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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

San Juan Island Fire and Rescue responds to house fire

On the morning of Friday, July 12, San Juan Island Fire and Rescue crews responded to a 911 call reporting a residential fire in the area of Westcott Bay on San Juan Island. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home to have smoke emanating from vents under the home. The owner of the home had evacuated with his pets and there were no injuries.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 1:42:25 AM - SOURCE: Journal of the San Juans
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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Thurston County Firefighters Save Century-Old Family Barn in Bald Hills Area

A nearly century-old barn owned by a family in the Bald Hills area is still standing after hay within the structure spontaneously combusted Thursday evening, charring and damaging support beams inside. Firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 13847 148th Ave. SE at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 1:42:23 AM - SOURCE: Nisqually Valley News
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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Powerline Fire at 7,800 Acres Northwest of Mattawa, 50% Contained

The Powerline Fire is now up to 7,800 acres and 50% contained, this according to the Southeast Washington Type 3 Incident Management Team. The fire has been calm today, allowing crews to get a better handle on it. Firefighters have been doing a lot of mop up this afternoon, with more mop up operations expected tomorrow after tonight’s night shift.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 10:54:02 PM - SOURCE: KPQ News Radio 560 Wenatchee
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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Orcas Fire & Rescue welcomes eight new firefighters after 16-week academy training

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue (OIFR) welcomed eight volunteer firefighters at the end of June after completing the department’s 16-week fire academy. The class, consisting of 6 women and 2 men, spent weeknights and Saturdays establishing firefighting skills and have each been assigned to one of seven stations located throughout the island.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 10:38:10 PM - SOURCE: Orcas Issues News & Views
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Posted: Jul 15, 2019

Bellevue Police Department: 153 firework reports made on temporary heat map tool

Over the Fourth of July holiday, the Bellevue Police Department reports that five $1,000 citations were given out, three written warnings and countless verbal warnings to residents illegally setting off fireworks. The “success” is in part due to the 153 firework reports made using a temporary heat map tool, new for the city this year.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 1:01:20 PM - SOURCE: Bellevue Reporter
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