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Posted: Apr 1, 2020

Fire truck flips over in north Clark County

A fire truck responding to a medical call Monday on an unpaved road in north Clark County toppled over into a small creek, likely putting the emergency vehicle permanently out of commission. Clark County Fire District 10 crews were dispatched about 8:20 a.m. to the 6200 block of Northeast 405th Street, northeast of La Center, for a report of a person having a fainting episode due to abnormal breathing.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Columbian
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020

Bellevue dentist accused of torching boxes of medical masks, gear

A Bellevue dentist is accused of burning boxes with protective medical masks and gear in an attempt to destroy his office even as local doctors scramble to get those supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the second arson at the office in consecutive days, police allege. Firefighters were first called to a fire at the suspect's A to Z Dental office at 1515 116th Ave NE in Bellevue on the afternoon of March 23, according to court documents.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020

Wineries join distilleries in making hand sanitizer for first responders

Local winemakers are stepping up to help distilleries fulfill the urgent need for hand sanitizer. UVA FUREM Winery in Maple Valley is joining other wineries in the area in providing bulk wine to local distilleries to create hand sanitizer. "We ended up getting together and coming up with almost 1,000 gallons of bulk wine that we could donate to Kim and Bryan over at Scratch Distillery in Edmonds, and they all were able to turn it into alcohol and then transfer it in to make it into hand sanitizer,” said Jens Hansen, co-owner of UVA FUREM Winery.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020

Fire crews preparing for wildfire season despite the coronavirus

Wildfire season in the inland northwest is right around the corner. However this year, there’s a series of obstacles that could impact the way the state responds to them including how to secure enough incident command teams and the rethinking of how to attack fires. “We are already trying to figure out okay if we are going to be low on the number of incident management teams when we go out.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV FOX 28 Spokane
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020

Spokane hit-and-run collision sends car into house, setting both ablaze

A two-car hit-and-run collision on North Freya Street in north Spokane Tuesday evening sent one car into a house, setting both ablaze and closing down a major intersection. The crash into the house on the 3600 block of East Frederick Avenue was reported at about 7:40 p.m. and the female driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, according to Spokane Police Cpl.
- PUB DATE: 3/31/2020 11:06:58 PM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
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