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'It was time to get him': Orting Valley Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief rams gate to save man from pit bull attack
A fire chief said he had to take matters into his own hands when a UPS driver was attacked by pit bulls. Orting Valley Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Steve Goodwin said he rammed a gate when someone at the house refused to open it. The rolling chain-link gate in question is back upright now after the Fire Department crashed through it Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4
Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Early morning house fire in Kennewick under investigation
Firefighters are trying to figure out what started a house fire on the 800 Block of South Fruitland St. around 3:00 Tuesday morning. Responding units found flames and smoke coming from a house. Firefighters had to cut a hole in the roof to get to those flames. The flames spread to another house and damaged the outside.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2017 9:49:57 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:49:57 GMT

Firefighting drones to assist Spokane police on investigations of fatal car crashes
Spokane’s fleet of firefighting drones will now be used by police investigators surveying the scenes of deadly car crashes. The City Council gave its consent Monday night for crash investigators, who had previously been suspended from fire engine ladders to photograph wrecks, to use the fire department’s three (soon to be four) devices to take the pictures instead.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2017 6:41:41 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:41:41 GMT

Maple Valley Fire respond to mobile home fire
Maple Valley firefighters were called to a house fire in the 21600 block of 220 Avenue Southeast. When firefighters arrived at 11:42 a.m., they found smoke and flames coming from one end of a double-wide mobile home. The resident, who was not home when the fire started, notified the responders that everyone was out of the house, though there were possibly two dogs inside.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2017 1:59:26 AM - SOURCE: Covington & Maple Valley Reporter
Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:59:26 GMT

Rain, cooler temperatures help firefighters battling Jolly Mountain Fire NW of Cle Elum
Rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters as they continue to battle the Jolly Mountain Fire. Fire officials say the blaze burning about six miles northwest of Cle Elum is about 40 percent contained, scorching an estimated 38,800 acres. Crews continue to patrol for hotspots and strengthen fire lines.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2017 3:13:13 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:13:13 GMT

Cause of Washington state line barn fire under investigation
Spokane Valley fire crews say they are still investigating the cause of a fire that fully engulfed a large barn near the Washington state line Monday afternoon. Firefighters say a neighbor called the fire in, and when fire crews first arrived they found the barn on E. Wellesley fully engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2017 3:46:27 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:46:27 GMT

Dozens diplaced after 4-alarm fire races through SeaTac apartment complex
Dozens of residents are displaced after a massive, four-alarm fire at an apartment complex in SeaTac Friday afternoon. Crews were called to the Carriage House Apartments located at 3600 S. 180th Street around 4:00 p.m. after a neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from one of the buildings. Firefighters arrived to find flames and thick plumes of smoke shooting out from the rooftops on two sides of the two-story complex.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2017 7:55:28 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:55:28 GMT

Homeless man charged with arson in Tukwila fires
The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged a 40-year-old homeless man in a string of fires, including two in Tukwila. James Lynn Goad Jr., who came to the area from Arkansas, was charged with four counts of second-degree arson on Sept. 8. He was arrested on Sept. 6 and booked into the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2017 3:14:30 AM - SOURCE: Tukwila Reporter
Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:14:30 GMT

Arlington mayor says goodbye to fire chief
Saying goodbye to valued employees is hard, even when I am excited about their next professional challenge. Saying goodbye to Fire Chief Bruce Stedman will be very hard. Let me tell you why: In his seven years at the city of Arlington, Bruce has accomplished much. Right after he arrived, he organized his staff to do public outreach on a levy issue.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2017 1:52:00 AM - SOURCE: Arlington Times
Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:52:00 GMT

Eyewitness: Choppers "heroes" in saving Arlington Heights homes
Larry Verducci looked at the smoldering hillside and realized just how “very lucky” they were. “It could have been a whole different scenario,” he said Friday. Verducci’s home and about two dozen others were threatened by a large brush fire Sept. 14. They were all ordered to evacuate. But then the “heroes arrived,” he said of helicopters from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Natural Resources.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2017 1:52:07 AM - SOURCE: Arlington Times
Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:52:07 GMT

Spokane Police Department arrests suspect in Beacon Cleaners arson fire
The Spokane Police Department arrested the suspect Sunday in connection to the Beacon Cleaners arson fire sparked back in August. Scott M. Lenway, 42, was arrested Sunday morning after an anonymous tip according to police. On August 11, fire crews responded to a structure fire at Beacon Cleaners on East 32nd Avenue and South Grand Boulevard.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2017 1:20:47 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:20:47 GMT

Two boys suspected in Freeland house fire
Police have arrested two young boys in connection with a suspicious house fire in Freeland last month. The boys, both 15, allegedly confessed to being involved in the suspected arson case, the Island County Sheriff’s Office announced. “The suspects are a (sic) two 15 year old males, one of which lives in the area,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2017 1:50:40 AM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times
Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:50:40 GMT

West Thurston firefighters rescue 2 unconscious dogs from house fire
West Thurston Regional Fire Authority firefighters rescued two unconscious dogs from a house fire on Wednesday. “They have quick, smart dogs and a pet loving crew that knew exactly what to do,” said Captain Brian Christiansen in a statement. “We are trained to save people and the pets that people love.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2017 7:11:54 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:11:54 GMT

Winlock Fire District asks for Levy to hire more staff
Winlock residents can expect to see a request on the November ballot from Lewis County Fire District 15 for a maintenance and operations levy expected to collect $215,000 per year from 2018 through 2021. The levy is primarily intended to allow the district to hire an additional full-time firefighter to augment its weekday shifts, according to the district.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2017 3:21:02 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:21:02 GMT

Cle Elum: Jolly Mountain Fire 25% contained; hundreds of homes still in danger
Crews appear to be winning the battle against the now 34,000-acre Jolly Mountain Fire near Cle Elum. Officials say 188 homes are still under a level 3 evacuation alert but fire crews are confident that containment lines will hold. The majority of homes under a level 3 are south of the fire. The blaze is 25 percent contained, the majority of containment spans across the fire’s entire southern flank and encompasses a portion of its eastern flank.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ifiberone.com
Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Spokane area fire district that responded to school shooting releases heartfelt message
Spokane County Fire District #8 released this statement a day after the deadly shooting at Freeman High School. "Spokane County Fire District 8 would like to express our prayers and deepest condolences to the Strahan family after yesterday’s tragic shooting at Freeman High School. We also would like to send our thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery of the injured students, as well as peace and healing for all affected by this tragedy.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2017 12:33:53 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:33:53 GMT

Fire forces Tacoma family from their home
An early morning fire forced at least eight people and two dogs from a Tacoma home on Thursday morning, according to the the Central Pierce Fire Department. The fire started in the basement of the home off of 68th Street and burned holes in the floor, said spokesman Brian Levings. Firefighters responded at 3:17 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2017 1:44:51 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:44:51 GMT

Homeless man pleads guilty for destructive fire at Bellevue mosque
A homeless man charged for a January fire that badly damaged a mosque in Bellevue pleaded guilty Friday morning to first-degree reckless burning in King County Superior Court. Isaac Wayne Wilson, 37, was originally charged with second-degree arson and held on $1 million bail for the Jan. 14 fire at the Islamic Center of the Eastside.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2017 11:22:44 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:22:44 GMT

Diamond Creek Fire near Mazama spurs heightened evac levels
Crews monitoring NCW’s largest wildfire this morning set a Level 2 “be ready” evacuation status for areas near Mazama and Winthrop as the blaze began moving south in two mountain drainages. Managers of the Diamond Creek Fire scheduled a 6 p.m. community meeting today at the Mazama Community Club, 512 Goat Creek Road, to outline the situation as the fire moves south in Monument Creek drainage and along Pat Creek near Mazama.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2017 4:32:45 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:32:45 GMT

AMR told to stop parking ambulances at West Seattle store
A grocery store parking lot is now off-limits to ambulances because the owner said the rigs take up spaces needed by his customers. Paul Kapioski, who owns Thriftway in West Seattle, said he got fed up seeing AMR ambulances taking up two or three stalls for hours at a time while his customers circled looking for an open space.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Roslyn approves contracts to fund emergency fire break
The Roslyn City Council approved four contracts Tuesday night to help fund a fire break north of town, which was constructed earlier this month. Over Labor Day weekend, ember showers from the Jolly Mountain Fire were forecast to come down around Roslyn, which prompted an urgent need for a new fire break.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2017 2:58:12 AM - SOURCE: Ellensburg Daily Record
Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:58:12 GMT

Passenger train hits trailer full of foam blocks bound for Felida docks; none hurt
An Amtrak train carrying 164 people plowed through a trailer carrying foam blocks bound for the docks at Felida Moorage on Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. Clark County Fire District 6 spokesman David Shmitke said the tractor-trailer driver hauling the foam blocks had stopped before the crossing, close to the end of Northwest 122nd Street, to make sure his two-trailer payload could make it over the crossing without bottoming out.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2017 4:58:42 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:58:42 GMT

Monetary donations help both Central Washington firefighters and businesses
Many local authorities have been receiving calls asking how residents can help firefighters fighting the Jolly Mountain and Norse Peak fires burning in Central Washington. Instead of donating water, food, personal hygiene or other items, donate money to support both the crews and local businesses. In the rural base camps it's challenging to find storage for items that are donated and not needed at the moment.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2017 2:07:13 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:07:13 GMT

Golf course maintenance building destroyed by fire in Bremerton
The maintenance building at a Bremerton-area golf course was destroyed by fire early Wednesday, but crews were able to keep the flames from spreading to a nearby home. Firefighters responded to the scene, the Rolling Hills Golf Course on NE McWilliams Road, at about 1 a.m. after receiving reports of a fire at the maintenance shop.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2017 9:16:31 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:16:31 GMT

Spokane: Student killed in shooting at Freeman High School; Suspect in custody
A suspect is in custody following a shooting at Freeman High School on Wednesday morning. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said, "The threat from the shooter has been eliminated." Schaeffer said one student was killed at the school. Sacred Heart Hospital confirmed three children were transported in stable condition following the shooting.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM
Posted on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Blue Grouse Road Fire burning in Okanogan County
Okanogan County Emergency Management officials reported a wildfire burning north east of Oroville, Washington Wednesday morning. Okanogan County Emergency Management team member, Maurice Goodall, said the fire started from a house fire on Blue Grouse road in the Nine Mile area. Goodall said everyone who was in the home was safe, but the house was completely destroyed.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2017 5:08:50 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:08:50 GMT

Archer Mountain fire in Skamania County 100 percent contained
The Archer Mountain Fire was declared 100 percent contained this morning and all evacuation notices have been lifted. Fire crews announced the containment was declared at 7 a.m. this morning. The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office clarified that though the fire is contained, that doesn’t mean it’s completely controlled.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2017 9:06:54 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:06:54 GMT

New fire chief takes over Puget Sound Fire
The next chapter of Puget Sound Fire begins today, Sept. 11, with the new fire chief, Matt Morris, starting his first day on the job. Morris takes over for former fire chief, Jim Schneider, who retired at the end of August after leading the department for 15 years. Morris has over 27 years of experience from the fire service.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2017 1:47:53 AM - SOURCE: Covington & Maple Valley Reporter
Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:47:53 GMT

Fire breaks out in rooftop garden of downtown Seattle high-rise
A fire in rooftop garden of a high-rise building sent a plume of white smoke billowing over part of downtown Seattle Monday night. Firefighters were called to the scene just before 7:30 p.m. of the 17th floor of the Russell Investment Center located at 2nd Ave. and University, next to the Seattle Art Museum.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2017 10:46:04 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:46:04 GMT

Suspected impaired driver plows into Olympia thrift shop
A suspected impaired driver smashed into the front of an Olympia thrift store early Tuesday morning, but luckily no one was hurt. It was just after midnight when the car careened into Dumpster Values at 302 4th Ave. E., Olympia Fire officials said. Firefighters and police arrived to find a damaged storefront, a smashed car, but no driver.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2017 6:36:54 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:36:54 GMT

Firefighters rescue kitten and snake from apartment fire in Silverdale
Firefighters helped rescue a family's pets after an apartment fire in Silverdale on Monday. The fire broke out in a second floor unit at the Wellington Apartments off NW Randall Way. Crews said two adults and a dog made it out safely. Another dog did not survive. Firefighters then rescued a kitten and a snake from the unit.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2017 2:27:55 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:27:55 GMT

Crews battle 2-alarm house fire in Gold Bar
Fire crews battled a fully involved house fire in Gold Bar early Tuesday. The fire at the vacant home on 144th Street Southeast and Whiteman Road was called in to 911 at about 3:20 a.m. When crews arrived, the fire was upgraded to a second alarm. Because the flames were too intense for fire crews to enter the home, the fire had to be fought defensively from the outside.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Firefighters still working to contain Jolly Mountain and Norse Peak fires
Firefighting working to contain the Jolly Mountain and Norse Peak fire benefited from the cooler temperatures as the fire’s movement was slowed down over the weekend. The Jolly Mountain Fire has burned almost 30,000 acres and the blaze has moved toward the containment lines on the west and east sides.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2017 5:49:38 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:49:38 GMT

Man arrested for starting small brush fire with fireworks in Spokane's East Central neighborhood
A man was arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with a fire started in a field near Second Avenue and South Pittsburg Street in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood. Spokane Police and Fire Department officials received several calls at around 1 p.m., police wrote in a news release. Upon arrival, they found the field in flames.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2017 6:01:26 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 01:01:26 GMT

Archer Mountain Fire now 40 percent contained
Firefighters continue to increase containment of the Archer Mountain fire, currently burning 259 acres of forest in Skamania County. The blaze is now 40 percent contained, incident commander James Shank of the Washington Department of Natural Resources reported Monday. Some residents in the area remain on evacuation notice.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2017 9:46:23 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:46:23 GMT

Crews battle fire in vacant church near Adams and Broadway in Spokane
Fire crews responded to a structure fire that spread to surrounding vegetation Friday night. Spokane deputy fire chief Robert Ladd said crews arrived in the vicinity of Adams Street and Broadway Avenue a little before 8:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a grass fire. Upon arrival, they saw flames licking up through the roof of a vacant church – identified as the former Broadway Baptist Church – and immediately called in reinforcements.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2017 10:26:27 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 17:26:27 GMT

Discarded smoking materials cause Seattle house fire in North Beacon Hill
Discarded smoking materials are to blame for a house fire in North Beacon Hill Sunday night, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Firefighters responded to a single-family home in the 2300 block of 12th Ave. S. around 7:30. and got the fire out within minutes. It was determined that discarded smoking materials caught a deck on fire, which then spread to the house.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2017 6:27:51 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:27:51 GMT

Vehicles stolen from Cowlitz County District 5 fire station as crews battle Archer Mountain Fire
The minds of firefighters from Cowlitz County District 5 were racing on Thursday. And not just for the Archer Mountain Fire they plan to return to Friday. Chief Vic Leatzow said sometime early Thursday morning burglars broke into the firehouse on Todd Road, just outside of Kalama, while crews were battling the Archer Mountain Fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGW
Posted on Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ammunition goes off during car fire on I-405 in Bellevue
The Washington State Patrol says about 20 rounds of ammunition have gone off during a car fire in Bellevue. The car erupted in flames on northbound I-405 at SR 520 Friday at about 10:42 a.m. The fire has since been put out by firefighters at the scene. The four right lanes are blocked. Traffic is getting by in the express toll lanes.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2017 11:13:12 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:13:12 GMT

Clallam Fire District 3 to consider grant for more firefighters
Clallam County Fire District No. 3’s call volume has consistently increased by 6 percent every year for the past two decades, Assistant Chief Dan Orr said. A recent service delivery study described the increase as “the single most significant challenge we face.” However, a federal grant could offer a “proactive” solution to the call volume by allowing the district to hire up to six more firefighters, Orr said.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Help streams in to fight Norse Peak Fire with a little assist from the weather
The change in the weather is helping in the battle against the wild fires in our state, but not by much. The Norse Peak fire has consumed more than 45,000 acres northeast of Mount. Rainier, and the newer Sawmill Creek Fire has burned just under 1,000 acres northeast of Greenwater. A new fire camp has sprung up at the Enumclaw fairgrounds to deal with the Sawmill Creek Fire while cabin owners near Crystal Mountain are dealing with an urgent evacuation from the Norse Peak Fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Three taken to hospital following two-vehicle wreck and rescue at Lake Crescent
Three people were taken to Olympic Medical Center after a head-on wreck on U.S. Highway 101 at Lake Crescent late Wednesday, Clallam County Fire District No. 2 officials said. A Chevrolet pickup was traveling eastbound when it collided with a westbound 2004 Ford Taurus near Barnes Point shortly after 10 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Norse Peak, Jolly Mountain Fires grow to more than 110 square miles
The wildfire that forced evacuations at Crystal Mountain Resort is now bigger than the city of Tacoma. Fire officials say the lightning-sparked Norse Peak Fire has grown to over 70 square miles and burned 45,433 acres on Thursday. Tacoma is 62 square miles in area. The fire was 8 percent contained as of Wednesday night.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: King5
Posted on Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New app helps firefighters save lives during cardiac emergencies in Spokane County
Spokane and Spokane Valley Firefighters are now more equipped to help people during life threatening cardiac emergencies. Spokane County is the third of four sites in the U.S. selected for a pilot program to utilize off-duty firefighters in response to cardiac arrest calls in both public and private places.
- PUB DATE: 9/6/2017 3:13:31 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:13:31 GMT

Tacoma home erupts in flames with 93-year-old woman inside
Minne McClarron was suddenly awakened early Tuesday morning by a loud explosion and flames burning just feet from her Tacoma home. “By the time I got to my granddaughter’s bedroom, the whole house was glowing,” McClarron told KIRO 7 Wednesday. The 93-year old McClarron, who has owned her home on the corner of South 52nd and Fawcett Avenue since 1969, said the fire that scorched her front yard was not the first time homes near Stewart Middle School have apparently been targeted by a firebug.
- PUB DATE: 9/6/2017 8:44:52 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Thu, 07 Sep 2017 03:44:52 GMT

Jolly Mountain firefighters: 'Protecting homes can become an obsession'
In the Morgan Creek neighborhood, about 10 miles north of Roslyn, firefighters work around the clock to protect 33 homes. "You can see the fire is right in here," said firefighter Kale Casey as he walked through the neighborhood. "It's trying to chunk its way down this road, and it's definitely right up there," he said pointing uphill into the brush.
- PUB DATE: 9/6/2017 8:29:55 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Thu, 07 Sep 2017 03:29:55 GMT

Spokane: Arson confirmed in fire at South Hill business
Authorities say a fire at the Beacon Cleaners on Spokane’s South Hill is a confirmed arson. This is actually the second time in the past month that an arsonist has tried to ignite the business located at 32nd and Grand. Due to the damage from the first fire the dry cleaning service has already been forced to operate out of a trailer in their parking lot.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2017 9:14:59 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:14:59 GMT

Crews continue to fight Archer Mountain Fire
As he stood along a recently cleared access road south of Archer Mountain, Chris Werner’s eyes remained glued to a few small flames that crackled as they danced on the forest floor about 10 feet away from him. “At any time, anything can happen,” he said. “You always have to be ready.” It’s tedious work, but Werner spent Wednesday keeping the flames from getting too high and spreading past the south line of the wildfire, which has grown to about 75 acres in the two days since it sparked from the Eagle Creek Fire raging in Oregon.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Norse Peak Fire grows to size of Tacoma
The wildfire that forced evacuations at Crystal Mountain Resort is now bigger than the city of Tacoma. Fire officials say the lightning-sparked Norse Peak Fire has grown to nearly 70 square miles and remains eight percent contained. Tacoma is 62 square miles in area. Level 3 evacuations -- meaning leave now -- remain in place in Pierce County for Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, Silver Springs Campground, Silver Creek, Deep Creek, Joke Creek, Alta Community, Pick Handle Basin, Goat Creek and the Gold Hill Community.
- PUB DATE: 9/6/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING 5 TV
Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Inslee tours Jolly Mountain Fire camp, gets briefed on crew activity
When Gov. Jay Inslee set out to go hiking with some friends last weekend, he experienced the effects of the Jolly Mountain Fire first hand. Forest officials told his group to stay out of the woods. “Being the governor, doing my part as a good citizen, I stayed out of the woods,” Inslee said. Inslee was briefed on the progress of the Jolly Mountain Fire on Tuesday at the fire camp near the Cle Elum Airport.
- PUB DATE: 9/6/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Record
Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Police: 15-year-old Vancouver boy is suspect in large wildfire east of Portland
Authorities say a 15-year-old boy is the suspect in the large Eagle Creek Fire burning east of Portland that was likely caused by fireworks. The Oregon State Police said in a statement Tuesday that the teen from Vancouver, Washington, and others may have been using fireworks on a popular trail in the Columbia River Gorge area.
- PUB DATE: 9/5/2017 7:41:26 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017 02:41:26 GMT

Spokane firefighters battling smoky conditions along with fires
Everyone here in the Inland Northwest is dealing with the smoky conditions, even firefighters, who have their own set of problems. “Smoke from Montana, smoke from Oregon, smoke from BC… It seems to be from all directions,” says Battalion Chief Bruce Moline from the Spokane Fire Department. Firefighters are used to smoke, just not like this.
- PUB DATE: 9/5/2017 8:17:28 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:17:28 GMT

Department of Natural Resources bans burning in Washington
Officials have banned all outdoor burning in Washington state on Department of Natural Resources land because of multiple wildfires and smoke. The ban announced Tuesday prohibits outdoor burning on state forests, state parks and forestlands under DNR fire protection. Anyone caught violating the burn ban can face fines.
- PUB DATE: 9/6/2017 7:29:23 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:29:23 GMT

Fire Chief Mark Risen to retire from Bellevue Fire Department
After more than 38 years of dedicated service to the fire service profession and almost 35 years with the Bellevue Fire Department, Fire Chief Mark Risen announced his retirement today. Chief Risen served as Bellevue’s interim fire chief for nearly a year before being appointed to the position permanently in May 2015.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2017 3:23:57 AM - SOURCE: Bellevue, WA
Posted on Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:23:57 GMT

Jolly Mountain Fire continues to burn out of control
The threat is becoming more real each day the Jolly Mountain Fire burns out of control. On Monday, the Kittitas County Public Health Department declared dangerous air quality conditions in Cle Elum and unhealthy air quality conditions in Ellensburg because of the Jolly Mountain and Norse Peak fires. The Jolly Mountain Fire cast a heavy blanket of smoke over Ronald, Roslyn and surrounding towns, forcing about 150 families to leave quickly.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2017 5:13:26 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:13:26 GMT

Sisters beat flames with brooms as fire burns near Tacoma convent
Firefighters had extra help Sunday as big flames ripped through dry brush along northbound Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Mall. The flames erupted Sunday evening at 56th Street, Washington State Patrol said. As firefighters doused the flames with water, a convent full of sisters, many armed with brooms, stood at the ready.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2017 11:30:11 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:30:11 GMT

Norse Peak Fire burns 19,000 acres, popular ski resort evacuates
A wildfire burning on the Yakima-Pierce County border about 11 miles west of Cliffdell is now threatening a popular ski resort and several communities. The Norse Peak Fire is now at more than 19,000 acres and is 8 percent contained as of this morning. The Crystal Mountain Ski Resort was under a level 3 “go now” evacuation alert as the fire grew on both sides this week, pushing over the Pacific Crest Trail and threatening communities along Highway 410.
- PUB DATE: 9/5/2017 10:48:47 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:48:47 GMT

Region: Oregon wildfire jumps Columbia River to Washington
A lengthy stretch of highway east of Portland, Oregon, remained closed Tuesday morning as crews battled a growing wildfire that has also caused evacuations and sparked blazes across the Columbia River in Washington state Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate because of a seven-square mile (18-square kilometers) fire that started Saturday.
- PUB DATE: 9/5/2017 9:13:46 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:13:46 GMT

Jolly Mountain Fire: Evacuated homeowners told it will be a long-duration fight to contain blaze
Nearly three weeks after lightning sparked dry terrain in Kittitas County, the Jolly Mountain Fire remains zero percent contained. About 400 firefighters are battling the blaze, which has burned an estimated 10,532 acres as of Thursday night. The fire is 11 miles northwest of Cle Elum. Mandatory evacuation orders were issued to about 154 homeowners.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2017 3:56:11 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:56:11 GMT

Truck crash spills hot asphalt, closes Everson Goshen Road in Whatcom County
A semitrailer carrying about 6,800 gallons of hot asphalt rolled over and crashed on Everson Goshen Road early Thursday, spilling about two-thirds of its load and closing the busy highway in both directions near Everson Elementary School, authorities said. Impact of the crash tore the truck’s cab apart, shearing its roof as it came to rest on the driver’s side door.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: bellinghamherald.com
Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Battery charger sparks house fire in Asotin
Firefighters in Asotin responded to a house fire on the 200 block of Adams Street at about 7:40 p.m. Thursday evening. Black smoke was coming from the front door when crews arrived. Crews quickly got the flames under control in about 5 minutes. They say it appears a battery charger may have sparked the fire in the basement of the three-story home.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2017 4:51:01 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:51:01 GMT

Campfires banned in northwestern Washington starting Friday
Officials are putting a burn ban into effect starting Friday for northwest Washington because of continued hot, dry weather and extreme fire danger. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources says the ban applies to all outdoor burning including recreation fires on state forests, state parks and forestlands under DNR fire protection within Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island and San Juan counties.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING 5
Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Uno Peak Fire grows to 400 acres
The Uno Peak Fire burning in timber and rugged terrain 15 miles northwest of Manson has grown to 400 acres, according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service. The fire was reported at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center. It’s currently at zero percent containment.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2017 3:26:35 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:26:35 GMT

Jolly Mountain Fire: Cle Elum Residents of more than 150 homes told to evacuate
Kittitas County has escalated evacuations in the Middle Fork Teanaway near Cle Elum to a level 3 "Go Now" evacuation. By Thursday morning, the fire had grown to 7,600 acres. The Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center said the evacuations come as the Jolly Mountain Fire has moved southeast over Yellow Hill.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: komonews.com
Posted on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Spokane Fire Department launches drone program
Accurate information, and getting it quickly, is essential for emergency first responders. The Spokane Fire Department is working to bolster both with its new drone program. Nearly a year after Spokane City Council gave the OK for the city's fire department to use the unmanned aircraft, the program is getting off the ground.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2017 6:35:51 PM - SOURCE: The Inlander
Posted on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 01:35:51 GMT

Spokane brush fire burning 10-15 acres near Bigelow Gulch and Bruce Rd. appears suspicious
Authorities tell us that a brush fire burning Thursday morning near Bigelow Gulch and Bruce Rd. appears suspicious because it was one of three brush fires burning at the same time in the same area. Two other, smaller brush fires were also burning near Arbor Crest winery. The exact location of the fire was in the 8200 block of N.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2017 7:45:28 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:45:28 GMT

Pile of tree limbs burns at Vancouver wood recycling facility
Firefighters were kept busy this morning when a pile of tree limbs caught fire at a wood recycling facility in Vancouver’s Sifton neighborhood. A deputy with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office passed by H & H Wood Recyclers, 8403 N.E. 117th Ave., just after 4 a.m. today and saw a fire on the property, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Joe Spatz said.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2017 9:22:13 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:22:13 GMT

Brush fire threatens homes in Orting
A brush fire in Orting that started Tuesday night threatened homes and continues to burn Wednesday morning. It started at about 9:30 p.m. and burned more than five acres 3.5 miles southwest of South Prairie off Pioneer Way East. About 60 firefighters from multiple fire departments worked to put out the flames as the fire burned up a slope, coming about 100 feet from homes.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2017 7:24:11 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:24:11 GMT

Wildfire along State Route 410 growing, knocks out power to Naches residents
A wildfire burning along Highway 410 has scorched 120 acres of grass and brush since igniting Tuesday afternoon, and so far there's no estimate on when it will be contained. The Horseshoe Bend fire started around 4 p.m. Tuesday nearly four miles north of the intersection of SR 410 and U.S. 12. Fire crews from local agencies, the state Department of Natural Resources and the U.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2017 9:37:42 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:37:42 GMT

Officials investigating petroleum spill on Green River in Kent
State officials are investigating the source of a petroleum spill on the Green River in the Seattle suburb of Kent. The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority Capt. Kyle Ohashi says a tip led to a hazardous materials response to the river Tuesday afternoon for a spill that started in Kent and floated to Tukwila.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2017 9:41:23 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:41:23 GMT

Brush fire brings huge flames as trees burn along I-5 near Kent
Several trees were burned and backyards scorched when a brush fire brought spectacular flames along Interstate 5 on Kent's west hill Tuesday afternoon, spreading up near a row of homes in the process. As neighbors and residents used hoses to douse the burning grass behind their homes, WSDOT crews closed all northbound lanes of I-5 just south of state Route 516 during the height of the evening commute to fight the fire along the freeway.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2017 5:32:53 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:32:53 GMT

Kayaker drowns in Wenatchee River
One man is dead after getting separated from his kayak and drowning in the Wenatchee River Tuesday afternoon. A 911 call was made around 1:25 p.m. from a witness on the eastern bank of the river who noticed an empty kayak floating on the river. The witness saw a man in the water behind the kayak and stated it appeared he was trying to catch up to the kayak.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2017 9:32:30 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:32:30 GMT

Dog dies in Spokane Valley house fire with no working smoke detectors
A dog died in a house fire in Spokane Valley early Tuesday morning where working smoke detectors were not present. Spokane Valley firefighters responded to the residence at 10806 E. Fourth Avenue at about 3:30 a.m., where they observed heavy smoke and fire coming out of the doors and windows on the front of the building, according to a Spokane Valley Fire Department news release.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2017 10:11:46 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:11:46 GMT

Aircraft join fight against Jolly Mountain Fire in Upper Kittitas County
Additional resources, including aircraft, arrived to fight the Jolly Mountain Fire in Upper Kittitas County over the weekend. The fire started Aug. 11 after a series of lightning strikes in the region. It is burning in a remote, hard-to-reach area northeast of Lake Cle Elum. As of this morning, it was 4,682 acres, with more than 300 personnel assigned to fight it.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2017 4:12:21 AM - SOURCE: Ellensburg Daily Record
Posted on Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:12:21 GMT

Teen in critical condition after rescue from waters of Lake Washington in Seattle
A teen is in critical condition after he was pulled from Lake Washington in a Monday morning water rescue, emergency officials said. Kristen Tinsley with the Seattle Fire Department says the incident unfolded at about 9:30 a.m. near the dock at Sand Point, in the 7800 block of 62nd Avenue NE. The 17-year-old boy was taking a water test as part of a YouthCare Seattle boating program with Sail Sand Point when he went under and did not return to the surface, she said.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: komonews.com
Posted on Tue, 29 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Bellingham home damaged by fire
The cause of the fire Monday afternoon that damaged an old home being restored in the 100 block of South Forest Street remains under investigation. John Nickell, 68, was outside in his garden on the corner of Bryant and South Garden streets when he saw smoke coming out of the turret area of the home at 158 S.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2017 1:46:04 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:46:04 GMT

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue fire chief to retire
East Jefferson Fire-Rescue chief Gordon Pomeroy is retiring after eight years of serving as fire chief. Pomeroy is slated to retire at the end of the year, but fire commissioners could extend that deadline if a new chief hasn’t been selected, according to Bill Beezley, public information officer for East Jefferson Fire-Rescue (EJFR).
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2017 5:42:14 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Sun, 27 Aug 2017 12:42:14 GMT

Washington firefighters battle blazes across states after early start to season
A wet spring followed by an unusually hot and dry summer brought an early fire season to the Pacific Northwest. Officials with the Department of Natural Resources say Washington’s fire season is just starting, but what that means for Western Washington is different from what it means for the east side.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2017 6:35:50 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:35:50 GMT

Father, daughter rescued from Spokane River Sunday after being stranded on rocks
The Spokane Fire Department water rescue team saved a father and daughter who were stranded on rocks in the Devil’s Toenail area of the Spokane River Sunday afternoon. The pair were inner-tubing the river when they tipped over in the rapids, becoming stranded on the rocks in the middle of the river, according to a fire department news release.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2017 8:25:32 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:25:32 GMT

Pasco firefighters celebrate graduation in middle of exhaustive fire season
Fire season continues to scorch the state and firefighters are definitely feeling it, making the need for new ones essential. The Pasco Fire Department celebrated the graduation of eight new firefighters on Friday. With fire officials expecting to take on wildland fires up into October, their graduation couldn't have come at better time.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2017 6:05:24 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:05:24 GMT

Rescue swimmers from Renton fire headed to help Harvey victims
Local FEMA groups are headed to Houston Monday morning, including Renton firefighters who are trained to dive for people in distress. Two years ago, 15 firefighters in Renton trained in a rescue swimmer program in addition to the department's regional dive team. Those firefighters with the skills and equipment needed to get to stranded Tropical Storm Harvey victims have been deployed as part of FEMA’s Pierce County-based Washington Task Force, WA-TF1.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2017 5:43:19 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:43:19 GMT

7-story apartment fire sends smoke plume over Seattle
An apartment fire sent a plume of smoke high into the blue skies over Seattle on Sunday afternoon. Crews responded to the scene, a seven-story apartment building at Stone Avenue North and North 95th Street, at about 3:40 p.m. after receiving reports of flames on the roof of the structure. Firefighters deployed aerial ladders to reach the blaze, which appeared to be mostly confined to the roof and top story.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2017 5:34:35 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:34:35 GMT

1 dead, 1 injured after I-90 fire triggers crash near Ellensburg
Authorities say one person has died and another was seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 90 near Ellensburg that happened after several vehicles and a semi-truck entered an area filled with wildfire smoke. Seattlepi.com reports a brush fire started in the freeway median late Thursday morning. Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore says the crash, caused by low visibility due to smoke over the highway, involved the semi, a truck pulling a travel trailer, another truck and a car.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2017 4:41:34 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:41:34 GMT

Spokane fire chief embraces diversity, helping pave way for transgender
When Brian Schaeffer was chosen to be the new Spokane Fire Chief, he set out to diversify the department in a way that extends beyond numbers. Schaeffer's role follows a family tradition. He joined the Spokane Fire Department 12 years ago and his dad worked as a firefighter in Illinois. He is now three months in as the new Spokane Fire Chief and is leading his department into brand new territory.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2017 7:18:25 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:18:25 GMT

6 flee from early morning duplex fire in Bellevue
Six people were shaken but uninjured after escaping from an early morning duplex fire wearing only their pajamas and nightclothes. Firefighters responded to the scene, in the 14000 block of SE Allen Road in Bellevue. at about 4 a.m. Friday after receiving reports of smoke and flames billowing from the home.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2017 10:31:05 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:31:05 GMT

Marysville house fire causes est. $200,000 in damage
A house fire Thursday afternoon on the15600 block of 11th Avenue Northeast in Marysville caused an estimated $200,000 in damage, according to the Marysville Fire District. No one was inside the house during the fire. One Marysville firefighter has been transported to the hospital as a precaution, the Fire District reports.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2017 5:34:11 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:34:11 GMT

Smokejumper base chosen to serve Eastern Washington, other areas
For nearly 80 years, firefighters have utilized the North Cascades Smokejumper Base to serve Eastern Washington and beyond. For the past several years, the U.S. Forest Service has been reviewing existing facilities issues including the ‘obstacle free zone’ and current safety standards. This summer, a group of engineering and smokejumper professionals completed a required Preliminary Project Analysis ahead of much needed, substantial facilities changes.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2017 1:01:25 PM - SOURCE: Sunnyside Sun News
Posted on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 20:01:25 GMT

Blaze guts Lake Stevens restaurant, gas station
A restaurant and gas station were heavily damaged in an early morning fire in Lake Stevens, emergency officials said. Firefighters responded to the blaze, in the 500 block of 91st Avenue NE, at about 5:05 a.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call about flames shooting from the roof of the building where the two businesses are located.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2017 8:13:31 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:13:31 GMT

Blaze obliterates public works workshop in Toppenish
The Toppenish Public Works Department is expected to be back in operation Thursday morning, less than a day after a fire destroyed its workshop. “It might slow down some of our responses for water and sewer,” City Manager Lance Hoyt said Wednesday evening, as firefighters were spraying down the remains of the 108-year-old building at 8 Buena Way.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2017 6:00:38 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:00:38 GMT

Brush fire sends up smoke from Tumwater Truck Route in Clallam County
Firefighters followed the smell of smoke to find a small brush fire on Tumwater Creek. It took 45 minutes for Clallam County Fire District No. 2 firefighters and volunteers to find the source of the smoke reported by two people in the area south of U.S. Highway 101 near Tumwater Truck Route beginning at 4:08 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2017 7:03:27 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:03:27 GMT

Mountain View Fire and Rescue volunteer resigns following social media comments inquiry
A Mountain View Fire and Rescue volunteer firefighter has resigned from the department following allegations of racist comments on social media. The department received an email from an anonymous source on Sunday, Aug. 13. “I’ve come across a Mountain View firefighter… who has been flagrantly using the ‘n-word’ on social media and threatens ‘lynching,’” the person wrote.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2017 1:03:53 PM - SOURCE: Enumclaw Courier Herald
Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:03:53 GMT

Fire crews speculate fluke caused Hanford Reach Fire
The all-volunteer fire team from Franklin County Fire District 4 said they've timed it out and they think the Hanford Reach Fire in Franklin County might have started right around the peak of Monday's solar eclipse. Captain Michael Rattray said he knows how long it takes for wildfires to get going and the math checks out when compared it to the time they received the first call.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2017 7:49:17 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:49:17 GMT

Arlington's Bruce Stedman selected as preferred fire chief candidate for new RFA
The Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners and two members of the Lynnwood City Council, who will serve on the transition board for the newly approved South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue Regional Fire Authority (RFA), unanimously selected Bruce Stedman as their preferred candidate for Fire Chief. Stedman is currently the chief of the Arlington Fire Department, which is a position he has held since 2010.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2017 6:30:15 AM - SOURCE: My Edmonds News
Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:30:15 GMT

4 homes destroyed in Thurston County brush fire near Grand Mound
Authorities say a brush fire south of Olympia in the Grand Mound area burned a half a dozen structures and a business before the fire was contained and evacuation orders remained lifted Wednesday morning. Thurston County Emergency Management officials said the fire, which started near 183rd Avenue Southwest between Guava Street and Case Road started and grew quickly near Interstate 5 Tuesday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2017 7:36:57 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:36:57 GMT

Battle Ground crash results in fire and downed power pole
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a collision and fire in Battle Ground that downed a power pole and snapped lines. Emergency crews responded to a call at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday at 21100 N.E. 167th Ave. in Battle Ground, according to reports from the sheriff’s office and Clark County Fire District 3.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2017 8:01:09 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:01:09 GMT

Battle Ground schools receive defibrillator donation
Battle Ground Public Schools received a new Automated External Defibrillator thanks to a donation from Clark County Fire District 3 and American Medical Response. The lightweight, portable device delivers an electric shock that can potentially stop an irregular heartbeat and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: columbian.com
Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Norse Peak Fire may still be burning in the fall
A wildfire requiring the continued closure of a state highway through Chinook Pass may burn into the fall. Officials estimate full containment of the Norse Peak Fire — now at 1,540 acres — may not come until Oct. 1. State Route 410 — a main route from Central Washington into Mount Rainier National Park — will likely remain closed from Hells Crossing Campground to Chinook Pass through the end of the week to allow for tree removal and firefighting efforts, according to the state Department of Transportation.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2017 2:52:27 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:52:27 GMT

Small porch fire in Maple Valley
Firefighters from Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety, Fire District 44, and Puget Sound Fire were dispatched at 5:48 a.m. to a residential front porch fire in the 26900 block of 216 Ave SE. When the first units arrived they found a minor fire burning on the exterior wall and in the planter on the front porch landing.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2017 1:43:14 AM - SOURCE: Covington & Maple Valley Reporter
Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:43:14 GMT

3 hurt as crash sends car careening into North Seattle deli shop
Three people were hurt when a crash sent an SUV into a deli and grocery shop in North Seattle Tuesday morning. Two Ford Explorers crashed in the 6400 block of 8th Ave NW in the Phinney Ridge Area. The impact sent one of the SUVs into the front of the nearby Choice Deli. The other vehicle narrowly missed crashing into a fire hydrant.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Olympia: Sunday night fire in hospital’s elevator control room traps people
Nobody was injured in a fire Sunday evening at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, but people trapped in an elevator had to be rescued. The fire was reported just after 7:30 p.m. at the hospital at 3900 Capital Mall Drive SW, according to a Thurston County dispatcher. Crews extinguished the fire in the elevator control room and rescued people who were trapped in an elevator, according to a post on the Olympia Firefighters IAFF Local 468 page.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2017 2:08:36 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:08:36 GMT



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