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Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Harassment, Bullying A Focus At World Firefighters Conference In Dallas

Fire chiefs from across the world are gathered in Dallas for the annual Fire-Rescue International Conference put on by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. This year the association says it’s dedicated to addressing bullying and harassment within fire department ranks. Retired South Fulton, Georgia Fire Chief David Daniels is leading a task force on the issue at the conference.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
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Posted: Aug 12, 2018

Rogue plane takes off from Sea-Tac Airport; crashes on remote Pierce County island

“My pilot speaking,” her tweet began. “It’s a Horizon Q400 big turboprop. Some guy stole it. Looked up how to fly on the internet. He’s been around Mount Rainier, now is going to Olympics. He doesn’t know what he is doing. He has everything in the area locked down.” Within the hour, Sea-Tac Airport confirmed the rogue mission: "An airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff without passengers at Sea-Tac; aircraft has crashed in south Puget Sound.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2018 6:08:57 AM - SOURCE: KUOW 94.9FM - Puget Sound Public Radio
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Posted: Aug 12, 2018

Neighbors survey damage after fast-moving wildfire destroys multiple Kennewick homes

As Saturday's wildfires rushed toward homes, the folks living in the fires path had only minutes to grab what they could and escape. At least two homes are completely destroyed in the Canyon Lakes area, where the evacuation order was eventually lifted so folks could protect their homes from flareups as firefighters attacked it from the rapidly-advancing front line.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2018 2:17:39 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
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Posted: Aug 11, 2018

Cougar Creek wildfire is now more than 26K acres, only 5 percent contained

Nearly 1,100 firefighters are tackling the Cougar Creek wildfire which has grown to more than 26,000 acres with only 5 percent containment. The blaze is now spawning additional spot fires. Fire spokesman Nick Mickel says the challenge comes when a spot fire pops up while trying to maintain their containment line.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2018 6:19:28 PM - SOURCE:
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Posted: Aug 10, 2018

Fire Near White Pass Grows by Nearly 600 Acres Overnight

Firefighters anticipate dry, gusty winds Friday, following days of hot and arid weather, will worsen the spread of the Miriam Fire, which was at more than 1,900 acres Thursday. Possible thunderstorms could ignite more fires. Lightning from a Saturday thunderstorm sparked a 5-acre fire near White Pass, which is burning slowly in the area around Shoe Lake, Clear Fork and Pacific Crest trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2018 10:50:55 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
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