Daily Dispatch: Washington News
Video shows brutal assault, fire at Seattle homeless camp
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
VIDEO: Surveillance video captured vicious assault during a fire at a homeless camp in Ballard. The video shows flames suddenly erupting inside a tent, drawing out several campers and sending one rolling into the road. A minute later, that man is back on his feet. Then, as two other campers fight the flames, he suddenly attacks the woman with them.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Spokane's Sacred Heart Hospital prepares for potential infectious disease threats
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Spokane’s Sacred Heart Hospital trained Wednesday for potential infectious disease threats in a full-scale emergency simulation. A new ward at the hospital is ready to handle patients with highly infectious diseases. It’s just one of ten hospitals in the country chosen as a regional treatment center.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Washington authorities prepare mudslide emergency response amid fears
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:03:55 -0800
Emergency services in Washington state have started to prepare an emergency response plan after a mudslide blocked a private access road residents rely on to get to town. Snohomish County sheriff's officials have scouted a horse farm as a potential helicopter landing zone for emergency air evacuation east of Monroe, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Seattle, the Everett Herald reported Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 5:03:55 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News - Metered Site
No emergency: False alert over 'radiological hazard' sent in Jefferson County
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A false alert about a 'radiological hazard' in Washington state went out to some television viewers in Jefferson County Thursday night. The Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center said the false alarm was distributed to an unknown number of Wave cable customers and may be the work of hackers who accessed Wave's cable system.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Commissioner Franz Unveils Plan for Climate Resilience
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:57:51 -0800
Climate change threatens the productivity of Washington’s farms, forests and communities, but there are steps that can be taken to minimize those threats and create new opportunities in making the state more resilient, according to a new report released by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 11:57:51 AM - SOURCE: Department of Natural Resources
Five pets killed in Vancouver house fire, cause under investigation
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A fire tore through a home in Vancouver Friday morning, causing major damage and killing five pets. At around 8:38 a.m., firefighters with Vancouver Fire and Clark County Fire District responded to a fire at a home in the 500 block of Northeast 127th Street. Officials said an off-duty firefighter lives in the area and was the first to call in the fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV-TV FOX 12 Beaverton
Eastside Fire and Rescue app asks for resident input
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:43:00 -0800
Eastside Fire and Rescue is using new technology called Community Connect that it says will save time and save lives. It gets better if residents sign up and share crucial information about their home, family and pets. “Do you have pets in the home, do you have an elderly person in the home, do you have someone with special needs we might need to get to as soon as possible if the house is on fire?” explained Lt.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 4:43:00 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Follow-up: Bellingham’s Barkley neighborhood homeless camp fire created challenges for firefighters
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
The cause of Sunday evening’s Barkley neighborhood homeless encampment fire, which caused several small propane tanks to explode and injured one man, is still under investigation, Bellingham Fire Department Captain Dave Pethick reported. The Bellingham Police Department issued a community alert at approximately 7:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Bellingham Herald
Riverside School District in Chattaroy teaches students about wildfire safety
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:43:53 -0800
You’re never too young to start learning about wildfire safety – at least that’s what the Riverside School District thinks. When you think of learning, you might picture a classroom stuffed full of kids and desks. What if someone told you that’s not the only way? That’s the message the Riverside School District is hoping to spread to their students.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 7:43:53 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
North Bend fire training academy removed from list of potential quarantine sites
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:35:52 -0800
A state fire training academy near North Bend is no longer on the list of potential coronavirus quarantine sites. With the academy off the table, that leaves just the state-owned property behind the Public Health laboratory in Shoreline on the list. Officials say it would only be used to house healthy people who traveled to the epicenter of the outbreak in China, and can't be quarantined at home.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:35:52 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Eight members of Orcas Island Fire & Rescue to participate in firefighter stairclimb
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:26:06 -0800
The 29th annual Firefighter Stairclimb is 08 March 2020; participants will climb 69 stories of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. Eight members of Orcas Island Fire & Rescue are joining the climb this year. Firefighters perform the climb ‘on air’ in full protective bunker gear weighing over 20kg (44 lbs).
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 2:26:06 PM - SOURCE: Orcas Issues News & Views
Car stolen from Spokane's Eagle Ridge residential burglary found torched
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:39:21 -0800
Early Wednesday morning in Eagle Ridge, however, was a little different. Bold and brazen thieves were caught on camera taking their time while they burglarized a garage, all while the homeowners slept inside the home. At around 2:00 a.m., security cameras at the home caught a thief breaking into a truck parked outside a home in Eagle Ridge.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 6:39:21 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina to hang up his helmet
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 06:42:19 -0800
Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina is retiring from his post after steering the department through a tumultuous decade, one that saw gutting Recession-era cutbacks, a slow recovery and major changes in how firefighters do their jobs. Well, technically he’s retiring. He announced his retirement a year ago, and he won’t actually leave his post for another four months.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 6:42:19 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Pasco City Council votes to add new fire station
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:38:39 -0800
The Pasco Fire Department is adding two new fire stations to the city in hopes to improve response times and firefighter safety. The new addition would be Pasco Fire Department's first new in nearly 20 years. Chief Bob Gear said with how much the City of Pasco has grown over the years the need for a new one is now.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 6:38:39 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Arsonist reportedly set fire to hay bales displaying "TRUMP 2020" near Ferndale
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:36:22 -0800
The Sheriff’s Office is investigating after hay bales bearing the words “TRUMP 2020” were reportedly set on fire. Deputies responded to a report of an incident involving arson near the intersection of Grandview and Enterprise Roads at about 1:30 am Sunday, February 16. Fire District personnel ultimately extinguished the fire that destroyed eleven bales of hay that were covered in white plastic and painted to say “TRUMP 2020.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 5:36:22 PM - SOURCE: KGMI-AM 790
Man in critical condition after Lacey house fire
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 01:51:55 -0800
A man is in critical condition after he was found inside a burning home in Lacey Monday morning. Lacey police said fire crews were called to the 4300 block of Meridian Road Northeast at 6:57 a.m. When crews arrived, the house was heavily involved in fire and at first, they had to fight the flames from the outside.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 1:51:55 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Woman pleads guilty in connection to string of arson fires in 2019 near Soap Lake
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:40:03 -0800
A woman has pleaded guilty in connection to a string of arson fires last year in the Soap Lake area. Alexandra Gray, a 22-year-old Ephrata resident, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to three counts of second-degree reckless burning. Gray was initially charged with two counts of second-degree arson and two counts of second-degree burglary but the charges were amended as part of a plea agreement.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 1:40:03 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Remains believed to be Issaquah hostage-taker found in burned home
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:36:27 -0800
A body has been found inside a charred Issaquah home where an armed man had held his sister and her family hostage for hours this weekend, according to the Washington State Patrol. A medical examiner arrived to an Issaquah home Monday afternoon after a cadaver dog found human remains. Investigators believe the remains to be the 28-year-old gunman that held his sister, her boyfriend, and two children ages 5 and 8 hostages Saturday night.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 6:36:27 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Crews rescue man, 2 dogs from hillside at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 02:57:38 -0800
VIDEO: Authorities in Tacoma on Monday rescued a man and two dogs stuck on the side of a steep hill at Point Defiance Park, officials said. It was not immediately clear when the trio scaled the hill but the Tacoma Fire Department was dispatched to the area shortly before 3:30 p.m. for a rescue call, spokesman Joe Meinecke said.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 2:57:38 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Thurston County: Homeowners Escape Rochester Fire Unharmed With Three Dogs
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 02:39:56 -0800
The owners of a Rochester home that caught fire early Monday morning were able to escape unharmed with their three dogs, according to the West Thurston Fire Authority. The blaze at a two-story home in the 8100 block of 173rd Avenue Southwest broke out at about 3:50 a.m. “The fire spread rapidly from the area of the woodstove and traveled into the attic space,” the fire authority wrote on social media.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 2:39:56 AM - SOURCE: Nisqually Valley News
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