday has died from her injuries, fire officials announced. The girl was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries and died Monday morning. The fire started early Sunday morning at a Tacoma home on East Clarkston Street near South Lane.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 22 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



San Juan Island children help stop appliance fire in its tracks
On Saturday afternoon, March 20, quick action by children, neighbors and San Juan Island Fire and Rescue prevented a small kitchen appliance fire from spreading or causing any injuries. While children were playing outside of a multi-family residence, they were interrupted by a loud fire alarm from one of the apartments.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2021 1:01:15 PM - SOURCE: Journal of the San Juans
Posted on Sun, 21 Mar 2021 20:01:15 GMT



Homeowner burned in destructive house fire in Chelan
A Chelan homeowner has burns after a fire consumed their home Friday morning. At about 10:30 a.m., Chelan County Fire District 7 says they were summoned to a structure fire at 114 E. Center St. in the Lakeside area of Lake Chelan. The first unit at the scene arrived to see flames coming out of windows in the rear of the single-story house.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2021 5:21:37 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Sat, 20 Mar 2021 00:21:37 GMT



Benton County Fire District 4 shares how we can prepare for this wildfire season
The Benton County Fire District 4 shares how you can prepare for this year's wildfire season. Last year was the worst year on record for wildland fires in the United States many of which were in the Northwest. The Congressional Research Service reports that more than 58,250 wildfires burned 10.3 million acres, the most acreage impacted in a year.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2021 5:10:15 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
Posted on Sat, 20 Mar 2021 00:10:15 GMT



Spokane firefighter being evaluated at hospital after fire in Hillyard
VIDEO: A fire in Hillyard sent one firefighter to the hospital Thursday evening. According to Spokane Fire Battalion Chief Jim Schaffer, the fire did significant damage to a four-plex in the 3000 block of Broad Avenue. He said the east and west side units on first-floor were heavily damaged. The west side unit only received damage to its roof through firefighting efforts.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Update: Some neighbors feared rural Kelso man accused of detonating explosives during standoff with Lower Columbia SWAT team
Neighbors described the rural Kelso man accused of detonating explosives that burned down his home Wednesday during an armed standoff with a SWAT team as both a good neighbor and “the type of neighbor you don’t make eye contact with.” John Threlfall, 41, was charged Thursday with first-degree arson, discharging a weapon, two counts of second-degree assault, drive-by shooting and hit-and-run from both a standoff at his home Wednesday and road rage incident Sunday that led to the confrontation.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2021 5:27:39 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021 00:27:39 GMT



1 injured in fire at commercial building in Olympia
One person was injured in an early morning fire that severely damaged a commercial building in Olympia. Crews responded to the scene, at 221 East Bay Drive NE, at about 1:30 a.m. Friday after a police officer on patrol spotted smoke and flames coming from a business there, officials said. Video from the scene showed large flames shooting from storage bins near the building.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



SUV bought with stimulus money in Yakima catches fire 30 minutes after purchase
A woman's SUV caught fire on her way home in Yakima on Wednesday evening after she says she had just bought it with the money from her stimulus check. Firefighters responded to multiple calls of a car fire around 6:00 pm, according to Yakima City fire crews at the scene. The driver said she bought the older model Jeep Grand Cherokee for $1,200 the same day she received her $1,400 stimulus check.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Spokane police believe St. Charles Parish School fire 'not accidental'
Investigators believe someone may have broken in and lit a fire inside St. Charles Parish School early Thursday morning. Spokane Fire crews said there was a possible explosion reported inside the school around 1:40 a.m. and flames could be seen throughout the roof. Spokane Police later said the incident was “not accidental.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2021 3:00:46 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021 10:00:46 GMT



Crews respond to large fire at Puget Sound Chiropractic Center in Tacoma
Firefighters responded to a large fire at Puget Sound Chiropractic Center in Tacoma early Thursday morning. The Tacoma Fire Department responded to the fire on the 3700 block of Pacific Avenue around 4:45 a.m. Crews reported flames coming through the roof and a partial building collapse. Tacoma Fire set up a defensive attack and requested additional fire engine companies to help put out the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 18 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



VIDEO: Seattle firefighters celebrate St. Patrick's Day
The Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums group couldn't celebrate St. Patty's Day the way they normally would, so they got a little creative.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 18 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Yakima County commissioners nix 911 contract with AMR, plan to reopen selection process
Yakima County commissioners rescinded a contract naming American Medical Response as the county’s sole 911 ambulance responder after the selection became controversial. During Tuesday’s regular business meeting, commissioners approved a resolution nixing the contract, a move that will trigger a new request for proposals.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2021 6:53:47 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 18 Mar 2021 01:53:47 GMT



Spokane police investigating St. Charles Elementary fire as 'possible arson'
The Spokane Police Department's Major Crimes Unit is investigating a fire that caused extensive damage to a private elementary school on Thursday as a "possible arson," spokesperson Julie Humphreys said on Thursday. Spokane Fire crews arrived at St. Charles Elementary School just before 2 a.m. on Thursday after an officer with SPD who was driving by the school noticed the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 18 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Suspect set off explosives in his home, arrested after standoff with Cowlitz County deputies
A 41-year-old Kelso man, who was wanted for a road rage incident over the weekend, was arrested after a standoff with deputies late Wednesday night, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said John Threlfall was the suspect in a road rage incident late Sunday night. Threlfall is accused of driving a blue Ford Ranger on Interstate 5 near Lexington and cutting off the victim, causing a crash.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
Posted on Thu, 18 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Fire crews battle brush fire near Freeman
Spokane County Fire District 8 and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources are battling a brush fire near Freeman Tuesday afternoon. According to SCFD8, the fire is near South Elder Road and under control. Spokane County Fire District 8 tells KHQ that fires at this time of the year are weather dependent.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2021 5:41:27 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV FOX 28 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 17 Mar 2021 00:41:27 GMT



Wetland fire burns 10 acres, threatens homes in Moses Lake
About 10 acres of wetland burned Tuesday afternoon in a fire that also threatened homes and property in Moses Lake. The fire was reported at about 5 p.m. near the lake off of West Marina Drive. Moses Lake firefighters arrived to find a large fire in the wetland area, making it difficult to access. Mutual aid was requested from Grant County Fire District 5 and off-duty personnel had to be called in to respond to other 911 calls during the fire due to staffing levels with the Moses Lake Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2021 8:53:44 AM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
Posted on Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:53:44 GMT



Fire in storage area forces evacuation of Tukwila hotel
PHOTOS: The Doubletree Hotel in Tukwila was evacuated Tuesday night after a fire broke out in an outside storage area. Firefighters were called to the hotel just after 10 p.m. after flames were spotted coming from the room, according to Tukwila Fire officials. Officers were then called to help evacuate hotel guests and staff.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2021 5:33:42 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 17 Mar 2021 12:33:42 GMT



American Red Cross responds to growing number of fires in the south Sound
VIDEO: The Red Cross says that they’re responding to more house fires in Tacoma than in any other part of the south Sound. According to data provided by the organization, the American Red Cross’s South Puget Sound and Olympics chapter responded to at least 212 home fires over the past 12 months. At least 99 of them were in Pierce County, and according to Dan Wirth, Executive Director of the South Puget Sound and Olympics Chapter, the majority of those responses take place in Tacoma.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 17 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters run 600 feet of hose to douse burning sailboat on Camano Island beach
VIDEO: An abandoned sailboat went up in flames along a Camano Island beach Monday evening. The boat had washed ashore at Barnum Point a long time ago, but neighbors reported seeing the boat afire just after 7 p.m., according to Bronlea Mishler with Camano Island Fire & Rescue. Fire trucks couldn't reach the location so a fire tender was sent to the bluff above the beach and eight firefighters ran 600 feet of hose to reach the boat, Mishler said.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Update: Coast Guard says tug operator fell asleep at helm before barge crash into Gig Harbor homes
VIDEO: A master of a tug boat fell asleep at the helm in the moments before a massive barge drifted toward shore and crashed into three waterfront homes along Gig Harbor's Sunrise Beach Monday morning, according to initial findings from the U.S. Coast Guard. The Island Chief had been towing an unmanned gravel barge south toward Tacoma around 7:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Officials believe lighter or cigarette started large fire in Kennewick
PHOTO: First responders believe a cigarette or lighter started a large house fire Sunday night in Kennewick that left one person without a home. The Kennewick Fire Department arrived to the 3900 block of W 12th Avenue around 10:00 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, heavy smoke and large flames were seen coming from the house, according to the Kennewick Police Department.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews.com
Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



One dead, another injured after car crashes into support beam in East Spokane
VIDEO: The Spokane Police Department's Major Crimes Unit is investigating a single-vehicle crash on North Napa Street between Trent Avenue and Main Street. That portion of Napa Street was closed for several hours but is now back open, according to Spokane police. Officers arrived at the scene at about 3:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Barge crashes into 3 waterfront homes in Gig Harbor
VIDEO: Three homes along Gig Harbor's Sunrise Beach were damaged Monday morning when they were struck by a runaway barge, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. No one was injured. It was around 7:30 a.m. when the owners of a gravel barge were heading south toward Tacoma trying to get it to anchorage, according to Petty Officer Trevor Lilburn with the U.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Spokane Fire Department develops new training model for rescuing people trapped in a house fire
Our local firefighters have been learning new and safe ways to train for responding to house fires. One of these trainings is called a ‘fireground search’ — and the way it’s done now is much different and more effective than it’s been in previous years. This training is not easy — even for experienced firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2021 11:21:58 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Sat, 13 Mar 2021 07:21:58 GMT



7-year-old's quick actions helped save her family from a fire that destroyed their Redmond home
Holding an umbrella with a flower print on the inside, Julia Post stood by her family Sunday morning, looking at the damage a fire caused to their condominium. They lost nearly everything but the 7-year-old’s quick thinking helped them escape with their lives. “The house is gone,” Julia said in her soft voice.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Fire Chief Correira Appointed Snoqualmie's Interim City Administrator
Mayor Matt Larson has appointed Snoqualmie Fire Chief Mark Correira as the interim city administrator for Snoqualmie. The city council confirmed the appointment unanimously on March 8, 2021. He will serve in place of Rick Rudometkin who has resigned to relocate. “It has been a true pleasure working with Rick,” said Mayor Larson.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2021 7:23:33 AM - SOURCE: City of Snoqualmie
Posted on Sat, 13 Mar 2021 15:23:33 GMT



Cowlitz County health officials reflect on lessons learned as coronavirus pandemic hits one year anniversary
In the year since public health officials declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, the world, and Cowlitz County, have drastically changed. Attitudes have shifted from fear of the unknown to a tenuous optimism as COVID-19 vaccines became more widely available. While health officials say life may return to the "new normal" in the next few months, the virus still poses a risk.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2021 5:19:24 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Sun, 14 Mar 2021 12:19:24 GMT



4 injured as woman taking wild test drive in Everett smashes into truck
PHOTOS: Four people were injured, including two critically, in a crash during a test drive in Everett Tuesday afternoon. A 42-year-old woman was "driving recklessly" while on a test drive of a Hyundai Elantra with a 38-year-old dealership employee, according to Aaron Snell with Everett Police. The woman sped north and rear-ended a pickup truck.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
Posted on Fri, 12 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT



 

 
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