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Clark County Fire & Rescue to seek tax increase
Clark County Fire & Rescue, citing the loss of its service contract with Battle Ground, intends to ask voters for a levy rate increase in May’s election. The proposed levy lid lift would increase the district residents’ property tax rate from $1.41 per $1,000 of assessed property value to $1.50 per $1,000.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2017 8:51:54 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:51:54 GMT



Spokane Valley fire causes substantial losses
A Spokane Valley man and his wife lost an outbuilding, a brand new truck, and 70 years worth of tools in a fire on Thursday. Firefighters arrived at the home in the 20000 block of East Micaview Drive at around 11:00 a.m. and found an outbuilding engulfed in flames. A neighbor was the one who initially saw the smoke and notified the owners.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2017 3:37:00 PM - SOURCE: KQNT-AM 590 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:37:00 GMT



Garage destroyed by fire in Maple Valley
A late night fire destroyed a Maple Valley garage but firefighters were able to able to save a nearby house, officials said. Firefighters were called to the home in the 20600 block of SE 276th Street around 11:30 p.m. for report of a detached garage on fire. They arrived to find the garage full engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2017 7:47:57 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:47:57 GMT



Early morning Spokane RV fire sends one man to hospital for minor injuries
An early morning RV fire near downtown Spokane sent one man to the hospital early Friday morning. Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly after 4 a.m. The RV was parked on the corner of Cowley Street and Short Avenue. Spokane Acting Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said flames could be seen from Fire Station 1, in downtown.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2017 11:27:55 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:27:55 GMT



Follow Up: Medical Examiner confirms death of Pasco man after fire
The Spokane County Medical Examiner's office confirmed to KEPR Action News Thursday morning that 66-year-old Terry Keister, of Pasco, died after several days of hospital care following a fire on February 14th. The Medical Examiner said Keister died from an existing heart condition that was made worse from smoke inhalation and respiratory failure.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2017 11:12:15 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:12:15 GMT



Exclusive look inside the town hall meeting deciding the future of Clarkston Fire Dept.
Wednesday night Clarkston City Council held a town hall meeting, encouraging citizens to voice their opinions about the future of the Clarkston Fire Department. Tempers flared and emotions were high as many pleaded for the city to keep their trusted department. "I’m a volunteer with the Clarkston Fire Department, and you guys answered a previous question saying no one would be losing their job, but if we switch over to Lewiston I would actually be losing my job.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLEWtv
Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Fairchild Air Force Base ending use of hazardous fire-extinguising foam
Crews at Fairchild Air Force Base are changing the way they handle petroleum fires to avoid contaminating the area's water supplies. The base has stopped using a pair of flame-smothering chemicals to protect ground water both on and off the installation. You would assume that with all the re-fueling that Fairchild does, the most likely contaminant out there would be gas for jet engines.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2017 7:28:33 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:28:33 GMT



Benton County Fire District 1 plans for the future of emergency services delivery
Benton County Fire District 1 is planning for what the future of emergency services will look like for the communities it serves. The fire district serves 17,800 people over 320 square miles, including the communities of South Kennewick, Finley, Rancho Reata and Badger Canyon. “Benton 1 is the one thing that unites all these different communities,” says Fire Chief Lonnie Click.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2017 3:26:15 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:26:15 GMT



Hold on, baby! Mother nearly delivers infant on Valley Freeway near Pacific
Troopers had their hands full -- almost literally -- trying to assist a mom who went into labor a bit earlier than expected while on the Valley Freeway Thursday morning. Troopers received a report around 6 a.m. that a mother was on her way to the hospital in labor, but didn't think she was going to make it before the baby was born.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Frying donuts spark two alarm apartment fire in Pullman
A Washington State University student who was frying donuts in his apartment kitchen Tuesday night apparently sparked a two-alarm fire in Pullman. By the time firefighters from Pullman and Whitman County arrived at the Cougar Crest Apartments at 2024 NE Terre View Drive at 7 p.m. the apartment was in flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2017 10:22:31 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:22:31 GMT



Tacoma Fire revises hiring policies after firefighters drug-related death
Tacoma Fire Department leaders have revised their hiring practices in the wake of a News Tribune story about a firefighter who died of a drug overdose in July 2016 after showing up for work impaired. Deeper scrutiny of criminal background check information and broader questions about illegal drug use are the key changes the next round of job applicants will face in April, when the department will begin filling 16 positions — 12 new positions authorized in the city’s latest budget and four existing slots to account for retirements.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2017 1:58:18 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:58:18 GMT



Illegal marijuana growing operation uncovered during Bellevue house fire
Firefighters battling a house fire in the Woodridge neighborhood Tuesday morning uncovered an illegal marijuana growing operation. Around 6:47 a.m. on Feb. 21, the Bellevue Fire Department was alerted to a house fire in the 1300 block of 121st Ave SE. A dozen fire trucks and other apparatus’ sped to the scene and were able to put the fire out in 14 minutes, according to the department.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2017 1:08:53 PM - SOURCE: Bellevue Reporter
Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:08:53 GMT



Mercer Island firefighters respond to chimney fire on Wembley Lane
Mercer Island Fire Department’s Battalion 91, Engine 91 and Engine 92 responded to a residential structure fire, based on reports of flames seen on a roof of a house near the intersection of Island Crest Way and Southeast 46th Street, on Feb. 19. Battalion 91 upgraded the incident from “unconfirmed” en route, and initiated a confirmed structure fire response from multiple Bellevue Fire Department units and one Eastside Fire Department unit.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2017 1:02:44 PM - SOURCE: Mercer Island Reporter
Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:02:44 GMT



Budget for Clark County Fire District 3 strained because of workload
Clark County Fire District 3’s call volume has increased almost 40 percent in the past 10 years, the district said, prefacing a likely levy lid-lift proposal, which would mean a hike in district homeowners’ property taxes. Last year saw a record-setting 1,479 calls for service, the district said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2017 6:37:29 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:37:29 GMT



Crews rescue father, son from grounded boat in Carnation
King County Marine Rescue and Eastside Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to a father and his 13-year old son who were stranded in their boat in the middle of the Snoqualmie River, off Carnation Farms Road, on Monday night. The King County Sheriff’s Office said gravel got into the intake of the boat’s engine, and the father and son ended up getting caught on a sandbar.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2017 9:45:08 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:45:08 GMT



Lacey Fire District 3 approves fee-for-service arrangement with Nisqually Tribe
The Lacey Fire District 3 Board of Fire Commissioners has signed off on a fee-for-service proposal that could come before the Nisqually Tribal Council as early as next week, the district’s fire chief announced last week. “That’s great news,” Commissioner Sylvia Roberts said. Fire Chief Steve Brooks said the district has provided fire and medical emergency services to the tribe since the late 1970s, and it is one of the district’s “higher response areas.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2017 2:09:02 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:09:02 GMT



Marysville restaurant suffers $1 million in fire damages
Damage is estimated to be at least $1 million from a two-alarm fire that erupted early Sunday morning at the Village Restaurant, a local landmark with a history dating to the 1930s. “This is a big loss for the Marysville community,” said Marysville Fire Department spokeswoman Christie Veley. “It’s an iconic restaurant and a cherished landmark for all the people here.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2017 8:12:52 AM - SOURCE: Daily Herald
Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:12:52 GMT



The women of South Whidbey Fire/EMS: changing perceptions one fire at a time
The fire service has traditionally been dominated by men, and continues to be in many departments across the country. But that isn’t the case for South Whidbey Fire/EMS. “When I first got here, one of my realizations was that there were a lot of females because I came from a department that didn’t have many,” said Deputy Chief Wendy Moffatt.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2017 2:07:50 PM - SOURCE: South Whidbey Record
Posted on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:07:50 GMT



Yakima Fire Department up for $477K federal grant to alleviate staffing shortage
The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) is up for a $477,000 federal grant after getting the green light from city council to apply for it last week. It's funding the department severely needs, with service calls up in 2016 and a staffing shortage that's continued this year. The SAFER grant from the Department of Homeland Security covers portions of a firefighter's salary for three years and would help YFD fill its ranks.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2017 8:56:26 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:56:26 GMT



Fire knocked down at old Puget Sound Hospital in Tacoma
Tacoma firefighters were investigating the cause of a fire Thursday at old Puget Sound Hospital after battling the blaze for about an hour, spokesman Joe Meinecke said. He gave this account: Firefighters arrived about 2:45 p.m. and found smoke and flames coming from the first floor. They cut their way into the building through metal doors and escorted at least two people off of the fifth floor.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2017 1:51:24 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:51:24 GMT



Fire destroys condos in Walla Walla
Firefighters are investigating what started a fire at the Country Green Condos in Walla Walla. The multi-alarm fire was called out around 2:30 a.m. Eight condos were damaged, six of them were occupied at the time. All of the residents were safely evacuated. Two units are a complete loss, the other units have attic and smoke damage.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2017 10:46:51 AM - SOURCE: KVEW-TV ABC 42 Kennewick
Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:46:51 GMT



Fire officials warning drivers to 'move right and stop' for emergency vehicles
Washington state fire chiefs are warning the public to pull over when there's an approaching emergency vehicle with flashing lights and sirens. Fire officials said always pull over to the right and come to a complete stop. They said never pull into a center lane or try to outrun an emergency vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2017 7:22:19 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:22:19 GMT



Refurbishing new Asotin Co. Fire Dist. No.1 fire station hits snag, roof needs replaced
There are more details on a proposal by Asotin County Fire District No.1 to increase property tax. The increase would go towards funding the construction of their new fire station. The fire district purchased a building, which was previously a church, located about a half block away from the current station.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLEWTV.com
Posted on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Surge in drug price won’t pose threat to heroin overdose patients in Washington
A dramatic price increase for one form of an opioid overdose reversal drug has some people concerned, but Washington health and law enforcement agencies said it’s not affecting their ability to provide care. Last week, Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell joined 30 Democratic colleagues to sign a letter demanding answers from Kaleo Pharmaceuticals, which manufacturers an auto-injector form of naloxone.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2017 5:25:02 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:25:02 GMT



Power restored to town of Ephrata after two major fires
The Grant County Sheriff's Office says a substation fire and structure fire that caused a widespread power outage in the county is under control Wednesday night. The substation had two major fire incidents that lit up the evening sky for about 30 seconds on two occasions. The fire burned in the distribution yard at Nat Washington Way and A Street Southeast in downtown Ephrata.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2017 9:02:43 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:02:43 GMT



Spokane seeks help from the State Legislature to fight foreclosed ‘zombie properties’
On Monday morning, one of Spokane’s several hundred zombie properties caught fire. The one-story home on West Cleveland Avenue should have been empty. It was in foreclosure for nearly two years after the mortgage-holder died, and a court ordered its sale last October to pay its creditor. But that didn’t keep the squatters out, and when those occupants tried to refill a kerosene stove, a fire ignited.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2017 6:13:57 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:13:57 GMT



Amboy's Fire District 10 station damaged
PHOTO: Over the weekend one of Clark County Fire District 10’s stations was damaged and authorities are investigating. Station 4, located at 9813 NE Cedar Creek Road, Amboy, is unmanned. At about midnight Friday a neighbor heard a loud noise coming from the direction of the building. Later it was noticed that part of the brick wall on the front side of the building had been smashed.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2017 2:17:25 AM - SOURCE: The Reflector.com
Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:17:25 GMT



Fire destroys motor home, injures Pasco man
Fire destroyed a motor home in Pasco on Tuesday and sent the man living there to the hospital for smoke inhalation. “There was just a little bit standing at the back,” said Dave Ferguson, Pasco Fire Department battalion chief. “Everything else was just a melted mess.” About 20 firefighters from Pasco and Franklin Fire District 3 responded at 3:08 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2017 10:08:34 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:08:34 GMT



Chehalis City Council Approves Increased Rate for Fire Marshal Services
The Chehalis City Council on Monday night approved an increase in rates as part of an update to an interlocal agreement with the Riverside Fire Authority for fire marshal services. The change will result in a flat rate of $10,000, or $1,666.66 a month, for Jan. 1 through June 31. The hourly rate was previously $58.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2017 3:16:33 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:16:33 GMT



Surveillance video captures fire starting in Spokane building
Surveillance video captures the moment a fire began in the Symons Building in downtown Spokane on January 28, 2016. According to officials, the first sign there was a problem can be seen from the small flicker from a light fixture. Hot material dripped from the fixture to the floor level. This led to plastic material igniting and moving into the adjacent wood wall.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2017 10:36:51 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:36:51 GMT



Richland firefighters rescue juvenile pinned under SUV
A 7-year-old boy was dragged under the family SUV after he tried to stop if from sliding down a driveway in Richland Wednesday. The silver Dodge Journey was warming up at a home in the 1000 block of Allenwhite Drive and as the temperatures changed, the SUV began to slide, said Capt. Mike Cobb, of the Richland police.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2017 10:35:32 AM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:35:32 GMT



Fire breaks out on sailboat near Bainbridge Island
Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire on board a sailboard near Bainbridge Island Monday afternoon. The fire broke out in the boat's cabin just after 3:40 p.m. as the boat was sailing off Rockaway Beach, just south of Eagle Harbor. The Coast Guard and firefighters from Bainbridge Island and a Seattle Fire Boat were called in to help.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2017 9:07:21 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:07:21 GMT



Longview, Cowlitz 2 crews battle fire at KapStone
A furnace fire that began at the KapStone Paper & Packaging plant in Longview posed significant challenges to firefighters as they tried to infiltrate the blaze without disturbing any asbestos. Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview firefighters were called out to the plant site at 12:32 p.m. Monday, and the fire continued to occupy responders well into Monday night.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2017 2:16:50 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:16:50 GMT



Supreme Court decides in favor of Bellevue firefighters in skin cancer case
The Washington Supreme Court moved this week in favor of two Bellevue firefighters battling melanoma whose insurance benefits were rescinded by the city and state Department of Labor. “I thought [the verdict] was great. The fact that skin cancer is a presumptive disease for firefighters, there’s kind of this promise made to us… When it was denied, it was a hard deal.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2017 1:04:07 PM - SOURCE: Bellevue Reporter
Posted on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:04:07 GMT



New Bills in Olympia Aim to Prepare Washington for Wildfire Season
Still jolted by back-to-back historically destructive fire seasons, legislators are considering several bills that aim to bolster the state’s ability to fight wildfires. The blazes of 2014 and 2015 burned a combined 1.3 million acres and destroyed hundreds of homes across large swaths of Central and Eastern Washington.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2017 3:15:33 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:15:33 GMT



Yakima Fire Department hopes to add to its ranks
The Yakima Fire Department needs a few more firefighters if it is to meet recommended standards. At a current staffing level of 90, the department is below the service level recommended by the National Fire Protection Association. Fire Chief Bob Stewart is quick to point out his department is usually able to meet the needs of the city and keep residents safe.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2017 1:58:23 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:58:23 GMT



Acid spill sends seven oil refinery workers to the hospital in Ferndale
Seven contract workers were taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after being exposed to hydrofluoric acid (HF) at the Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery. In a statement e-mailed from the company to KING 5, Phillips 66 said that the acid was released from a unit at the refinery around 5:00 p.m. Friday. Workers activated an internal emergency response plan which contained the spill to the property.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2017 6:16:36 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 02:16:36 GMT



House fire injures man squatting in vacant northwest Spokane home
A man was seriously injured in a house fire started by squatters at an abandoned northwest Spokane home Monday morning. The fire started just before 7:30 a.m. after squatters at 1728 W. Cleveland tried to refill a kerosene stove, fire Batallion Chief Dave Haworth said. The stove caught fire, causing serious burns on one man’s face and arms, Haworth said.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2017 10:40:14 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:40:14 GMT



Three dead after fire races through Lewis County home
Three people are dead after an early morning fire in Lewis County raced through a small home Thursday. The fire was in the town of Glenoma, east of Morton along Highway 12. Firefighters were called to the home about 3:30 a.m. After they put out the flames, they searched the home and found three people dead inside.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2017 6:05:10 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:05:10 GMT



Lacey City Council rejects fire district's annexation request
Lacey City Council on Thursday rejected a Lacey Fire District 3 annexation request, ultimately deciding that the move did not show the right return on investment for the city. “I’m in favor of the annexation, but not under the current financial conditions,” Councilman Jeff Gadman said. Lacey Fire District 3’s annexation request is related to a capital facilities and equipment plan recently approved by the fire commission.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2017 2:44:16 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:44:16 GMT



Kirkland moving forward with new fire station in Juanita
The City of Kirkland has multiple projects in the works to ensure fire response times are as quick as possible. Last month, the city held an informational meeting to gather public input on and share information about the creation of a new fire station 24 in Juanita. The impetus for the project is to decrease response times in North Kirkland, especially on Finn Hill.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2017 3:54:10 AM - SOURCE: Kirkland Reporter
Posted on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:54:10 GMT



Fire severely damages Key Peninsula home
A fire severely damaged a Vaughn-area home Thursday night, according to the Key Peninsula Fire Department. Firefighters arrived to find the single-family home in the 9500 block of Wright-Bliss Road visibly on fire about 6 p.m., Fire Chief Guy Allen said. Fire ended up going through the roof of the home and also caught the garage on fire, Allen said.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2017 1:58:56 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:58:56 GMT



Blaze near Maltby likely caused by cooking appliance
A kitchen fire spread to the roof of a home between Maltby and Duvall Thursday afternoon. Firefighters arrived to a burning house along 236th Place SE. Thick smoke was rising from the roof. The family was not home at the time. Neighbors rescued the family’s dog from the home before firefighters arrived around 1 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2017 8:42:14 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:42:14 GMT



Spokane: AMR ambulance catches fire after crash on Interstate 90
One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries Thursday morning. An AMR ambulance traveling west on Interstate 90 lost control and hit the cement barrier on the right side of the roadway. The impact from that collision caused the engine to catch fire. The AMR crew was not transporting a patient at the time and no other drivers or vehicles were involved.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2017 6:17:03 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:17:03 GMT



Fire destroys Madsen Roofing Co. in Lacey
An overnight blaze destroyed a roofing business in the 8600 block of Martin Way East. Lacey Fire District 3, along with Olympia and East Olympia fire units, were dispatched to the fire about 3 a.m. Wednesday after a passerby saw smoke coming from the building, Lacey Battalion Chief Pat Harn said. Because the site has a lot of flammable materials, such as roofing glue and other roofing products, Harn said they asked for assistance from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which brought in a “crash truck” filled with foam and water to extinguish large fires.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2017 1:49:32 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:49:32 GMT



60-year-old man arrested in connection to fire at Kingston motel
Deputies with the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office have arrested a 60-year-old man connected to a fire investigation at a local motel. Flames ripped through the Blue Water Inn, just blocks away from the Kingston ferry terminal, overnight, sending guests scrambling out into the rain for safety. The motel is in the 11040 block of NE State Highway 104.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2017 7:50:33 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:50:33 GMT



Fire at Lincoln Elementary School causes evacuation in Mount Vernon
A Wednesday morning fire at Lincoln Elementary School caused the Mount Vernon School District to cancel the school's classes for the day and move all students to Jefferson Elementary School. The fire was reported about 8:45 a.m., about 15 minutes after classes began, when staff discovered what appeared to be an electrical fire in a light fixture in the ceiling of the gym.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2017 4:14:09 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:14:09 GMT



Fire destroys mobile home north of Battle Ground
Firefighters still don’t know if anyone was inside a mobile home destroyed by a fire early this morning. Crews from Clark County Fire District 3 remain on scene of the blaze, which was first reported just before 6 a.m. at 17181 N.E. 259th St., just north of Battle Ground State Park. Arriving firefighters found a single wide mobile home fully involved in fire with the roof partially collapsed, Battalion Chief Jeff Stewart said.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2017 8:19:08 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:19:08 GMT



3 airlifted to Harborview, 2 others hospitalized in Centralia fire
A large fire at a two-story home left five people hospitalized early Wednesday morning in Centralia. Around 1 a.m., firefighters were called to the blaze in the 400 block of South Oak Street, Centralia Fire officials said. Five adults escaped the home, bThree of the patients were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2017 9:38:27 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:38:27 GMT



Arlington grad new chief for Snohomish County Fire District 21
The new fire chief is a local. Chad Schmidt, 36, started Monday as the chief of Snohomish County Fire District 21, also known as Arlington Rural. A graduate of Arlington High School, he still lives in town with his wife and three kids. The district has been without a full-time chief since the resignation of Travis Hots this summer.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2017 1:49:47 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:49:47 GMT



Pierce Co. Sheriff's deputy extricated from cruiser after crash in Parkland
A Pierce County Sheriff's deputy is hospitalized in stable condition after his patrol car was hit head-on in Parkland Tuesday afternoon. Investigators said the crash happened around around 3:30 p.m. on Tule Lake Road S. near Washington High School. They said the driver of the truck veered into oncoming traffic to try and get around another car.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2017 5:52:35 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:52:35 GMT



Walla Walla County: Officials Practice Surface Dive And Rescue
Emergency officials say there have been more reports of people walking on the icy surfaces of lakes, ponds, and rivers since temperatures have dropped below freezing. The Walla Walla County District 5 Fire Department was joined by the Pasco Fire Department and the Columbia Basin Dive Rescue team for to practice dive rescue training in a frozen pond.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2017 8:12:06 PM - SOURCE: KAPP-TV Yakima
Posted on Wed, 08 Feb 2017 04:12:06 GMT



Issaquah: Firefighters warning heavy snowfall could collapse roofs
There's a new weather-related concern Tuesday. Businesses and homes are covered with snow, and if that load is too heavy to bear, a collapse is a very real possibility. In Issaquah, 14-year-old Natalie Rapier and her family are pretty familiar with snow -- but not the kind that falls in inches. “We used to get like 3 feet in Indiana,” she told us.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2017 5:03:15 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:03:15 GMT



Investigators: How important is diversity for the City of Spokane?
When the City of Spokane went looking for a new police chief they settled on a group of finalists – all of whom were males and all of whom were white.  Yet the City has said it has a goal to expand diversity in its leaders. The City is getting ready to start searching for a new fire chief after former chief Bobby Williams retired in January.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2017 4:37:43 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:37:43 GMT



Woodinville man overcome by carbon dioxide, rushed to hospital
A man working in a detached shop was overcome by carbon monoxide Monday afternoon and was rushed to a local hospital. The Woodinville Fire Department said crews were dispatched at 12:57 p.m. to the 16000 block of Northeast 165th Street. He was found by family members. He was partially conscious when fire crews arrived and taken to Virginia Mason Hospital's hyperbaric chamber in critical condition.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2017 3:43:51 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 06 Feb 2017 23:43:51 GMT



Prosser: First responders also face difficulties with poor weather conditions
With more winter weather expected this week, a spike in calls for our emergency responders is expected as well. Reporter Mackenzie Allen found out that fire trucks and ambulances aren't immune to slipping and sliding on the ice, and that firefighters in Prosser have started bringing tire chains on all of their calls.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2017 11:59:45 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:59:45 GMT



Lacey firefighters rescue puppies from Meridian Road blaze
Five puppies were rescued Monday from a burning outbuilding in the 7000 block of Meridian Road Southeast, said Lacey Fire District 3 Chief Steve Brooks. Firefighters responded at 8:51 a.m. to a raging fire at a large outbuilding that housed dogs and puppies, said Battalion Chief Tim Hulse. A mother dog and her puppies were rescued, Hulse said.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2017 6:24:55 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:24:55 GMT



Stove was source of apartment fire in Ellensburg
Three apartments sustained fire damage and at least three more had smoke or water damage after a fire Saturday afternoon north of the Central Washington University campus in Ellensburg. The Ellensburg Police Department was first on scene to the fire at Campus Village Apartments, 925 E. 18th Ave., just after 2 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2017 6:32:24 AM - SOURCE: Ellensburg Daily Record
Posted on Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:32:24 GMT



Some first responders say new Pierce County 911 system has chronic problems; overseers say they're happy with it
Hundreds of law enforcement officers from Pierce County converged on Tacoma on Nov. 30 to help after police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez was shot. For the first time, the county’s year-old computer operation — a $5 million-plus system that helps dispatch the county’s 41 fire and law enforcement departments — was put to the test with a massive law enforcement response.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2017 1:51:13 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:51:13 GMT



Firefighter injured as heat, smoke halt rescue at deadly fire in Whatcom County
The cause of a deadly two-alarm fire in Sudden Valley early Saturday remains under investigation, as officials Sunday released further details of the incident, including a thwarted attempt to rescue the victim trapped inside. Elizabeth Wilkenson, 58, suffocated in the 1:20 a.m Saturday fire at 16 Horseshoe Circle, said Dr.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2017 1:59:35 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:59:35 GMT



Apartments damaged in fire north of CWU campus in Ellensburg
Two apartments were severely damaged and at least two sustained smoke damage in a fire Saturday afternoon north of the Central Washington University campus in Ellensburg. Ellensburg Police Department was first on scene to the fire at Campus Village Apartments, 925 E. 18th Ave., just after 2 p.m., EPD Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2017 1:46:38 AM - SOURCE: Ellensburg Daily Record
Posted on Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:46:38 GMT



Yakima Fire Dept. seeking federal grant to ease staffing problem
Several people from the Yakima Fire Department recently retired, leaving the department even more short-staffed. Now the fire department is seeking approval from city council to apply for a three-year federal grant to increase staffing. The SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would cover part of a firefighter’s salary for the first two or three years and then potentially the whole salary after that.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2017 3:28:34 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Sat, 04 Feb 2017 23:28:34 GMT



Yakima School District officials hopeful YV-Tech firefighter training program can reopen soon
Yakima School District officials are hoping to revive a firefighter training program at the district’s vocational school. The firefighting class, which district officials said has been offered for more than 10 years, shut down in January due to declining enrollment, district spokeswoman Kirsten Fitterer said.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2017 12:37:19 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:37:19 GMT



City of Edmonds, Snohomish Fire District 1 agree on contract
Snohomish County Fire District 1, which serves Edmonds, has approved a new fire contract with the city, which became effective Feb. 1. Fire commissioners voted 3-1 to accept the revised contract, which the City Council approved Jan. 24 in a 5-1 vote, with Councilmember Mike Nelson voting no. Councilmember Kristiana Johnson was absent.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2017 1:02:32 PM - SOURCE: Edmonds Beacon
Posted on Thu, 02 Feb 2017 21:02:32 GMT



U.S. Rep. Kilmer, others ask Trump administration about seasonal firefighters
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer has joined other members of the House of Representatives to ask President Donald J. Trump’s administration to specify whether the federal hiring freeze affects seasonal firefighters. In a letter sent to the Office of Personnel Management, the bipartisan group of nine representatives requested clarity on whether the freeze prevents the U.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2017 2:48:38 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:48:38 GMT



Update: Sunnyside truck complex fire caused by dog kennel heater
Investigators said a fire that destroyed multiple businesses in a Sunnyside truck complex last month appears to have started from a dog kennel heater outside one of the buildings. Fire crews initially thought the January 13 blaze at 181 Factory Road was ignited by a propane tank. One firefighter injured his hand and a dog died in the fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2017 3:37:14 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:37:14 GMT



Sheriff's Office releases 911 call connected to murder investigation in Kitsap Co.
The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office released 15 seconds of a 911 call connected to a quadruple murder investigation. The caller, who detectives have not been able to confirm, told the dispatcher "Come now" several times and provided the address of the Seabeck home where three of the bodies were found.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2017 2:41:29 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:41:29 GMT



Fire damages Jefferson County house
An Irondale house suffered moderate damage after fire broke out in a bedroom Thursday morning. No one was home and there were no injuries, said Bill Beezley, spokesman for East Jefferson Fire-Rescue. Firefighters were called to the house on West Swaney Street at 9:57 a.m. after a passer-by saw smoke coming from the eaves and called 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2017 2:48:44 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:48:44 GMT



New Snohomish County Fire District 1 fire engine ‘rolls in’ at Mariner Fire Station 11
Snohomish County Fire District 1 recently welcomed its newest fire engine to Mariner Fire Station 11 in unincorporated south Everett with a rolling-in ceremony. The rolling-in ceremony is a fire service tradition dating back to the 1830s. Part of the ceremony includes having firefighters push the new engine into the firehouse, a custom from the days of horse-drawn equipment, which could not be easily backed into the station by the horses.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2017 1:47:38 AM - SOURCE: Mukilteo Beacon
Posted on Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:47:38 GMT



North Whatcom fire commissioner censured after January public session
The Jan. 19 meeting of the North Whatcom fire commissioners needed to be recessed “until order could be restored” after embattled commissioner Dean Berkeley took to the microphone during public session. Berkeley accused district staff members present of lying and he showed “threatening and disruptive behavior” at the Odell Road fire station, according to a resolution of censure against Berkeley passed by commissioners a week later.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2017 6:51:25 PM - SOURCE: Lyndentribune
Posted on Thu, 02 Feb 2017 02:51:25 GMT



Four people displaced by Yakima house fire on South 2nd Street
Four people are without a home after a fire destroyed one of three units of a triplex home Tuesday evening. A Yakima Fire Department news release said crews responded to the South 2nd Street home located at the 300 block around 5:10 p.m. to find smoke coming from the roof and the back walls of the once single-family home converted to a triplex.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2017 3:38:49 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:38:49 GMT



Contract with Battle Ground improves Fire District 3 emergency response times
The completion of 2016 marked the first calendar year of Clark County Fire District 3 (FD3) contracting with the City of Battle Ground and according to both the city and FD3, it has been a success. Battle Ground had previously contracted with Clark County Fire & Rescue for fire and emergency services, before city officials made the decision to switch towards the end of 2015.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2017 2:15:49 AM - SOURCE: The Reflector.com
Posted on Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:15:49 GMT



Former Clark County Fire & Rescue employee files claim for wrongful termination
A former Clark County Fire & Rescue employee alleges she was forced out of the department because she was married to another employee, despite the fact multiple related men have worked at the district without reproach. In a notice for a tort claim, which are filed before formal lawsuits, attorney Robert S.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2017 7:54:41 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 01 Feb 2017 03:54:41 GMT



Update: King County approves name change for fire department
As expected, King County officials took action last week to change the name of the local fire department. It had been suggested locally that Fire District 28 be re-named Enumclaw Fire Department and legislation was proposed at the county level. The full Metropolitan King County Council made it official.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2017 1:10:31 PM - SOURCE: Enumclaw Courier Herald
Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:10:31 GMT



Port Angeles fire chief tells of need for more firefighters to avoid insurance hike
The Port Angeles Fire Department needs to hire more firefighters or the city risks a downgrade in its fire insurance rating, Chief Ken Dubuc told the Port Angeles Business Association on Tuesday. A downgrade could mean up to 90 percent of residents and businesses in Port Angeles would see anywhere from a 5 percent to a 10 percent increase in insurance costs, Dubuc has said.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2017 1:51:27 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:51:27 GMT



Yakima Fire Department holds retirement ceremony for three retirees
The Yakima Fire Department is honoring three firefighters with nearly a century of combined service in our community. The department hosted a retirement ceremony for the men Tuesday afternoon. Today's ceremony formally recognized Deputy Fire Chief, Ted Vander Houwen, who has served 24-years in the Yakima Valley and seven years in Renton.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2017 8:55:21 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 01 Feb 2017 04:55:21 GMT



Long in coming, Vashon's paramedic transition complete, new firefighters hired
Nearly three years after questions arose about best practices for Vashon’s paramedic service, change to that service is underway. As of today, when islanders who are critically ill or injured need emergency medical care, it will not be Vashon Island Fire & Rescue paramedics who tend to them, but a team of rotating paramedics who work for South King County Medic One.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2017 1:05:51 PM - SOURCE: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:05:51 GMT



Fire officials: Smoke detectors save families from fire that destroyed Yakima home
A fire that destroyed a house on Tieton Drive early Monday morning displaced seven people from three families, according to the Yakima Fire Department. Fire officials said smoke detectors woke the occupants of the home, 3605 Tieton Drive, shortly before 2:30 a.m. The people were able to get out of the home without injury, some going through a window, according to a fire department news release.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2017 10:43:19 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:43:19 GMT



Spokane fire engine preserved for historical significance but there’s no place to exhibit it
In a cramped room at the back of the Spokane Fire Department Training Complex, Tom Heckler houses artifacts dating back more than a century. “They always told me, they can’t build a museum,” Heckler said, seated in a chair next to a humming tower server that fills part of his 300-square-foot exhibit.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2017 8:49:26 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:49:26 GMT



Walla Walla: Union Pacific railroad worker killed by train
A male Union Pacific railroad worker was killed by a train on Tuesday morning. John P. Schneider, 54, of Spokane Valley, was “killed instantly, in a railroad accident” in Wallula, according to Walla Walla County Coroner Richard Greenwood. Walla Walla Fire District 5 responded to a call for help at 5:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2017 10:53:41 AM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:53:41 GMT



Sheriff: 3 Kitsap Co. homicide victims ID'd; 4th victim in truck was killed
Officials have identified three homicide victims found inside a burning home Friday night near Seabeck in Kitsap County. In addition, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office says that a fourth victim found inside a burned-out pickup truck in Mason County also died of "homicidal violence." The identity of that victim has not been released.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2017 9:01:50 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:01:50 GMT



La Conner to buy out Skagit County District 13's ownership of fire station
La Conner is ending a 13-year agreement to share a fire station with Skagit County Fire District 13, and is buying out the district’s share of ownership of the building. The move comes a month after the district, which has been transitioning into a professional 24/7 department over the past several years, announced plans to keep two overnight firefighters in the Chilberg Road building, said District 13 Chief Roy Horn.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2017 4:11:20 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:11:20 GMT



Longtime Cle Elum firefighter resigns amid controversy
A 22-year veteran of the Cle Elum Volunteer Fire Department resigned Tuesday night, telling the Cle Elum City Council that he faced harassment and retaliation after filing a complaint against the department’s former chief last year. Rick Graham, who had been Second Assistant Chief of the department and the emergency medical services lead, told the council his complaint came after an incident involving Chief David Campbell at an aid call last September.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2017 1:47:02 AM - SOURCE: Ellensburg Daily Record
Posted on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:47:02 GMT



3 found dead inside burned Kitsap County house; investigated as homicide
Three people were found dead in a home that caught fire late Friday night near Seabeck. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office has identified two of the bodies as male and one of them as female. The identities and ages of the victims are unknown. Investigators are treating the case as a homicide. "We’re handling it as a homicide investigation," said Scott Wilson, Kitsap County Sheriff's deputy.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2017 8:14:52 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:14:52 GMT



Olympia Fire Department uses old-timey video to announce Twitter account
The Olympia Fire Department retired its carrier pigeons this year, and is using a new kind of bird to send out information: Twitter. The city announced the change Friday morning with a fun, old-timey video. It features Deputy Chief Greg Wright pulling up to the station in an antique firetruck, then attempting to send out messages using a typewriter and carrier pigeon.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2017 5:52:23 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:52:23 GMT



Cowlitz Fire District 5: Officials eye fire station remodel, backed by $1 million from methanol project
Northwest Innovation Works would make a $1 million, one-time grant to upgrade Kalama-area fire facilities under an agreement reached this month with Cowlitz Fire District 5. The agreement hinges on the Northwest Innovation getting all permits to build the $1.8 billion project. The company would also pay a still-to-be determined amount for firefighter training.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2017 2:12:07 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:12:07 GMT



Fire damages Naches volunteer firefighter's home
A fire destroyed the home of a volunteer firefighter in Naches Wednesday night. According to the Naches Fire Department, the home of Jared Sutton sustained extensive heat and smoke damage. "Sadly I must report that one of our own members has suffered a tragedy," said Capt. Don Swanson in a Facebook post.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2017 12:41:14 PM - SOURCE: KVEW-TV ABC 42 Kennewick
Posted on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:41:14 GMT



Follow Up: ATF assisting with Lynnwood fire investigation
The Lynnwood Police Dept. is now investigating the massive 3-alarm fire which destroyed a senior living community which was under construction along Scriber Lake Rd. Police have requested help from federal authorities, including an Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms National Response Team, which assists during major fire and explosion incidents.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING 5
Posted on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Man seriously injured in Kent mobile home fire
A man was seriously injured in a mobile home fire Friday morning in Kent, officials said. Firefighters responded to the 15400 block of Southeast 272nd Street in Kent after 7:30 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke spewing from a home there, said Capt. Kyle Ohashi of Puget Sound Fire & Rescue. Firefighters were told someone might be inside.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Lynwood: Officials share Regional Fire Authority developments during open houses
Officials from the City of Lynnwood, Lynnwood Fire and Fire District 1 gathered twice over the past two weeks to hold informational open houses about the progress of a Regional Fire Authority (RFA) proposal. The proposal is still in its early stages of being formed. The RFA Planning Committee began holding meetings in October 2016.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2017 8:08:09 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 04:08:09 GMT



Dispatchers, Chiefs Worry for Public Safety Amid Staff Shortages at the Lewis County 911 Center
In the early morning hours, as many are waking up for the day and starting commutes to school or work, the Lewis County 911 Communications Center may only have two dispatchers on duty. Those two people must work together to monitor three radios for every law enforcement and fire agency in the county and two phone lines — 911 and non-emergency — for every call from citizens.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2017 3:58:42 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:58:42 GMT



King County Fire District 28 looks to change its name
What’s in a name? In the case of the fire district serving Enumclaw and its rural environs, a few simple words can seemingly provide some clarity, a sense of familiarity and a link to history. Now in the King County pipeline is a plan that would change the name of King County Fire District 28 to the Enumclaw Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2017 1:08:23 PM - SOURCE: Enumclaw Courier Herald
Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:08:23 GMT



Planned Fires To Prevent Mega-Fires: You May See More Of That In Washington
Although the 2016 Washington wildfire season paled in comparison to the two years prior, experts warn an era of mega-fires is on the horizon, unless the state addresses poor forest health, and fast. Recent state House committee hearings suggest a growing bipartisan consensus on the need for improved forest management practices.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2017 7:46:11 PM - SOURCE: Lens
Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 03:46:11 GMT



Did a 3-year-old start deadly Yakima apartment fire? His mom says he did, but police still aren't sure
Six weeks after a fire killed a 46-year-old Yakima woman at a Gordon Road apartment complex, investigators with the police and fire departments say they are not ready to announce the fire’s cause. Investigators say due to trouble tracking down witnesses, they haven’t reached a conclusion on the cause of the ?Dec.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2017 12:09:34 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:09:34 GMT



Follow Up: Seattle marijuana store owner may have lost everything in fire
The owner of a marijuana shop in Lake City is worried he may lose his business after an early morning fire. Firefighters responded to the alarm at Greenside Recreational at NE 98th St. and Lake City Way around 1:15 a.m. Smoke was billowing from the basement and flames were moving up into the main level.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2017 9:55:53 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:55:53 GMT



Asotin Fire Department makes plea for support from mayor and council
Tonight (Monday) the city of Asotin firefighters made an emotional plea for support to the mayor and city council. This comes after the council discussed the possibility of building a coffee shop near the station in downtown Asotin. The firefighters voiced their concern that this could hinder their daily activities.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLEW TV
Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Fire at marijuana shop sends smoke billowing through Seattle neighborhood
A fire at a recreational marijuana shop sent smoke billowing through Seattle's Lake City neighborhood early Tuesday morning. Crews responded to the scene, Greenside Recreational at 9804 Lake City Way NE, at about 1:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call from the owner of the pot shop, who said he could see smoke and flames spewing from the basement.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2017 9:05:24 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:05:24 GMT



Clarkston City Council question fire chiefs on future of Clarkston Fire Dept.
Local fire chiefs’ met with the Clarkston City Council Monday night to discuss the options for the future of the Clarkston Fire Department. The main options discussed were annexation with Asotin County Fire District 1 or contracting with Lewiston Fire Department to create a valley wide fire and EMS service.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLEW-TV CBS 3
Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighter Mark Wagner receives San Juan Island Fire Department's highest award
Firefighter Mark Wagner and Lieutenant Erin Graham received San Juan Island Fire Department’s highest awards Saturday night when the department celebrated the 2016 contributions of its members. The firefighters and support members were honored for their dedicated service at the annual awards banquet, which was held at Downriggers Restaurant.
- PUB DATE: 1/23/2017 5:17:02 PM - SOURCE: San Juan Islander
Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:17:02 GMT



Roof collapses, crews battle crematorium fire in Cowlitz County
Fire crews arrived at the Longview Memorial Cemetery crematorium to flames coming through the roof Monday evening. Cowlitz County and Longview firefighters took a defensive stance and contained the flames in less than an hour, a release said, but not before the building's roof collapsed. There was no information released concerning estimated damages or possible causes for the fire, pending investigation.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU
Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT



 

 
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