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Posted: Aug 17, 2018

Firefighters called to blaze near Yakima Training Center

Firefighters from Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue, Yakima Fire, Naches Fire and the training center are fighting a blaze north of Cold Creek. It started Thursday night and last reports say it is around 8,000 acres. According to a Facebook post on Washington State Fire Wire, it is burning on the south side section of the Yakima Training Center and no structures are threatened.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2018 9:34:01 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
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Posted: Aug 17, 2018

Firefighter Saves His Own Family From Bofer Canyon Fire

It's been almost a week since the devastating Bofer Canyon Fire that ripped through South Kennewick, burning down five homes. Action News spoke with one of the families that escaped within minutes of the flames consuming their home, thanks to an off-duty firefighter, who also happened to be the family's son.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2018 11:44:45 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
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Posted: Aug 16, 2018

Benton County firefighters dive into action in the Yakima River for rescue training

Typically, firefighters have to wait for a certified technician to start a swift water rescue. After today, eight firefighters from Benton County Fire District 4 will be certified with another eight coming in September. Prior to the training, if a person was struggling in the water, a firefighter could only put on a life vest and throw a rope bag to the victim legally.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2018 6:44:03 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Aug 16, 2018

Spokane Valley fire commissioner steps down after 20 years of service

Joe Dawson served as a fire commissioner for the Spokane Valley Fire Department for more than 20 years before he stepped down in late May to focus on his health. “The doctor told me I had to reduce the stress in my life,” Dawson said. “I have been so relaxed in the last two months.” Dawson, who turns 77 in a few days, said he misses serving as a commissioner but was spending 20 hours a week or more on the job.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2018 2:59:18 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Aug 16, 2018

Teen admits to starting fire near Soap Lake

Grant County Fire Marshal Bruce Gribble says a teenager has admitted to starting Wednesday’s wildfire that damaged several structures near Soap Lake. One residence and three outbuildings were lost in the about 20-acre blaze started behind a home at 20070 Road B.5 Northeast. A pile of lumber also caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2018 12:58:24 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
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