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Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Benton County Fire District 4 Chief fields unusual questions about ballot measure

Benton County Fire District 4 is asking voters to consider a bond to build and equip a station (including another ambulance) and replace three fire engines that are approaching the end of their usable lives. The station would be in the western part of the fire district’s service territory. Surprisingly, Chief Bill Whealan says that questions he receives about the proposal aren’t cost-related.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2018 11:58:08 AM - SOURCE:
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Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Fire crews prevent large fire in Kittitas County from threatening town of Vantage

Fire crews were able to contain to a large fire burning north of Interstate 90 in Kittitas County from threatening structures in the town of Vantage. The so called Mile Post 22 Fire began Wednesday evening at around 5 p.m. two miles north of Vantage and has grown to about 5,000 acres Thursday morning, said Jim Duck, operations coordinator at the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center of the Department of Natural Resources.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2018 10:57:50 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Yakima County: Cowiche Canyon fire threatens home, destroys old shop

An old shop was destroyed after a brush fire sparked in Yakima County. Firefighters were called out to Cowiche Canyon Road Wednesday after reports of a fast moving brush fire. When they arrived, they said the flames were heading towards several homes near City Reservoir Road and Windcrest Drive. Firefighters said winds were blowing strong which created "erratic fire behavior.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2018 5:42:53 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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