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Posted: Jan 17, 2020

Whatcom County’s cold temperatures may be to blame in fatal trailer fire

A 54-year-old Whatcom County woman died when the recreational trailer she was living in was destroyed by fire Wednesday along the Mount Baker Highway near North Fork Brewery. “It’s really unfortunate,” Whatcom County Fire District 14 Chief Jerry Debruin told The Bellingham Herald. “Those things go so fast.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 9:17:15 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
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Posted: Jan 17, 2020

Washingtonians are more likely to die on smoky days, new UW research shows

With Seattle’s first snow of the year just melting, preparing for wildfire season might not be top of mind. But Australia’s catastrophic wildfires underline how Washington’s wildfire and smoke season will get longer and burn more intensely with climate change — last year, fires started in March. Local scientists are just discovering the deadly implications of immediate exposure to smoke across the state.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 5:55:21 AM - SOURCE: Crosscut
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Posted: Jan 17, 2020

4 people displaced, woman hospitalized in Vancouver house fire

Four people were displaced after a fire damaged a home in Vancouver. Crews responded to the 1200 block of Southeast Park Crest Avenue on Thursday around 11:20 a.m. and extinguished flames in the home’s attic in approximately 30 minutes. Firefighters while battling the blaze found a woman in the back bedroom behind a closed door and helped her escape.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
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Posted: Jan 17, 2020

Firefighters investigate cause of fire in Pasco

Firefighters are investigating an apartment complex fire in Pasco that happened early Friday morning. Pasco Firefighters and several others from surrounding agencies responded to the Stonegate Apartments on Road 68 at about 1:30 a.m. The fire started on a bottom-level unit in building J of the complex, according to fire crews on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCYU-TV FOX 41
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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

Barricaded man sets fire to Vancouver house

A man who violated a restraining order barricaded himself inside a Vancouver home then set it on fire, police said. The Vancouver Police Department said officers responded to a reported restraining order violation at 4 p.m. But when they got to the home in the 3200 block of NW Division Avenue, the suspect refused to come outside.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOIN-TV CBS 6
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