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Posted: Jul 19, 2017

Man falls from Camas waterfall, rescued by raft, ropes

Firefighters used a raft and ropes system to rescue a man who suffered possibly serious injuries after falling from a waterfall near Round Lake in Camas. A man, whose name was not released but described as in his 30s, fell from the falls in the area known as the Potholes at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Camas-Washougal Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Payne said.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2017 11:16:47 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Jul 19, 2017

Yakima firefighters and police investigating three suspicious fires

Yakima Police and Firefighters are investigating three suspicious fires that started Wednesday morning. Firefighters tell NBC Right Now they were originally responding to a dumpster fire near Walnut and 7th Street around 4:00 a.m. On their way, they found a house on fire on the 200 Block of South 7th Street.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2017 10:52:39 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
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Posted: Jul 19, 2017

Elderly woman found safe after early morning house fire in Federal Way

A 92-year-old woman who originally was reported missing early Wednesday after her home was gutted by fire has now been located alive and safe. Fire crews rushed to the scene, in the 700 block of SW 310th Street, at about 5 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about smoke and flames spewing from the single-story home, said Deputy Battalion Chief Dave Mataftin of South King Fire & Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2017 10:33:44 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jul 19, 2017

Benton, Franklin County fire departments are in desperate need of volunteers

Firefighters said the number of calls are going up, but their fighting force is going down. Both Benton and Franklin Counties rely heavily on volunteer firefighters and need more. "Without the volunteers we couldn't survive," Benton County Fire District #4 Captain Ed Dunbar said. Dunbar started as a volunteer firefighter in 1983, and 20 years later he turned firefighting into a career.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2017 7:40:26 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
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Posted: Jul 19, 2017

Honolulu fire officials detail horror, challenges of deadly fire in hopes that building codes will change

New details from fire officials paint the dangerous, and ultimately deadly, scenario at Marco Polo as changes are considered that could prevent a future disaster. Assistant chief Socrates Bratakos says the five-alarm fire that broke out on Friday, July 14, on the building’s 26th floor posed a major challenge for firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHON-TV FOX 2
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