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Posted: May 25, 2017

Fire in Chelan County now 78 percent contained

A wildfire burning at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is largely under control after burning for two days. Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan says the fire near the town of Leavenworth was 78 percent contained Thursday morning. No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2017 11:26:09 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
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Posted: May 25, 2017

Man critically injured in Tacoma apartment fire

A man has been critically injured in a fire at a Tacoma apartment Thursday. The fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. in an 11th floor unit at the Orion Apartments on St. Helens Avenue, according to Joe Meinecke with Tacoma Fire. Firefighters arrived to find the apartment unit full of smoke, but credit a sprinkler system from keeping the fire from spreading to adjacent units and helping firefighters douse the flames.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2017 7:24:35 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: May 25, 2017

Neighbors evacuated after man pours several gallons of gasoline on floor of Kent home

Several homes in Kent were evacuated Wednesday night after reports that a man had poured gasoline all over his house. It started as a call to Kent Police about possible person in crisis, at a home on 134th Place SE around 7:00 p.m. Firefighters and police discovered the floor of a home had been saturated with three to five gallons of gasoline by the occupant.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2017 4:48:25 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: May 25, 2017

New Spokane fire chief making response times top priority

When you’re in trouble and every second counts – will help reach you in time? In Spokane, the distance of just a few blocks can double the amount of minutes it takes for first responders to arrive. But Wednesday, there’s a new fire chief in town and he’s making response times one of his top priorities.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2017 3:22:14 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
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Posted: May 25, 2017

Kittitas County moves fire marshal under CDS Department

Kittitas County will move the fire marshal position under Community Development Services starting June 1. The move comes after the county failed to find a replacement for the fire marshal position in 2016, Commissioner Laura Osiadacz said. The county also considered contracting out fire marshal services with Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue, but decided consolidation made more sense.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2017 1:52:39 AM - SOURCE: Ellensburg Daily Record
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