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Posted: Jan 15, 2021

Follow Up: 150-foot pine falls on Spokane Fire Department car, Deputy Fire Marshal walks away uninjured

A Deputy Fire Marshal walked away uninjured after a 150-foot Ponderosa Pine tree fell on his car while he was inside. The incident happened around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday as high winds took down trees across the Inland Northwest. The Deputy Fire Marshal responded to the area of Rockwood Boulevard and 18th Avenue to relieve an engine that had been stationed at the intersection to protect an area where another downed tree was entangled with several power lines and a transformer.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2021 9:25:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
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Posted: Jan 15, 2021

Toxic smoke from Lakewood fire forces evacuations

Residents and businesses in Lakewood were evacuated Wednesday morning due to toxic smoke from an industrial fire. West Pierce Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Hallie McCurdy said crews were called to Specialty Products, Inc., located at 2310 104th St Ct S, around 6:30 a.m. McCurdy said the company makes polyurethane coatings, manufactures foam and that the building has a lot of hazardous materials inside.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Jan 14, 2021

East County Fire and Rescue district to use smaller, more maneuverable squad vehicles for majority of calls

The image of firefighters racing to a call in a big, red fire engine, lights blazing, is an image ingrained in the public’s psyche, but some fire districts — especially those in rural districts populated with steep, narrow roads — are deciding to leave the classic fire engine at the station on routine medical calls and, instead, opt to take smaller, more maneuverable vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 1:12:55 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
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Posted: Jan 14, 2021

South County Fire responds to blaze in abandoned home

A cause has not yet been determined for an early Thursday morning fire in an abandoned house in the 8800 block of 232nd Place Southwest, off Edmonds Way. There were no injuries. South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said that crews were called to the fire — located in unincorporated Esperance — at 1:07 a.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 10:00:52 AM - SOURCE: My Edmonds News
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Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Tacoma woman recovering after tree crashes through bedroom roof during windstorm

At least two families are displaced from their homes after a tree crashed through a duplex in Tacoma. Neighbors said a tree snapped just after midnight during a devastating windstorm, Wednesday, in the 6000 block of Mason Avenue South. A woman is out of a hospital after the tree crashed through her bedroom roof, pinning her to her bed.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 5:22:45 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
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