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Posted: Aug 15, 2018

Cougar Creek Fire containment grows six times over acreage burned in past 24 hours

For the first time since it broke out on July 28, there is more official containment to report than growth on the Cougar Creek Fire. Firefighters battling the blaze, which is centered about 20 miles northwest of Entiat, took advantage of favorable weather conditions on Tuesday and made significant progress in both suppression and containment efforts.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 10:48:12 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
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Posted: Aug 15, 2018

Homeless man arrested after more than 20 dumpster fires in Bellevue, Redmond

Investigators say at least 18 dumpster fires are believed to have been intentionally set early Wednesday morning. Firefighters started getting calls about the fires about 12:35 a.m. Wednesday. Bellevue fire said fires were being lit until about 1 a.m. All of the fires were set in dumpsters behind businesses in Bellevue and Redmond.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 6:41:41 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-FM Radio
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Posted: Aug 15, 2018

FEMA authorizes funds to fight Boyd's Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help fight the Boyd's Fire, located three miles northwest of Kettle Falls. FEMA Region 10 Administrator Mike O'Hare approved the state of Washington's request on Monday. The fire, which started on Saturday, has burned over 3,000 acres of state and federal land, and forced portions of State Route 20 to close.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Aberdeen, Hoquiam fire, EMS consolidation talks heat up

With the impending retirement of Hoquiam Fire Chief Paul Dean Oct. 1 and now a letter of support from the presidents of both the Aberdeen and Hoquiam firefighters unions, discussions between the two cities about consolidating fire and EMS services seems to be picking up steam. The letter was presented to the Hoquiam City Council Monday.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 7:45:31 PM - SOURCE: The Daily World
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Pilot survives as Fire Boss plane goes down in Ferry County

A Fire Boss plane went down in Ferry County this afternoon while fighting one of the 70 fires that sparked east of the Cascades after the lightning storms and winds Saturday. According to the Department of National Resources, the aircraft’s engine failed while fighting a fire, forcing the pilot to leave the fire line and making a hard landing on a logging road.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 6:42:39 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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