Man dies in Monday evening house fire in Moses Lake
A man died in a fire Monday evening at a mobile home park in Moses Lake. Firefighters responded to the structure fire about 6:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of West Marina Drive and arrived to flames shooting out the roof of a residence, making it unsafe for firefighters to immediately enter the home, according to Moses Lake Fire Chief Brett Bastian.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2018 3:45:40 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:45:40 GMT
Memorial service held for beloved Lacey firefighter
Dozens of firefighters and community members packed Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin's University on Sunday to pay their respects to a Lacey firefighter who died last month. Crystal Murphy,40, was a firefighter for Lacey Fire Disctrict 3. A long row of first responders saluted as a vehicle carrying Murphy's fire helmet and uniform arrived at the memorial.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2018 7:43:55 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:43:55 GMT
Fire guts Kelso home; kids flee through window
Two children escaped by jumping through a window and a black terrier survived a Kelso house fire by hiding under a couch Monday morning, according to fire officials. Five others, including four adults and one teenager, also fled the fire, which gutted a one-story home at 1706 Bloyd St. in the Butler Acres neighborhood.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2018 2:12:27 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:12:27 GMT
Spokane Valley firefighters meet someone they saved using pit crew CPR
Everyday, firefighters respond to many different calls. But it’s not everyday that they get to reunite with the people they help. On Sunday, Matt Kovich, a firefighter with Spokane Valley Fire Department, was at a fundraiser for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. The event takes place in March and raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2018 3:52:41 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:52:41 GMT
West Seattle fire leaves man in critical condition
A man was critically injured Monday morning in a house fire in West Seattle. Firefighters were called just before 8 a.m. to the house at 4022 39th Ave. S.W. They found a large column of smoke from the home, and neighbors pointed out to firefighters where the man who lived there slept. "I was on my way to work and saw the activity and pulled over to see if I could help," said neighbor Ian Reid.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2018 9:04:40 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:04:40 GMT
Yakima City Council to consider plan to add firefighters
To help ease overtime costs, the Yakima Fire Department hopes to hire and begin training four new firefighters as early as next month. “When we have people out with the flu or a strained back or other injuries on any given day — that reduces our capacity,” said Yakima Fire Chief Bob Stewart. “What happens is we have to go into our overtime funding to fill those vacant positions.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2018 8:26:02 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:26:02 GMT
Fire burns structure at old Pacific Rock Products quarry in east Vancouver
Firefighters responded to a fire in a building at the former Pacific Rock Products quarry in east Vancouver Thursday night. Firefighters were called to the quarry, at 18208 S.E. 1st St., around 7:50 p.m. Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Mark Johnston said that evening firefighters had the fire, which burned in a mobile trailer used as office space, under control by about 8:30.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2018 8:40:28 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:40:28 GMT
DNR Investigation: Yakima Police SWAT officers started South Wenas Fire
More than six months after the South Wenas Fire destroyed thousands of acres just north of Selah, we are finally learning what caused the fire. The South Wenas Fire was one of the bigger fires we saw over the summer in the Yakima area. It torched nearly 3,000 acres and threatened homes. According to the Department of Natural Resources investigation, the day the fire started, two SWAT officers with the Yakima Police Department were shooting on private property for a qualification test.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2018 6:36:06 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:36:06 GMT
Feds: Everett ambulance overbilling settlement ‘sends a clear message’
The U.S. Department of Justice issued a statement on Thursday condemning the Everett Fire Department for past practices of overbilling for ambulance rides. A settlement of more than $200,000 became final Thursday, according to the news release. The Herald reported the terms of the draft agreement on Dec.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Fire Protection Class 4 Rating Retained by Snoqualmie Fire Department
The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) recently evaluated the Snoqualmie Fire Department – one of 677 fire protection agencies – and rated it in the top 20% for fire protection and suppression capabilities. This year, the Snoqualmie Fire Department retained its overall Class 4 rating, which it has held since 2013.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2018 4:41:57 PM - SOURCE: Snoqualmie, WA
Posted on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:41:57 GMT
Seattle firefighters try to save sinking house boat near Seward Park
Seattle Fire crews are attempting to save a small house boat near Seward Park. Crews responded to reports of the sinking boat near the 9000 block of Seward Park Ave. South around 11 a.m. Firefighters are pumping water out of the craft in a photo tweeted out by the department. No additional information has been released about the cause of the sinking or how many people are potentially displaced.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2018 12:37:35 PM - SOURCE: seattlepi.com
Posted on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:37:35 GMT
One person killed in Bellevue condo fire
One person was killed in a fire at a condo complex in Bellevue Wednesday night, according to Bellevue Fire. Firefighters were called to the complex in the 3400 block of 161st Court E. just after 7:30 p.m. The call was initially reported as an appliance fire. When crews arrived the found white smoke coming from a dryer in one unit, then discovered the fire was actually in the duct work.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2018 8:58:38 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:58:38 GMT
Former Onalaska Fire Chief, Captain File Request to Recall Commissioners
Two former Lewis County Fire District 1 volunteers, including the district’s former chief, filed a request for a recall petition Wednesday against the district’s two remaining elected commissioners listing 11 alleged violations of state law. District residents have called for the resignations of the Onalaska district’s commission chair Rich Bainbridge and commissioner Bill Kassel on several occasions since the pair voted in November to fire chief Andrew Martin.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2018 3:11:49 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:11:49 GMT
Chelan County Fire District 1 Loses Four Veterans in Month
Chelan County Fire District 1 lost 123 years worth of experience last month after four career firefighters hung up their helmets for good. Retired from the fire district are Deputy Chief Glen Widener, Capt. Tyke Gaskell, engineer Dan Bass and firefighter Glenn Smith. The four began their careers with the Wenatchee Fire Department before it was annexed into the fire district.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Firehouse
Posted on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
No one injured after dryer catches Spokane Valley apartment unit on fire
Wednesday afternoon, fire crews rushed to the Clock Tower Palace apartment complex near 4th and Sullivan to put out a 2 alarm fire. Firefighters on scene tell KHQ that it was confined to a first floor apartment. A mother and baby were in their apartment when the dryer caught fire. Crews say she tried to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher, but was unsuccessful.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2018 5:44:35 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:44:35 GMT
Spokane Fire Department responds to truck over the edge of road in South Spokane
Spokane Fire Department is responding to a truck over the edge of the road on Fairway Ridge Lane near Hangman Valley Golf Course. SFD reports medics and fire crews are on scene. Crews said the truck went over the edge of the road because of slick conditions. The driver is at Deaconess with minor injuries.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2018 9:43:11 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:43:11 GMT
Update: Spokane City Council expected to approve $160K resolution for SFD air compressors
Spokane City Council approved an emergency resolution Monday night to allow the Spokane City Fire Department to buy two new breathing air compressors. This comes after contaminants were reportedly found in firefighters' air tanks. The state is now investigating a complaint that the air compressors were not serviced in a timely manner.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2018 4:57:06 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:57:06 GMT
Firefighters mourn the passing of retired Yakima Fire Captain
The Yakima Fire Department is saying goodbye to their retired fire captain, Bob Burton, who passed away on Christmas. Bob started his 25-year career with the department in 1984 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1993, according to a YFD Facebook update. He then worked his way to becoming the Training Captain and Acting Battalion Chief when needed in 2006 before his retirement in 2011.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2018 5:48:59 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:48:59 GMT
Spokane Valley firefighters save lives with pit crew CPR
Every second counts when it comes to a cardiac arrest emergency. Spokane Valley Firefighters are taking advantage of every second with a different approach to CPR. It’s called Pit Crew CPR and requires all hands on deck. Each team member has a roll; one to do compressions, another to ventilate, another to medicate and others to help assist.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2018 9:20:56 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:20:56 GMT
'My whole body was on fire:' Man set on fire in Seattle speaks out for the first time
A man who was set on fire in Seattle and left to die last fall spoke out for the first time on Tuesday. "My whole body was on fire," said Kasey Busch. "When it happened, like I knew I was dead, there was no doubt in my mind." Busch said he never expected to survive the attack. His burns are so severe, doctors told him only five percent of people ever survive them.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2018 11:51:10 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:51:10 GMT
Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish electrical fire at auto parts store
Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 5608 E. Sprague Avenue shortly after 1:15 pm Tuesday. The first SVFD unit on the scene observed smoke coming from the one-story commercial auto sales structure and upgraded the incident to a working fire, bringing more resources to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2018 5:30:57 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:30:57 GMT
Update: Grant County firefighter dies after being exposed to toxic chemical
After spending nearly two weeks in critical care at Harborview Medical Center, hospital officials have confirmed with iFiber One News that Moses Lake area Firefighter Dan Dishon has died of the injuries he received during an accident at Moses Lake Industries on December 27. Dishon, a captain with Grant County Fire District 5 and battalion chief with Grant County Fire District 13, was taken off life support Sunday night and pronounced dead Monday.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2018 10:21:01 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:21:01 GMT
2 rescued after their SUV crashes into Puyallup River
Two people have been rescued after their SUV crashed into the Puyallup River Monday morning. Several rescue agencies were called to the scene near 116th Street E and McCutheon Road East in Orting just after 11 a.m. after getting a report of a car in the river. Orting Valley firefighters said they arrived to find the two in the water attempting to swim to shore.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2018 12:57:43 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:57:43 GMT
Home lost but no injuries in Sunday night fire in Port Angeles
The Port Angeles Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire at U.S. Highway 101 and Airport Road. No injuries were reported in the Sunday night blaze at the vacant home in the 1700 block of Highway 101 at 9:12 p.m. Fire officials said the home was already planned for demolition before the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2018 4:07:25 PM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:07:25 GMT
Cause of Centralia Travel Trailer Fire Under Investigation
No injuries were reported in a fire that destroyed a fifth wheel travel trailer Sunday in Centralia, according to the Riverside Fire Authority. The fire was reported at 12:25 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block state Route 507 in Centralia. RFA crews responded to a report of a trailer on fire, possibly with people inside.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2018 3:11:37 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:11:37 GMT
Officials: Elwha River searched for Sequim woman believed to have jumped from bridge
A Coast Guard helicopter was unsuccessful Monday in finding the body of missing Sequim resident Jeri Lyn Smith, 68, who authorities said jumped from the Elwha River Road bridge west of Port Angeles and into the Elwha River over the weekend. “The helicopter didn’t locate her,” Brian King, Clallam County chief criminal deputy, said late Monday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2018 7:46:14 PM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 03:46:14 GMT
Spokane firefighters battle winter weather obstacles
Cold temperatures can give firefighters a difficult time when they are on scene. Spokane County Fire District 4 Chief, Randy Johnson, said there are ways to help fire crews overcome cold temperatures Johnson said it starts with keeping the pumps on their apparatus drained in the station, so they are not carrying water as we drive to the incident within the pump.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM
Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Police: Gun-wielding man shot, killed by Tacoma officers outside burning home
A man was fatally wounded by a Tacoma police officer who originally responded to block off streets for a reported garage fire in Tacoma late Sunday night. Oficers and the Tacoma Fire Department came to the 400 block of S. 59th St. just before 11 p.m. after neighbors called to report a garage on fire, according to Loretta Cool with the Tacoma Police Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2018 7:27:28 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:27:28 GMT
Here’s how an early-morning phone call helped save lives in a Pasco fire
An early-morning phone call may have saved the lives of residents when a fire broke out Saturday in a Pasco apartment complex. A resident at the Tri-Cities Vista Affordable Housing complex called property manager Adelita Alvarado around 2:30 a.m. to say something was going on at the building and she needed to get out there.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2018 10:26:46 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Sun, 07 Jan 2018 06:26:46 GMT
Longview fire engulfs neighborhood in smoke
A Longview fire Friday engulfed the 300 block of Beech Street in white smoke and took 30 minutes to extinguish, according to officials. Longview and Cowlitz 2 firefighters responded to the scene at about 4 p.m. and discovered that a workshop had caught fire and then spread to the house through a broken kitchen window, Battalion Chief Troy Buzalsky said Saturday.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2018 2:12:14 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:12:14 GMT
'Text to 911' is here for some, but lags behind in state's largest counties
In an emergency situation, most of us know to call 911. But what if that wasn’t possible? Imagine an active-shooter situation, where talking into the phone would give away your location. Or you’re a victim of domestic violence, and whispering into the receiver puts you in danger. In 11 of 39 counties in Washington, people can actually text their emergency to a dispatcher.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2018 5:05:46 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Sat, 06 Jan 2018 01:05:46 GMT
20 dumpster fires set in north Seattle neighborhoods since December 21
Someone set four more dumpster fires Sunday in Seattle's Phinney Ridge, Ballard and Magnolia neighborhoods. The fires are the latest in a string of at least 20 fires that have been intentionally set in north Seattle dumpsters since December 21, 2017. The four newest fires included one that ignited material in a dumpster at 5425 Russell Avenue NW in Old Ballard and 4704 17th Avenue NW.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2018 9:58:24 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:58:24 GMT
More resignations and problems for Onalaska Fire Department
In Lewis County, serious public safety concerns face the small community of Onalaska. First, members of the volunteer fire department started resigning in November, upset about the way things were being managed. Last week, Onalaska's fire station was shut down because of safety concerns. A notice from the Department of Labor and Industries is still posted on the front door of Lewis County Fire District 1.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: King 5
Posted on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Person found unconscious at Bellevue apartment fire
One person was found unconscious after a fire broke out inside an apartment in Bellevue early Friday morning. The fire broke out in a first floor apartment just before 6 a.m. In the 14500 block of SE 24th Street, according to Bellevue Fire officials. The victim was found in the hallway by fire. Medics were doing CPR on the victim as they were rushed to a local hospital, as of the last report by Bellevue Fire, but no other details about the victim's condition were given.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2018 7:57:43 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:57:43 GMT
Abandoned home burns in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood
A fire in an abandoned home in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood kept firefighters busy Friday morning. Flames were found shooting from the home in the 5600 block of Brooklyn Avenue just after 5 a.m. Firefighters had to fight the fire from the outside, eventually getting it under control within an hour.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2018 7:57:42 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:57:42 GMT
Man killed in Spanaway mobile home fire is identified
A man who died after being unable to escape a mobile home fire in Spanaway has been identified as 66-year-old Orville Stancil. It’s unclear what started the fire, which was reported about 8 a.m. Tuesday by a passerby in the 7600 block of 192nd Street East. Graham firefighters found Stancil, 66, lying on the floor.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2018 1:51:31 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:51:31 GMT
Arrest at Portland hotel nets suspect in Christmas eve Clark County arson
One person was arrested after police went to a room at the Embassy Suites hotel in Northeast Portland as part of an investigation into a Christmas Eve arson in Clark County. A second suspect managed to slip away before police arrived. Another man in the room was questioned and released. Guests in rooms on either side were evacuated during the arrest.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGW-TV Northwest News Channel 8
Posted on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Investigation underway after contaminants found in Spokane Fire Department air compressors
The state is investigating the Spokane Fire Department after contaminants reportedly were found in firefighters’ air tanks. The discovery, which occurred in mid-November after firefighters noticed a foul smell coming from air canisters during a breathing test, prompted fire department leaders to shut down all three of the department’s air compressors.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2018 6:03:46 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:03:46 GMT
Firefighters: Indoor warming fire to blame for fire in abandoned Yakima home
Firefighters say squatters are likely to blame for a fire this morning in an abandoned home. Firefighters received reports of a fire at an abandoned home at 509 W. I St. at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, according to a Yakima Fire Department news release. When the first of the 20 firefighters arrived, they saw fire coming from an upstairs window of the one and a half story home, according to the release.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2018 10:38:05 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:38:05 GMT
Fire gear stolen out of firefighter's personal truck in Lake Stevens
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a thief who stole $4,000 worth of firefighting gear out of the personal truck of a Mukilteo firefighter. The theft happened outside the firefighter’s home south of Lake Stevens early Tuesday morning. The man was seen on surveillance video attempting to break into other vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: kiro7.com
Posted on Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Landslide Threat Leads To Evacuations Near Rattlesnake Ridge in Yakima County
Officials in Yakima County, Washington, are strongly urging residents living below a shifting mountainside near Union Gap to evacuate. ?? A huge crack that appeared on Rattlesnake Ridge last year is beginning to widen. Firefighters are going door-to-door asking about 50 residents who live on the south side of the mountain to leave their homes.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2018 5:56:00 PM - SOURCE: KUOW 94.9FM - Puget Sound Public Radio
Posted on Thu, 04 Jan 2018 01:56:00 GMT
Fire Claims Malo Home
A Malo man lost his home Wednesday evening when a chimney fire spread to the building’s roof before firefighters arrived. Ferry/Okanogan Fire Protection District #14 volunteers were dispatched to the home of Peter Tanis at 160 St. Peters Creek Road at 6:11 p.m., according to Curlew Fire Chief John Foster Fanning.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ferry County View
Posted on Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Four people escape early morning fire near Bothell
Four people and a pet were able to escape safely from a fire burning in a carport attached to a house near Bothell early Wednesday morning. The fire began at about 4 a.m. in the 20200 block of 45th Dr. SE, located in North Creek, just northeast of Bothell. Snohomish County Fire District 7 said a 10-year-old was among the four people who got out of the home while the carport burned.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2018 6:52:33 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:52:33 GMT
Memorial service announced for Lacey firefighter who mentored teen girls
Details of a memorial service for a Lacey firefighter who helped lead a firefighting camp for teen girls were announced Wednesday. A memorial service will be held for Crystal Murphy on Sunday, January 14 at 1 p.m. at Saint Martin's University Marcus Pavilion. The service is open to the public. Murphy passed away at her home over the weekend of December 24, according to the Lacey Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2018 7:37:18 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Wed, 03 Jan 2018 03:37:18 GMT
Second alarm house fire under investigation in Naches Heights
Firefighters are cleaning up after a second alarm house fire in Naches Heights. They responded to the 4700 Block of Naches Heights Road around 5:30 Wednesday morning. When our NBC Right Now team got on the scene they saw flames coming from the roof. Firefighters tell us the it engulfed the attic and front doorway.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2018 8:09:58 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:09:58 GMT
Woman rescued from Kitsap bluff
A woman stuck on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula was rescued from Foulweather Bluff on Tuesday. The 33-year--old woman, who was visiting from the United Kingdom, was running along the beach. She tried to escape rising waters and became stuck on the steep muddy hillside below the bluff, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue reported.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2018 7:34:46 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 03 Jan 2018 03:34:46 GMT
Redmond Fire Department honors family for life-saving action
It was a seemingly normal day last April as Frank Inman helped his daughter, her husband and other family members move items at a Redmond storage unit. After some family members departed from the third-floor unit, Inman and his daughter, Jessica, were momentarily left alone. Jessica Inman said her father asked her to “hold on one second” before he collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2018 1:55:05 AM - SOURCE: Redmond Reporter
Posted on Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:55:05 GMT
Bathroom fan starts Yakima apartment fire
Firefighters say no one is hurt in an apartment fire that caused significant damage to a bathroom. Crews from the Yakima Fire Department went to 1307 Folsom Avenue after reports came in of a fire at apartment 9, around 11:30 a.m. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. Damage is estimated to be valued at $5,000 as firefighters tore down ceilings to ensure the fire was completely out.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2018 1:11:43 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2018 21:11:43 GMT
Curlew Fire District Firefighter Loses Home While Out On Medical Call; GoFundMe Account established
A New Year’s fire destroyed the home of a senior Curlew Fire District volunteer on State Highway 21 Monday evening. EMT/Firefighter Mario D’Lerma was returning home from an emergency medical call around 7:30 p.m. when he realized something was wrong, according to volunteer Fire Chief John Foster Fanning with Ferry/Okanogan Fire Protection District 14.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ferry County View
Posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Fire class ratings in Yakima and Union Gap improves, lowering insurance bills
People in Yakima and Union Gap may be a little safer than they were before, and this could save you some money. The non – profit Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau or WSRB has recently improved the fire class rating for the city of Yakima and Union Gap. Yakima’s fire protection class rating went from a 4 to a 3 and Union Gap’s went from a 5 to a 4.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: kimatv.com
Posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Person found dead in fire at Tacoma apartment building
One person was found dead during a fire at a Tacoma apartment building early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out in the Spanish Hills Apartments on S. Whitman Street just after 1 a.m., Tacoma Fire officials said. Firefighters found the body during a search of the apartment. No one else was hurt. Investigators are still looking into what caused the fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2018 9:19:58 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:19:58 GMT
Three adults, two dogs escape Kent house fire
The area’s first house fire of the year took place shortly before 5 a.m. Monday in the 11800 block of Southeast 261 Place, Kent, the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority reported. Three adults and two dogs escaped from the two-story house and called 911 after they were awakened by their smoke alarms.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2018 1:43:13 AM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:43:13 GMT
State fire commissioners honor Joyce department
Clallam County Fire District No. 4 was recognized by the state Fire Commissioner’s Association recently. Fire Commissioner Terry Barnett accepted the award for first place in division “D” — operating budgets under $500,000 — on behalf of the district. Winners are selected in four divisions based on budget size.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2017 11:38:45 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Sun, 31 Dec 2017 19:38:45 GMT
One critically injured in fire inside Spanaway mobile home
One person was critically injured in a fire inside their mobile home early Tuesday morning. Flames were spotted by someone passing by the mobile home in the 7500 block of 192nd Street East and they called 911. Firefighters arrived to find one person on the floor inside. That person was rushed by medics to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup in critical condition, Graham Fire & Rescue officials said.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2018 9:32:17 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:32:17 GMT
Washington and Oregon Governors Sign Up for First Net Safety System
On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced their states will be the next two members of the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet. That system, which is operated through a partnership with AT&T, is intended to deliver dependable wireless broadband internet connections to public safety community members.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Chronicle
Posted on Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Moses Lake firefighter in critical condition following industrial accident
A Moses Lake firefighter fighting for his life at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle following an industrial accident at Moses Lake Industries. According to Grant County Fire District 13, Batallion Chief Dan Dishon suffered 3rd degree burns during Thursday's accident and has a long road to recovery.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2017 7:36:22 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:36:22 GMT
Did the Emergency Response to Amtrak Derailment Go as Planned?
Christopher Barnard Sr., assistant chief of operations for Joint Base Lewis-McChord fire and emergency services, arrived at work near DuPont at 7:30 a.m. Monday when the shift was changing. Nothing serious had happened overnight, so Barnard was about to send out a message to his crew, essentially telling them to have a good day.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2017 3:55:22 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:55:22 GMT
Deputy fire marshal: Six pets killed in preventable Vancouver house fire
Vancouver Fire Department extinguished what it is calling a preventable fire late Thursday morning that killed six pets. Firefighters responded to the residence, a 700-square foot home located at 3009 N.E. Stapleton Road, at 11:20 a.m., according to a release from the city’s lead Deputy Fire Marshal Chad Lawry.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2017 2:25:20 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:25:20 GMT
Good Samaritan Kicks in Door of Burning Elma Home
No injuries were reported at a house fire yesterday, thanks in part to a citizen passing by who kicked in the door of an Elma home. The Elma Fire Chief Tyson Boling said in a press release that they were called to the fire in the 100 block of West Main Street just after 11:08 AM Wednesday morning Grays Harbor Fire Districts 5, 2, and 12 were called to assist.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2017 4:16:03 PM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
Posted on Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:16:03 GMT
Spokane Fire Department welcomes first woman assistant fire chief
The Spokane Fire Department made history when the new assistant fire chief started. Trisha Wolford is the first woman to hold the position in Spokane. Wolford said that while being the first woman assistant fire chief for the Spokane Fire Department was an honor, many women across the country serve in leadership positions for fire departments and law enforcement.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2017 7:07:09 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:07:09 GMT
Person killed in Federal Way apartment fire
One person died in a fire at a Federal Way apartment complex late Tuesday night. Firefighters were called out to the blaze in the 32300 block of Fourth Place South shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a fire investigator with South King Fire & Rescue. The identity of the victim who died in the fire that destroyed four units has not been released.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
Posted on Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Woman, five dogs safe after Port Angeles fire
A house fire that originated on a stovetop was knocked down by Clallam County Fire District No. 2 personnel Wednesday. The lone human occupant was uninjured, and crews retrieved five small dogs from the house at 2535 E. Bay St. just east of Port Angeles, Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Jake Patterson said.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2017 2:43:37 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:43:37 GMT
10 people displaced by early morning house fire in Kent
An early morning house fire in Kent has left 10 people without a home. Firefighters responded to the scene, in the 24900 block of 36th Place South in Kent, just before 3:30 a.m. Thursday after receiving reports of smoke and flames coming from the home. Ten residents evacuated the burning home. None of them were injured.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2017 8:26:31 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:26:31 GMT
Embers ignite wrapping paper, kindling Vancouver house fire
Two rooms of a Walnut Grove home were damaged in a Wednesday night fire that began when fireplace embers ignited wrapping paper, according to fire officials. Vancouver Fire Department sent out three engines and a truck to 6402 N.E. 66th Ave. at 10:17 p.m., said VFD spokesman Joe Spatz. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming out of the front door of the home, Spatz said.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2017 10:07:22 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:07:22 GMT
Spokane Firefighter response to mental health calls is increasing
Spokane Fire Department said they are seeing an increase of violent calls that have jeopardized the safety of first responders. The Spokane Fire Department responded to a house fire earlier this week. The homeowner became violent. He struck a firefighter in the face while being rescued. He became violent again, striking another first responder.
- PUB DATE: 12/25/2017 3:53:54 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Mon, 25 Dec 2017 11:53:54 GMT
Auditor raps Clark County Fire District 6 for accounting problems
Clark County Fire District 6’s internal accounting system led to more than $9 million in errors in calculating its liabilities in 2015 and 2016, according to the State Auditor’s Office, which blamed the problems on district staff’s lack of training in the system and knowledge of state reporting requirements.
- PUB DATE: 12/26/2017 7:50:07 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 27 Dec 2017 03:50:07 GMT
Lacey firefighter who mentored teen girls dies
A Lacey firefighter who helped lead a firefighting camp for teen girls has died. Crystal Murphy passed away at her home over the weekend, according to the Lacey Fire Department. “She will be greatly missed,” the fire department wrote in a Facebook post. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.
- PUB DATE: 12/27/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: king5.com
Posted on Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Large fire strikes downtown Auburn
Giovanni Di Quattro, owner of the Rainbow Café, watched nervously as firefighters battled the three-alarm fire billowing out of the Heritage Building at 134 E. Main St. late Tuesday afternoon, just east of his restaurant. It was one of his cooks who discovered the fire, which ignited in a laundry room of the two-story building.
- PUB DATE: 12/27/2017 1:50:28 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Posted on Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:50:28 GMT
'I feel lucky,' says woman who jumped from balcony to survive fire in Bellevue
A woman who broke her back after jumping from a second-story balcony to escape a Christmas morning fire in Factoria is still recovering in the hospital. She was one of five people treated for injuries after the fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. at the Chateau Ville condominium complex, located in the 12800 block of SE 40th Court.
- PUB DATE: 12/27/2017 7:20:24 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 27 Dec 2017 15:20:24 GMT
Fire burns senior living apartment complex in Milton
A two-alarm fire burned through the roof of a Milton senior living community Tuesday evening, according to East Pierce Fire & Rescue. It is unknown what caused the large blaze at the Alder Ridge Senior Apartments, 2800 Alder St., East Pierce Fire Chief Bud Backer said. Firefighters were dispatched to the complex about 6:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/27/2017 1:44:10 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:10 GMT
2 residents reportedly injured in fire that heavily damaged Everett’s Colby Square Apartments
Everett firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at the Colby Square Apartments in the 2200 block of Colby Avenue late Thursday night. The Everett Fire Marshal said that all 14 units in the two-story apartment were left uninhabitable. He didn't know the number of residents who lived there, but he noted that the Red Cross was on the scene to help those displaced.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2017 11:16:09 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:16:09 GMT
La Conner takes full ownership of fire station
The La Conner fire station is officially fully owned by the town after the town bought out the half owned by Skagit County Fire District 13. The town paid the district $563,750. Town Administrator John Doyle said the town needed additional space for the La Conner Fire Department’s increasing number of volunteer firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2017 4:28:54 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:28:54 GMT
First fire crews on scene of deadly crash practiced for train derailments
Firefighters from Joint Base Lewis-McChord were the first emergency crews to respond to Monday’s deadly Amtrak crash, likely saving multiple lives as years of training kicked in. Christopher Bernard, the assistant fire chief of operations for JBLM Fire and Emergency Services, was the lead commander for the firefighters at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2017 5:41:15 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 01:41:15 GMT
Selah-area home catches fire; cause undetermined
Investigators were looking for the cause of a fire responsible for an estimated $50,000 in damage to a Dottie Drive home Thursday afternoon. Firefighters from Selah, Gleed and the Army’s Yakima Training Center went to the fire at the single-story home just west of town around 3:40 p.m. Smoke was coming from inside the house and under the roof eaves, said Selah Deputy Fire Chief Jim Lange.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2017 11:53:26 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:53:26 GMT
Washington crews will be home for Christmas after fighting California wildfires
Washington fire crews that mobilized to help fight the Thomas Fire in California will be home for Christmas. WA Strike Team 1, which included firefighters from several agencies, will begin driving home Friday. “They worked hard and were able to help protect homes and help prepped people to come back to their homes after evacuations.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2017 10:25:15 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:25:15 GMT
NTSB: Amtrak train was going 78 mph at impact; crew not using electronic devices
An initial review of the data recorders and cameras on board the Amtrak train that derailed in DuPont, Washington, on Monday suggests the train was going 78 mph in the moments before impact -- nearly 50 miles over the speed limit at that location -- and that the crew realized the speed was too high moments before, the NTSB announced Friday.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2017 6:03:16 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:03:16 GMT
Crews fight early morning fire at abandoned Wapato motel
Firefighters remain at the scene of a fire at an abandoned motel on South Frontage Road in Wapato. The Wapato Fire Department responded to the report of a fire just before 3:30 a.m. Thursday at 97 S. Frontage Rd. Additional crews from Toppenish and Yakima were called to assist, said Wapato mayor Juan Orozco.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2017 9:54:32 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:54:32 GMT
Montesano Fire Department getting new fire truck, work on ambulance
The Montesano City Council agreed to two large purchases for the fire department during the council meeting on Dec. 12. Fire Chief Corey Rux was authorized to purchase a “remount” for a faulty ambulance, and the Montesano Fire Department will buy a new fire engine. Currently, one of Montesano’s ambulances, a 2014 TerraStar, has issues.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2017 1:55:23 AM - SOURCE: The Vidette
Posted on Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:55:23 GMT
Fire destroys mobile home in Puyallup
Pierce County firefighters have a fire under control at a mobile home park in Puyallup. The fire destroyed a mobile home near the 8000 block of River Road East on Thursday morning. Pierce County Fire tweeted out a photo that showed smoke coming from the mobile home. Fire officials said the family living there was able to get out safely, however, their home is a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO.com
Posted on Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Fire in Illegal Burning Barrel Spreads to Aberdeen Garage
An illegal burn barrel was the cause of a garage fire in Aberdeen yesterday, no injuries were reported. Battalion Chief Dave Golding said the Aberdeen Fire Department was assisted by Hoquiam firefighters when they responded to the 200 Block of W. 2nd Street just before 4:30 pm Wednesday afternoon. Arriving units found a detached garage with large amounts of smoke coming from the eves and doorway.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2017 5:36:35 AM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
Posted on Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:36:35 GMT
Vancouver: Fisher's Landing attic fire displaces 6 people
Six people were displaced after a fire scorched their Fisher’s Landing-area home’s attic Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to a house fire on Southeast 179th Court shortly before 4:20 p.m., according to dispatch logs. Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Darrin Deming said they arrived at a two-story home to find all six occupants had been evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 12/20/2017 10:29:40 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:29:40 GMT
Central Kitsap firefighters rescue woman and dog from steep embankment above Hood Canal
A woman and her dog had to be rescued after they became stranded 100 feet down an embankment in Silverdale Tuesday night. Firefighters from Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue were called to the 10000 block of Warren Road NW, around 8:00 p.m. Crews said the owner apparently fell while trying to save her dog, a 100 pound Great Pyrenees.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2017 10:22:58 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 06:22:58 GMT
Fire destroys home near Cheney
Firefighters battled a house fire near Fish Lake early Tuesday morning. A viewer told KHQ her husband noticed the fire on his way to work near Cheney-Spokane Road and Spotted Road between Cheney and Marshall at around 5:30 a.m. She said her husband walked around the home to check if anyone was inside, but didn't see anyone.
- PUB DATE: 12/20/2017 6:38:42 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:38:42 GMT
Dungeness vacation home lost to fire on 3 Crabs Road north of Sequim
The cause of a house fire on 3 Crabs Road late Monday night remained under investigation Tuesday, said fire officials. Clallam County Fire District 3 crews arrived at 223 3 Crabs Road in Dungeness north of Sequim at 8:23 p.m. Monday to find a two-story vacation rental fully engulfed in flames. Assistant Chief Dan Orr said no one was home and that the homeowner was anticipating renters in the coming days.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2017 10:27:52 PM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 06:27:52 GMT
East Valley Fire Department uses annual hockey game to better know kids in community
With a tie game, both teams went into sudden death overtime and the next goal wins. Moxee Elementary 5th graders were able to slip one past the goal keeper and claim the trophy against the East Valley Fire Department. “We tried we aren't just out there pretending to play,” Lieutenant Trevor Lenseigne with east valley fire said.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2017 7:52:21 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 03:52:21 GMT
Firefighter injured, family displaced after fire at Auburn mobile home park
A Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighter has minor injuries after a mobile fire in Auburn Monday night. Firefighters were called to the Auburn Green Mobile Home Park off 29th St. SE, after a neighbor reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the home. Once crews arrived, they were able to quickly knock down the fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2017 12:04:34 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:04:34 GMT
NTSB says Amtrak train was going 80 mph in 30 mph area just before derailment
An Amtrak train that derailed near DuPont Monday morning killing three people and injuring dozens of others was going 80 mph in a 30 mph area just before the crash, according to preliminary data reports given to the National Transportation Safety Board. In a briefing late Monday night, NTSB investigators said they are beginning to gather information from the data recorder in the rear locomotive of the train.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2017 12:04:34 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:04:34 GMT
Spokane first responders discuss plan for train derailment
First responders in the Inland Northwest look at several types of major incidents and try to learn from them. Locally, there are passenger trains as well as trains that carry coal and oil, that could do some serious damage if they derailed. 2 On Your Side found out how Spokane area first responders prepare to deal with a train derailment if it ever happened.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM.com
Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Three Snohomish County Fire District 7 commissioners depart; Commission changing to adapt to merger
A cluster of Fire District 7 commissioners said their goodbyes earlier this month. Dean Schwartz, Shauna Willner and Marc Inman will step down from their posts serving the residents of Snohomish County and representing the agency prior to the start of 2018. Fire Chief Gary Meek said in a news release that each one was instrumental in the merger of what was formerly Fire District 3 and Fire District 7.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2017 1:57:35 AM - SOURCE: Monroe Monitor
Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:57:35 GMT
Fire at Kent commercial building
A fire in the 22600 block of 88 Ave. S. this morning, Dec. 18, caused more than $2 million in damage, according to a press release by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. The release said the first 911 call came from the company’s owner at 7:30 a.m., as he arrived at work. He reported white smoke coming from one end of the single story, Masonry Building, but very quickly changed it to include flames as well.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2017 1:45:27 AM - SOURCE: Renton Reporter
Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:45:27 GMT
Fire destroys garage near Benton City
A fire gutted a garage and damaged a house Monday afternoon along Tara Road between Benton City and West Richland. Benton Fire District 4 and 2 fire crews were helped by Richland firefighters. No one was reported hurt and few details were immediately available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2017 7:50:55 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2017 03:50:55 GMT
At least 3 dead, scores injured after Amtrak train plunges off bridge onto I-5
An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a new route hurtled off an overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least three people, authorities said. Seventy-seven passengers, six crew members and one technician were aboard when the train derailed about 40 miles south of Seattle before 8 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Ocean Shores council approves major rate hike for ambulance
The Ocean Shores City Council on Monday narrowly approved what opponents called a 254 percent increase in the monthly ambulance utility service fee as a prelude for completing the 2018 city budget, which also was approved on a 5-2 vote after several revisions. The proposed 2018 budget has included a utility fee increase aimed at keeping the Fire Department at its current staffing level, and it is based on a consultant’s service and rate study “status quo” scenario.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily World
Posted on Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Central Whidbey fire chief honored by Red Cross
The American Red Cross recognized Ed Hartin, fire chief with Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue, for his efforts in improving cardiac arrest survival in the community. Under Hartin, the fire district provides hands-only CPR training and has helped increase public access to AEDs. At the Northwest Washington Red Cross Heroes Breakfast, Hartin said “improving cardiac arrest survival is a team effort” and recognized WhidbeyHealth EMS, the Town of Coupeville and the community as key partners in the effort.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2017 1:50:52 AM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:50:52 GMT
Shed fire leads to minor damage at home in Lynnwood
A fire overnight in Lynnwood was contained to the shed where investigators believe it started, saving the house nearby and its residents. According to Snohomish County Fire District 1, the fire started in a workshop around 1 a.m. Monday at 6631 182nd St. SW in Lynnwood. Fire crews say magnesium may have been stored in the building, making the fire difficult to extinguish and causing it to threaten the house immediately next to it.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2017 6:56:15 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:56:15 GMT
Seattle firefighters battle 2-alarm blaze new
Seattle firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze Sunday afternoon in the Duwamish Industrial District. The fire was in the Olympic Foundry in the 4800 block of Airport Way South. The call came in about 2 p.m. and was put out about 3 p.m. There were no injuries. The fire response has blocked the road.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2017 3:54:42 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sun, 17 Dec 2017 23:54:42 GMT
Flames engulf Spokane Valley garage
Units with the Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 responded to a structure fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday. Arriving crews found a garage at 4209 S. Sunderland was on fire. Engine 84 upgraded the incident to a working fire which brought more resources to the scene. Units aggressively attacked the garage fire and were able to slow the fire's spread.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2017 1:30:39 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:30:39 GMT
Chelan County Fire District 1 chief announces retirement, names successor
Chelan County Fire District 1 will have a new fire chief come July, 2018. Chelan County Fire District 1 Chief Mike Burnett has announced his retirement and named his successor as current Douglas County Fire District 2 assistant chief and Fire Marshal Brian Brett. Chief Burnett has had two-five year contracts with the district; his current one ending in February of 2019.
- PUB DATE: 12/15/2017 3:12:44 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:12:44 GMT
1 taken to hospital after apartment fire in Tacoma
One person was taken to the hospital after a fire at a Tacoma apartment Thursday night. Firefighters responded after reports of a fire in the 5700 block of North 33rd before 9 p.m. Crews were able to put the fire out. The condition of the hospitalized person is unknown. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 12/15/2017 8:58:04 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:58:04 GMT
Update: Arson ruled out in Yakima Apartment blaze
Fire investigators have ruled out arson as a possible cause for a fire that forced the evacuation of a downtown Yakima apartment building. The Yakima Fire Department investigation found that the Oct. 28 fire’s origin cannot be determined, the department shared Thursday in a news release. Officials said the fire apparently started on or near a bed in a third-floor apartment, but there was no evidence that the fire was deliberately set.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 10:38:21 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:38:21 GMT