Daily Dispatch: Washington News
2 injured as major natural gas leak, fire trigger evacuations in North Seattle
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A North Seattle neighborhood was evacuated and two Puget Sound Energy workers were injured after a major natural gas leak and fire erupted there, police and emergency officials said. Police and firefighters responded to the scene, just off Aurora Avenue North in the 10300 block of Midvale Avenue North, at about 10:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Douglas County Fire District 2 wins $1 million grant for new firefighters
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:52:36 -0700
Douglas County Fire District 2 is growing. The district was awarded $1,070,724 last month through a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to pay for five more career firefighters. “This is a huge boost to the district’s financial stability as we continue to expand services and protection to the people who live, work and visit our area,” Fire District 2 Commissioner Bob Black said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 5:52:36 PM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
2 fires burn through Pierce County food bank, apartment complex
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:39:59 -0700
Pierce County fire and rescue crews responded to two fires back-to-back early Friday morning. Around 5:30 a.m. Friday, West Pierce Fire and Rescue crews responded to an apartment fire in Lakewood. The fire tore through a 2-story apartment complex the Clover Creek Apartments on Addison Street. One person is in critical condition and is being transported to the hospital.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 2:39:59 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Off-duty Seattle fire lieutenant helps put out fire at University of Washington Medical Center
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
An off-duty Seattle fire lieutenant was at the right place at the right time when a fire broke out at the University of Washington Medical Center last week. On Oct. 2, Lt. LeRoy Sisley was visiting his wife on the seventh floor of the hospital when a fire alarm went off on the first floor. Sisley decided to rush down to the first floor to investigate.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Fire damages Edmonds townhouse
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 21:47:14 -0700
No one was injured in an early-morning fire caused more than $55,000 damage to an Edmonds townhouse. A passerby called 911 at 4:35 a.m. to report smoke and flames coming from the two-story structure in the 7800 block of 196th St. SW. “This is less than half a mile down the road from Edmonds Fire Station 16 so we had firefighters on scene within minutes,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for South County Fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 9:47:14 PM - SOURCE: My Edmonds News
Walla Walla paramedic honored for 30 years of certification
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:07:35 -0700
Veniamin “Ben” Granchukoff, a firefighter/paramedic with the Walla Walla Fire Department, recently received a letter from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, congratulating him on achieving 30 consecutive years of National EMS Certification. The letter, signed by the registry’s Executive Director William Seifarth, states this is a “rare achievement,” and thanks Ben for his “dedication to National Certification, your state EMS efforts and your local EMS development, as well as for providing outstanding care to the citizens of your community.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 2:07:35 PM - SOURCE: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - Metered Site
Kent firefighters put out apartment complex garage fire
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:45:31 -0700
Firefighters from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority extinguished a garage fire that broke out at about 3:03 p.m. Wednesday at the Alderbrooke Apartments in the 400 block of Novak Lane. Firefighters discovered smoke from the eaves of the detached seven-bay single story garage/storage. Firefighters contained the fire to the garage, according to Puget Sound Fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 1:45:31 AM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Funeral Date Set for Okanogan County Fire Assistant Chief Christan Johnson
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 06:47:09 -0700
A date for the funeral service for Okanogan County Fire Assistant Chief Christan Johnson has been set for Thursday, October 24th though a time is still to be determined. It will take place at the Okanogan County Fairground Agriplex. More details are expected to be released next week per the family’s wishes.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 6:47:09 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Family safe after child alerts them to fire in Wiley City home
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 03:36:37 -0700
A 5-year-old boy is credited with alerting his great-aunt and mother to a fire that destroyed their Wiley City home Wednesday morning. Diana Espinoza said she was in her home in the 10700 block of Rockstrom Road around 9:30 a.m. when she said she heard what sounded like tapping at her door. “As soon as I got up, the little boy said there is a fire,” Espinoza said.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 3:36:37 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
South County Fire open house at Martha Lake Fire Station Oct. 12
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 23:50:29 -0700
South County Fire is hosting an open house at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16810-13th Ave. W. in Lynnwood, Saturday, Oct. 12, with activities and helpful information for all ages. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free for the public. The open house wraps up South County Fire’s Fire Prevention Week and will include activities stressing safety, care and fire prevention.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 11:50:29 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
‘Thin it or watch it burn’: How Washington is chewing up trees and spitting out resilient landscapes
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The trees are really dense along a stretch of bumpy, narrow road outside Cle Elum in Kittitas County. After years of keeping fire off the landscape, the forest has grown close together. That means there’s more fuel when a wildfire does burn through this area. “The density of this, it’s just a wall.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Crosscut
Manton Way fire grows to 8,700 acres in North Franklin County, is 70% contained
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:43:12 -0700
The Manton Way fire between Mesa and Connell has grown to 8,700 acres and is now 70% contained, according to Franklin Co. Fire District #1. Chief Eric Mauseth said crews have been working around the clock since the fire first broke out around 1 p.m. on Monday. Franklin Co., Walla Walla Co., Benton Co.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 5:43:12 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Windermere employees become CPR certified thanks to Richland firefighters
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:46:49 -0700
Richland firefighters have trained another Richland business to perform hands-only CPR. Windermere Real Estate did employee training with the fire department last month. They're now considered a Heart Safe Campus, a program the firefighters started more than a year ago. "Our work in cardiac resuscitation statistically put us up towards the top in the country," said Battalion Chief James Hempstead.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 6:46:49 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Update: Ballard fire likely started with electrical equipment
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:03:12 -0700
The Seattle Fire Department is investigating how a massive fire started in Ballard Monday afternoon. Officials say the cause remains undetermined, but they think it’s likely connected to overheated electrical equipment. The three-alarm fire burned four businesses near the corner of Northwest Market Street and 24th Avenue Northwest.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 3:03:12 PM - SOURCE: KUOW 94.9FM - Puget Sound Public Radio
Semi sparks fire hundreds of acres in size near Lind
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:38:13 -0700
A semi engulfed in flames sparked a large brush fire south of Lind Monday afternoon. At about 4 p.m., Lind Fire Chief Kevin Staring says the semi truck driver believes the refrigerator in his sleeping quarters shorted out causing the fire. Parked on the side of SR 395 several miles south of Lind, Chief Staring says the nearby field caught fire as flames consumed the truck cab.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 4:38:13 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Spokane 911 dispatch received over 120 emergency calls due to snow
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 04:22:41 -0700
The unseasonal snow October storm was in danger of overwhelming emergency resources in Spokane overnight, as 911 operators reported they were unable to respond to some situations due to "volume of calls" into their dispatch center. The Spokane Fire Department's automated Twitter feed had posted more than 50 possible fires throughout the city by 2:30am Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 4:22:41 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Photo: South County Fire rolls in new fire engine
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 14:45:37 -0700
PHOTOS: South County Fire welcomed its new fire engine Tuesday morning with a traditional roll-in ceremony. During the ceremony, those in attendance pushed the new engine into Lynnwood Civic Center Fire Station 15. The custom dates back to the 1830s and the days of horse-drawn equipment, which could not be easily backed into the station.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 2:45:37 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Several businesses destroyed after 3-alarm fire erupts in Ballard
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:05:26 -0700
Several businesses were destroyed Monday afternoon after a three-alarm fire erupted at a retail building in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Nearly two-thirds of Seattle's firefighting force responded to the blaze. The first units arrived just after noon as heavy smoke began pouring from the building in the 2300 block of NW Market Street.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 5:05:26 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
City of Pullman fined by Washington Dept. of Labor & Industries for flood rescue operations
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:08:09 -0700
The City of Pullman is being fined by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries for their handling of the flooding response in April. Three $900 violations have totaled up to $2,700 for the City, which decided to pay the fines rather than appeal them. According to the City of Pullman, Labor and Industries issued the first $900 penalty for a fire department commander allowing an unauthorized, untrained maintenance employee to drive a front-end loader with three firefighters in the bucket.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 5:08:09 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
San Juan fire districts recognized, receive FEMA grant
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 01:57:38 -0700
The four fire districts of San Juan County have received a regional Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to replace aging personal protective equipment for firefighters and increase compatibility between agencies, maximizing mutual aid throughout our islands while reducing costs to our taxpayers.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 1:57:38 AM - SOURCE: The Islands' Weekly
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