Daily Dispatch: Washington News
VIDEO: Semi crashes into SR 512 guardrail, setting truck ablaze in Puyallup
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A semi burst into flames Monday morning in Puyallup, snarling the morning commute along SR 512. It was around 2 a.m. when a semi in the eastbound lanes on the overpass to Golden Given Road crashed into a guardrail, rolling the truck over and setting it ablaze, troopers said. Video from the scene shows the flaming semi with at least two holes in the trailer.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Fire truck crashes in Grant County, firefighter sent to the hospital
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:51:59 -0700
The firefighter was heading to a brush fire when the truck rolled over. No other cars or people were involved. The firefighter came from Grant County Fire District 10. Fellow firefighters responded and got the crew member out. The crash happened about three miles west of Royal City. Washington State Patrol will be investigating.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 1:51:59 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Yakima first responders thank two young girls who alerted parents about house fire
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:10:42 -0700
The Yakima Police and Fire departments are praising two vigilant young girls who spotted a duplex fire and alerted their parents Friday afternoon. The girls spotted smoke coming from a duplex in the 600 block of E. Race St at about 12:55 p.m. No one who lives at the duplex was home when the fire started, according to police and Yakima Fire Capt.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 5:10:42 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Freemasons to Lay Cornerstone at Mossyrock Fire Station
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:51:21 -0700
The Masonic Grand Lodge of Washington plans to lay the cornerstone for Lewis County Fire District 3’s new station on Mossyrock Road East. The event is coordinated by the Robert Morris Lodge in Silver Creek but will include participation from Freemasons all over the state. The public event is scheduled for 10 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 3:51:21 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Arson investigation continues a year after fire at Fruit Packers Supply in Yakima
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:23:53 -0700
A year after two fires caused more than $20 million in damage to a Yakima fruit-packing supply company, investigators are still trying to find out who did it. “The case is still open,” Jason Chudy, spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said of the two August 2018 fires at Fruit Packers Supply on North 16th Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 8:23:53 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
Nearly a dozen people injured by fireworks in Grant County in 2019, nearly a dozen fires started
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:40:28 -0700
Firework injuries and fires in Washington state surpassed 300 so far in 2019. The Washington state fire marshal’s office released its firework-related incident tally. Of the 331 reports of firework incidents reported by hospitals, clinics and fire agencies, 297 occurred between June 28 and July 5. The majority of injuries were caused by people holding fireworks while they were lit or standing too close to fireworks once they were lit.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 11:40:28 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Firefighters shocked by live power lines in Shoreline fire
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:03:57 -0700
Three people, including two firefighters, were injured in a house fire in Shoreline Thursday night. Firefighters say witnesses reported explosions. Two firefighters were shocked trying to douse the flames. "They were both on a hose line and there were downed power lines and they actually had a shock," said Michelle Pidduck, with the Shoreline Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 2:03:57 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
LimeBike warehouse in Ballard catches fire
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
David Cuerpo from Seattle Fire says the fire started when one of the LimeBike battery packs ignited and caused other packs to catch fire. The sprinkler system activated and contained the fire within the room. The Vault Response Team was activated when the crews found high voltage signage; water from sprinklers mixed with battery acid can conduct electricity and pose a risk to firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: My Ballard
Chelan Fire District 1 Takes One Step Closer to New Station 10
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:39:01 -0700
Thursday afternoon, Chelan Fire District 1 held a special commissioners meeting to examine the construction bid offered and steps moving forward with the future Station 10 project. By the end of the meeting, the commissioners took Chief Brian Brett’s recommendation to accept the bid from the lowest bidder, T.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 10:39:01 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Clark County Clark County Fire & Rescue responds to four crashes in just over an hour
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:46:37 -0700
Clark County Fire & Rescue deployed all of its resources while responding to four crashes in just over an hour Thursday morning. One crash came after an assault and car thefts in Skamania County that led to a Clark County Sheriff’s Office pursuit. “It really depleted our resources for a little bit,” Fire & Rescue Chief John Nohr said.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 8:46:37 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Auburn residents escape burning home
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:42:03 -0700
A smoke alarm alerted two residents in time to escape their burning home on Auburn’s West Hill Thursday afternoon. According to the Valley Regional Fire Authority and South King Fire and Rescue, the mid-afternoon fire heavily damaged the home at 321st and 58th and burned three cars. As of 4 p.m., two cats were reported missing.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 1:42:03 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Fire crews, DNR battle Wiser Lake wildfire that reportedly injures firefighter
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:37:06 -0700
Approximately three to five acres of a grass field has burned in a wildfire burning south of Lynden on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14, and a firefighter was reportedly transported from the area with dehydration. The fire has been named the Wiser Lake Fire, Washington State Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Janet Pearce told The Bellingham Herald.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 2:37:06 PM - SOURCE: The Bellingham Herald
Spokane-area crews quickly extinguish house fire in East Central area
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:47:00 -0700
Spokane-area firefighters responded to a house fire in the East Central area near Underhill Park Thursday morning, preventing the fire from spreading from the second story. Spokane Fire and Spokane Valley Fire Departments responded to the fire at a residence in the 2900 E. Block of Hartson Ave. around 1 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 10:47:00 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Richland mobile home severely damaged by fire
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:50:44 -0700
A fire caused major damage to a mobile home in Richland Wednesday afternoon. According to the Richland Fire Department, multiple people who were inside when the fire broke out managed to get out safely. Firefighters rushed to the home on Proton Lane near Center Street shortly after 5 p.m. When they arrived, heavy flames were showing out the windows on two sides of the home, and the fire was threatening two other nearby buildings.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 7:50:44 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
No injuries in reported ‘bug bomb’ explosion in Seattle's Capitol Hill apartment building
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:38:17 -0700
Seattle Fire responded but fortunately found no flames after a reported explosion blew open doors inside an E Olive Way apartment building Wednesday. According to SFD radio updates on the just before noon incident, units were dispatched after a resident reported an explosion inside the E Olive Way at Bellevue building.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 11:38:17 AM - SOURCE: CHS Capitol Hill Seattle News
Williams Flats Fire burning over 45,000 acres improves to 80-percent containment
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:14:25 -0700
The Williams Flats Fire burning over 45,000 acres on the Colville Reservation has moved up to 80 percent containment. The fire containment has improved by 15 percent the past couple days, going from 50 to 65 Wednesday and 65 to 80 Thursday. Firefighters are working to strengthen and secure lines around the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 11:14:25 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Swimmer describes car landing in pool at Seattle gym
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A Seattle man is being called a hero after he helped save a 69-year-old driver who crashed through the glass wall of an LA Fitness center -- the car landing in the middle of the swimming pool. The bizarre incident happened just before 8 a.m. Monday at the LA Fitness near Aurora Avenue North and 132nd Street.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News 1000 AM and 97.7 FM. Seattle
Maple Avenue fire station in Snohomish not closing, officials insist
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 01:54:11 -0700
Fire District 4’s station on Maple Avenue is not closing — not in mid-September, anyway. The question arose, though, after a video excerpt from a city tour at the station Wednesday, Aug. 7 posted to Facebook by fire commission candidate Evan Merritt’s campaign spread locally. Fire District 4 posted a response to the video and commentary on Friday, Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 1:54:11 AM - SOURCE: Snohomish County News
Issaquah resident spent 33 years in 911 dispatching
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
He’s been called the master of fire dispatching for the Eastside due to his knack for anticipating firefighter needs while under the pressures of a quick-burning blaze. Dave Stuby’s 33 years in emergency dispatching may have something to do with it. But it was also his dedication. Early on in his dispatching career, a new truck in Woodinville caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Issaquah Reporter
Firefighters battle commercial fire in Kennewick
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:39:44 -0700
Firefighters are trying to salvage any equipment they can at Baker Produce in Kennewick after a fire burnt through it late Tuesday night. Over 70 firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the fire on Railroad Avenue after someone called in saying they saw smoke coming from Baker Produce at about 11:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 3:39:44 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
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