Daily Dispatch: Washington News
Man found dead after downtown Bainbridge Island fire
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:42:05 -0700
An elderly man was found dead after a fire in downtown Winslow Thursday night. Emergency responders were called to Winslow Green at 8 p.m. April 18 for a two-alarm commercial fire. Photos posted on social media showed large flames escaping from windows in the upper floor of the complex, above the pharmacy and adjacent clothing store.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 1:42:05 AM - SOURCE: Bainbridge Island Review
Spokane Fire Department gifts gear, firetrucks to Peruvian volunteer firefighters
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 05:19:19 -0700
As two Peruvian firefighters stood nearby, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer settled his gaze on a cluster of boxes in the middle of a large hangar at the fire department’s training facility near Spokane Community College. “I’m gonna donate all of that to them,” he said Thursday afternoon, pointing to the half dozen boxes of coats, pants and boots.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 5:19:19 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Arson suspect caught on camera entering Seattle bar
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:34:56 -0700
A man slipped into a Capitol Hill nightspot and moments later left a restroom filled with smoke and flames. Security cameras from Corvus & Co. show the man pushing past the crowd just after midnight on Wednesday. Seattle police are now using that footage to try and track him down. Owner Paul Berryman has never put a lot of restrictions on who can use the restroom at Corvus & Co.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 11:34:56 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Funding for Southeast Thurston Fire Authority Station 22 Remodel Still in The Works
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:51:05 -0700
The Washington State Department of Commerce recently awarded Southeast Thurston Fire Authority a $244,440 grant to partially fund the recommission of Station 22, a small substation abandoned more than a decade ago near Lake Lawrence. Fire Chief Mark King said the fire authority is still looking to find other sources of grant funding to mitigate the cost of a potential bond.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 1:51:05 AM - SOURCE: Nisqually Valley News
Sam Phillips to retire as Clallam Fire District No. 2 chief
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Sam Phillips is putting down the hose after spending two-thirds of his life fighting fires. The Clallam Fire District No. 2 chief will retire June 30 after 42 years answering emergency calls and supervising those who do, he announced this week. The three fire commissioners named Deputy Fire Chief Jake Patterson, a former Port Angeles Fire Department lieutenant, as Phillips’ successor Tuesday following an executive session.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News - Metered Site
Chelan County Fire Commissioner Resigns Effective Immediately
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:52:31 -0700
Chelan County Fire District 1 Commissioner Doug Miller has resigned from his post. Fire Chief Brian Brett says Miller resigned at the end of their last meeting. “It is effective immediately. We are going to notify the auditor of the vacancy and I believe 90 days is the timeline to fill the vacancy.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 12:52:31 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Firefighters respond to burning RVs in Lakeview, reportedly found woman outside laughing
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:49:38 -0700
Three recreational vehicles on a single property were destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon in Lakeview, according to fire officials, and investigators are looking into the cause. Callers to 911 reportedly stated that a 25-year-old woman who was taken into custody was standing outside the RV’s laughing when first responders arrived.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 12:49:38 PM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
King County forests face new challenges
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:01:30 -0700
Western Washington’s forests are one of the main attractions for residents and visitors looking to escape the grind of the city, but the expanse of rolling trees are facing increasing challenges. Western Washington and especially Puget Sound have a variety of forests and conditions which affect them.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 1:01:30 PM - SOURCE: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Small brush fire ignites in East Wenatchee
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:40:27 -0700
PHOTO: A small brush fire torched approximately one-tenth of an acre in East Wenatchee on Tuesday afternoon. The blaze was reported just after 11 a.m. at the corner of North Georgia Avenue and Fourth Street Northeast. Firefighter Billy Turner with Douglas County Fire District No. 2 tells iFIBER ONE News the fire started when a small residential burn got out of control and spread to a nearby gulch.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 10:40:27 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
South King Fire and Rescue commissioner remains hospitalized
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 02:27:38 -0700
A South King Fire and Rescue Board commissioner remains hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center, according to the hospital’s media relations. Commissioner James Fossos was admitted in March due to undisclosed health concerns. As of April 16, Fossos remains at Harborview in satisfactory condition, said Harborview spokesperson Barbara Clements.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 2:27:38 AM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror
North Whidbey Fire board hears grievances from district firefighters
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:43:18 -0700
North Whidbey Fire and Rescue firefighters, staff and members of the public aired grievances and reiterated complaints to the three-person board of commissioners at a special meeting Monday evening. The packed meeting at the Heller Road fire station lasted over two hours and consisted of a stream of commenters addressing the commissioners in turn, with the most common criticisms being a lack of transparency, poor communication and inadequate funding.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 1:43:18 AM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times - Metered Site
Sedro-Woolley officer injured by spike strip while attempting to stop driver
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:55:30 -0700
A Sedro-Woolley police officer was injured Monday while attempting to stop a fleeing driver. About 12:30 p.m., Skagit County Fire District 4 was called to check on a motorist who appeared to be intoxicated in the 24000 block of Hoehn Road near Clear Lake, Sedro-Woolley Police Chief Lin Tucker said. The woman was unconscious when crews arrived, and they attempted to put blocks under her tires to prevent her from fleeing, Tucker said.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 2:55:30 PM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
New Snohomish County Fire District 7 fire station opens
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 02:30:32 -0700
Fire District 7’s new Fire Station No. 33, at 19424 Fales Road, officially opened earlier this month. The new fire station is located near the intersection of Fales Road and state Route 522. The 11,000 square foot fire station will provide improved response times and accessibility to the Echo Lake and Lost Lake communities while continuing to meet the district response standards for the Maltby and Paradise Lake Road communities.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 2:30:32 AM - SOURCE: Snohomish County News
Spanaway woman lit house on fire while roommates slept after ‘spirits’ told her to, deputies say
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 06:56:15 -0700
A Spanaway woman who’d been drinking rubbing alcohol allegedly lit her house on fire early Tuesday with five other people sleeping inside. The 51-year-old was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with minor burns and smoke inhalation. Firefighters were called about 1:25 a.m. to a two-story house in the 20100 block of 75th Avenue Court East and found the home engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 6:56:15 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
New leadership coming to Tacoma Fire Department with chief’s retirement
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 03:59:22 -0700
There’s about to be a new fire chief in town. Tacoma Fire Chief Jim Duggan is set to retire this month after seven years at the helm, and the City Council has selected his replacement. Deputy Fire Chief Toryono Green is expected to be approved for the post at Tuesday’s council meeting. “He knows the issues the department is facing and has the courage and skills to lead the department to its amazing potential,” City Manager Elizabeth Pauli said.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 3:59:22 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune - Metered Site
Prescribed Fire Training in Central Washington Gives Firefighters Skills to Improve Forest Health, Increase Community Protection
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:21:37 -0700
Wildland fire professionals from across the Pacific Northwest will be in Central Washington April 28 to May 10 to learn how to use an important tool for reducing wildfire risk on our landscapes: prescribed burning. Sponsored by the Fire Learning Network and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the 2019 Spring Cascadia Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) brings participants into a collaborative environment designed to increase shared stewardship and learning across agencies.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 11:21:37 AM - SOURCE: Department of Natural Resources
Report: Clark County at heightened risk of fires through July
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 03:28:53 -0700
Western Washington has a more than normal risk for wildland fires in the next few months according to a recent government report. The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center released its Climate and Significant Fire Potential Outlook April 1 which showed that through July Clark County was included in an area with “above normal” wildland fire potential.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 3:28:53 AM - SOURCE: TheReflector.com
South Seattle man drowns in Lake Chelan when inflatable kayak capsizes
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:39:43 -0700
Chelan County Sheriff's Office has reported a 36-year-old man from Tacoma, Washington drowned in Lake Chelan Saturday when his two-person inflatable kayak flipped over. The incident occurred north of the dock area at Lake Chelan State Park. Around 2:49 p.m., authorities began receiving calls of two people in the water.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 12:39:43 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Battle Ground contemplates merger with Fire District 3
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 03:17:14 -0700
The city of Battle Ground is asking residents for input as it contemplates its future of fire protection, potentially putting a vote to the people for annexation into the department it currently contracts with. Residents received survey letters in their mail last week and have until April 26 to voice their opinion.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 3:17:14 AM - SOURCE: TheReflector.com
Firefighters break in Longview's new ladder truck
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 18:39:44 -0700
PHOTOS: On a drizzly Thursday morning at the Export Grain Terminal at the Port of Longview, local firefighters scrambled up the 100-foot ladder on a brand-new truck, practiced lowering injured victims to safety and simulated hidden brush fires. The annual training day was a chance for Longview and Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue firefighters to train for a potential disaster at the grain terminal — and to become more familiar with Longview’s new $1.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 6:39:44 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
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