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Posted: Aug 10, 2018

Cougar Creek Fire nears homes, Ardenvoir placed on Level 2 evacuation notice

After burning for two weeks in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, the Cougar Creek Fire is now posing a serious threat to life and property as it pushes closer to the Entiat River Valley. The wildfire swelled by nearly another 2,000 acres since yesterday and is now listed at 12,314 acres in size.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2018 9:43:41 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
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Posted: Aug 10, 2018

Arlington council okays ambulance utility fee

A $15 ambulance utility fee to slash mounting EMS costs and devote more general fund money for public safety needs was approved by the City Council Monday. The new fee will appear on city residential and business customers’ utility bills starting in September. The council had the option to consider a $10 monthly fee presented by City Administrator Paul Ellis that would not have met all immediate needs, vote against the fee altogether and hand the issue back to staff for further research.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2018 2:16:57 AM - SOURCE: Arlington Times
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Posted: Aug 10, 2018

‘Can you feel that pain?’: Families of Ghost Ship victims tell of anguish at sentencing hearing

Kimberly Gregory held up an urn containing the ashes of her 20-year-old daughter Michela as she faced the men held responsible for the notorious Ghost Ship warehouse fire that killed 36 people one and a half years ago. “This is all we have left of her,” Gregory said as a somber Derick Almena and Max Harris listened inside the courtroom at their sentencing hearing Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Mercury News
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Posted: Aug 10, 2018

Former firefighter saves own life, rips leg from underneath loaded truck in Washington

A logging truck driver is recovering after being run over by his own fully loaded truck near Lake Kapowsin in Pierce County on April 16. West used a special set of skills to save his own life, even though he ended up losing a leg. "I basically felt or heard the bones in my leg break," Troy said. As he stood tightening the load of his logging truck deep in the woods, it started to skid, knocking him under the back wheels.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Aug 10, 2018

Third firefighter killed while responding to Carr Fire near Redding

The death toll in what was already the most lethal year for firefighters in California since 2008 increased to five Thursday, when a heavy equipment mechanic was killed after falling asleep at the wheel on his way to the fire lines near Redding, a family member told The Chronicle. Andrew Brake, 40, of Chico died in a single-car crash on his way to work on the Carr Fire, which had already claimed the lives of two firefighters and five other people, including a woman and her two great-grandchildren, and a PG&E lineman, who died trying to restore power to the area.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: SF Gate
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