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"I think we would be dead," Kennewick woman shares survival story after serious house fire
Two Kennewick families are displaced after an early morning fire destroyed their homes. Action News was on scene and talked to a resident who said she feels lucky to be alive. "They just kept barking and I looked out the window and all I saw was orange,” Romelia Sanchez-Noyola said. “Then I ran outside and I saw fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 4:57:18 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:57:18 GMT

Follow Up: Eastside Fire spent week helping California crews
Firefighters have been pushing themselves past exhaustion to make progress on California's deadly fires that have done so much destruction. More than 40 people were killed. About 5,700 homes and structures are gone. The images of the relentless fire that raged through wine country captured the attention of Eastside Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Dave McDaniel.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2017 3:22:01 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:22:01 GMT

Yakima firefighters put out two stove top fires in the same hour
Firefighters are cautioning the public of kitchen fire hazards after Yakima Fire Department (YFD) crews recently put out two fires that started from an unattended stove top burner. Reports said the fire department received word of a kitchen fire around 12:40 p.m. Thursday at a motel in the 1900 block of N 1st Street.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 7:30:08 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:30:08 GMT

Washington gets REAL ID extension
Washington is among 17 states that have been granted a yearlong extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards. The state Department of Licensing announced the news Wednesday, and Department of Homeland Security's REAL ID website showing the current status of each state has been updated.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2017 3:49:56 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:49:56 GMT

Apartment fire displaces two Pasco families
Two Pasco families are displaced after a fire broke out in an apartment Friday morning. Fire crews were called to the scene of 19th Dr. and Jay St. around 6 a.m. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire. They say one of the apartments is completely damaged and the other suffered severe smoke and water damage.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2017 9:37:34 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:37:34 GMT

On their day off from California wildfire duty, Seattle-area firefighters work at farm for abused kids
After a 24-hour shift on the fire lines and bit of shut-eye, a strike team of 22 Washington State firefighters was told to take a break. They didn’t go winetasting. The firefighters from greater Seattle went to work Tuesday feeding evacuated animals, cleaning stalls, moving hay and spreading wood chips at Forget Me Not Farm, a therapeutic refuge for abused and neglected children off Highway 12 between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Firefighters put out fire that burned two homes in Kennewick
Firefighters in Kennewick have put out the fire that burned two homes this morning on the 1700 block of Rainier Street in Kennewick, and investigators are still on the scene trying to figure out how the fire started. Kennewick Police closed the area of Rainier Street this morning, while firefighters battled the fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 6:44:02 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:44:02 GMT

Maple Valley Fire levy lid lift on November Ballot
The Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety Proposition No. 1 levy lid lift on this Nov. 7 ballot is asking voters a to consider a serious question about fire and emergency protection in Fire District 43. The fire board placed the proposition on the ballot following the failure of the fire benefit charge measure in the August election.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 2:03:59 AM - SOURCE: Covington & Maple Valley Reporter
Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:03:59 GMT

Brush fire burns at least 2,000 acres southeast of Toppenish
A brush fire that began Wednesday afternoon along a hillside between Granger and Satus was contained early Thursday morning after burning at least 2,000 acres. Crews from Yakima County Fire District 5 responded to reports of the fire just after 5 p.m. in the 3000 block of Tule Road. Firefighters arriving at the scene reported rapidly moving flames driven by strong winds and dry conditions, according to Joel Byam, deputy chief of operations for the fire district.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 9:04:30 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:04:30 GMT

Arson damages buildings west of Yacolt
Deputies arrested a woman Wednesday afternoon for allegedly setting fire to a shop and house west of Yacolt. Firefighters were called to the 15900 block of Northeast Gabriel Road at around 4:50 p.m. for a fire in a shop. Clark County Fire District 10 Chief Sam Arola said there was a metal shop burning next to a house.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 2:48:32 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:48:32 GMT

Officials: Fire rages at huge fruit warehouse in Bingen
A two-alarm fire is burning at Underwood Fruit & Warehouse in Bingen, Wash., Klickitat County Dispatch says. Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Klickitat Public Utility District says the fire is causing 600 power outages in the area. They say the flames burned a conductor line that serves many homes.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 9:29:34 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:29:34 GMT

'An Armageddon-type situation': Issaquah firefighters witness Calif. wildfire destruction
As firefighters continue to battle the deadly wildfires in Northern California, they've been getting help from all across the West Coast, including dozens from Western Washington fire departments. Included in the group are 14 firefighters from Eastside Fire and Rescue in Issaquah. "Watching it on TV, and seeing it in real life is a night and day difference," said Battalion Chief Dave McDaniel.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 8:27:14 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:27:14 GMT

Fire guts former used car dealership on East Sprague in Spokane Valley
A former used car dealership was heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday morning in Spokane Valley. Spokane Valley Firefighters were called to the former Best Bet Auto, 4605 E. Sprague Ave. just before 4:30 a.m. Crews from Valley Engine 6 were first to arrive and immediately noticed heavy smoke and fire billowing from the structure.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 8:02:22 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:02:22 GMT

Chewelah fire destroys home, sparks wildfire
Fire crews in Stevens County worked to put out two structure fires, which spread to a wildfire on Tuesday. Strong winds made it difficult on firefighters who were luckily able to get a handle on it before it got any worse. It broke out just before 3 p.m. just south of Chewelah on Quarry Browns Lake Road.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 3:07:46 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:07:46 GMT

Camano Island Fire and Rescue asking voters to lift levy from $1.10 to $1.35, plans budget cuts
Michael Schick, chief of Camano Island Fire and Rescue, requested all his division managers to cut their budgets by 10 percent for the year ahead. That includes Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provided by 21 career firefighters, who are also emergency medical technicians (EMT), including five to seven on duty every day, with one part-timer to fill in the gaps.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 12:18:16 AM - SOURCE: Stanwood/Camano News
Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:18:16 GMT

House fire consumes former Colfax police chief's residence
A house fire erupted in Colfax but when fire crews arrived, they were shocked to see the owner of the house was a well-known first responder for the city. A charred frame is what’s left of most of former Colfax police chief Bill Hickman’s home. He said he was in the basement when he smelled smoke and immediately called 911.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLEW TV
Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Update: No sign of arson in fatal Port Orchard fire, officials say
The Kitsap County Coroner says four victims who perished in a house fire over the weekend from smoke inhalation. 38-year-old Merle Simpson, his two kids, 2-year-old Madison and 1-year-old Collin, along with Simpson's 63-year-old mother, Vili Simpson, died in the early morning fire. Only Merle's father, Donald Simpson, escaped the fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING 5
Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

500 tires go up in flames at a store south of Everett
An estimated 500 tires burned early Monday morning when a two-alarm fire damaged a tire store and home south of Everett. At its peak, roughly 40 firefighters from five agencies battled the blaze. The fire occurred in the 13600 block of Highway 99 just north of the Mukilteo Speedway, said Leslie Hynes, a spokeswoman for South Snohomish Fire & Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 10:39:46 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:39:46 GMT

Car Fire near Pasco Post Office is now a suspicious fire investigation
Police are investigating a car fire at the U.S. Post Office on Court Street and Road 36 in Pasco. Police and firefighters responded to the area at about 4:30 AM. They found a 1995 Chevy Tahoe SUV burning in the employee parking lot behind the post office. Firefighters quickly put out the fire, but the SUV is a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 6:59:59 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:59:59 GMT

Family unharmed but two pets die in Port Hadlock house fire
A dog and cat died in a house fire that broke out late Monday morning near Nesses Corner Road in Port Hadlock. The house itself suffered heavy smoke and fire damage but no people were hurt, according to Bill Beezley, spokesman for East Jefferson Fire-Rescue (EJFR). Crews from EJFR, Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue and Naval Magazine Indian Island were called to the fire at 11:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 7:23:12 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:23:12 GMT

9-1-1 dispatch centers announce decision to consolidate in Snohomish County
The boards from Snohomish County’s two emergency dispatch centers — SNOCOM and SNOPAC — on Thursday voted to consolidate the county’s two 9-1-1 centers, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Both SNOCOM, located in Mountlake Terrace, and SNOPAC, in Everett, were founded in the 1970s and are staffed 24 hours a day to answer police, fire and related emergency calls.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2017 3:52:18 PM - SOURCE:
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:52:18 GMT

Firefighters knock down flames at Sunshine Motel fire in Yakima
Firefighters have knocked down flames in a buildings at the Sunshine Motel on North First Street and are now in a mop up phase, pulling down sections of a ceiling to ensure the fire is completely out. The fire started in a dumpster and spread to one of the motel's detached buildings that contains several units.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2017 9:48:57 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:48:57 GMT

Washington strike teams deploy to help at California wildfires
Three strike teams of local firefighters are leaving for California early Friday morning to bolster the efforts to contain the wildfires in the state's wine country. Two Type - 1 teams made up of the fire engines normally seen in fire stations, and one Type - 3 team of wildfire apparatus will meet at a staging area 13 miles south of Olympia to begin the 750-mile trip.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Fire Chief: Yes vote on Washougal Prop 7 will ensure stable funding for EMS, ambulance service
In 1979, four visionary fire chiefs came together to ensure the public safety needs for our community for generations to come. Deloy Little of Camas, Darrell Alder of Washougal, Bob Holland of Clark County Fire District 1 and Clyde Webberley of Clark County Fire District 9, signed a document that established what became known as the “Three Parties Agreement.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2017 1:06:54 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:06:54 GMT

Orting: 911 calls released in pit bull attack on UPS driver
KIRO 7 obtained the 911 call from a UPS driver who was attacked by five pit bulls while making a delivery to a home near Orting on Sept. 13. UPS driver Kevin Backlund called 911 saying he was trapped on a flatbed trailer surrounded by angry, barking pit bulls. Backlund: “I’ve been attacked by five pit bulls.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2017 6:57:52 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:57:52 GMT

Family of 4 killed in South Kitsap house fire
Four people are dead as a fire blazed through and charred a South Kitsap home on Saturday morning. Crews were called to the home in the 3800 block of Castlewood Drive near Port Orchard at 3:48 a.m. on Saturday, according to Kitsap County Sheriff's Spokesman Scott Wilson. They found a two-story house fully engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2017 6:21:55 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 01:21:55 GMT

2-alarm fire burns business, home in Snohomish County
Fire crews responded to a two-alarm fire burning multiple buildings near Everett early Monday morning. The fire broke out at about 3:15 a.m. south of Everett along Highway 99, just north of the Mukilteo Speedway. Early reports were that the fire was at a tire store there, but as crews arrived, they realized the area behind the business and a home were also on fire, according to Leslie Hynes with Snohomish County Fire District 1.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2017 5:32:01 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:32:01 GMT

Firefighters battle 'very difficult' church fire in Lacey
Crews raced to battle a Sunday morning fire that broke out at a church in Lacey, emergency officials said. Firefighters from Lacey Fire District 3 responded to the scene, at Messiah Lutheran Church in the 2700 block of Marvin Road SE in Lacey, after receiving reports of smoke and flames spewing from the roof.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2017 1:55:19 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:55:19 GMT

Spokane firefighters rescue dog from burning motor home
The Spokane Fire Department rescued a dog Sunday night that was trapped inside a motor home that caught fire. It happened on the 2000 block of West 15th Avenue in Spokane just before 7 P.M. SFD Battalion Chief Bruce Moline said crews arrived to find a motor home on fire and a dog trapped inside. Most of the fire was kept to the bottom part of the trailer, according to Moline.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2017 12:41:54 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:41:54 GMT

Arson suspected at early morning Kennewick house fire
Regan Carney had rarely interacted with the man who came pounding on her door in the early morning hours Saturday. The wife and mother of three said she doesn’t understand why Jose Antonio Contreras was shouting and acting irrationally. Why he was yanking a light fixture out of the wall outside the Kennewick apartment and setting the door on fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2017 4:01:40 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:01:40 GMT

Washington Fire Chiefs Organization Urges Members to Contact U.S. House Members about HR 3881
The Senate FIRE-SAFER re-authorization bill passed in early August but has yet to make any progress in the House. Due to the lack of action, Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) and the other House Fire Services Caucus members introduced their own FIRE-SAFER re-authorization bill (H.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Washington Fire Chiefs
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Study: Moses Lake ambulance service costs exceeded revenue in 2016
A draft report outlined Tuesday night shows Moses Lake will need to rethink its “business model” for its ambulance service. Representatives with Redmond-based FCS Group consulting firm presented findings of their Ambulance Utility Cost of Service and Rate Study at Tuesday’s city council meeting. The city contracted with the firm back in January at the request of council.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2017 3:16:22 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:16:22 GMT

Yakima firefighters serve spaghetti to community members
On Wednesday, the Yakima Fire Department hosted its 23rd annual Spaghetti Feed to raise money for the Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation.. Fire Station 91, located at 401 N. Front St, started serving spaghetti plates at 4 p.m. Firefighters started preparing the food the night before to prepare for the large crowd they were expecting.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2017 3:35:28 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:35:28 GMT

Car collision with gas meter causes Spokane Valley house fire
A Spokane Valley home caught fire around 8 p.m. Wednesday night after a driver crashed into a gas meter, causing the home to catch fire. A male driver crashed into the home at the intersection of 6th and Fox, damaging the gas meter and igniting the escaping natural gas. When Spokane Valley Fire Department crews arrived on scene, both the home and vehicle were on fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2017 11:21:51 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:21:51 GMT

Oil trains at forefront of Spokane City Council race
The political divide fueling the race for south Spokane’s City Council seat can be seen in the railroad tracks running through downtown. Breean Beggs, a private practice attorney appointed to the panel in 2016 after a failed run for Spokane County prosecutor two years prior, is being challenged by first-time candidate Andy Dunau.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2017 10:49:37 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:49:37 GMT

Des Moines fugitive accused of firebombing apartment in attempt to kill family
King County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help to find a fugitive accused of trying to kill his own 4 and 5 year old kids by burning down their apartment. Prosecutors have charged Edward Holmes II with Arson 1st Degree after investigators say he was seen on camera setting a fire in the building on 30th Avenue South in Des Moines on Tuesday , October 3.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2017 7:58:10 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:58:10 GMT

Two Skagit County fire districts to ask voters to approve merger
Two Skagit County fire districts are proposing a merger that would form a regional fire authority — the first of its kind in the county. Skagit County fire districts 4 and 9, which cover Big Lake and Clear Lake, respectively, are proposing a merger that would see the two districts become Lakeside Fire and Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2017 6:24:09 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (
Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:24:09 GMT

California taking Washington state up on offer to help fight fires
The State of California will take Washington up on its offer of fire assistance. Late Tuesday afternoon, the Washington Department of Natural Resources says California has accepted its offer and will take eight wildland firefighting engines, each with a crew of four, and two 20-person hand crews. They'll help fight the fires which continue in the state.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Firefighters trying to figure out who is starting fires along the Yakima Greenway
Firefighters are looking for whoever is starting fires along the greenway after they put out the fifth along the path in recent months. Jeff Pfaff with the Yakima Fire Department said natural brush fire in Yakima are not unheard of, but after so many along the greenway this summer he’s sure that someone is sparking these blazes.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2017 9:10:11 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:10:11 GMT

'It was scary': Kirkland couple recounts harrowing escape from raging California wildfire
Marissa Schneider and Chris Thomas had just checked into their hotel Sunday night and fallen asleep when they were awakened by rustling. The screams followed. The Kirkland couple were on a nearly week-long trip in Northern California, the first leg of their vacation included hitting some of their favorite Napa wineries.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2017 10:28:33 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:28:33 GMT

Pasco Fire Department delivers pizzas for a special cause
When it comes to raising awareness the Pasco Fire Department paired with, and even delivered for, Domino's Pizza to spread the word about Fire Prevention Week Tuesday. Ben Shearer said the Pasco Fire Department sees far too many preventable kitchen fires. To rewards folks for cooking safely, Shearer's fire truck delivered lunch with information and a challenge.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2017 5:49:27 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:49:27 GMT

Why is Maple Valley getting less fire protection? Money
People came looking for answers Monday night about why they are getting less fire protection than nearby communities. The answer is money. A lack of funds has meant that Fire Station 83 is staffed only half the time. When a fire broke out in a house down the street last week, engine companies had to be called in from other fire stations.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2017 11:35:56 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:35:56 GMT

Follow up: Ocean Shores woman dies in fire; only 1 firefighter available to respond
The Ocean Shores Fire Department found itself critically short-handed during a blaze that turned deadly over the weekend. There was only one firefighter available to go on the call. "It just happened so fast," said neighbor Steven Monson. "All of a sudden whoosh. It just blew up like that." He is astounded by the destructive nature of the fire that consumed the small home just 15 feet from his.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2017 7:32:23 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 02:32:23 GMT

Fire damages vacant home in Vancouver, none hurt
A fire damaged a vacant house in the Hough neighborhood Monday afternoon, and no one was hurt or displaced. Firefighters were called to a fire at 711 W. 21st St. around 2:40 p.m. The Vancouver Fire Department said the first crews at the scene saw flames showing from the rear of a small, one-story, single-family house.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2017 4:59:08 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:59:08 GMT

Private companies going door-to-door claiming they work for King County fire departments
The King County Fire Chiefs Association, along with East Pierce Fire, Maple Valley Fire and Puget Sound Fire would like to notify their communities that there are private companies traveling door-to-door offering home safety inspections and claiming that they work with or for the local fire department, according to a press release from Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2017 3:51:17 AM - SOURCE: Covington & Maple Valley Reporter
Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:51:17 GMT

Spokane and Spokane Valley fire departments kick-off National Fire Prevention Week
More than 850 homes were targeted to receive free Home Fire Safety Visits on October 7 and October 14 as the American Red Cross, Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) and the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) partner to kick-off National Fire Prevention Week, October 7 – 14, 2017. With the resident’s permission, teams of volunteers will test existing smoke alarms and install new smoke alarms as needed to ensure working smoke alarms are in the right locations throughout each home.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2017 12:50:38 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Mon, 09 Oct 2017 19:50:38 GMT

Fire destroys home in Graham
Fire ripped through a vacant home in Graham on Monday night, destroying it. Crews fought the fire defensively from outside the home, fearing that the heavy fire and deteriorating conditions of the home could endanger firefighters. The home is a total loss. The cause is under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2017 8:52:14 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 03:52:14 GMT

Woman dies in Ocean Shores fire
A 70-year-old woman was killed in an Ocean Shores house fire early Saturday morning in the 100 block of Victoria Loop. The fire occurred at 12;45 a.m. while the Ocean Shores Fire Department also was handling two simultaneous medical aid calls, which left only one firefighter to initially respond to the blaze in the northeastern neighborhood of the city.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily World
Posted on Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Fallen Spokane firefighter honored at National Monument
A firefighter who died in his sleep after a shift with Spokane County Fire District 8 last year was honored during the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Sunday in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Charles Douglas Archer was among the 75 firefighters who died in 2016 and 20 firefighters who died in previous years to be honored during Sunday morning’s memorial service.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2017 11:49:56 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:49:56 GMT

Large fire destroys barn, damages house near Ravensdale
A two-alarm fire destroyed a barn and damaged a home east of here Friday afternoon. The fire was at 31900 Cumberland Kanasket Road. There were no injuries, the Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety said. Firefighters were called about 1:10 p.m. for what was described as a garage fire. But when they arrived they found a barn and small shop engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2017 5:36:04 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:36:04 GMT

2 teens interviewed in connection to Graham brush fire
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is interviewing two teens who may have been involved in starting a 10-acre brush fire in Graham on Friday. No arrests have been made, but the department is interviewing a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old. Strong winds stoked the fire and threatened a neighborhood near the 6300 block of 255th Street Court East, according to Pierce County Firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2017 6:24:50 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Sun, 08 Oct 2017 01:24:50 GMT

2-alarm fire at downtown Puyallup restaurant
Pierce County firefighters quickly knocked down a two-alarm fire at a downtown Puyallup restaurant Sunday. It happened around noon at the Meridian Cafe in the 200 block of North Meridian Street. Customers were in the restaurant. Police say everyone got out safely. Officials at the scene say there was construction work occurring on the roof when the fire happened.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2017 7:58:06 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:58:06 GMT

Spokane Valley firefighters make house calls for fire safety
Firefighters and volunteers from the Red Cross went door-to-door Saturday educating people about home fire safety as part of National Fire Safety Week. “We are going door to door with over 40 volunteers knocking on doors offering free home fire safety checks, we’ll check the smoke alarms. If they’re older than ten years, we’ll install free smoke alarms,” said Spokane Valley Community Risk Reduction Specialist Elysia Spencer.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2017 3:06:56 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Sun, 08 Oct 2017 10:06:56 GMT

20 years of saving lives, averting disaster near Richland
On 88 acres just north of Richland fires rage and rescue workers rappel down the side of a building. For 20 years the Department of Energy’s HAMMER training center has trained workers holding some of the nation’s most hazardous jobs, nuclear waste cleanup and emergency response. The goal — save lives and avert disaster.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2017 9:20:03 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:20:03 GMT

10-year-old boy dies after 'tragic accident' in Mukilteo
A 10-year-old boy from Everett died Thursday night after an accident involving a metal gate at the Sulamita Slavic Church in Mukilteo. Officials were called to the church area about 4:25 p.m. Thursday where the boy reportedly had a large head injury, according to Brian McMahan, assistant fire chief with the Mukilteo Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2017 3:56:40 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:56:40 GMT

Another large fire near Roslyn, but this one was planned
Several agencies lit a prescribed fire near Roslyn on Thursday, burning dozens of acres just a few miles from this summer’s massive Jolly Mountain Fire. The controlled burn was part of Washington’s first ever prescribed fire training. At least 26 firefighters from 10 agencies assisted to learn more about prescribed burning and other wildfire fighting techniques.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2017 5:25:01 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:25:01 GMT

State patrol arrests 2 people after car chase ends in brush fire south of Kennewick
The Washington State Patrol has arrested two people in connection with an Oregon car chase that ended with a brush fire. Benton County Fire District 1 tweeted that a fire started at about 4:20 p.m. Thursday in the area of Beck Road along Interstate 82. The fire started at one acre, but quickly spread to 80 acres before it was contained.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2017 6:36:10 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 01:36:10 GMT

Camas OKs new salary scales
Camas City Council members on Monday voted 5-2 to adopt a somewhat contentious set of salary scales for the city’s “non-represented” employees — those who are not part of a union or represented by a collective bargaining agreement. Concerned that non-represented employees, including the city’s police chief, public works director, fire chief, finance director and library director, had already worked long enough without an updated salary schedule or cost-of-living increase, city leaders made the seven-tier salary scales retroactive to Aug.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2017 1:06:44 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:06:44 GMT

Auburn firefighter hailed in Vegas massacre: 'You saved my daugther's life'
An off-duty firefighter from Auburn is being credited with saving the life of a teen girl who was wounded among the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night. Dean McAuley with Valley Regional Fire Authority was at the Route 91 concert with several friends enjoying the Jason Aldean concert. "We started moving toward the center of the stage.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2017 3:45:36 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 22:45:36 GMT

1 person found dead in Thursday morning Tacoma house fire
Firefighters discovered the body of a person inside a burning home in Tacoma Thursday morning. Witnesses called 911 around 9:30 a.m. to report smoke in the air near the 7400 block of South D Street, according to Joe Meinecke with Tacoma Fire. Firefighters arrived to find flames and smoke pouring from a 1 1/2 story home.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2017 11:29:07 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 18:29:07 GMT

Spokane police and fire chiefs push back on sheriff's criticism of North Monroe project
Spokane’s police and fire chiefs said they are united in their support of a street renovation project on North Monroe Street, and do not share Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s concern that its design would hinder a downtown evacuation in case of emergency. “One hundred percent correct,” said Police Chief Craig Meidl, when asked if Monroe would suffice as an emergency evacuation route after it is reduced to three lanes from five.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2017 5:20:30 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:20:30 GMT

'I feared for his life': Report reveals hair-raising rescue of driver mauled by pit bulls in Orting
Newly released photos and documents show how close a UPS driver came to losing his life when he was attacked by a pack of pit bulls at a Puyallup-area home last month where a woman refused to let rescuers through the gate. The UPS driver, Kevin Backlund, received 133 stitches after the brutal attack and suffered from severe blood loss, according to the documents.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2017 11:06:38 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 18:06:38 GMT

Spokane County: Family of three, four dogs escape house fire
A family of three and four dogs escaped a house fire early Wednesday morning in Deer Park. Megan Hill, spokeswoman for Spokane County Fire District 4, said first responders showed up to the residence at 29810 N. Short Road to the sound of fire alarms and heavy fire and smoke coming from the back side of the log home.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2017 7:20:08 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:20:08 GMT

Heroes of NFL player’s scary locker-room scene: Seattle Fire Department paramedics
Russell Wilson had three touchdowns in the second half, including an emotional run that impressed his teammates. J.D. McKissic had two touchdowns in his season debut. Marcus Smith forced a fumble Bobby Wagner turned into a decisive touchdown. Justin Coleman intercepted a pass for another score. But to coach Pete Carroll, there were other, more fundamental heroes from the Seahawks’ home victory over Indianapolis on Sunday night.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News Tribune
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Former Snohomish County Firefighter commandeered ambulance to save Las Vegas shooting victims
As a former firefighter and an EMT in Snohomish County, Scott Pettersen thought he'd seen nearly every kind of emergency. But Pettersen says nothing could have prepared him for the challenges he faced in a hail of gunfire in Las Vegas Sunday night. He was suddenly focused on getting his girlfriend and a family with small children away from the concert grounds to find a place where they could survive.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

1 dead after fire at abandoned building in Tacoma
One person died in an abandoned building fire early Wednesday morning in Tacoma. Authorities say the abandoned building near S. 19th and Tacoma Ave. had become a homeless encampment. Firefighters were called around 3:00 a.m. to reports of fire at a commercial building. Crews discovered mounds of trash inside the building which made it tough for them to get in and attack the flames.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2017 7:52:42 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:52:42 GMT

Some Property Insurers Pulling Back From Highest Wildfire Risk Areas
Some insurance companies are choosing not to renew policies in wildfire-prone areas of the inland Northwest. That’s sending home owners scrambling to find new coverage for their properties. Northwest-based insurers such as Pemco and Grange Insurance are getting choosier about how much risk they'll take on.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2017 8:13:27 PM - SOURCE: Northwest Public Radio
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 03:13:27 GMT

Cheney woman with cancer loses everything in house fire
One week after finding out that she had stage four lung cancer, the unthinkable happened. A Cheney woman lost everything she owned in a house fire. “She just needs help and we’d like to see that happen,” says the woman’s friend, Trina Stout. Stout has known Anita Whitaker for more than 15 years and says she’s like a second mother to her.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2017 4:04:24 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:04:24 GMT

Spokane first responders prepared for mass casualty event
With the news of another mass murder coming all too soon after the Freeman High School shooting, emergency responders at Spokane Fire Department are saying they are confident they would be able to handle a mass casualty event, but hope it never happens here. "We train for them multiple times each year," said Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2017 11:04:08 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:04:08 GMT

I-5 truck fire spreads into trees, blocking traffic near MLK Jr. Way in Seattle
A huge truck fire spread into nearby brush and trees on Interstate 5 Tuesday morning, blocking traffic and sending a billowing plume of smoke over the area. Fire crews and police responded to the scene, in the northbound lanes of I-5 just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, at about 10:20 after receiving reports of a fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2017 4:36:18 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:36:18 GMT

Bald Hills Volunteer Firefighter must repair salmon habitat damage
A volunteer firefighter with the Bald Hills Fire District must repair damage done to important salmon habitat near the Nisqually River after logging without a permit and cutting trees in protected buffer zones. The work was done where Lackamas Creek empties into the Nisqually River. "I've seen so many salmon in this creek, you could walk across them.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2017 6:23:34 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 01:23:34 GMT

Spokane Valley fire crews quickly extinguish garage fire
Spokane Valley fire crews quickly put out a garage fire on Monday evening. Units were dispatched around 5:17 p.m. to a house on E. Springfield Ave. Valley Engine 7 was the first on the scene and saw smoke coming from the garage area of the house. The fire was upgraded to a working fire, which allowed more resources to respond to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2017 8:39:48 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:39:48 GMT

Clark County Fire District 3 names next chief
Scott Sorenson will take over as the new chief of Clark County Fire District 3, after current Chief Steve Wrightson retires in November, according to the district. The district board of commissioners chose Sorenson, who is currently an assistant chief at the district, from multiple regional applicants for the job.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2017 6:47:16 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Sun, 01 Oct 2017 13:47:16 GMT

South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue officially formed after Sunday special meeting
The South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue Regional Fire Authority (RFA) met for the first time on Sunday to establish the authority as a governing body, swear in the RFA board and swear in the new fire chief. The group met on Sunday because it was Oct. 1, which is the first date the RFA could officially form based on a ballot that was approved by 54.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

One dead after east Vancouver fire
One person died late Sunday night after fire at a house in east Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. The fire was reported at 10:12 p.m. at a single-story home in the 800 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue, according to a Monday morning bulletin from the fire department. Crews arrived within five minutes to see smoke pouring from the back of the residence, the bulletin said.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2017 8:11:17 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:11:17 GMT

Spokane firefighters fight second alarm brush fire near Cheney
Spokane County Fire District 3 and Medical Lake Fire Department are working together to fight a second-alarm brush fire burning in the area of Washington Road and Highway 902 south of Lakeland Village near Cheney Saturday evening. District 3 Fire Chief Cody Rohrbach says the fire is burning primarily in grass, and that winds could be a factor, but that firefighters were getting a handle on the fire as of 5:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2017 7:55:52 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Sun, 01 Oct 2017 14:55:52 GMT

Firefighters battle flames next to Highway 240 in Kennewick
Traffic slowed down on Highway 240 Saturday in Kennewick due to a brush fire. According to the Kennewick Fire Department, they received the first call about this fire at 6:45 P.M. The fire took place on the south side of the highway between the exits for Edison Street and Columbia Center Boulevard. Firefighters say it burned about a third of an acre.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2017 11:24:11 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:24:11 GMT

Issaquah man saved from tree that fell on him
Firefighters had to free a man Sunday afternoon after a tree fell on him in his backyard. Eastside Fire and Rescue says a man in his 70s was on a ladder cutting a tree when the ladder fell and the tree trapped him Firefighters manged to free him, and he was taken to a hospital. The man reportedly suffered a fractured leg The incident occurred in the 18900 block of Southeast May Valley Road.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Dog saves family from West Seattle apartment fire
All residents of a West Seattle apartment are okay after a fire badly damaged the building overnight. Seattle fire crews were dispatched to the Green Acres complex around 1 a.m. Friday morning. The first crews to the scene found a large fire on the southeast exterior of the building. At least six units are badly damaged, according to a spokesperson for the Seattle Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2017 6:37:39 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:37:39 GMT

Toppenish fire chief blames $2.4 million August fire on improper cleaning of painting equipment
Toppenish’s fire chief knows what fueled the fire that destroyed the city’s public works building last month. He just doesn’t know exactly what sparked the paint-thinner fumes. “It’s either from a heat source or a spark from the combustion engine on the sprayer,” said Timothy Smith. The fire department’s report on the Aug.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 10:17:44 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:17:44 GMT

Cowlitz 2 developmentally disabled firefighter recognized for rescue
LaFave, a volunteer firefighter who has Down Syndrome, helped four developmentally disabled children reach safety during a kitchen fire July 18, according to a Cowlitz 2 press release The blaze started in the kitchen at a home on the 100 block of Derek Drive, when four children (ages 13, 10, 9 and 6) were at the house without an adult.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2017 2:15:47 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:15:47 GMT

Burlington: Bay View students deliver handmade cards for first responders
Although the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks occurred before the fifth-graders in Todd Hausman’s class at Bay View Elementary School were born, he wants his students to know how those events changed the world as many Americans knew it. “(It’s really important) to remember 9/11 and make sure that students understand that that was such a significant day in our history,” Hausman said.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2017 4:17:42 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (
Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:17:42 GMT

Bothell firefighters lend a hand across the state and across state lines
While local first responders’ jobs focus on their local communities, there are times when they reach out beyond their city limits to help those in other parts of the state or country. At the Bothell Fire Department, a number of firefighters have spent this last summer deployed to different parts of Oregon to help with the wildfires in that state.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2017 1:11:46 PM - SOURCE: Bothell Reporter
Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:11:46 GMT

La Center High student collapses, revived by Clark County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief
A student at La Center High School collapsed in the parking lot Wednesday morning, but luckily a firefighter was already at the school and ran to help. The girl had a medical incident and was found unconscious and was not breathing in the parking lot just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, prompting an emergency response.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 12:37:17 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 19:37:17 GMT

Washington not ready for earthquakes and tsunamis, Inslee is told
Oregon, California, and British Columbia are all ahead of Washington state when it comes to schools, roads, and privately owned older buildings being ready to resist the shaking forces from an earthquake. That's the message Governor Jay Inslee is being given. Inslee was presented with the information from his Resilient Washington Subcabinet.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Clark County: Church Arsonist Task Force releases surveillance footage of arson suspect
VIDEO - The Church Arsonist Task Force says they’ve followed all their leads as far as they could and now they’re turning to the public for help identifying a suspect. They hope the public can recognize the man seen in surveillance footage or a hat found at a crime scene to give law enforcement further leads to investigate.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Small roof fire briefly burns at Seatte's U-District apartment complex
A fire broke out briefly on the rooftop of the TraVigne on Eleventh Avenue, an apartment building, Wednesday afternoon. The Seattle Fire Department was dispatched to the building at 3:57 p.m. and had extinguished the fire by 4:24 p.m. according to Kristin Tinsley, a spokesperson for the Seattle Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2017 3:11:37 AM - SOURCE: The Daily (University of Washington)
Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:11:37 GMT

Good Samaritan could face charges for trying to help rescue child from burning truck in Snoqualmie Pass
An Idaho woman who acted as a good Samaritan when a child was stuck inside a burning truck could face charges - all over a fire extinguisher. “I’m in absolute shock,” said Tequila Isaacson who jumped in to help when the pickup truck went up in flames. It happened near the Washington State Department of Transportation restroom building on Snoqualmie Pass.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 2:26:09 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:26:09 GMT

Home for sale destroyed by fire south of Seattle
A home for sale in the Highline area south of Seattle has been destroyed in a fire. The fire at the home in the 330 block of South 120th Street was first called in at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming from the back of the home. Crews were able to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent houses.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 5:54:35 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:54:35 GMT

Arson damages classrooms at high school in Gig Harbor
A fire set at Peninsula High School early Wednesday damaged a portable building but did not impact classes. The blaze was reported about 3 a.m. and was contained to a single portable building, which houses eight classrooms. “The campus is safe and secure, this is just a minor inconvenience today,” Principal Dave Goodwin wrote in a letter to parents.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Collision near Prosser kills 1, injures 2 more
One person is dead and two more seriously hurt Tuesday afternoon when two cars collided on Highway 221, five miles south of Prosser. The Life Flight Network flew the most critical person to an area hospital, while Benton County Fire District 6 paramedics took another by ambulance, said West Benton Fire Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 7:40:27 AM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:40:27 GMT

Fire in storage yard in Kent burns RVs
Firefighters battled a blaze that has set at least two motorhomes and a utility trailer on fire Tuesday afternoon. Officials say crews are now mopping up. There are no injuries, and a cause is under investigation. The blaze is at a storage yard in at 26524 79th Ave. S.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Crews rescue person trapped in second story of commercial fire in Everett
Firefighters rescued a person trapped in the second story of a three-alarm commercial fire in Everett on Monday night. Everett fire responded to the fire at a furniture store in the 2900 block of Broadway Ave. At 10:35 p.m., officials said they'd upgraded to a three-alarm fire and had assumed a defensive posture, and at 10:50 they said it appeared the building had collapsed in on itself.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2017 6:35:00 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:35:00 GMT

Kalama Fire pickup theft may have been inside job
Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man on allegations that he stole a Kalama fire district pickup, and the suspect is a seasonal firefighter for the agency. Rian Tyler Struckman, 39, who listed his address as “transient” according to deputies, was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail Saturday on suspicion of burglary, trafficking of stolen property, theft of a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2017 2:27:41 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:27:41 GMT

Truck fire makes for smoky mess on I-405 near Renton
A semi truck caught fire in the southbound lanes of I-405 Monday afternoon, making for a smoky mess during the initial part of the evening commute. Flames were seen spewing out the top of the truck as it sat just south of the NE 44th Street on ramp just before 3 p.m. Once firefighters got on the scene and started dousing the flames, smoke briefly poured over both sides of the freeway.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2017 3:50:04 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:50:04 GMT

Dave Kraski named acting Arlington Fire Chief
With the resignation of Arlington's Fire Chief Bruce Stedman, Deputy Fire Chief Dave Kraski will be named acting fire chief and the City Council was asked this week to approve a professional services agreement with former Deputy Fire Chief Tom Cooper to provide consulting support to the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2017 3:55:03 PM - SOURCE: North Couty Outlook
Posted on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:55:03 GMT

Skagit County's fire agencies find benefits to working together
On a late summer evening, firefighters from the Burlington Fire Department and Skagit County fire districts 6 and 14 were practicing their chain saw skills. Some were learning the basics, while others were practicing vertical ventilation — or cutting holes in a roof to let hot gasses escape a building that is on fire — at the Burlington Fire Department’s training area off South Section Street.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2017 4:33:01 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (
Posted on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:33:01 GMT

Six large wildfires burn almost 250,000 acres in Washington
Even after a week of much cooler temperatures and rain, Washington's six large wildfires continue to burn. Here is an update from north to south. Diamond Creek Fire 75% contained. It is about 11 miles northwest of Mazama and has covered almost 130,000 acres since it started in July. Uno Peak Fire 20% contained.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2017 6:22:45 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:22:45 GMT

Man dies after fall at Wallace Falls
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit and SnoHAWK 10 aerial support recovered the body of a Seattle man who fell from Wallace Falls in Snohomish County earlier Sunday. A woman called 911 around 5:00 p.m. and reported that her 33-year-old husband had fallen over an embankment near the Sky Valley Lookout at middle falls.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2017 9:55:47 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:55:47 GMT

Herron Island woman awakens to her bedsheets on fire, officials say
A Herron Island woman woke up to flames burning her bedsheets Saturday morning in a fire that burned her home to the ground, according to the Key Peninsula Fire Department. Crews were dispatched to the home in the 200 block of Fir Lane about 8:30 a.m. By the time firefighters reached the island by ferry, they arrived to see the 900-square-foot home engulfed in flames, Key Peninsula Chief Guy Allen said.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2017 2:56:11 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:56:11 GMT


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