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Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Yakima firefighters deal with 7 suspicious fires, 4 labeled arson, in past 5 days

The 911 call came in and firefighters put out a warehouse fire at Fruit Packers Supply, only to have the same building ignite again two days later. “With these businesses, buildings, infrastructure, trucks and all that material it's a rough estimate of about twenty million (dollars),” Jeff Pfaff with Yakima Fire Department said.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 7:06:31 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Pasco firefighters are getting their own multi-story live fire training facility

After an almost two-year process, a new live fire training facility will soon be available for Pasco firefighters and departments in the surrounding regions. "It's great to be getting this put together and it's wonderful for the Pasco Fire Department and the city to have this facility here," said Pasco Fire Chief Bob Gear.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 6:41:28 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Aug 13, 2018

West Pierce County Battalion Chief: Ketron Island man's tractor helps firefighters get to Horizon crash site

When a stolen Horizon Q400 plane crashed in dense forest on Ketron Island in Puget Sound Friday evening, it not only killed pilot Richard Russell, but created quite the fire. Ketron Island does not have a fire department, and typically any fire there would be covered by the state Department of Natural Resources.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 10:39:36 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Grass Valley Fire holds at 74,000 acres; burned firefighter in satisfactory condition

A firefighter injured while fighting a large wildfire in Douglas County is stable at a Seattle hospital, and the fire itself held steady overnight Sunday as the weather cooperated and additional resources came in. The Grass Valley Fire remained at roughly 74,000 acres Monday morning - about the same size it was measured on Sunday, according to incident spokesperson Ben Shearer, and is now 10 percent contained.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 8:13:19 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Miriam fire near White Pass is now at 2,236 acres with 9 percent containment

The Miriam Fire near White Pass, which started in July, is now at 2,236 acres and it is 9-percent contained. According to a press release, firefighters have finished working on the Ginnette Lake to Twin Peaks area. Crews are still utilizing structure protection work on ski area structures. There is a new Emergency Area Closure that has been issued for the Clear Fork Fire (located in the Goat Rocks Wilderness on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest) expanding the current closure area associated with the Miriam Fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 7:08:05 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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