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Posted: Aug 11, 2020

14 wildland firefighters in quarantine after fellow firefighter diagnosed with COVID-19

Fourteen firefighters with the Department of Natural Resources are now in quarantine after a fellow firefighter tested positive for coronavirus. The firefighter was asymptomatic and tested positive after responding to the Anglin Wildfire near Tonasket. The fire has since been contained and the fire camp has been demobilized.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Aug 11, 2020

Redmond Interim Fire Chief Accepts Position In Georgia

Redmond Interim Fire Chief Don Horton will leave his post next month after taking a permanent position as a fire chief near Atlanta, Georgia, where he can be closer to his family. The city announced Horton's resignation Monday, set to take effect on Friday, Sept. 14. Horton served as Redmond's Deputy Fire Chief for four and a half years and has more than four decades of experience in Virginia, Arkansas and Virginia.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Redmond Patch
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Posted: Aug 10, 2020

Firefighters battle handful of blazes in Cowlitz County over weekend

Firefighters across Cowlitz County had a busy weekend battling several brush and vehicle fires, though no injuries were reported. It was such a hectic weekend that Cowlitz 2 Battalion Chief James Graham quipped that a freshly-minted lieutenant at the agency got more than he bargained for on his training day Sunday.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 6:50:30 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
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Posted: Aug 10, 2020

Firefighters Conduct Hands On Training in Pasco

PHOTO: Hands On Training (HOT), simulates situations that help firefighters prepare for real-life scenarios. "This is to get everybody together to actually do the hands-on part of stuff we learn in books or videos," said Shearer. They mimicked a scenario of a victim being trapped inside a building.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 5:50:56 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
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Posted: Aug 10, 2020

Yakima: Woman accused of setting fire to mother's home faces arson charge

A 49-year-old Yakima woman accused of setting her mother's home on fire Sunday possibly faces charges of first-degree arson and violating a no-contact order. The woman made a preliminary appearance Monday in Yakima County Superior Court. Yakima County Sheriff's deputies responded to the call in the 3500 block of Birchfield Road about 12:40 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 1:42:38 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
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