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Yakima Fire Department lieutenant retires after 31 years of service
A firefighter is spending his last few hours on the job before heading into retirement. The Yakima Fire Department is losing a big piece today with the retirement of Lieutenant Don Dexter. The Selah native has been a firefighter for more than 35 years, and he's only been with two departments during his entire career.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2017 6:28:02 AM - SOURCE:
Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:28:02 GMT

New national police and fire chaplain training academy in Spokane graduates chaplains
Chaplains from across the United States have been making their way through 60 hours of training in five days this week as part of the first class of students in the National Police and Fire Chaplain Academy in Spokane. The 32 chaplains from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, California, Texas and Tennessee gathered Thursday night at the Valley Bible Church for a graduation ceremony.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2017 9:08:06 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:08:06 GMT

Seattle fire responds to hazmat call at UW Health Sciences building
Seattle fire responded to a hazmat call near the University of Washington Medical Center. The investigated a report of an odor in the B-wing of the Health Sciences building. Hazmat crew members put on protective suits and went inside. Firefighters said the building, which has many laboratories inside, was going to be sealed off, but later told reporter Patryana Bhoolsuwan nothing was found and no odor was present.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2017 9:00:58 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:00:58 GMT

Worker falls off building under construction in Lacey
A worker was injured when he fell from a second-story apartment under construction in Lacey. Lacey Fire District 3 firefighters were called to the 8500 block of Martin Way after the man in his 20s fell off a balcony onto some rocks below at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. No bones appeared to be broken, but he was in obvious pain, according to firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 4/27/2017 3:12:22 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:12:22 GMT

Lynnwood City Council approves resolution to put RFA measure on August ballot
Lynnwood voters are getting closer to seeing a Regional Fire Authority (RFA) measure on the ballot this August, which would consolidate the Lynnwood Fire Department and Fire District 1 into one entity called South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue. The Lynnwood City Council approved a resolution on Monday night to put the measure on the ballot in a split 3-3 vote, with Mayor Nicola Smith casting a tie-breaking yes vote.
- PUB DATE: 4/27/2017 3:54:18 AM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:54:18 GMT

2nd teen arrested in connection to burglary & arson in South Kitsap School District
Kistap County Sheriff's detectives arrested a second teen on Wednesday night in connection to a break-in and arson in the South Kitsap School District over the weekend. Detectives said the 16-year-old was booked into the Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center for 2nd degree burglary and arson. Another suspect, a 16-year-old from Port Orchard was arrested on Monday.
- PUB DATE: 4/27/2017 2:44:43 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:44:43 GMT

Seattle fines ambulance company for late responses
The city of Seattle has fined an ambulance company hundreds of thousands of dollars for responding to calls late, missing the standards laid out in its contract with the city. KIRO 7 discovered American Medical Response paid the city nearly $900,000 in fines in 2016. The city’s firefighters call AMR to transport patients when a situation is not a life-threatening emergency but still requires medical care.
- PUB DATE: 4/27/2017 11:40:07 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:40:07 GMT

Man ejected from truck found dead at Grant County scene
A 34-year-old Wilson Creek man was killed Tuesday in a one vehicle collision west of Marlin. Benjamin A. McAfee was driving a pickup truck east on Road 22-Northeast about 1.5 miles north of State route 28 when around 3 p.m. the truck plunged down a 200 foot cliff. McAfee was ejected and died at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2017 3:18:00 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:18:00 GMT

Two displaced in overnight Camas apartment fire
Two people were displaced in an overnight fire at a Camas apartment complex. Crews with the Camas-Washougal Fire Department were called to 940 N.W. Seventh Ave. at 12:08 a.m. Thursday for a report of a fire in one of the apartments. Firefighters arrived and saw flames coming from one of the units and quickly doused the flames, containing the damage to the common room of one unit in the four-unit building, Camas-Washougal Division Chief Cliff Free said.
- PUB DATE: 4/27/2017 8:26:13 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:26:13 GMT

3 rescued after being trapped on Skykomish River
Three people were rescued after getting stuck on the Skykomish River Wednesday evening. Firefighters were called just after 5 p.m. about two people whose tethered inflatable rafts became snagged on a tree and began taking on water, according to Heather Chadwick with Snohomish Fire District 7. A third person had gone into the water but had made it to shore.
- PUB DATE: 4/27/2017 7:38:18 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:38:18 GMT

Voters approve tax boost to fund fire services in southwestern Spokane County
Voters in Spokane County’s largest fire district approved a property tax increase that officials say will be used to replace aging trucks and equipment and respond to increasing call volumes. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to do that, and we appreciate the support of the public,” said Cody Rohrbach, chief of Spokane County’s Fire District 3.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2017 6:13:13 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:13:13 GMT

Public memorial service for retired Kennewick fire chief Gene Graves is Saturday
A public memorial service for retired Kennewick Fire Chief Gene Graves is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. The memorial, organized by the city and the Kennewick Fire Department, will be at the Word of Faith Center, 1350 S. Rainier St., Kennewick, and officiated by Pastor Orville Swanson. Graves, 89, died April 10.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2017 12:42:31 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:42:31 GMT

Olympia firefighter hopes to raise awareness of on-the-job cancer risks
Jim Brown likes a good challenge. The 49-year-old has spent much of his life seeking thrills on mountaintops, bike trails, and even in his job as a firefighter and paramedic in Olympia. But the biggest challenge of Brown’s life began two years ago when he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. “I cried everyday for probably the first month,” said Brown.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2017 6:50:46 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:50:46 GMT

RV goes up in flames in Lakewood craft store parking lot
Perhaps it was a warning sign about what was going to happen to the Seattle Mariners’ pitchers later in the night … West Pierce Fire & Rescue crews responded Tuesday afternoon to an RV on fire in a Lakewood craft store parking lot, Battalion Chief Scott Adams said. Firefighters were dispatched about 3:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2017 4:01:46 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:01:46 GMT

Voters approve Clark County Fire District 10 levy increase
The large majority of voters in northern Clark County’s Fire District 10 approved a property tax levy increase for the district, one that will go toward paying for new staff to ensure there’s around-the-clock coverage for the largely all-volunteer district. The increase received 1,304 votes in favor and 329 against, according to unofficial results released from the Clark County auditor’s office Tuesday night, or 77 percent to 23 percent.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2017 9:41:57 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:41:57 GMT

Three hurt in West Seattle crash with entrapment
Three people were hospitalized in a crash in West Seattle early Monday morning. The collision occurred in the 2400 block of Harbor Ave. SW just before 2:30 a.m., fire officials said.One person was trapped in the wreckage and had to be freed by firefighters. The three people in the cars were taken to local hospitals but their conditions are not known.
- PUB DATE: 4/24/2017 8:39:51 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:39:51 GMT

Crews battle garage fire at Vancouver house
Four people were displaced Monday by a large fire that heavily damaged the garage of a house in Vancouver’s Pleasant Highlands neighborhood. While on their way to the fire, reported at 12115 N.E. 46th Ave. at 9:23 a.m. Monday, firefighters learned from dispatchers that there were reports of explosions.
- PUB DATE: 4/24/2017 10:28:53 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:28:53 GMT

SNOPAC dispatchers continue work while crew battles blaze
Dispatchers continued fielding 911 calls while firefighters extinguished small flames that had sparked on the roof of the emergency dispatch center in Everett on Monday. A construction crew was working on the roof of the SNOPAC office along Everett Mall Way. The fire started around 11:20 a.m., Everett Fire Chief Eric Hicks said.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2017 3:46:45 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:46:45 GMT

2 firefighters injured, 4 pets die in Longview fire
Longview and Cowlitz and Kalama fire crews extinguished three fires late Sunday night. The first fire was reported at 7:11 p.m. at North Pacific Paper Company at 3001 Industrial Way. Fire crews were dispatched to put out a conveyor fire that was hard to reach. Next, a garage attached to a home at 1550 S Ash Street in Kelso caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/24/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOIN6
Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Community helps welcome new Ladder 10 to the Greenacres Fire Station in Spokane Valley
Kids and kids-at-heart gathered on the lawn outside the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s Greenacres Station on Saturday morning, eagerly waiting for a chance to get a look at the department’s new Ladder 10 engine. The engine, an articulated tiller-driver aerial ladder truck with a rear driving position, isn’t in service yet, but that didn’t stop people from climbing inside to take a look, once the open house got underway.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2017 10:50:56 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:50:56 GMT

Man seriously injured after crashing into Metro bus in South Seattle
A man was seriously injured after crashing into a Metro bus Sunday afternoon in South Seattle. The man had to be cut out of his car and was transported to Harborview Medical Center, Lt. Harold Webb with the Seattle Fire Department said. The crash occurred on Rainier Avenue South near South Brandon Street a bit before 3 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/24/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

9,000 acres of forest to be set ablaze — to prevent Washington wildfires
Federal officials plan controlled burns on more than 9,000 acres in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest as the rains ease and the landscape dries. The burns this spring are part of a broader effort in Washington to step up the pace of intentionally set fires that can reduce fuel loads and hopefully lower — in those treated areas — the risk of runaway summer blazes.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2017 1:40:35 PM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
Posted on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:40:35 GMT

9 families evacuated, 1 person burned in Kirkland apartment fire
Nine families were rushed to safety after their apartment complex burst into flames early Saturday morning. One occupant was transported to Harborview Medical Center with burn injuries, Kathy Cummings with the Kent Fire Department said. A dog died and a cat was rescued, Cummings said. Residents reported two other cats as missing.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2017 3:45:04 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:45:04 GMT

PHOTO: Firefighters free motorist from I-5 wreck in Kent
Firefighters had to free a motorist Sunday night from a wreck on southbound Interstate 5 near South 272nd Street. South King Fire and Rescue said the patient was transported to Harborview Medical Center. The Washington State Patrol said the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and that the motorist wad been driving erratically before the crash.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2017 11:44:23 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:44:23 GMT

Vancouver: Replacement fire station construction on schedule, budget
The project to replace two of the Vancouver Fire Department’s 10 stations is on budget and on schedule. According to city and district staff, the work should reduce emergency response times in west Vancouver when the buildings are occupied. City Facilities Capital Projects Manager Jon Sears told the city council Monday that the project is on schedule, but the starting date for operations at the new stations will depend on how easy it is to equip, furnish and connect to the county emergency dispatch center.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2017 9:38:12 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:38:12 GMT

Lake Alice community prepares for wildfire action drill at Fall City Fire Station
For residents of the Lake Alice community, a 200-home neighborhood that sits next to the Snoqualmie Ridge in unincorporated King County, preventing wildfires is a growing concern. That concern is increased due to a nearby power line access road overrun by the highly flammable weed Scotch broom. To address concerns, residents from the Lake Alice community and representatives from various public agencies are planning a public wildfire response tabletop drill, 9 a.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2017 1:13:55 PM - SOURCE: Snoqualmie Valley Record
Posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:13:55 GMT

Homeowners' dog may be responsible for costly Vancouver house fire
A costly Thursday afternoon house fire in Vancouver may have been due to the dog going after some food near the stove, an investigation determined. "No one was home at the time of the fire but Jake the dog," said Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli. The damaged home is in the Arnada neighborhood, where fire crews responded just after 1 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/21/2017 11:14:07 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:14:07 GMT

Valley Regional Fire Authority recognizes long-serving volunteer in Auburn
The Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) recently recognized volunteer Barbara Saelid for 17 years of dedicated service to the legacy Auburn Fire Department and the VRFA. Saelid began volunteering under former Auburn Fire Department Chief Bob Johnson and helped with many administrative tasks, including sorting reports and counting and separating school flyers.
- PUB DATE: 4/21/2017 1:49:36 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:49:36 GMT

RVs burn in early morning blaze at Snohomish storage facility
At least a dozen RVs went up in flames early Thursday morning at a Snohomish storage facility. The storage facility, in the 2020 block of Bickford Avenue, caught fire around 3:30 a.m. after a caretaker called 911, fire officials say. The two-alarm fire burned through the RVs quickly, firefighters say.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2017 6:47:05 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:47:05 GMT

Lynden Fire Chief Gary Baar thanked for 35 years in city fire service
Fire Chief Gary Baar is wrapping up 35 years of firefighting with the city upon his retirement at the end of this month. He has been the chief since 2006 and assistant chief since 2000 through a period of great change in a small-city fire department. On Monday, Mayor Scott Korthuis stood — in a chamber that included at least 12 blue-uniformed career or volunteer firefighters — and read a long statement of all that Baar has meant to the department, from his loyalty to his compassion to his service in professional organizations.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2017 6:12:34 PM - SOURCE: Lyndentribune
Posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:12:34 GMT

Man sets underwear on fire while passed out in Spanaway Walmart bathroom
A drunken man with a lit cigarette passed out on the toilet in a Spanaway Walmart bathroom and caught his underwear on fire Monday, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue. Firefighters were dispatched to the store at 20307 Mountain Highway E. about 6:30 p.m. after fire alarms went off, Central Pierce spokesman Brian Levings said Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2017 8:43:31 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:43:31 GMT

Longview homeless shelter evacuated due to fire
All 80 residents of the Community House on Broadway emergency homeless shelter were evacuated Wednesday morning as a result of a dryer fire in the second-floor laundry room. One person went to St. John Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation, but otherwise no one was injured, said Longview Fire Chief Phil Jurmu.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2017 3:42:21 PM - SOURCE: The Daily News
Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:42:21 GMT

Hundreds of children hunt for Easter eggs at Mukilteo Fire Department event
An estimated 400 children and parents attended the Hundreds of children hunt for Easter eggs in Mukilteo on Saturday, April 15, at Mukilteo Elementary School. Children collected some 3,000 Easter eggs in about 2 minutes, according to Kelli McNees, event coordinator for the Mukilteo Fire Department’s Local 3482.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2017 1:06:05 PM - SOURCE: Mukilteo Beacon
Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:06:05 GMT

East Pierce firefighters to be equipped with body armor
Turns out that burning buildings aren't the only dangers local firefighters face. On Tuesday night, a Pierce County fire agency pulled the trigger on purchasing body armor for its crews. The vests can adjust to different body types and are built to stop a rifle round fired into the chest. However, it's a level of protection many people don't associate with firefighting.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2017 3:16:55 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:16:55 GMT

Forest Fire Averted Due to Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Quick Response
At 2:24 p.m. crews from Orcas Island Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a vehicle fire on Mount Constitution. Units arrived on scene at 2:35 p.m. to find a Ford F-350 work truck fully engulfed. Shortly after arriving on scene, the fuel tank in the truck exploded and accelerant flame was coming from the rear.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2017 3:51:05 AM - SOURCE: orcasissues news & views
Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:51:05 GMT

Spokane Fire Department adding three new drones to team
Washington wildfire season officially started this weekend and the Spokane Fire Department is preparing by adding three new drones to the team in June. Spokane will become the only city in the Northwest to use drones. The drones will be used for specific, important purposes. On April 12, rescuers scrambled to save a suicidal man from the banks of the Spokane River.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2017 12:00:00 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Home damanged by fire in East Central Spokane
A home in East Central Spokane was heavily damaged by fire Wednesday morning. Spokane firefighters were called to 117 S. Perry Street, near Pacific Avenue, at about 5:15 a.m. When they arrived, large plumes of fire were coming out of the first-floor windows, said Craig Cornelius, a battalion chief for Spokane Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2017 7:52:12 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:52:12 GMT

Pasco firefighters teach students lifesaving lessons
Pasco fire officials are partnering with 21st century, as part of an outreach program with middle schools in the Pasco School District. These hands-on after school activities allow students to learn about the work at the fire department and it also teaches students how to perform lifesaving CPR. This week students at Ochoa Middle School got to dress up like firefighters and practice saving a victim from a pretend fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2017 8:41:16 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:41:16 GMT

Driver crushed under van in freak accident in Monroe parking lot
A driver in their 20's was crushed when the vehicle they were working on fell on top of them in Monroe Tuesday night. It happened in the O'Reilly Auto Parts parking lot in the 19000 block of State Route 2. According the Monroe Fire, witnesses said the person was there most of the day working on the van, but no one saw the vehicle fall.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2017 3:17:10 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:17:10 GMT

One injured in Everett apartment fire
One person was injured in a two-alarm apartment fire in Everett Tuesday morning. It started around 5 a.m. at the Highlander Apartments across from Wiggums Hollow Park. Everett firefighters said they arrived to find flames shooting from a second-floor window. The entire complex was evacuated as a precaution.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2017 9:58:47 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:58:47 GMT

Olympia firefighters capture transformer explosion on video
The Olympia Fire Department responded Monday to reports that a tree caught fire after falling into powerlines at Morse-Merryman and Wiggins roads, ultimately causing a small explosion of a power transformer that was captured on video. The explosion occurred about 10:30 a.m. Monday in southeast Olympia.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2017 1:51:51 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:51:51 GMT

Benton County Fire District 4 buys plot of land, potential new fire station
As our cities grow, so does the number of emergency calls. That's why Benton County Fire District 4 is looking to build a new station for quicker response times. "If it were my mom who needed to have someone respond to them, I would want them there as quick as possible," said Fire Chief Bill Whealan of Benton County Fire District 4.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2017 9:44:36 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:44:36 GMT

Heater sparks fire in unoccupied Lacey house
Crews from Lacey Fire District 3 extinguished a fire about 1 a.m. Monday in an unoccupied house in the 3600 block of Arbor Drive Southeast near Long Lake. The fire was caused by a heater that was running in the garage and was “too close to combustibles,” Battalion Chief Ryan Fox said. The homeowner had been painting the two-story house’s interior and had removed all of the doors inside, which allowed the fire to spread easily and rapidly, Fox said.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2017 1:49:10 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:49:10 GMT

No serious injuries in Loon Lake residential fire that damages multiple buildings
No one was seriously injured in a residential fire that destroyed multiple buildings in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Loon Lake on Sunday night. The origin of the fire was traced to a garage attached to a mobile home where two people lived just north of Gwenelen Road and North Shore Drive, said Mike Bucy, fire chief of Stevens County Fire District 1.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2017 1:55:55 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:55:55 GMT

Fire damages 3-story building in Sedro-Woolley
Nobody was hurt when fire ripped through a Sedro-Woolley business early Monday morning. According to Sedro-Woolley police, authorities were called shortly after 3:00 a.m. to the report of some electrical wires sparking near a dumpster. When officers arrived, a three-story building at Woodworth and Metcalf streets called Video West was on fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2017 7:57:17 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:57:17 GMT

Lifesaving equipment donated to Mountain View Fire & Rescue in memory of former volunteer firefighter
Andrea Manske dreamed of becoming a firefighter, a line of work she was passionate about, family members say. The daughter of a fire chief, Manske volunteered as a firefighter for Auburn-based Mountain View Fire & Rescue, Station 95. She was dedicated to succeeding in her professional life – her calling, her way to help others.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2017 2:26:14 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Posted on Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:26:14 GMT

Firefighters save ducklings from drain near Maple Valley Fire Department
VIDEO: Firefighters reunited some ducklings with their mother Sunday after they fell through a storm grate near the Maple Valley Fire Department. The three firefighters fished the ducks out of the storm drain using a bucket and a net. The firefighters then returned the ducklings to their mother and warned them to stay away from the street in the future.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2017 6:59:54 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:59:54 GMT

Firefighters burn down training house in Prosser
Normally, firefighters are the ones putting out fires. But, Saturday in Prosser, they were responsible for a pretty big one, and that fire was no accident. For the past few months, West Benton firefighters have been using a house on Florence Street for nighttime fire training. The house was donated by Joel Hughes, who bought it roughly a year ago in hopes of building new homes on the land.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2017 8:45:01 PM - SOURCE:
Posted on Sun, 16 Apr 2017 03:45:01 GMT

Clark County Fire District 6 earns high bond rating
Clark County Fire District 6 earned an AA- bond rating as part of a recent review of its finances, something the district says will help when issuing bonds to pay for building a new fire station and improving others. The AA- rating, from S&P Global Ratings, is considered high quality, according to the district, and will mean lower interest costs for bonds.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2017 10:07:38 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:07:38 GMT

Police: Driver speeding at 100 mph causes fiery near-fatal crash in Kent
A 48-year-old Tacoma man is fighting for his life after his car was hit head-on by another driver who was speeding to work, Kent police said. The collision happened on Kent's West Valley Highway near 216th Street just before 4 a.m., officials said. Police say the causing driver, a 20-year-old Covington man, was speeding at over 100 mph because he was running late to work.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2017 8:16:18 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:16:18 GMT

Grant will buy Lacey Fire some much needed gear
Lacey firefighters will soon be sporting some new gear, thanks to a $21,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase new bunker gear, the protective clothing firefighters wear when entering burning buildings, according to Lacey Fire District 3. Bunker gear is replaced at least every 10 years, or following damage and wear and tear.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2017 10:47:45 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:47:45 GMT

Update: October's Fatal Chimney Condo fire in Downtown Bellevue ruled an accident
The October 2016 fire in Downtown Bellevue’s Chimney Condominiums which killed two and injured two more has officially been ruled an accident. The blaze started in the early evening on Oct. 24, 2016. Calls to the Bellevue Fire Department came in at approximately 7:30 p.m. The Chimney Condominiums were a three-story complex located near Bellevue Downtown Park on 110th Avenue Northeast.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2017 1:04:13 PM - SOURCE: Bellevue Reporter
Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:04:13 GMT

Small aircraft crashes in Spanaway field
A small plane crashed in a Spanaway field Thursday morning, seriously injuring the pilot. The Titan Tornado I crashed in a field at the southeast corner of the airport at 192nd and B Street. The Titan Tornado I was equipped with a parachute, which witnesses said the pilot deployed right before the crash, although it did no good.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2017 1:40:48 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:40:48 GMT

State Patrol: Semi-truck, school bus collide in Colville; injuries reported
A student was taken to a hospital and several others suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a crash involving a semi-truck and a school bus Friday morning in Eastern Washington. Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney told the Associated Press that there were 25 elementary school students and a driver on the bus.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Posted on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Man lucky to be alive after plunging into river from Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane
A man is lucky to be alive after surviving a drop from the Monroe Street Bridge into the raging Spokane River below on Wednesday evening. That man remains in the hospital. Firefighters say they can't believe he actually survived. "I was not expecting a successful rescue at all," said Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2017 6:42:16 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:42:16 GMT

Retired Kennewick fire chief dies at 89
A retired Kennewick fire chief died Monday at age 89. Donald “Gene” Graves was a lifelong resident of Kennewick. Graves graduated from Kennewick High School and served in the Navy Seabees for two years on Guam, Herald archives show. After he was discharged, he went to work with his brothers at Graves Auto Service in Kennewick.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2017 5:46:31 AM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:46:31 GMT

Spokane Valley Fire Dept. earned best rating in Eastern Washington; insurance rates likely to fall
Homeowners insurance in Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood just got a little cheaper as the Spokane Valley Fire Department received an improved rating from the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau. Spokane Valley is only the fifth department to earn the rating statewide and the only department in Eastern Washington.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2017 11:05:30 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:05:30 GMT

Vancouver fire truck damaged by falling tree can be reparied
The fire truck damaged by a falling tree last week during strong winds can be repaired, Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina said. Parts have been ordered for the truck and it should be headed to the body shop for work soon, Molina said. A reserve truck is being used in place of the damaged truck, which will be out of service for four to six weeks, Molina said.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2017 11:01:29 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:01:29 GMT

Flames engulf barn northwest of Battle Ground
Fire crews saw flames that stretched more than 40 feet in the air and heard explosions while battling a shop fire Wednesday afternoon northwest of Battle Ground. Clark County Fire & Rescue crews were called to the barn, at the intersection of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast 289th Street, about 1:20 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2017 6:02:05 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:02:05 GMT

Horse rescued from sinkhole in Kittitas County
Firefighters and an excavation company rescued a horse that had fallen into a sinkhole in Cle Elum, Wash., Tuesday. The horse, named Copper, was found stuck in the hole on Brook Lane.Ladders and plywood were placed on one side of the hole to keep dirt and rocks from falling on Copper, Lt. Crystal Campbell with Kittitas County Fire said.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2017 8:31:51 AM - SOURCE: Northwest Cable News
Posted on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:31:51 GMT

Family dog rescued from Algona house fire
Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters rescued a family dog before flames destroyed most of a tri-level home in Algona on Tuesday. A neighbor called at 11:15 a.m. to report smoke and fire coming from the rear of the home in the 400 block of 4th Avenue South. Fortunately, none of the six residents were inside at the time of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2017 1:44:52 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Posted on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:44:52 GMT

Black Tacoma firefighter group says nepotism, not ban the box, is at fault in Mueller case
A group of black Tacoma firefighters said they won’t allow department leadership to blame minority applicants and the city’s hiring policy for what happened with Ramsey Mueller, the son of a deputy chief and a probationary firefighter who died of a heroin overdose days after showing up late to work and nearly hitting another vehicle while driving a firetruck.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News Tribune
Posted on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Vancouver Fire Department celebrates 150th anniversary
This April, the Vancouver Fire Department celebrates 150 years of service to the community. To commemorate this landmark year, a mural by local artist Guy Drennan will be painted on the North wall of the Walgreen’s Pharmacy building, located at 2515 Main Street, this spring. The Vancouver Fire Department is one of the oldest in Washington, preceding cities such as Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2017 2:40:53 PM - SOURCE: City of Vancouver, WA
Posted on Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:40:53 GMT

Medical patients, first responders facing long detours due to slow-moving slide near Oso
The closure of State Route 530 near Oso is impacting neighbors who need and receive medical care in Darrington. “It’s very difficult,” said Emily Acosta who is being treated for cancer. Acosta travels to Everett often to receive treatment for liver cancer. But, what is normally an hour and fifteen minute drive, on Tuesday turned into more than two and half hours.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2017 3:30:34 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:30:34 GMT

One injured as fire destroys garage, damages nearby duplex in Renton
One person was injured when a large fire destroyed a garage and damaged a nearby duplex in Renton early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out around 4 a.m. in the 300 block of S. 6th Street, according to Deputy Chief Chad Michael with Renton Fire. Firefighters arrived to find a detached garage fully engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2017 7:48:26 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:48:26 GMT

Information on Spokane County Proposition One
Spokane County Proposition One is asking voters for a Renewal Sales and Use Tax for Emergency Communications Systems and Facilities. The Spokane County Communications Center is a busy place with emergency operators taking both 911 calls, as well as Crime Check calls for less threatening emergencies.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2017 11:47:28 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Public Radio
Posted on Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:47:28 GMT

Pasco house fire temporarily displaces family
Pasco firefighters are investigating after a house fire forced a family out of their home this afternoon. Ben Shearer with the Pasco Fire Department tells us an exhaust fan in the bathroom caused the fire, but it was mostly contained to the attic area of the home. It happened on the 4500 block of West Henry Street in Pasco around 2:00 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2017 6:36:23 PM - SOURCE:
Posted on Tue, 11 Apr 2017 01:36:23 GMT

EMTs handle nearly 80 percent of fire district calls for South Whidbey Fire/EMS
Not all classrooms are set in school buildings and lecture halls. In the common area of South Whidbey Fire/EMS Station 31 in Freeland, an eclectic group of students surround a patient sitting upright. A retired physician, an aspiring armed serviceman in his 20s and an active medical researcher work together to apply a neckbrace and Kendrick Extrication Device — basically a back brace — before lifting the patient and laying him on the ground.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2017 1:11:03 PM - SOURCE: South Whidbey Record
Posted on Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:11:03 GMT

'Medic 42' vehicle saves time, money for rural Spokane County communities
Every second counts for first responders. Spokane Fire District 4 covers more than 300 square miles and one truck in the fleet is helping crews cover more ground in less time: Medic 42. The truck joined the fleet in 2011, but the district is now starting to get a picture of just how much it has improved emergency responses.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2017 8:39:33 AM - SOURCE: Northwest Cable News
Posted on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:39:33 GMT

Man killed in 2-alarm house fire in Port Townsend
A man was killed in an early morning 2-alarm house fire in Port Townsend on Saturday. Firefighters arrived at the home on the 300 block of Cook Ave. Extension shortly after the fire was reported at 7:44 a.m. Flames were coming from the house’s walkout basement, according to East Jefferson Fire Rescue Public Information Officer Bill Beezley.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2017 7:52:09 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Sun, 09 Apr 2017 02:52:09 GMT

Smashed windows lead to stolen firefighter gear in Spokane
A firefighter’s sense of security was burned after a crook smashed his windows and took gear out of his car. It happened near 7th and Howard in Spokane. Robert, who didn’t want to give his last name, told us whoever smashed his windows with a rock, did some pretty bad damage but he’s not the only victim.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2017 11:07:23 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Sun, 09 Apr 2017 18:07:23 GMT

Clark County Fire District 10 proposes levy increase
Voters in Clark County Fire District 10 will decide in the election on April 25 whether they want to pay for 24-hour emergency staffing around the district. The fire district, with the only item on the April election’s ballot, is proposing increasing its property tax levy rate from 68 cents to $1 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2017 5:58:42 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:58:42 GMT

1 boat sinks, 2 others damaged in Shilshole Bay Marina fire
One boat sank and two others were damaged after a fire broke out early Saturday at Seattle’s Shilshole Bay Marina. Seattle Fire Department responded to the marina’s M Dock just after midnight and found a fire that had started on one boat, spread to a second, and endangering a third. The boats were not occupied.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2017 2:26:35 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
Posted on Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:26:35 GMT

Longview: Boy dies after being trapped inside travel trailer during fire
A 3-year-old boy died after being trapped in a travel trailer fire in Longview Thursday evening. Crews were called to an alley on 17th Avenue around 11:30 p.m. for a heavy fire, where they found flames venting through the roof of a travel trailer. A large crowd of spectators was calling for help as a young boy was trapped inside.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU
Posted on Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Driver injured in crash with Spokane Valley fire truck
A driver was seriously injured early Friday in a head-on collision between a car and a Spokane Valley fire engine. The crash occurred on University Road, south of Mission about 3:50 a.m. A fire engine from Spokane Valley Fire Department Station 1 was returning from an incident and headed south on University when a northbound sedan collided with the engine, the department said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2017 8:00:11 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:00:11 GMT

New Mercer Island city manager takes Fire Ops 101
After going through Fire Ops 101, Mercer Island City Manager Julie Underwood said she has “a whole new appreciation for firefighters.” Mercer Island Fire Department Lt. Ray Austin invited Underwood to participate in a full day of fire training provided by the International Association of Firefighters and the Washington State Council of Firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2017 1:15:26 PM - SOURCE: Mercer Island Reporter
Posted on Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:15:26 GMT

Small plane flips at Twisp airport, no injuries reported
The pilot and a passenger were unhurt after a single-engine Cessna missed the runway while landing at the Twisp Municipal Airport Monday (April 3) and flipped upside-down. The accident happened about 2:30 p.m. and was apparently caused by strong side winds, said Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow. Emergency responders from Okanogan Fire District 6 and Aero Methow Rescue Service came to the scene, but were not needed.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2017 1:08:37 PM - SOURCE: Methow Valley News
Posted on Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:08:37 GMT

Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety fire benefit charge returns to August ballot
The Aug. 1 primary election ballot will feature another go at the fire benefit charge for the Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety, Fire District No. 43. According to a release from the fire district, “A Fire Benefit Charge is a fee that is based on a property’s building size and use. It will replace some taxes paid by residents and businesses for the operation of the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2017 1:07:28 PM - SOURCE: Covington & Maple Valley Reporter
Posted on Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:07:28 GMT

RV fire under West Seattle Bridge raises safety concerns in wake of Atlanta freeway collapse
Nobody was hurt after a fire at a homeless RV camp underneath the West Seattle Bridge, but it has raised concerns in the wake of the recent I-85 bridge collapse in Atlanta. A witness showed Q13 News video of the fire which showed flames high enough to reach the bridge for about 20 minutes. Firefighters arrived, put out the fire and made sure nobody was injured.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2017 11:02:58 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Thu, 06 Apr 2017 18:02:58 GMT

Kennewick firefighter graduates state acdemy
Nathan Miller is slated to graduate the Washington State Fire Training Academy on behalf of the Kennewick Fire Department. He is one of 26 firefighters graduating on April 21 in Snoqualmie, according to Kelly Merz, acting chief deputy state fire marshal. The 12-week program provides education for firefighters to meet National Fire Protection Association standards, Firefighter Professional Qualifications, and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Levels requirements.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2017 3:51:44 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:51:44 GMT

Cigarette causes Skyway house fire, investigators say
Investigators believe a discarded cigarette left in a plastic trash bin led to a house fire in Skyway on Wednesday morning. At one point, Chopper 7 spotted flames shooting out of the roof of the home on South 126th Street, near the Skyway post office and library. Firefighters attacked the fire aggressively because they were not sure if anyone was trapped inside.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2017 11:42:54 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:42:54 GMT

Centralia Woman Pleads Guilty to Setting Fires at Apartment Complex
A Centralia woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to setting fires in November at an apartment complex she managed in an alleged attempt to get a resident to move. Kathrin Turner, 44, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree arson. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 10. Turner’s attorney, David Arcuri, and Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead plan to ask a judge on that date to impose a 21-month prison sentence.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2017 3:11:18 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:11:18 GMT

Westport area fire and EMS personnel propose creation of regional fire authority
A plan spearheaded by three Westport-area men would combine fire districts between Westport and Tokeland with the City of Westport into one regional fire authority. “It would take the four fire districts we have here and combine them with the City of Westport Fire Department,” said Westport Chief Dennis Benn.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily World
Posted on Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Man airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after Gold Bar fire
A man in his 50s was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center Tuesday after he attempted to put out a fire in Gold Bar. The fire at a double-wide mobile home in the 16000 block of Goldbar Blvd. was fully involved and the man was still inside the home when crews arrived on the scene, officials with Snohomish County Fire District 7 said.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2017 3:04:32 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:04:32 GMT

Voters to decide if two Snohomish County fire districts dissolve
Snohomish County fire districts 14 and 18 will have a measure on a special-election ballot April 25. Voters will be asked to decide if the districts should dissolve. District 14 includes Stanwood and the surrounding unincorporated area. District 18 includes the unincorporated area north of Arlington.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2017 6:38:21 AM - SOURCE: Stanwood/Camano News
Posted on Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:38:21 GMT

Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish grease fire at Three Sisters restaurant
The Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded shortly after 11 a.m. to a report of flames coming from the roof of the Three Sisters Vietnamese & Chinese Cuisine restaurant, located at 10615 E. Sprague Avenue. When firefighters got on scene they saw smoke coming from the single-story building and upgraded the incident to a working fire, which brought more resources and firefighters to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2017 5:06:57 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:06:57 GMT

Snohomish County Fire Districts 26, 28 want to make their merger official
Voters in Gold Bar and Index will be asked to combine Snohomish County Fire Districts 26 and 28 in an upcoming election. As of Wednesday, March 1, the two virtually volunteer-driven districts began working under a four-year interlocal agreement (ILA). The contract consolidates most operations, leadership and government, creating one fire chief and one assistant fire chief position, and combines each five-member board of commissioners into one 10-member board.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2017 3:26:28 AM - SOURCE: Monroe Monitor
Posted on Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:26:28 GMT

Woman burned in east Vancouver house fire
A woman suffered significant burns to her hands and arms as a result of a fire in east Vancouver in the Cascade Highlands neighborhood, Monday afternoon. Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Pete Adams said firefighters were first called to a report of a burn victim in need of help at Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2017 11:01:25 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:01:25 GMT

Fire damages four apartments in Richland
A fire in the attic damaged four apartment units in Richland before it was extinguished on Monday. Richland firefighters were called at 3:38 p.m. to 1915 Hoxie Ave. after smoke was seen billowing out of the building, according to Fire Chief Tom Huntington. Flames damaged the attic and roof, and left the block of apartments structurally unsound.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2017 9:37:09 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:37:09 GMT

FBI investigates body found in burned car in Neah Bay
The FBI and Neah Bay authorities are investigating the discovery of a body that was found in a burned car around noon Saturday on the Makah tribal reservation, Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict said late Monday. Benedict said the body was that of an adult. “The FBI crime team took over late Saturday afternoon,” Benedict said.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2017 9:30:26 PM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:30:26 GMT

Firefighters, Dept. of Ecology working to cleanup diesel spill at Newcastle gas station
Bellevue Firefighters and the Department of Ecology were called in to help contain and cleanup a diesel fuel spill at a Newcastle gas station Monday night. Crews aren't sure how much diesel actually spilled, but said it went into a storm sewer that feeds into Lake Washington. "We have booms that are going into the outflow for the storm sewer and a Mercer Island Marine Unit is helping us place booms out in the lake to contain the diesel as much as we can," said Bellevue Fire Battalion Chief Dave Beste.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2017 10:10:27 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:10:27 GMT

Firefighting foam may have contaminated groundwater near Fairchild, officials say
Fairchild Air Force Base says groundwater that supplies nearby homes may have been contaminated by a fire-extinguishing foam that the Air Force stopped using last year after a recommendation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Air Force officials said Monday that the foam had been used at a former firefighter training site on the eastern edge of the base since 1970.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2017 9:30:44 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:30:44 GMT

Two people killed in Everett house fire
Two people died in a house fire on Wetmore Avenue in Everett on Saturday morning. Everett city officials say when they arrived at the home at about 6 a.m. it was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to contain the fire in about 30 minutes but they found two people, an elderly woman and her daughter, deceased inside the home.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2017 6:17:07 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Sun, 02 Apr 2017 01:17:07 GMT

Large fire rips through sporting goods store in Wenatchee
Fire officials say a sporting goods store is a total loss after flames ripped through the building. The fire broke out at Liquidation Sports, a two-story building in the 1500 block of Horselake Road, around 10:40 a.m., Rick Isaacson with the Chelan County Fire District said. Crews arrived to find smoke seeping from the lower level.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2017 3:14:51 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sun, 02 Apr 2017 22:14:51 GMT

Man rescued after falling into ravine off Olympic View Drive in Snohomish County
Crews from Snohomish County Fire District 1 and the City of Lynnwood Friday night were able to rescue an 18-year-old man who fell into a ravine at Olympic View Drive and 180th Street Southwest. According to Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes, the man was about 400 feet from the road and firefighters used a rope rescue system to bring him up.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2017 1:19:04 PM - SOURCE: My Edmonds News
Posted on Sun, 02 Apr 2017 20:19:04 GMT

Officials eyeing merger of two Snohomish County emergency dispatch centers
Merging the two emergency dispatch centers that serve Snohomish County would save money and also solve a potential public safety issue related to call transfers between the two. That’s the word from representatives of a joint task force studying the issue, who provided an updated on merger talks during the Mountlake Terrace City Council’s March 31 work/study session.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2017 9:40:42 PM - SOURCE:
Posted on Sun, 02 Apr 2017 04:40:42 GMT

Fryer fire at Kent processing plant deemed accidental; $500,000 in damages
A fire that broke out at a food processing plant in Kent Friday night was accidental, a Puget Sound Fire investigator says. The fire was reported around 10:50 p.m. and started in a deep fryer, Kyle Ohashi with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority said. Firefighters arrived to find flames reaching to the top of the two-story building.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2017 11:00:56 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sat, 01 Apr 2017 18:00:56 GMT

One woman injured in Kirkland fire
A woman was injured Thursday afternoon in a house fire here. Firefighters who were the first to arrive discovered her on the second floor of the home in the 9300 block of 143rd Street. Firefighters helped the woman out the front door. She was taken to Evergreen Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the Kirkland Fire Department said.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2017 3:29:23 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:29:23 GMT

Fired Spokane Valley firefighter’s religious email case will be heard by State Supreme Court
A Spokane Valley firefighter trying to get his job back since he was fired in 2012 will argue his case against the Spokane Valley Fire Department before the Washington State Supreme Court later this year. Capt. Jon Sprague said he’s not surprised that the Supreme Court decided to review his case. “I’ve known all along that we’ve had a solid case,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spokesman Review
Posted on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Fire breaks out at Renton home
Fire crews were at the scene of a house fire in Renton Friday morning. The fire broke out about 9:30 a.m. at a home in the 300 block of Earlington Avenue Southwest. When crews arrived, the home’s basement was engulfed in flames. Smoke was visible from downtown Renton. The fire started in the basement and crept up to the attic.
- PUB DATE: 3/31/2017 10:36:20 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:36:20 GMT


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