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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

911 calls released: Victims of Las Vegas fire detail how people were trapped and jumping out of windows

A series of the 911 calls made on the night the Alpine Motel Apartments fire went up into flames were released to 8 News Now by the City of Las Vegas Thursday. The calls detail the moments after residents and victims called 911, along with when first responders arrived at the scene that fateful night Dec.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV CBS 8 Las Vegas
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Posted: Jan 17, 2020

The fire station on the front lines of California's homelessness crisis: 'We're trying to stop the bleeding'

VIDEO: Paramedic Scott Lazar, a 16-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department, is used to treating the same person, sometimes on the same day, on Skid Row. "Deja vu, yeah, it's every day down here," Lazar told "Nightline" as he treats a man for an overdose, as he did just the day before. Over five months, "Nightline" got an exclusive look at life at Lazar's LAFD Station 9, rare access to the day-to-day operations of this team and a glimpse into daily life for this city's most vulnerable.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
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Posted: Jan 17, 2020

Green Bay Metro Fire makes wager with San Francisco Fire ahead of championship game

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department and the San Francisco Fire Department have partnered to remind communities of the importance of practicing fire safety along with some friendly competition. On the Tuesday following Sunday’s game, the fire chief will install a smoke alarm with the winning team’s emblem on it.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay
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