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Posted: Aug 17, 2015

2,600 fighting fires across Washington state

More than 2,600 firefighters and support personnel are out fighting large fires in Washington state and 200 soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will join the fight. The soldiers will begin training on Wednesday and will be deployed to an as-yet undetermined wildfire on Sunday. "We are committed to continuing to do everything we can to provide the firefighters, aircraft, engines, and other wildfire suppression assets that Incident Commanders need to protect lives, property, and valuable natural and cultural resources to suppress the most challenging wildfires we've experienced in several years," said Aitor Bidaburu, Chair of National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2015 8:44:09 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
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Posted: Aug 17, 2015

Another small blaze joins ranks of burns in Peninsula's wildfire season

Another lightning-sparked wildfire has been located in the Olympic Mountains, raising the total number of Peninsula fires to six this summer. The latest, the LaCrosse Fire, is located about 12 miles west of the Duckabush trailhead in East Jefferson County and was identified by aircraft Sunday near the LaCrosse Pass trail, said Celeste Prescott, spokeswoman for the Paradise Fire management team.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2015 7:43:39 PM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
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Posted: Aug 17, 2015

Stickpin Fire grows to 27,000 acres; evacuations still in place

Fire crews continue to arrive to fight the Stickpin fire in Ferry County Sunday. Crews were able to take advantage of cooler weather and mild temperatures Saturday, but the fire remains zero percent contained. It is now 27,343 acres in size. Firefighters say the west side of the fire is the first priority.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2015 11:19:50 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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Posted: Aug 17, 2015

Update: One Pacific Steel worker has died after chlorine gas accident in Spokane

One of the workers hospitalized after an accidental release of chlorine gas at a Spokane steel recycling plant has died. Mike Tracy, a spokesman for Pacific Steel & Recycling, said the man died Saturday night. His name won’t be released until all family members have been notified, Tracy said Sunday.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2015 7:54:36 AM - SOURCE: Spokesman.com
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Posted: Aug 17, 2015

One man dies evacuating Coyote Canyon fire in Fruitland

The Coyote Canyon fire is burning approximately 5,000 to 6,000 acres in Fruitland, and has burned several structures. Lyle Lehrbas is taking a look at what's left of his parents' home. The Coyote Canyon fire raged Friday night and burned almost everything they own. But it's not just losing items that's tough.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: khq
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