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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

California lawmakers focus on fire prevention as blazes rage statewide

Amid a relentless onslaught of horrific wildfires, state lawmakers found it easy Tuesday to pinpoint the most important response: Reduce the fuel feeding the conflagrations that have scorched more than 750,000 acres this year. But making that happen, on a meaningful scale, is fraught with problems, they found.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Press Democrat
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Posted: Aug 15, 2018

Driver slams into Houston Fire Department fire truck, gets trapped in crushed car

A driver had to be pulled from his vehicle early Wednesday after he crashed it into a fire truck, according to an official with the Houston Fire Department. The crash happened about 3 a.m. in northeast Houston, near Little York and Maple Leaf. The black Chevrolet Impala drove up under the truck, he said.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Houston Chronicle
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Posted: Aug 15, 2018

“I thought it was a bomb”: 9 injured in natural gas explosion at Colorado home

Alexander Ponton thought it was a bomb. Debris smashed into Ponton’s car as he drove east on West 4th Avenue near Santa Fe Drive. The 24-year-old Thornton man got out and heard screams for help coming from a six-unit residence complex. It had exploded. Ponton jumped into action, assisting a man and woman out of the rubble who had cuts and scrapes on them.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Denver Post
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