Fire truck burns in Monument Hill Fire; investigation to get underway soon
Homes, cars and power poles weren’t the only things that went up in smoke in the Monument Hill Fire this week. A Grant County Fire District 3 truck fell victim to the firestorm on Wednesday. Fire District 3 Chief Don Fortier says the two firefighters manning the truck were doing structure protection on a house at Rd 13 and Rd J when the fire exploded and spread into the brush underneath the truck.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: iFiberone
Posted on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
New program helped save mother, daughter hit by car in N. Spokane
The Spokane Fire Department said Thursday that two people are alive thanks to a program called Automatic Aid. On Wednesday afternoon, a mother and daughter were hit by a car in the North Spokane Costco parking lot. Officials said at one point, the mother was pinned under the car and crews had to lift the car to pull her out safely.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2017 3:19:05 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:19:05 GMT
Kent's Puget Sound Fire board confirms hiring of new chief
The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority board unanimously ratified the hiring of Matthew Morris to be the next fire chief. Morris will replace Jim Schneider, who is retiring at the end of August after 15 years as chief. The board voted Wednesday night on the hiring, but had announced Morris as the pick last month after interviews with three candidates.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2017 1:08:30 PM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:08:30 GMT
Edmonds now part of a regional fire authority
Edmonds’ renewal of a five-year contract with Fire District 1, approved in December, will remain the same after voters in Lynnwood and Fire District 1 service areas approved the creation and funding of the South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue Regional Fire Authority. The measure passed with 54 percent of the vote during the recent primary.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2017 1:14:55 PM - SOURCE: Edmonds Beacon
Posted on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:14:55 GMT
Seattle: Northgate fire victims locked out as their apartments are looted
Nearly every day, Kristen Bass travels to the Park Meridian apartments in Northgate, seeking reassurance that important pieces of her life are still intact. The 30-unit apartment building where she lived for 18 months was badly damaged in an Aug. 5 fire, leaving Bass and about 70 other tenants searching for new homes while the insurance company documents the extent of the damage, and the landlord makes plans for the building’s demolition.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
Posted on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Tacoma to reopen closed fire station
Budget cuts left one Tacoma neighborhood without a fire station for years. Now the city plans to reopen Station No. 5 in hopes of getting badly needed service in the Tideflats area and northeast Tacoma neighborhood. "The city allowed these homes complicit with that is also the responsibility of taking care of the people that are here and their needs," said Chris Murphy, who moved into a new home in the northeast neighborhood 15 years ago.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2017 7:15:32 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:15:32 GMT
All evacuations downgraded to level 1 in Monument Hill fire near Quincy
One home has been lost along with several other outbuilding in the Monument Hill Fire. The good news is that all evacuations have been downgraded to level 1. The Grant County Sheriff's office reports the Monument Hill Fire burning near Quincy is 500 acres and growing as of Wednesday night. The Sheriff's Office says state mobilization has been approved for the fire, which means firefighting resources from across the state of Washington can be assigned to help fight the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2017 8:04:03 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:04:03 GMT
Puyallup man in custody after setting own home on fire
A Puyallup man is in custody after setting his own home on fire Wednesday night, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office. The fire broke out around 8:00 p.m. at a home on 66th Ave E and quickly engulfed the whole house. Firefighters had to shut down the street while they battled the blaze. Investigators said the home is a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2017 10:55:12 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:55:12 GMT
Brush fires reported along I-5 in Thurston County
Crews were dispatched to several brush fires reported along Interstate 5 in Thurston County on Wednesday morning. The fires were reported near exits 86, 94 and 97. By 12:15 p.m. most of the fires were out but Washington State Patrol was reporting two lanes were blocked near milepost 96. By 2 p.m., a few Department of Natural Resources and West Thurston firefighters were still on the scene to make sure hot spots were out.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2017 2:08:26 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:08:26 GMT
Unattended oil pan sparks early morning house fire in Yakima
A home was nearly destroyed after firefighters say an oil pan left unattended sparked flames in the kitchen. Yakima Fire Department (YFD) reports said fire crews arrived at the 1300 block of W Lincoln Avenue around 4:30 a.m., Wednesday to find a fire coming from the home's kitchen. Everyone had left the home safely before firefighters arrived reports said.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2017 3:55:42 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:55:42 GMT
‘A historic moment’: East Pierce Fire to hire 18 firefighters thanks to grant, voters
East Pierce Fire & Rescue received good news this month as voters approved its two levy lid lift propositions in the Aug. 1 primary, which will allow the department to hire nine new firefighters for a fifth medic unit. The department was also awarded a grant this month to hire an additional nine firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2017 2:50:46 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:50:46 GMT
Update: 1 escaped inmate captured in Portland, other remains at large
An inmate who escaped while assigned to a crew fighting a wildfire in Central Washington was arrested in Portland on Wednesday morning, police said. The other escaped inmate is still at large. Tyray Munter, 30, and Maksim Petrovskiy, 22, escaped from the Goldendale Department of Natural Resources fire crew at approximately 2:35 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2017 8:41:57 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:41:57 GMT
Fire hits Chelan County firefighters home
Firefighters responded at 3:41 a.m. Tuesday to a structure fire at the East Wenatchee home of a Chelan County firefighter. Fire investigator Brian Brett said the firefighter was on duty with Chelan County Fire District 1 when the fire broke out. His wife and baby were home sleeping when a smoke detector woke his wife, according to Brett.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2017 3:39:33 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:39:33 GMT
Firefighters team up to knock down fire in Kennewick
A Kennewick family still has a home thanks to the teamwork of local fire crews. Firefighters from Kennewick, Pasco, and Benton County responded to a fire in some arborvitae bushes on the corner of Quincy Place and Canal Drive, Tuesday afternoon. The fire was only 30-feet from the home but crews were able to knock it down fairly quickly.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2017 5:43:36 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:43:36 GMT
Authorities searching for inmates who escaped fire crew near Goldendale
Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped a fire work crew near Goldendale, about 70 miles south of Yakima, near the Oregon border. Washington State Department of Corrections has identified the two inmates as Tyray Munter, 30, and Maksim Petrovskiy, 22. The two escaped at about 2:30 a.m.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2017 11:44:32 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:44:32 GMT
Bruce Kroon to serve as Bothell's Fire Chief
Bruce Kroon, a veteran fire service chief officer with more than 26 years of experience, will become the City of Bothell’s next Fire Chief, effective Sept. 18. Kroon was selected after a national search. “I’m very excited to have Bruce join us to lead the City’s Fire and EMS Department,” said Jennifer Phillips, City Manager for the City of Bothell.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2017 1:51:33 PM - SOURCE: Bothell, WA
Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:51:33 GMT
Certificate suspended for former Mount Vernon firefighter
A former Mount Vernon firefighter facing charges of possession of child pornography has had his emergency medical technician certificate suspended by the state Department of Health. Beau France, 41, was arrested June 27 after a Department of Homeland Security investigation tracked explicit images involving children to a computer in France’s Mount Vernon home and later to a flash drive.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2017 9:25:51 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:25:51 GMT
No growth on Jolly Mountain fire near Cle Elum
A lightning-sparked wildfire burning northeast of Cle Elum did not grow overnight. Firefighters working the Jolly Mountain fire said it remains at 334 acres, with no containment. However, firefighters are expecting minimal growth due to recent rain, light winds and rocky terrain in the area, according to a news release from the Southwest Area Type 2 team in command of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald
Posted on Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Bellevue commercial building suffers $10,000 in damages from weekend roof fire
The Bellevue Fire Department responded to two fires over the weekend. The first, a commercial structure fire in the 12800 block of Northup Way, occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Once on scene, crews investigated “diffuse smoke” inside the building. According to the fire department’s Twitter account, truck companies were operating on the roof of the building and found a small amount of fire within the roof structure.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2017 1:01:20 PM - SOURCE: Bellevue Reporter
Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:01:20 GMT
Spokane firefighter who fell from ladder released from hospital
A 27-year veteran of the Spokane Fire Department has been released from the hospital Saturday after suffering significant injuries while fighting a fire Friday night. The fire happened just after 10 p.m. near S. Grand Blvd and 32nd Ave. First arriving crews advised of heavy fire to the rear of Beacon Cleaners and Laundry located at 3112 S.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2017 10:48:21 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:48:21 GMT
Two adults injured, one dog dies in Alderwood Manor house fire near Bothell
A dog died and two adults were injured in an early morning house fire in the Alderwood Manor area of unincorporated Snohomish County north of Bothell. The fire was reported before 6 a.m. on Sunday. Six people, including four teenage boys, were in a single-family home in the 21200 block of 1st Avenue West when it caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2017 4:00:29 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:29 GMT
Fire destroys Whidbey Island home that was about to go up for sale
A home that was just about to go up for sale was destroyed by fire early Monday in the town of Langley, on South Whidbey Island. Firefighters responded to the scene, on Hillis Drive, at about 4 a.m. after a newspaper delivery person spotted smoke and flames coming from the home and called 911. No one was inside the house at the time, and no one was injured, said Jon Gabelein of South Whidbey Fire & Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2017 8:45:39 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:39 GMT
Wildfire burns home, leads to evacuations in Othello
Authorities have ordered evacuations as a wildfire threatens crops and homes in a rural part of Washington. The State Fire Marshal's Office on Sunday morning said one home and one outbuilding were lost. It estimated the blaze to be nearly 16 square miles (41 square kilometers). Residents of between 25 and 30 homes in Adams County have been told to leave immediately.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2017 8:16:54 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:16:54 GMT
Renton Regional Fire Authority, regional fire departments participate in water rescue drills
Renton Regional Fire Authorities, along with other local fire departments, conducted water rescue drills on Friday, Aug. 11. The drills included finding a submerged swimmer, rescuing people from a submerged vehicle, and learn shore logisitics of water rescues, according to a press release by Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2017 4:22:56 PM - SOURCE: Renton Reporter
Posted on Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:22:56 GMT
Pasco teen dies, two firefighters shocked during river rescue
A 15-year-old boy who died Thursday night while swimming in the Columbia River may have been shocked by electricity after climbing onto a fence near a pump house in Pasco. The boy’s friends called for help about 8:30 p.m. after he didn’t resurface. By the time Pasco firefighters reached him using a rescue boat, he’d been underwater 20-plus minutes.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2017 8:36:28 AM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:36:28 GMT
Two sheds damaged in North Salmon Creek fire
Firefighters quickly doused a fire that damaged two sheds and a gazebo in North Salmon Creek on Thursday morning. A neighbor called 911 just before 11 a.m. Thursday after hearing a loud pop and seeing flames coming from a shed at 12801 N.E. Fourth Ave., said Clark County Fire District 6 spokesman David Schmitke.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2017 2:23:16 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:23:16 GMT
Pasco House Fire “Rekindles” Late Thursday Night
According to Pasco Fire officials, the blaze that consumed a home at 1753 North 22nd continues to be investigated, but it’s mysterious that it “rekindled” according to fire officials. The new blaze started late Thursday night. Earlier in the day, the fire was reported at the home, three people were able to get out, and are now being helped by the Red Cross.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2017 11:11:30 AM - SOURCE: KEYW-FM 98.3
Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:11:30 GMT
Fire burning in roadless wilderness causing problems for the Forest Service
A fire has been burning in remote wilderness straddling the Washington-Idaho border north of Priest Lake for the past six weeks. The North Fork Hughes Fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike June 28 and was first discovered July 4. It has since grown to 1,150 acres. Smokejumpers were sent to the fire after it was found but there were immediate problems, said U.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2017 5:56:24 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:56:24 GMT
The Cake Lady of Lynnwood feeds her firefighter family
Tanya Rae Piper is a stylist at Salon Zuberenz in Lynnwood. She works there five days a week, and her clients will tell you she's caring and hard-working and engaging. But most of them probably don't know the half of it. There's this other thing that Tanya does away from the salon. When she leaves the salon and goes to the home she shares with her mom, Jan, Tanya doesn't even slow down.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2017 8:39:17 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:39:17 GMT
Cle Elum, South Cle Elum reach emergency services agreement
The Cle Elum City Council authorized Mayor Jay McGowan to sign an inter-local agreement with the town of South Cle Elum for emergency services (fire and medical) at a council meeting on Tuesday. The resolution reestablishes an agreement the two departments had prior to June 15, 2009, in which both departments responded to each other’s emergency calls.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2017 1:53:04 AM - SOURCE: Ellensburg Daily Record
Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:53:04 GMT
Emergency responders, volunteers practice with sea plane in Jefferson County
Jefferson County officials, emergency responders and area volunteers came together for a drill Wednesday for using sea planes to transport people after a natural disaster. The exercise was based at the beach on Kala Point and included teams from the Navy, East Jefferson Fire-Rescue, the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management and others.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2017 2:59:42 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:59:42 GMT
Woman rescued after SUV lands on side during crash in Seattle
A 38-year-old woman had to be rescued after being trapped in her SUV following a crash in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood Wednesday night, according to Seattle Fire. The crash happened just before 6:00 p.m. near 25th Ave. NE and NE 68th Street. The SUV somehow ended up on it's side. Firefighters had to cut away the roof of the SUV to get the woman out of the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2017 3:29:57 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:29:57 GMT
Grant County: Community college, first responders train for mass casualty event
Grant County has seen its share of mass casualty events: a school shooting, chemical releases in the 1980s and 1990s and one of the largest aviation disasters on record. On Tuesday, Big Bend Community College, first responders and other area partners came together for a Mass Casualty Incident exercise.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2017 3:12:19 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:12:19 GMT
Fire damages Mercer Island home
Fire damaged a home on Mercer Island Wednesday night. A neighbor reported the fire just before 6:00 p.m. in the 4100 block of 96th Ave SE. Firefighters from Bellevue and Mercer Island responded to the scene. Crews aggressively attacked the fire and were able to knock down the flames within minutes of their arrival.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2017 3:29:57 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:29:57 GMT
If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington state doesn't have evacuation plan
Despite growing concerns about a nuclear strike on the U.S. by North Korea, emergency management officials in Washington state say they are prevented from forming an evacuation plan in the event of a nuclear attack. An effort is underway to change that. Multiple reports on Tuesday indicated U.S. intelligence believed North Korea had reached the capability of miniaturizing a nuclear warhead to make it small enough to load onto a missile.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Former firefighter accused of stealing North Whidbey Fire & Rescue department's boat
A former firefighter is accused of stealing a rescue boat from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, according to court documents. Police recovered the boat the next day and searched the man’s house, finding other items — including a stretcher — that belonged to the fire department. Prosecutors recently charged the man, Bryan D.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2017 1:12:11 PM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times
Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:12:11 GMT
Seattle: New Charges after angry janitor torched 2 U-District buildings, fled to Los Angeles
A man charged with setting fire to two University District buildings last month reportedly told detectives he was mad at his boss and contemplated fleeing to Mexico before turning himself in. Prosecutors accuse the 24-year-old man of setting fire to the University Heights Center, where he worked as a janitor, early on the morning of July 22, before he headed south and set the Agua Verde Cafe and Paddle Club ablaze.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2017 8:59:35 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:59:35 GMT
Fire crews knock down brush fire near Highway 195 and Thorpe in Spokane
Department of Natural Resources crews say a fire near Highway 195 and Thorpe has been knocked down Tuesday evening. The fire was brought under control quickly and was only about 4 acres in size. It was called out as a second alarm fire so resources from several fire districts responded. Initially about five homes were threatened but structure protection crews were able to keep the houses safe.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2017 6:29:35 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:29:35 GMT
Lake Roosevelt bans open flames as fire danger soars
A near-record stretch of temperatures above 90 degrees has cooked the Eastern Washington landscape to tinder dry conditions and land managers are gradually increasing the restrictions to help prevent kicking off another wildfire. The latest announcement is posted today as Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area officials say they will prohibit all fires starting Friday, until further notice.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2017 2:47:36 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 21:47:36 GMT
Marysville Fire District firefighters graduate Fire Academy
The Marysville Fire District congratulates three of its newest full-time firefighters who just graduated from the Washington State Patrol Fire Academy. Firefighters Joe Thacker, Solomon Wilson and Ryan Carbary were presented with their diplomas on July 28. Thacker, Wilson and Carbary completed 12 weeks of intense training including live fire/rescue exercises and classroom instruction at the state fire training facility located in North Bend.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2017 1:08:25 PM - SOURCE: North Couty Outlook
Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:08:25 GMT
Firefighters work to put out fire at lumber yard in Newman Lake
Spokane Valley fire crews responded to a commercial structure fire at Premiere Lumber in Newman Lake on Monday afternoon. It was quickly upgraded to a working fire to allow for more backup units to respond. The fire was reported around 3 p.m. on Kildea Road in Newman Lake. Crews say there were actually two separate fires on the property.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2017 7:16:49 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 02:16:49 GMT
'Departments are strapped, we need help:' State faces shortage of volunteer firefighters
The high fire danger and smoky air are combining for a dangerous shortage of volunteer firefighters. The emergencies are out numbering the available crews and volunteer departments are being pushed to the limit. Crews with Riverside Fire in Puyallup said their numbers are dangerously low. "To be honest, volunteer departments are strapped and we need the help," said volunteer fire fighter Caleb Carr.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2017 7:07:58 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 02:07:58 GMT
Firefighters investigating recent 'suspicious' fires along the Greenway in Yakima
Firefighters are investing the suspicious fires that have been taking place along the Greenway and say these blazes might not have been started accidentally. This is the fourth fire that has burned along the path and firefighters have teamed up with the Yakima police department to investigate the causes.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2017 3:22:20 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:22:20 GMT
Part of Highway 99 tunnel project halted over weekend after worker fell from scaffold
Work has stopped on part of the Highway 99 Tunnel project after a worker fell 15 feet from a scaffold over the weekend, according to Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP). It happened early Saturday in the south portal of the tunnel. STP said the worker was on a scaffold which tipped over, causing him to fall.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Faulty electrical equipment blamed for North Seattle apartment fire
A large fire at an apartment complex in North Seattle Saturday has been ruled accidental. Fire investigators determined the cause was from faulty electrical equipment in a kitchen on the second floor of the north side of the building. Heavy smoke on a hot Saturday afternoon made for extra tough conditions battling a three alarm fire at the Park Meridian Apartments in North Seattle.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: q13fox.com
Posted on Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Fire destroys apartment building in Cheney, injures two
A two-alarm fire tore through an apartment building that houses elderly, disabled and low-income people in Cheney on Saturday afternoon, sending at least two residents to the hospital and injuring a cat. The fire was reported about 2 p.m. in a four-unit building at the 100 Washington Square apartments.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2017 5:14:00 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:14:00 GMT
Port Townsend Paper mill fire quickly extinguished
A fire quickly extinguished by the Port Townsend Paper Corp. fire brigade did minimal damage to the mill with no injuries, East Jefferson Fire Rescue said. Mill officials reported a major fire to 9-1-1 dispatchers at 3:27 p.m. Thursday after a fire broke out on the ground floor of the Recovery Room, said Bill Beezley, East Jefferson Fire Rescue spokesman.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2017 11:13:55 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:13:55 GMT
Extra wildland firefighters ready to respond on Eastside
With the high temperatures and low humidity Eastside Fire and Rescue decided to increase staffing of wildland firefighters. An extra crew is staffing the brush truck out of Station 87 in North Bend. The crew will respond anywhere they are needed in Zone 1 which covers most of the Eastside and around the north end of Lake Washington and south to Shoreline.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2017 9:53:21 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Sat, 05 Aug 2017 04:53:21 GMT
Kittens in peril all over South Sound but firefighters come to rescue
A structure fire partially damaged a Thurston County home Saturday afternoon and gave two kittens smoke inhalation. In an unrelated incident a kitten became trapped in the wall of a Lacey apartment building. The West Thurston Regional Fire Authority was called to the fire in the 6500 block of 105th Ave.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2017 3:32:29 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Sun, 06 Aug 2017 22:32:29 GMT
Fire crews respond to multiple structures ablaze in Bremerton
Firefighters fought a raging fire that destroyed an auto repair shop and a neighboring home Thursday in Bremerton. No one was hurt. The cause hasn't been pinpointed, but investigators believe that it may have occurred when the shop employees spilled a fuel cell they were carrying when they stumbled. One of the workers who tripped knocked a lamp over and into the fuel, said Battalion Chief John Payne.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2017 1:15:05 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:15:05 GMT
Benton County: Crews talk safety after death of Montana firefighter
A firefighter working to put out the Lolo Peak fire in western Montana is dead after being hit by a falling tree. “Firefighting is a risky business,” said Captain Ed Dunbar of Benton County Fire District 4, “But we take controlled risks. Keeping firefighters alive is all about training.” Area firefighters learn to be aware of their surroundings--trees, tripping hazards, and the wind--but, he said, “fires are unpredictable.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2017 6:37:40 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Fri, 04 Aug 2017 01:37:40 GMT
Man shot by police at burning Spokane Valley Motel 6 charged with arson
A knife-wielding man who was shot by police after he refused to leave a burning Motel 6 in Spokane Valley in June made his first appearance in court Thursday. Michael J. Kruse, 41, is charged with first-degree arson in connection with the fire. Investigators believe he set fire to the bed in his room, according to court documents.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2017 10:32:57 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Fri, 04 Aug 2017 05:32:57 GMT
Cats and squirrels are causing Washington fires
Small animals like cats and squirrels are wreaking havoc in Central Washington this summer as fire crews respond to brush fires. Two cats in Grant County have started fires, so far, this season after climbing onto electrical lines. On Aug. 2, a fire quickly spread to dry grass, and eventually to nearby outbuildings, cars and a camper.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2017 5:26:53 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:26:53 GMT
Crews fight flames at Kent home
Firefighters worked to put out a flames at a Kent home early Friday. The fire at the home at 40th Avenue South and South 271st Place started at about 3:40 a.m. Investigators say it appears that the fire started at the back of the home. Crews used larger hoses than normal to keep the fire from spreading in the dry conditions.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2017 5:32:10 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:32:10 GMT
South Beach Regional Fire Authority gets major support in Aug. 1 primary
South Beach voters showed overwhelming support for the creation of the South Beach Fire Authority in the primary election Tuesday, including a 77.39 percent yes vote in the City of Westport for Proposition 1. The Regional Fire Authority would combine Grays Harbor County fire districts 3, 11 and 14 with Pacific County Fire District 5 and the City of Westport Fire Department into one.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2017 3:13:49 AM - SOURCE: The Daily World
Posted on Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:13:49 GMT
Train cars derail near Wallula
Crews were on the scene of a train derailment near Wallula in Walla Walla County Thursday morning. According to Walla Walla County Fire District 5, firefighters were called to the Watco train yard at about 1:00 a.m. A fire captain tells Action News five train cars derailed, but they were all empty. Fire crews remained on the scene for about an hour then turned the investigation over to the rail company.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2017 11:18:36 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:18:36 GMT
Fire crews have busy Wednesday afternoon in Yakima
Firefighters had their hands full late Wednesday afternoon with two brush fires and a fire that destroyed a north Yakima home. Quick action helped crews from the Yakima Fire Department bring the first of the fires under control in west Yakima. Two engines responded to a brush fire around 3:30 p.m. off of 88th Avenue and Rose Lane — near 88th Avenue and Wide Hollow Road.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2017 9:14:59 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:14:59 GMT
Firefighters quickly contain brush fire near High Drive in Spokane
Firefighters responded to a brush fire near High Drive and 25th Ave. in Spokane Wednesday. The fire burned on a hillside in the area, but responding fire crews were able to quickly get the flames under control. There were no reports of injuries or structures damaged in the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2017 6:26:09 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:26:09 GMT
Brush fire that threatened homes near Rochester now under control
Several families were briefly evacuated Wednesday after fast-moving brush fire broke out near Rochester. The fire started just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday near Kuper Court SW, and 201st Ave SW, just west of Interstate 5. At one point, several homes were threatened. It took about an hour for crews to get the fire under control.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: komonews.com
Posted on Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Clallam 2 Fire Rescue crews save dog from house fire; two others overcome by smoke
PHOTOS - Firefighters from Clallam Fire District No. 2 were able to save one out of three dogs from a residential fire at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Assistant Chief Mike DeRousie said that Clallam 2 responded to the residential structure fire at 206 N. Carne St. The 9-1-1 call came from a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the top of the exterior kitchen doorway.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2017 9:39:44 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:39:44 GMT
Woodland Fire District 1 levy passes
The Woodland-area fire district levy passed, and voters in the district sent incumbent Jim Kellar and Dean Boon on to square off in the November general election. The levy, which District 1 officials said is needed to replace aging equipment, got 64 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2017 2:12:23 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:12:23 GMT
Fire officials: Raging Central Washington blaze started by a cat
A fire that destroyed vehicles and outbuildings early Wednesday near the Central Washington town of Ephrata was started by a cat, officials said. Grant County Fire District 13 officials said the cat somehow sparked the blaze after it climbed up a power pole at about 3:30 a.m. in the 17400 block of Road B NW, just north of Ephrata.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2017 11:26:17 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:26:17 GMT
Cosmopolis teen continues lemonade stand to benefit fire department for 11th year
Susie Marie started a lemonade stand when she was 4 years old to buy candy for herself. However, a little friendly prompting from her family easily persuaded her to donate the money to the Cosmopolis Fire Department. She proudly handed over her earnings: $13. Last year, that little lemonade stand brought in just under $3,500 — which was, as in each previous year, donated to the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2017 3:49:56 AM - SOURCE: The Daily World
Posted on Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:49:56 GMT
Chuckanut Mountain wildfire grows overnight
A small 2 to 3 acre fire on Chuckanut Mountain grew rapidly overnight to 60 acres and is now threatening 4 homes. Janet Pearce with State Department of Natural Resources said the extremely hot, dry weather has made the situation worse. Local fire districts are joining with DNR resources to work on the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2017 8:02:24 AM - SOURCE: KGMI-AM 790
Posted on Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:02:24 GMT
Firefighters contain Omak wildfire
Firefighters made short work of a fast-moving grass fire near Omak Tuesday evening. The fire, which was burning on a hillside south of the old Omak Wood Products mill, was contained by 6 p.m., said Okanogan County Emergency Manager Maurice Goodall. “We had good response. They had three drops from aircraft, which was probably a big help,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2017 3:21:09 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:21:09 GMT
Dad and 2 kids in critical condition after mobile home fire near Benton City
A father and his two kids are in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after they suffered severe injuries when their mobile home caught fire this morning near Benton City. Action News was on scene and talked to the man who helped pull the children out of the burning home. "I saw the dad inside the house filled with flames, he was on fire," said Luis Madrigal, a witness at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Grant money allows Grant County Fire District 3 to hire two new firefighters
Thanks to some grant funding, Grant County Fire District 3 will beef up its firefighting force by the start of next year. District 3 serves the city of Quincy, Crescent Bar and the George areas. District 3 Chief Don Fortier said the $300,000 SAFER grant along with some matching funds will help the station round out its weekend staff, “we are primarily a volunteer station, it’s getting increasingly difficult to have the station adequately staffed on the weekends.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2017 3:25:33 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:25:33 GMT
Car fire turns house fire in Maple Valley
A car fire in a driveway led to the house catching fire as well today, July 31, in the 26100 block of 221 Pl SE in Maple Valley. Maple Valley firefighters were dispatched at 11:08 a.m. to a car fire that was changed to a house fire after flames spread from the vehicle to a tree and then to the house.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2017 1:57:12 AM - SOURCE: Covington & Maple Valley Reporter
Posted on Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:57:12 GMT
Fire concerns rise with the temperatures
Near Mabton, south of Yakima, the Glade 3 fire began Sunday night and quickly spread to 10,000 acres. The State Department of Natural Resources on Monday increased the fire danger rating to high in parts of Northwest Washington and restricted campfires on land protected by the agency. According to a DNR news release, "as of midnight tonight, campfires in San Juan, Island, Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish counties will only be allowed in campgrounds with approved fire pits and onsite camp hosts.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2017 3:34:29 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:34:29 GMT
Wildfires Crews work to contain wildfire in Darrington
Crews worked Monday to contain a wildfire in Snohomish Country. Officials said 10 engines, seven crews and two helicopters were assigned to the steep slopes near Suiattle River Rd. in Darrington where the 70-acre fire was burning. No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is unknown.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2017 6:37:51 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Tue, 01 Aug 2017 01:37:51 GMT
Glade 3 Fire burns in Yakima County
Fire crews continue to fight the Glade 3 fire burning near Mabton Monday morning. Glade Road within the fire perimeter is closed after fire officials said the fire rapidly spread to nearly 10,000 acres about two miles southwest of Mabton. One outbuilding burned down Sunday, according to reports. Firefighters said the type of building is unknown.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2017 7:59:58 AM - SOURCE: KIMA TV
Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:59:58 GMT
Lacey female firefighters blazed the trail and now want to start others on the path
“What do you do?” That’s the question many ask Claire Van Guse after she tells them she’s a firefighter. “I run a hose into a burning building,” she responds. “Or, I drive the truck.” That often prompts the follow-up question: “You drive the truck?” “Let’s just say that they don’t expect a female of my stature to be driving a fire engine,” Van Guse said.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2017 1:49:35 AM - SOURCE: Olympian - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:49:35 GMT
Wildfires near Sullivan Lake continue to grow
Two northeastern Washington wildfires continue to grow and block recreation because of the Noisy Creek Fire on Hall Mountain area east of Sullivan Lake and the North Fork Hughes Fire in a portion of the Shedroof Divide in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness. The Colville National Forest has closed Forest Road 22/2220 from East Sullivan Campround to Pass Creek Pass, blocking access to the Shedroof Divide in the Salmo.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2017 11:00:50 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:00:50 GMT
Neighbors keep an eye out after fires in northeast Spokane
It’s been a dry weekend and with this heat, neighbors in the northeast part of Spokane are on high alert, especially after two fires broke out within blocks and minutes of each other Saturday night near Upriver Drive. Firefighters say the cause is unknown at this time, but neighbors say this isn’t the first time they’ve seen multiple fires in their neighborhood.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2017 10:31:22 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:31:22 GMT
Update: Man held in fatal Skagit fire released
A man held in an arson fire that killed two children earlier this month has been released from jail. Skagit County has also dropped all charges against Jaramy Chism, Chism and his girlfriend Kimberly Hughes were arrested in the fire that killed a 6-year-old boy and his 8-year-old sister on July 15. Hughes remains in the Skagit County Jail.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Aerial firefighters play crucial role fighting fires
Between the Bissell and Laurel Road fires, fixed wing aerial firefighters have had a busy week. “We enjoy intensity,” said 27-year-old veteran pilot Eric Johnson, referred to by fellow airman Keaton Mitchell as the Jedi to his Padawan. The student didn't shy away from how stressful the flights can be.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: kxly.com
Posted on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT
3 people hurt as small plane crashes in Enumclaw
One person remains in critical condition and another person is in serious condition after a small plane crashed into a park in Enumclaw Thursday night, nearly hitting a playground. A third victim in the crash has been upgraded to satisfactory condition as of Friday morning, according to the nursing supervisor at Harborview Medical Center.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2017 7:44:51 AM - SOURCE: seattlepi.com
Posted on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:44:51 GMT
Selah firefighters extinguish four small brush fires near interstate
Firefighters have put out four separate brush fires in the same area. Firefighters with the Selah Fire Department and the Yakima Training Center extinguished the flames roughly 30 minutes after the fire started Thursday morning at the Selah Creek rest area off of I-82 westbound. Flames reached about two feet high near milepost 22 before crews quickly extinguished the fires.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2017 3:36:23 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:36:23 GMT
Firefighters put out House Fire in Kennewick
Firefighters in Kennewick worked hard to put out a house fire this morning, on the corner of 6th Avenue and Garfield Street, near Kennewick High School. Firefighters contained the fire damage to the bedroom, and emergency professionals transported a man for possible injuries. We are now told that the man is fine and will be checked more as a precaution.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2017 7:52:57 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:52:57 GMT
Kent-based Puget Sound Fire picks new chief
The Puget Sound Fire board selected Matthew Morris, fire chief in Henderson, Nev., to be the new chief for the Kent-based agency. Morris, one of three finalists for the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority position, has worked with the Henderson Fire Department since 1996 and became chief in 2016. “This was a difficult decision because of the high quality candidates we had in the final three,” said Bill Boyce, Kent City Council president and a fire board member.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 1:03:55 PM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:03:55 GMT
Medical call turns violent, man pulls gun on Spokane firefighters
Firefighters risk their lives on a daily basis to save others: Walking through burning buildings, performing water rescues, and fighting brush fires. But, what was at first a normal medical call last week turned into a very dangerous situation for Spokane firefighters. "The person went from a normal status like you and I talking here to extremely violent," said Spokane Fire Chief Schaeffer.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2017 6:52:48 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:52:48 GMT
Woman escapes mobile home fire near Deer Park in Spokane
A woman was able to escape a mobile home that caught on fire early Thursday morning in a remote area near Deer Park. About 25 firefighters from Spokane County Fire District 4 and other agencies were called to the home at 26028 N. Spotted Road at about 6 a.m., where they found it fully engulfed in flames, said Megan Hill, spokeswoman for Fire District 4.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2017 9:33:50 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:33:50 GMT
Firefighters appreciate construction crews help contain Mead brush fire on Newport Highway
As soon as a fire breaks out, firefighters rush to the scene. But something interesting happened at the fire in Mead along Newport Highway on Tuesday. A group of construction workers who were at a site just across the road saw the smoke and flames, hopped in their water tanker, and immediately drove across the street.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2017 6:39:10 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:39:10 GMT
4 RVs destroyed in fire at lot in east Vancouver
Four RVs at a vehicle storage lot in east Vancouver were destroyed in a fire Wednesday morning. Firefighters were called to 606 N.E. 192nd Ave. just before 11:30 a.m. for the reported fire, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Pete Adams said. Several explosions were reported prior to firefighters’ arrival and crews could see plumes of black smoke from the highway, Adams said.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 1:55:24 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:55:24 GMT
Fire destroys Mount Vernon building at closed business
A fire Wednesday afternoon destroyed a building at the closed Summersun Nursery at 4100 E. College Way. Mount Vernon Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Malone said the fire was reported at 3:26 p.m. and the first fire trucks arrived at 3:31 p.m. The building was not in use and had no power running to it.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2017 4:11:41 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:11:41 GMT
Four Spokane firefighters recovering after exposure during hazardous gas leak at retirement home
Six people were taken to the hospital and 75 residents at the Riverview Retirement Community in the 1800 block of E. Upriver Dr. had to be evacuated Tuesday evening due to a hazardous gas leak. The Spokane Fire Department responded to the call around 7:30 p.m. Upon arrival crews discovered there was a leak of r22 Freon, which is a refrigerant, from a hazardous gas container.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 10:54:26 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:54:26 GMT
North Spokane fires close Highway 2, force people from their homes
Firefighters have contained two brush fires burning miles a part from one another in north Spokane County. The Pit fire, started right off Highway 2, Tuesday afternoon and burned two acres. The fire closed Highway 2 for a period of time. Firefighters told KXLY there were several ignition points. Firefighters from six different agencies quickly knocked the fire down, only to have another fire start miles up the road.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 8:30:18 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:30:18 GMT
Seattle Fire Department: New rescue swimmer pilot program could help save more lives
The Seattle Fire Department has launched a year-long pilot program that could help save more lives during water rescues using teams of highly-trained rescue swimmers. The department held a demonstration off the shores of Alki Beach in West Seattle on Tuesday morning. As part of the demonstration, the King County Sheriff's Office Guardian One helicopter flew overhead as a Seattle firefighter dressed in a red and black suit entered the water and swam out to someone in need of help.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 7:10:35 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:10:35 GMT
Yakima garage fire takes the lives of one dog and three parrots
A fire destroyed an attached garage at a South Naches Road home and spread into the home’s roof and crawl space Tuesday. The fire broke out shortly before noon in the garage at 9645 South Naches Road, according to firefighters. Before firefighters were able to control the blaze, it spread through the roof space and damaged the master bedroom and bath, according to Naches Fire Department officials.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 1:51:59 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:51:59 GMT
Firefighters knock down brush fire on Redmond-Duvall-Woodinville border
Firefighters from three cities moved quickly to extinguish a brush fire in the 13300 block of 242nd Avenue Northeast on Tuesday afternoon before the blaze could cause significant structural damage. The fire, which burned around one-half acre of pasture, was reported at 1:24 p.m. Lynn Cash lives on the property and said she and her family were gone when it started.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 1:47:41 AM - SOURCE: Redmond Reporter
Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:47:41 GMT
Fire departments expand to keep up Tri-Cities population growth
Tri-Cities has seen an explosion of growth over the last decade and more people means more work for fire departments. “We're all in the same crunch,” stated Pasco Fire Department Assistant Chief Dave Hare. Here's a look at the numbers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010 Kennewick’s population numbered 73,917, Pasco had 59,781 and Richland had 48,058.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2017 10:29:20 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:29:20 GMT
Four fires set at Seattle’s Ballard homeless camps
Several small fires in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood overnight are being investigated as arson. All of the four fires were set in homeless camps in a six-block area along the Burke Gilman Trail between Northwest 36th Street and Northwest 42nd Street. One fire burned a pile of items that a homeless man had been collecting for the past few months.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2017 5:16:42 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:16:42 GMT
3 pulled from Nooksack River in massive rescue operation
hree people who fell into the Nooksack River were saved in a massive rescue operation Monday. Several agencies worked together to rescue the three, who tumbled into the river when their craft overturned late Monday afternoon. The three spent hours in the water before they could be brought out by helicopter.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2017 8:45:37 AM - SOURCE: KOMOnews.com
Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:45:37 GMT
Crews douse brush fire near Trinidad
A brush fire burned about 50 acres Monday near Basalt Drive Northwest outside of Trinidad. The fire was reported about 10:35 a.m. and went to a second-alarm about 12:10 p.m., but was contained by early afternoon, said Brian Brett, assistant fire chief with Douglas County Fire District 2. Assistant Chief Cam Phillips said about 4 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2017 4:11:01 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:11:01 GMT
Crews nearing full containment of wildfire that threatened Wanapum Village
Wildfire crews over the weekend neared full containment of a blaze that blackened 24,640 acres in the Army’s Yakima Training Center and threatened a tribal village of some 250 residents. Crews had the fire 90 percent contained Sunday and expected full containment that afternoon, according to a news release from firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2017 9:56:31 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:56:31 GMT
Firefighters: Human-caused fire closes Yakima Greenway
Yakima fire officials say an early Monday morning fire that blackened up to 6 acres and closed the Yakima Greenway was caused by a person. "We believe it was set by a person," said Yakima Fire Department Shift commander Tom Schneider. It is not known if the fire, located next to the Yakima Greenway east of the old Boise-Cascade mill site in northern Yakima, was deliberately set or was a campfire that went out of control, Schneider said.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2017 9:56:37 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:56:37 GMT
Man set fire to home with wife and kids inside, Tacoma police say
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and arson after Tacoma police said he started a fire at a home with his wife and two children inside. Police said the 47-year-old man threw a container full of gas at a front window of a house in the 4000 block of South Warner Street about 10:15 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2017 1:42:27 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:42:27 GMT
100 acre fire burning in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
A fire is burning in the Pasayten wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest about 18 miles north of Mazama. It has grown to 100 acres since this morning and is continuing to spread to the east/southeast, said the United States Forest Service. Eight smokejumpers were deployed this morning from the North Cascades Smokejumper Base to suppress the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2017 10:47:41 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:47:41 GMT
Estimated 5,000-acre fire continues burning on Yakima Training Center
Firefighters were expected to work into the night Thursday to contain a 5,000-acre fire burning in the Army’s sprawling Yakima Training Center. The fire — on the east side of the training center near the Columbia River — started Wednesday evening. Firefighters have contained the north end, but as of Thursday afternoon only 10 percent of the south side was contained, according to an Army news release.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2017 7:52:48 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:52:48 GMT
Grant County Fire District 5 debuts new tender
After nearly a year of work, Grant County Fire District 5’s newest water tender is on the road for fire season. The former propane truck, one of two chassis the district purchased for about $70,000 from Canada, was built by district personnel, not only allowing the district to save money, but giving them the ability to customize the tender with equipment they know works for wildfires in the area.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2017 4:34:39 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:34:39 GMT