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Posted: Jul 21, 2017

Estimated 5,000-acre fire continues burning on Yakima Training Center

Firefighters were expected to work into the night Thursday to contain a 5,000-acre fire burning in the Army’s sprawling Yakima Training Center. The fire — on the east side of the training center near the Columbia River — started Wednesday evening. Firefighters have contained the north end, but as of Thursday afternoon only 10 percent of the south side was contained, according to an Army news release.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2017 7:52:48 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
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Posted: Jul 21, 2017

Grant County Fire District 5 debuts new tender

After nearly a year of work, Grant County Fire District 5’s newest water tender is on the road for fire season. The former propane truck, one of two chassis the district purchased for about $70,000 from Canada, was built by district personnel, not only allowing the district to save money, but giving them the ability to customize the tender with equipment they know works for wildfires in the area.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2017 4:34:39 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
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Posted: Jul 21, 2017

Update: Crews dealing with increasing costs, burial grounds in Bateman Island Fire

It's been burning for nearly a week, and we learned today that the fire on Bateman Island is racking up a hefty bill. We can't give you an exact number, but Richland Fire Chief Tom Huntington estimates fighting this fire has cost close to $100,000. But unlike most wildfires that are funded by state or federal agencies, because Bateman Island is part of Richland city property, the bill for this fire is falling on the city's lap.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2017 12:42:10 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Spokane County: Second body found in burning house also shot in head

Both people whose bodies were found inside a burning home in Spokane Valley died of gunshot wounds to the head. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the second victim Thursday as 70-year-old Bobby Kihara. The medical examiner says the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2017 2:28:41 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Fire burns building at Fircrest School in Shoreline

Firefighters are battling flames at the Fircrest School property in Shoreline. The fire started at about 9 a.m. at the building at 155th Street and 15th Avenue Northeast. The Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center houses about 200 people with mental disabilities. The laundry facility is the building that caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2017 11:15:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
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