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Only grocery store in Wellpinit feeds firefighters, fire victims during Cayuse Fire
The only grocery store in Wellpinit stepped up to help those displaced by the Cayuse Mountain Fire this week. Wellpinit Trading Post is the only grocery store and only restaurant in town. The food display cases at the shop are practically bare, because staff have been making lunches and dinners for firefighters and fire victims since the outbreak.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2016 10:07:49 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:07:49 GMT

Some Clallam firefighters to come home
Firefighters from Clallam County Fire District No. 2 began wrapping up their work on the Yale Fire south of Spokane on Thursday and expected to return to Port Angeles today. Fire District No. 2’s Brush 25 and crew of firefighter/EMTs Rick Leffler and Steve Bentley arrived at the Spokane Complex on Wednesday morning, said Sam Phillips, chief of the district that serves the area around Port Angeles.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: peninsula daily news
Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Boeing suggests new weapon in fighting wildfires
Putting a new twist on the notion of fighting fire with fire, Boeing has patented a plan for packing howitzer shells with retardant chemicals and lobbing them into the path of a forest fire. With wildfires raging across the West again this summer, another tactic might be welcome. Talk about a hot market.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2016 9:34:58 PM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:34:58 GMT

Crews work to control Cranberry Creek wildfire in Anacortes
Crews worked Friday to control a wildfire burning in Anacortes. The Cranberry Creek fire burned approximately 13 acres on a steep hillside according to the Department of Natural Resources. An eight-person crew responded to the fire early Friday, with 20 more expected to report later in the day. It is unclear if any homes are threatened by the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2016 11:02:50 AM - SOURCE: Northwest Cable News
Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:02:50 GMT

Fire destroys Cashmere gas station
A late-night fire Wednesday destroyed the gas station and mini mart at BJ’s Shell station in Cashmere. The fire started in a motorhome, which was parked on the west side of the building, then spread to the gas station building, firefighters said. The pumps, separated by about 70 feet from the building, did not catch fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2016 3:20:02 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:20:02 GMT

26 school buses gutted as Puyallup bus barn erupts in flames, explosions
VIDEOS: More than two dozen brand-new school buses were destroyed or damaged when a 2-alarm fire raged through a Puyallup school bus maintenance facility Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. in the 300 block of 12th Street NW, sending a large plume of black smoke that was visible for miles, and explosions were heard in the area.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 2:45:42 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:45:42 GMT

Spokane lawsuit over fireline seeks to curb forest firefighting tactics
The rush by the U.S. Forest Service to cut a fireline through critical fish and wildlife habitat to fight a fire that never came anywhere near has spurred a lawsuit in federal court. Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics (FSEEE), a Eugene, Ore.-based nonprofit, filed the lawsuit last week in U.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 9:42:52 PM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:42:52 GMT

Fire communications being criticized for Cayuse Fire
The Hart and Cayuse Fires burning in Stevens and Lincoln County are burning on both sides of the Spokane River up north. It began as the Hart Fire near Davenport. When it jumped the river, the second fire became the Cayuse Fire, burning on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The Hart Fire is 4,200 acres and about 20 percent contained as of Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 10:49:26 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:49:26 GMT

Understaffed Snohomish County fire districts send resources to Eastern Washington
Small fire departments have limited resources, but many of them in Snohomish County are sending what little they have — brush trucks, other apparatus and personnel -- to the fires in Eastern Washington. Sultan’s Chief Merlin Halvorson only has six full-time firefighters, but he sent two to Spokane County.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 9:02:24 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:02:24 GMT

Peninsula firefighters arrive at Eastern Washington blazes
Firefighters from the North Olympic Peninsula have arrived at Eastern Washington fires, according to county fire officials. Clallam County Fire District No. 2’s Brush 25 and crew of firefighter/EMTs Rick Leffler and Steve Bentley arrived at the Spokane Complex on Wednesday morning, said Sam Phillips, chief of the district that serves the area around Port Angeles.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: peninsula daily news
Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Monroe's Fire District 7 Provides Information On Next Steps For Merger With Fire District 3
During the August Primary Election, voters in Monroe Fire District 3 approved merging with Snohomish County Fire District 7 by almost 81 percent. Merging two fire agencies involves several steps. To that end Fire District 7 officials have released the following new information to insure that residents of both communities know and understand what the process is moving forward.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 9:45:30 PM - SOURCE: Sky Valley Chronicle
Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:45:30 GMT

Fires prompt emergency declaration for Washington counties
Several wildfires continued to burn in Eastern Washington Tuesday and Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency for 20 counties. Firefighters appeared to be gaining the upper hand against wildfires burning in the Spokane region, although heavy smoke blanketed the state's second-largest city. Inslee visited a fire command center on the Spokane County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, and blamed tree diseases and rising temperatures caused by climate change for the state's recent spate of record wildfire seasons.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 6:24:02 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:24:02 GMT

Cayuse Mountain Fire turns personal for some firefighters
At last report at least 13 homes had burned in the Cayuse Mountain Fire burning in Stevens County. One of those homes had been in a volunteer firefighter’s family for more than 40 years. The family thought it was in the clear, but then the flames returned. “Everything around it was burning, but the house wasn’t on fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2016 7:47:28 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:47:28 GMT

Firefighters in Spokane getting an unexpected helping hand from Larch Corrections Center inmates
During mealtimes at the fire camp at the Spokane County Fairgrounds you’ll see worn out firefighters headed back from 12 to 14 hour days. Those crews are hoping for a hot meal and a good night’s sleep. And you’ll see people in red shirts serving those hot meals. “These gentlemen are the guys who provide the meals for everybody.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2016 11:07:08 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:07:08 GMT

East Pierce Fire warns about door-to-door home inspection service
Chief Bud Backer with East Pierce Fire and Rescue has sent out a warning to make sure consumers are not confused by some recent door knockers. He says the solicitors might look like East Pierce Firefighters, but they are not. “We wanted to get the word out that ‘no, it is not us.’ We don't know who these people are," said Chief Backer.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 2:39:40 AM - SOURCE: Northwest Cable News
Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:39:40 GMT

Dog rescued from house fire in Pierce County near Lake Tapps
A dog was rescued from a burning house on the west side of Lake Tapps Tuesday, according to East Pierce Fire & Rescue. The fire at a two-story home in the 5500 block of 175th Avenue Court East was reported about 1:25 p.m. Crews arrived moments later but could not immediately go inside because there weren’t enough firefighters on scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 2:17:23 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:17:23 GMT

Follow-up: Battle Ground Firefighter Thankful to Family That Returned Dog
Jones said he’s thankful for the outpouring of support after his missing dog, Hunter, was mistakenly re-adopted, and for the help of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington through the ordeal of getting him back. He also expressed remorse over the massive, and often vitriolic, deluge of online commentary directed at the Humane Society and the family that adopted Hunter.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 3:25:48 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:25:48 GMT

Fifth station carries Kennewick fire 'into the future'
Four minutes. That could mean the difference between life and death. When Kennewick city officials were considering spending $4.7 million to build and equip a fifth fire station, they talked a lot about getting more quickly to fires and medical emergencies. The last fire station in Kennewick was built 20 years ago.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2016 10:30:57 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:30:57 GMT

Tule Road fire burns over 6500 acres; families return to homes after evacuations
Fire crews have nearly fully contained the fire that started along Tule Road and U.S 97 Sunday. "We saw this one start creeping down you know turned around...and the wind shifted coming towards us," said Rick and Suzy Gwinn. The Gwinns have only been living in their home for about a year and Sunday night's fire that started near Tule Road and U.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2016 5:35:38 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:35:38 GMT

Update: Spokane County fires destroy 12 homes
Officials battling the Yale Fire have provided an evacuation map on Tuesday to better provide clarity on which people need to leave and which need to be ready. The Yale Fire is still under Level 3 evacuations for certain parts, which is highlighted below. The Yale Fire was sparked by power lines that were taken down by a tree.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: nwcn
Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Valleyford farmers loses acres of crops from fire
Dozens of families are still not allowed in their homes following one of the Spokane Complex Fires burning near Valleyford. The fire was sparked when wind knocked over a tree that knocked over a power line on Sunday, fire officials said. That flame has quickly grown to 3,000 acres. Farmers in the area had to work fast after crops started to catch on fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2016 4:45:23 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:45:23 GMT

Updated Gov. Inslee blames climate change as wildfires rage in Eastern Washington
Several wildfires continued to burn in Eastern Washington Tuesday and Gov. Jay Inslee blamed climate change in part for the rising number of blazes in recent years. Firefighters appeared to be gaining the upper hand against wildfires burning in the Spokane region, although heavy smoke blanketed the state's second-largest city.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2016 11:43:56 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:43:56 GMT

Multiple homes lost in Spokane Complex Fire
The Wellesley Fire and Yale Fire are now being referred to as the Spokane Complex Fire. The Wellesley Fire began Sunday and was burning 250 acres. Officials said the fire is 100 percent lined. Level three evacuations are still in place for Valley Springs, Thierman Road and Joseph Lane. Valley Springs to Lions Road is also being evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2016 9:53:21 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:53:21 GMT

Multiple structures lost in Hart Road fire in Lincoln County
The Lincoln County Sheriff confirmed 11 primary and secondary structures have been lost to the Hart Fire along Hart Road, Teel Hill Road and Cayuse Cove. Officials said 3,000 acres on the Lincoln County side of the fire have burned, as well as 3,000 acres on the Wellpinit side. Reports state there is 0% containment of the fire at this time.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2016 9:53:14 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:53:14 GMT

Update: Adoptive family will return dog to Battle Ground firefighter
After fighting a wildfire in Eastern Washington, Williams Jones of Battle Ground realized that his black Lab, Hunter, had run away from the dog sitter, was picked up by an animal shelter and adopted by another family. Although the family was reluctant to return the dog to Jones last week, they had a change of heart over the weekend, according to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: vancouver columbian
Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Overnight fires destroy Arlington home, damage Seattle nursery
Two local fires - one at a North Seattle greenhouse and one at a home in Arlington - caused considerable damage overnight, but no one was injured in either blaze. Crews responded to the greenhouse fire, at Swanson's Nursery in the 9700 block of 15th Avenue NW, at about 2:15 a.m. after receiving calls about flames and smoke coming from a building there.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: komo news
Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Clallam Fire District No. 2 gets grant for defibrillators, nozzles
Clallam County Fire District 2 will replace defibrillators and fire nozzles using a $23,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The district will replace automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), which are carried on fire engines, that are older than 15 years and fire attack nozzles older than 16 years.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2016 9:44:09 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:44:09 GMT

Man's body found in car in Newcastle retention pond
King County Sheriff's detectives and Newcastle police are investigating after a man's body was recovered from a car that plunged into a retention pond in Newcastle on Sunday morning. Investigators said the car plowed through a chain-link fence, over a wall and into the stormwater retention pond near 150th Place SE and SE 80th Street.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2016 8:18:49 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:18:49 GMT

New fire chief looks forward to making Tukwila home
Even though Jay Wittwer doesn't officially begin his job as Tukwila fire chief until Sept. 15, he already feels right at home. The city selected Wittwer, a Nevada native, after a nationwide search that netted 18 applications. Wittwer was one of six applicants who interviewed for the position last month.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2016 2:26:14 AM - SOURCE: Tukwila Reporter
Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:26:14 GMT

Firefighters safely rescue man after Yakima home catches fire
Firefighters are sending out a message for everyone to do what they can in their homes to prevent fires after a house fire Thursday morning. It happened just after 9 a.m. in the 1000 block of South First Avenue. Firefighters say the fire started on the back patio and reached a nearby motor home. A man was safely rescued by fire crews.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2016 9:34:05 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:34:05 GMT

Twisp parents reflect one year after fire: 'I want to remember how much I loved him'
There's no official marker. No sign, no banner, no post in the ground. Instead, it requires wandering off of Highway 20, driving 10 minutes west, and turning down a winding dirt road. The path bends and curves as it snakes its way up into the hillside. There are signs telling people to turn away. Jennifer Zbyszewski understands that.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2016 10:36:48 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:36:48 GMT

Yakima: Woman veers off road into creek, requires rescue from firefighters
A woman had to be rescued from Nasty Creek earlier this morning. The woman was traveling on Nasty Creek Road off of North Fork Road earlier today when she veered off the side of the road and ended up in the nearby creek. A witness saw the car stuck in the creek and called West Valley Fire Department, who arrived in about twenty minutes.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2016 8:52:33 PM - SOURCE: kndu
Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2016 03:52:33 GMT

Clark County: Firefighter returns home, learns dog was adopted
A Washington firefighter returned home from a three-week stretch of battling fires to learn his dog had been adopted by another family. William Jones of Battle Ground had owned his dog Hunter for about a year. During that time they went on hunts and hikes, and Hunter would even hang out at the fire station.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Firefighters quickly put out fire at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Walla Walla
Due to firefighters' quick action a fire at the Veterans Memorial Golf Course Wednesday was put out and prevented from spreading. Firefighters said they responded to a report of a fire around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the golf course. The fire started in a 100-foot by 50-foot pile of debris near the 14th tee according to crews.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2016 5:26:40 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:26:40 GMT

Family, pets safe after fire ravages Kennewick home
A Kennewick family scrambled to safety Wednesday morning as a garage fire spread quickly, consuming much of their two-story home. Fred and Kathie Buck, their son, Jason Buck, and his wife, Nicole, who’s expecting a baby, got outside before the house was engulfed in flames. Fire crews arrived about 7 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2016 8:22:08 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Thu, 18 Aug 2016 03:22:08 GMT

State audit highlights timing issues in fire-recovery funding
State and local conservation districts that assist property owners with recovery after a wildfire or other disaster sometimes struggle to get projects approved and completed before funding expires. In fact, sometimes they have only a few months to get everything completed. The districts also face limitations because state law requires that only a fraction of the money can be used in advance.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2016 3:47:20 PM - SOURCE: Methow Valley News
Posted on Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:47:20 GMT

Bone dry conditions lead to several brush fires around Western Washington
Firefighters have been kept very busy battling a number of brush fires in Western Washington as our recent warm, dry stretch of summer weather continues. In Tukwila, a 2-alarm fire scorched some brush along SR-599 near S. 133rd Street Wednesday afternoon. The heavy smoke briefly caused the southbound lanes to close, but firefighters were able to get the upper hand.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2016 5:44:19 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:44:19 GMT

Worker rescued from overturned loader at Port of Seattle terminal
PHOTOS - Seattle firefighters rescued a worker who became trapped when a loader overturned at a Port of Seattle terminal Wednesday morning. It happened around 10:30 a.m. at Terminal 46 on Alaskan Way South. It took crews about a half hour to rescue the 50-year-old man from the cab of the loader. Seattle Fire said the man had minor injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: komo news
Posted on Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Clallam County Fire District 2 hires three full-time career firefighters
For the first time in its 73-year history, Clallam County Fire District No. 2 has hired full-time career firefighters, Chief Sam Phillips said. The three former volunteers — Neil Crumley, Zachary Gear and Tyler Reid — began their new positions as full-time career firefighters/emergency medical technicians for the fire district, which serves areas around Port Angeles from Deer Park to Dry Creek.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: peninsula daily news
Posted on Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Unknown how injured woman ended up under Deception Pass Bridge
At first, it seemed like the body spotted Monday evening on a rocky ledge below Deception Pass Bridge was part of technical rope rescue training scheduled that evening. A call was placed to the duty officer at North Whidbey Fire and Rescue asking if the fire department had begun its drills already. “They saw something that wasn’t moving,” said Mike Brown, fire chief with the agency.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2016 2:18:33 AM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times
Posted on Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:18:33 GMT

Crews battle brush fire in Eloika Lake area
Crews seem to be getting a handle on a brush fire burning in the Eloika Lake area. The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon. With the help of air craft and crews on the ground, firefighters now have a line around the fire, which should keep flames from spreading while they work to put the fire out. Air resources were released from the fire Tuesday evening.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2016 7:29:09 PM - SOURCE: kndu
Posted on Wed, 17 Aug 2016 02:29:09 GMT

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue taps deputy as interim chief
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue commissioners unanimously appointed Deputy Chief Tim Pierce as the department’s interim leader Monday night as the board begins its search for a new permanent chief. Jack Andren, a 40-plus-year veteran who returned from retirement to lead the state’s fourth-largest fire department, had retired again effective July 31 after serving as interim fire chief since September 2015.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2016 1:53:52 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:53:52 GMT

Spokane City Council votes to remove oil trains proposal
Three weeks after proposing an ordinance to fine railroad operators up to $261 per car carrying crude oil or coal through downtown Spokane, the City Council has voted to withdraw the measure. Supporters cited the certainty of a successful legal challenge to the proposal, and a desire to work with railroads to prevent derailments.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2016 10:12:52 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:12:52 GMT

Follow Up: Cowlitz 2 firefighter donates kidney to local woman
Dana Clayton has known for decades that she’d need a kidney transplant some day. The 44-year-old Kalama woman was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago with polycystic kidney disease, which causes cysts to form on the organ and, over time, compromise its function. On Monday, Clayton received a long-awaited transplant at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland from her best friend’s husband, Brad Yoder, Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue Firefighter/EMT.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2016 2:11:52 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:11:52 GMT

Man Admits to Starting Fire That Burned Top Floor of Cosmopolis Home
One man was arrested after claiming responsibility for a house fire in Cosmopolis over the weekend. Police Chief Casey Stratton tells us that Officer Mitchell was the first to arrive at the two-story house in the 1500 block of 3rd Street just before midnight Saturday night. Mitchell confirmed that no one was inside the home, then began evacuating nearby residents.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2016 6:23:01 AM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:23:01 GMT

Update: Multiple fires leave several Yakima families homeless
Yakima firefighters told our reporter Haley Gibbs that the recent house fires have all been of high urgency. There have been three different house fires in three days, and most of them have left families homeless. The fire that happened Saturday on N. 2nd Street in Yakima was caused by children who were playing with aerosol cans and lighters.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2016 10:53:48 PM - SOURCE: kndu
Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:53:48 GMT

Investigators say children playing with lighters, aerosol cans started Yakima fire
Firefighters say the cause of the blaze that burned two Yakima homes Saturday came at the hands of children. Investigations reveal that kids playing with lighters and aerosol cans on North Second Street sparked the blaze that started in an apartment unit and jumped to a nearby home. It took 66 firefighters and two hours to bring the fire under control.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2016 7:25:26 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 15 Aug 2016 02:25:26 GMT

Blaze near Mattawa chars 5,924 acres; evacuation order from weekend lifted
A fire in south Grant County burned thousands of acres over the weekend and prompted the mobilization of state resources to help fight the blaze The fire, dubbed the “Lower Crab Creek Fire,” started about 8 p.m. Friday night near Beverly and picked up steam Saturday morning, requiring mutual aid from fire districts around Grant County.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2016 7:05:11 PM - SOURCE: Sun Tribune
Posted on Mon, 15 Aug 2016 02:05:11 GMT

Officials investigate cause of Lookout wildfire in North Spokane County
Fire crews are working to A fire is currently burning in North Spokane County near Lookout Mountain Lane. A fire that started inside a barn quickly burned out of control. Officials said homes were evacuated but residents are now being allowed to return to their homes. Washington DNR officials said 19 acres are currently burning.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2016 5:43:26 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:43:26 GMT

Fire threatens Finley homes, destroys boat, shed, truck
A fire from an outdoor burn threatened homes and destroyed several vehicles and a shed in Finley on Sunday, said Capt. Devin Helland from Benton Fire District 1. Several fire agencies and Benton County sheriff’s deputies reported to calls of a possible structure fire about 1 p.m. on the 223000 block of East Main Street off Finley Road.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2016 3:37:19 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:37:19 GMT

Firefighters investigating cause of 2-alarm South Seattle fire
Firefighters are working to determine the cause of a fire that erupted Saturday at an industrial complex in South Seattle. Witnesses reported seeing flames and smoke seeping from the building's roof around 3:20 p.m. The business, located in the 400 block of South 96th Street, was not occupied at the time of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2016 7:44:34 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Sun, 14 Aug 2016 02:44:34 GMT

South Seattle legal marijuana grow op goes up in flames
Firefighters battled their way through intense smoke early Friday as a legal marijuana grow operation suddenly went up in flames in South Seattle. Crews responded to the scene, the former United States Seafoods building at 6901 W. Marginal Way SW, at about 2:15 a.m. after receiving 911 calls about thick smoke in the area.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2016 7:37:40 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:37:40 GMT

Bellevue Fire Department pushes for first levy in 30 years
Downtown Bellevue is full of tall, modern and new buildings. Not far away, the city's fire department says it is saddled with buildings that are too old, too small and in need of new funding. Recently, Bellevue City Council approved a 20-year, $120 million ballot measure to give all nine fire stations seismic upgrades, expand to allow larger fire trucks and build a new facility downtown.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2016 6:44:38 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 01:44:38 GMT

EMS Levy Fails in the City of Mill Creek
The current Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy expires at the end of 2016 and is the primary funding source for emergency medical services in the City of Mill Creek. The City’s permanent EMS levy ballot measure fell short of the 60-percent supermajority required. The ballot measure is currently at 55.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2016 9:06:48 PM - SOURCE: Mill Creek, WA
Posted on Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:06:48 GMT

Two injured as fishing boat explodes and burns off Sandy Point
Two people were injured late Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 10, when their boat caught fire and exploded about a half-mile off Sandy Point. Both victims were rescued by nearby boaters who plucked them out of the water and took them to the Gooseberry Point ferry dock about 5:30 p.m., where they were taken by ambulance to St.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2016 7:37:41 AM - SOURCE: bellingham herald
Posted on Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:37:41 GMT

Snohomish County: Decision on merging 911 dispatch centers expected next year
A decision on whether to merge two 911 centers in Snohomish County is not expected to happen until next year. The ongoing talks are between SNOPAC in Everett and SNOCOM in Mountlake Terrace. They provide dispatching for nearly every police and fire department in the county. Last year, they answered a combined 808,295 calls to 911.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2016 2:37:28 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:37:28 GMT

Kittitas County Fire District #1 is in need of volunteer firefighters
If you're looking for a way to help your community as well as yourself, Kittitas County Fire District #1 welcomes you. They're currently running very short on volunteers, and although becoming a volunteer in Kittitas County is a long process, it's well worth it. Kittitas County Fire District #1 Fire Chief D.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2016 8:24:50 PM - SOURCE:
Posted on Fri, 12 Aug 2016 03:24:50 GMT

Fire officials: Arson destroys under construction house in Vancouver
An under construction house was destroyed and two adjacent homes were damaged by an early morning fire that investigators say is arson. The fire marks the second arson of an under construction building in the area within a 24 hour span. Firefighters were called to the 5712 N.E. 47th Street at about 1:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2016 9:00:40 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:00:40 GMT

Two vacationing Walla Walla paramedics assist in saving a man's life
Two off-duty members of the Walla Walla Fire Department, Lt. Eric Wood and Engineer Bryan McIntire, visited the Conconully, Washington, area, which is 20 miles northwest of Omak in the north central part of the state. They were with Eric’s father, Dan Wood, who is the Assistant Fire Chief in Omak, when a call came over Dan’s radio reporting that a 73-year-old man went into cardiac arrest at a nearby restaurant.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2016 6:21:10 PM - SOURCE: kndu
Posted on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 01:21:10 GMT

Video: Fire chiefs discuss fire season so far
A couple local firefighters have finally made it back home after first going to the Snake River Fire in the southeastern part of Washington then to the Fletcher Road Fire near Walla Walla and then to the Palouse Falls Fire on Sunday. We talked with two fire chiefs from our area on the fire season so far and how it's been different from last year.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2016 8:05:16 PM - SOURCE:
Posted on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 03:05:16 GMT

Narrow escape from Kingston house fire serves as a life-saving lesson for others
The shrill blaring of a smoke alarm woke them up. But the harrowing account of two residents trying to navigate stairs through the smoke and flames proved to be a challenge that has shaken this neighborhood. The fire last Sunday gutted a two-story home in the Jefferson Beach Estates neighborhood of Kingston.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2016 9:45:44 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:45:44 GMT

Groundbreaking for new Fire Stations 1 and 2 in Vancouver
The City of Vancouver invites the community to a groundbreaking ceremony for new Fire Stations 1 and 2 on Monday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. at 2106 Norris Rd. in Vancouver, the future site of Fire Station 2. Fire Chief Joe Molina and Mayor Pro Tem Anne McEnerny-Ogle will speak at the groundbreaking. “The City is relocating Fire Stations 1 and 2 in order to improve service and response times to the highest call volume area along the Fourth Plain corridor,” said Fire Chief Joe Molina.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2016 1:32:27 PM - SOURCE: City of Vancouver, WA
Posted on Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:32:27 GMT

Update: Cause of $10M Everett warehouse fire unknown; case closed
Investigators say they may never know what caused the three-alarm warehouse fire in north Everett on June 4. There was not enough evidence available to pinpoint an exact cause, Fire Marshal Eric Hicks said. It was not safe for fire inspectors to go inside what was left of the building, he said. That step usually is taken to try to determine a fire’s path and origin.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2016 2:09:04 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:09:04 GMT

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue again without a leader as interim chief resigns
A former chief who took the helm of Central Pierce Fire & Rescue while the district searched for a permanent replacement has retired a second time, leaving the fourth-largest department in the state without a chief. Jack Andren was brought back in September 2015 to replace Chief Kenneth Wright, who abruptly stepped down for fear the board of commissioners would oust him.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2016 4:05:40 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:05:40 GMT

Brett Bastian named new Moses Lake Fire Department chief
Brett Bastian is the new chief for the Moses Lake Fire Department. Bastian has served as acting fire chief since November of 2015 after former Chief Tom Taylor retired. “During this time-period, Chief Bastian has successfully guided the department through a period of significant operational and organizational growth and transparency in leadership,” City Manage John Williams stated.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2016 3:16:24 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:16:24 GMT

Arsonist destroys building at Vancouver construction site, fire investigators say
Investigators say the fire that destroyed a building at an apartment construction site early Wednesday morning was arson. Firefighters were called out around 3 a.m. to put out a fire at an apartment complex being built at 4555 Northeast 66th Avenue. No one was hurt in the fire. Crews arrived at the scene to find one of the apartment buildings engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2016 9:51:40 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:51:40 GMT

Central Tacoma house fire kills dog but 3 people escape
A dog was killed in a Central Tacoma house fire Tuesday. Three people were home at the time of the blaze but were able to escape before firefighters arrived at the house in the 4000 block of South 17th Street. “There were heavy flames and smoke showing,” Tacoma Fire spokesman Joe Meinecke said when crews arrived about 10:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2016 4:05:39 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:05:39 GMT

Serious Fireworks Injuries Increase by 40% in 2016
Serious fireworks-related injuries from June 1 to July 31, 2016 in Washington State rose by 40% according to the latest figures from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The majority of these injuries occurred on the Fourth of July. This year, fireworks injuries resulted in amputations, first, second, third degree burns and hearing and eyesight loss.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2016 4:04:20 PM - SOURCE: KVEW-TV ABC 42 Kennewick
Posted on Tue, 09 Aug 2016 23:04:20 GMT

Suspected impaired driver crashes car upside down into Pierce County Starbucks drive-thru
PHOTO - A woman somehow escaped injury after crashing her SUV up against a building at a Starbucks drive-through south of Puyallup, officials said. Police later said drugs were likely a factor in the crash. "This could have been a lot worse," the Pierce County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The incident unfolded at about 11 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: komo news
Posted on Wed, 10 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Palouse Falls fire 75 percent contained
A wildfire threatening homes and farms between Palouse Falls and Washtucna was about 75 percent contained by Monday afternoon. About 4,033 acres have burned so far, said Bob Gear, Pasco’s fire chief and incident commander on the fire. A lightning strike ignited the blaze Saturday in Franklin County, said the state fire marshal’s office.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2016 9:18:05 AM - SOURCE: tri-city herald
Posted on Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:18:05 GMT

Neighbors work together with fire department to fight house fire in Asotin
“A crash of thunder and a lightning bolt hit and it shook everything up around here,” said Mike Feil, neighbor. Caught on camera, a house goes up in flames after it’s hit by lightning. It happened during yesterday (Sunday) morning’s round of thunder and lightning. Neighbors say all of sudden, they bear a ‘boom’ then saw flames.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: klewtv
Posted on Tue, 09 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Homemade cockroach-killing flamethrower sparks Centralia apartment fire
A resident ignited a small fire in a Centralia apartment while trying to kill cockroaches with a homemade flamethrower, fire officials said. Fire crews responded to the scene, in the 300 block of North Tower Avenue, on Monday morning after receiving a report of a commercial structure fire. By the time firefighters arrived, the resident had managed to extinguish the flames.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2016 9:00:18 PM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:00:18 GMT

Work continues on the Halfway Fire now 90 percent contained
The Halfway Fire burning west of Naches since last week is in a mop up phase with about 90 percent considered contained, the Naches Ranger District reported this morning. The remaining 10 percent of the unlined fire is located in an inaccessible location on the lower northwest flank of the fire above Halfway Campground, according to a news release issued by the ranger district.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2016 11:39:58 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:39:58 GMT

Medical Lake brush fire presented unique challenges to firefighters
Firefighters fought more than flames during the wildfire out in Medical Lake Saturday. That fire burned 35 acres off of Hallett Road, destroying four outbuildings and nearly two dozen cars. Mike Moravec was the incident commander on the fire from Spokane County Fire District 3. He says this one posed some unique challenges.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2016 7:57:36 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 02:57:36 GMT

Cost for Franklin County, Pasco to join dispatch center: $500,000
The dream of merging Franklin County’s emergency dispatch operations into Benton County’s Southeast Communications Center (SECOMM) is nearing reality after more than 10 years of discussions. Franklin County and the city of Pasco would each make a one-time $500,000 capital contribution to join SECOMM as full voting partners, under a plan presented to the Benton County Emergency Services board recently by Steve Reinke, a Thorp-based expert in 911 dispatch operations.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2016 7:39:51 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 02:39:51 GMT

Charges Pending in Snake River Fire
It will be at least a week until officials file charges against three individuals who allegedly built a campfire in the area where the Snake River Fire later erupted. Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers said the individuals will not be identified until charges are filed. No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed, he said, but he believes the three men in their 20s may be charged with reckless burning or a similar offense.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Drones causing problems for firefighters in Grant County
On Sunday, firefighters working to contain the Lower Crab Creek Fire spotted, not a bird, not a plane, but a drone in the sky above them. This is not the first time they've seen one on the scene of a fire, but what you might not know is that popular gadget is extremely detrimental to firefighter's ability to contain a burn.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2016 7:12:11 PM - SOURCE:
Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 02:12:11 GMT

Blazing trails: Female firefighters in the Yakima Valley
When Lindsay Figueroa was 4 years old, the dryer caught fire. She remembers standing outside and staring up at the big red truck that responded. “It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen,” said Figueroa, now 31. These days, the big red (and pale green) trucks still thrill Figueroa, a member of the West Valley Fire Department for six years.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald
Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Kewa fire in Ferry County now 45 percent contained
Fire crews fighting the Kewa fire say it is now 45 percent contained Sunday. The south side of the fire is in patrol status, meaning firefighters are patrolling the fire and watching for hot spots. Mop up operations continue on the east and north sides of the fire. The remote west side of the fire remains active and burnout operations are possible if conditions are favorable.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2016 1:42:16 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Sun, 07 Aug 2016 20:42:16 GMT

1 dead, 2 injured in fire near Bonney Lake
A father was killed and his two sons are fighting for their lives after a fire broke out at a home in the Praire Ridge area of Bonney Lake Thursday afternoon. East Pierce Fire crews raced to the 14700 Block of Prairie Ridge Drive E, around 4 p.m. on reports of a person being trapped inside the burning home.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2016 5:58:55 PM - SOURCE: komo news
Posted on Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:58:55 GMT

No structures lost in Orondo fire
A wind-driven wildfire that threatened six structures north of Orondo Thursday is now 250 acres, and 30 percent contained, a fire spokesman said. The Foothills Fire quickly went from a three-alarm blaze to one that secured state mobilization, managed by a multi-agency Type 3 team, with access to resources from around the state, said fire spokesman Randall Rishe.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2016 9:15:53 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:15:53 GMT

Out of the flames of hell: Burned firefighter on his slow recovery and being a real human
Daniel Lyon Jr. strides up the sidewalk leading to the gym, arms swinging free in a short-sleeved blue T-shirt, a broad smile crossing his burn-scarred face. Gone is the plastic mask that protected the skin grafts on his cheeks and chin. Gone are the heavy jacket and thick gloves that shielded his torso and hands.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2016 8:09:32 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
Posted on Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:09:32 GMT

Spokane Co. Fire District 4 receives new gear
Spokane County Fire District 4 firefighters are getting new equipment after the community voted to give them more money. Several fires are burning across Washington and Idaho and crews are getting called all around the state, even smaller stations like Fire District 4. The station is mostly made up of volunteers and part-time firefighters so money is at a premium.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2016 12:53:12 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Thu, 04 Aug 2016 19:53:12 GMT

2-alarm fire burns Bothell apartment building
Firefighters responded to a fire on the third floor of a Bothell apartment building. Smoke and flames were seen coming from the Avana 522 apartments in the 12700 block of Northeast 180th Street shortly before 4:30 a.m. Friday. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm and the building was evacuated. The fire has since been put out.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2016 5:52:35 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:52:35 GMT

Follow Up: Yakima fire officials say man set fire to house before fatally shooting self
Authorities say a 63-year-old man used gasoline to set his house and garage afire and then fatally shot himself as the buildings burned Thursday morning. Yakima police and firefighters responding to the fire at 222 N. 36th Ave. about 3 a.m. found the garage in flames. After using a battering ram to enter the home, police discovered the man’s body in a chair in the living room, police spokesman Mike Bastinelli said.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2016 2:14:49 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Thu, 04 Aug 2016 21:14:49 GMT

25 residents run for their lives as flames gut Lynnwood apartments
About 25 Lynnwood residents ran for their lives early Wednesday as a fast-spreading fire raged through an apartment complex. One dad said he got his daughters out of the building only seconds before the intense heat of the fire blew out the windows. Firefighters responded to the scene, the Westwood Apartments at 176th Street and 52nd Avenue West, at about 3:15 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2016 7:43:20 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:43:20 GMT

Hots leaves Arlington Heights, stays in Getchell as fire chief
Travis Hots, the Arlington Heights fire chief who became well-known during the Oso slide disaster, said today that he is resigning from that post. He gave his 90-day notice, letting the fire commissioners there know they'll need to find a new chief. Hots is also the fire chief for District 22 in Getchell.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2016 5:44:22 AM - SOURCE: Arlington Times
Posted on Wed, 03 Aug 2016 12:44:22 GMT

I-90 east of Cle Elum closed after fiery crash kills 1, leaks chemicals on roadway
One person is dead and evacuations are under way in Central Washington after a fiery crash between a car and a tanker truck unleashed a dangerous toxic chemical leak, the Washington State Patrol reports. A 22-mile stretch of Interstate 90 is closed in both directions near the scene. Residents up to a mile away from the crash scene were warned to close their windows and turn off the air-conditioning for protection from the fumes.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2016 10:46:05 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:46:05 GMT

Fire that threatened Hanford 60 percent contained
Firefighters expect to have the Range 12 Fire that was moving toward the Hanford nuclear reservation contained by Thursday. Wednesday it was 60 percent contained, up from 20 percent Tuesday. Crews were starting to be released from the fire Wednesday after they kept the fire perimeter intact during a red flag weather warning issued Tuesday because of winds and low humidity.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2016 10:45:24 AM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:45:24 GMT

Maker of Snohomish Countys 911 software promises to fix problems
The makers of New World, Snohomish County’s new emergency dispatch software, have deployed a “rapid response” team here to make sure the multimillion-dollar overhaul is successful. For the first time Wednesday, top leaders at the company spoke with The Daily Herald about the issues that have dogged the controversial project, which launched in October after years of delays.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2016 10:40:01 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:40:01 GMT

One home lost in Grant County fire
One home was lost Tuesday and multiple outbuildings may have been lost as well, said Trooper Jeff Sevigney, spokesman for the fire crews. Early reports from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office stated that multiple structures were lost in the Road 10 fire. “With the fire behavior we saw yesterday it’s really a testament to the crews; they should have lost a lot more,” Sevigney said Wednesday morning.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2016 6:30:10 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:30:10 GMT

Firefighters leave after fighting Range 12 Fire in Yakima and Grant County
Firefighters continue to fight the Range 12 Fire which started in Yakima and Grant County, then moved into Benton County, but things are coming along and many crews are being sent elsewhere. About half of the firefighters were sent home on Wednesday but others were demobilized and sent to other wildfires where more resources were needed.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2016 8:45:12 PM - SOURCE: KAPP-TV Yakima
Posted on Thu, 04 Aug 2016 03:45:12 GMT

1 home destroyed, another damaged in 2-alarm SeaTac fire
A home under construction went up in flames Thursday morning during a two-alarm fire in SeaTac, damaging another home next door, officials said. Crews responded to the scene, in the 5200 block of 170th Lane South, at about 3 a.m. after receiving a 911 call. When they arrived, smoke and flames were spewing from the home, and firefighters went to work, dousing the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2016 7:54:15 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:54:15 GMT

Deputies: Campers may have accidentally started Whitman County wildfire
The Whitman County Sheriff's Office told KHQ Local News reporter Liz Burch that some campers may have accidentally started the Snake River Fire. Deputies say they are still trying to determine an exact cause, but witnesses told them two men in their 20's were camping in the area where the fire started.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2016 7:55:35 PM - SOURCE: kndu
Posted on Thu, 04 Aug 2016 02:55:35 GMT

Passers-by help rescue man dangling from I-90 bridge in Seattle
State troopers and Seattle firefighters rescued a man hanging from an Interstate 90 bridge joint Wednesday morning with the help of some witnesses. Firefighters fielded calls to the site about 11:37 a.m. at westbound I-90 near Rainier Avenue South. A homeless man in his 30s living in the area had apparently slipped and fell and clung to a bridge joint to prevent him from falling about 20 feet down, Capt.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2016 2:19:33 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:19:33 GMT

Fire and death investigation underway in Yakima
Yakima police say a man's body was found early Thursday morning in the midst of two separate fires. Around 3 a.m. the City of Yakima Fire Department got a call about a fire at a home along the 200 block of N. 36th Ave. At the time, a Yakima Police sergeant was driving in the area. He heard the call and responded.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2016 7:04:20 AM - SOURCE:
Posted on Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:04:20 GMT

Fire near Hanford much larger than thought, weather a concern Tuesday
The estimated size of the fire that burned through Yakima and Benton counties toward the Hanford nuclear reservation has been more than doubled to 273 square miles. The fire spread little on Monday, according to the Northwest Incident Management Team assigned to the Range 12 Fire. But once the smoke cleared enough for a helicopter to fly the perimeter of the fire with a global positioning system, a better estimate of the size of the fire was made.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2016 9:33:28 AM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:33:28 GMT

Evacuation orders issued for residents near Halfway Fire burning in western Yakima County
Air tankers, helicopters and ground crews are this morning working to minimizing the growth of the Halfway Fire burning about 35 miles northwest of Yakima off State Route 410. The fire, burning on Forest Service land, is estimated at 74 acres. Containment lines are in place on only a small portion of the fire, according to a news release issued by the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2016 10:45:35 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:45:35 GMT

New exhaust removal system captures exhaust from Clarkston fire trucks
Protecting their firefighters, that’s what the Clarkston Fire Department is doing with a new exhaust removal system. KLEW News Reporter Kaila Lafferty explains it will help the lives of those who spend their time saving ours. Firefighters are exposed to dangers everyday as part of their job, but one of the most deadly is cancer.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLEW News
Posted on Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Teens sentenced in Hazel Dell church fire
Two juveniles who started a fire inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hazel Dell earlier this year have been sentenced in juvenile court. Ammon D. Wells, 15, was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in detention, 12 months of probation and 40 hours of community service in connection with the April 8 fire, which destroyed a pulpit inside the church, according to records filed in juvenile court.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2016 8:47:40 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Tue, 02 Aug 2016 03:47:40 GMT


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