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Posted: Apr 3, 2020

Firefighter suffers burned hand battling 2-alarm blaze in Kent

A firefighter suffered a burned hand Thursday evening as he fought a fire in Kent that burned two structures and left a house cat dead and a family of five displaced. Crews from Puget Sound Fire were called to a house on fire in the 15000 block of SE 274th Place in Kent just after 5:45 p.m., according to department spokesperson Joe Root.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2020 1:58:22 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Apr 3, 2020

Feds propose $611,000 fine for Seattle-area nursing home connected to coronavirus deaths

Federal authorities have proposed a $611,000 fine for a Seattle-area nursing home connected to at least 40 coronavirus deaths. State regulators and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted an inspection of the Life Care Center of Kirkland on March 16, finding serious infractions that they said placed residents in immediate danger.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2020 1:51:18 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
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Posted: Apr 2, 2020

Fire District 6 salutes Legacy Salmon Creek’s health care professionals

Following national and international trends, Clark County Fire District 6 personnel saluted medical professionals Wednesday night with lights and sirens outside Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. The parade of fire apparatus was a thank you to nurses, doctors and supporting staff for their tireless work during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2020 7:45:32 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Apr 2, 2020

Fire destroys abandoned Yakima County school

An early morning fire destroyed an abandoned school building in Granger Thursday. Crews with Yakima County Fire District 5 reported to the 1000 block of Liberty Road at 3:20 a.m. for a report of a structure fire. The building, which was built in the 1940s as the Liberty School, was about 50% involved in fire when firefighters got to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2020 1:55:47 PM - SOURCE: Newsradio 610 WIOD
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Posted: Apr 2, 2020

Seattle's Metro Transit workers anxious about new role as ‘first responders’ to coronavirus pandemic

The people who drive Seattle-area buses are grappling with a duty they never imagined, as “first responders” to a coronavirus pandemic. While most people hunker down, transit is designated an essential service. So essential, in fact, that even if bus drivers are exposed to the novel coronavirus, Metro instructed those who don’t show symptoms to continue working.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2020 1:04:54 PM - SOURCE: The Seattle Times
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