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Posted: Feb 21, 2020

Video shows brutal assault, fire at Seattle homeless camp

VIDEO: Surveillance video captured vicious assault during a fire at a homeless camp in Ballard. The video shows flames suddenly erupting inside a tent, drawing out several campers and sending one rolling into the road. A minute later, that man is back on his feet. Then, as two other campers fight the flames, he suddenly attacks the woman with them.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Feb 21, 2020

Spokane's Sacred Heart Hospital prepares for potential infectious disease threats

Spokane’s Sacred Heart Hospital trained Wednesday for potential infectious disease threats in a full-scale emergency simulation. A new ward at the hospital is ready to handle patients with highly infectious diseases. It’s just one of ten hospitals in the country chosen as a regional treatment center.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Feb 21, 2020

No emergency: False alert over 'radiological hazard' sent in Jefferson County

A false alert about a 'radiological hazard' in Washington state went out to some television viewers in Jefferson County Thursday night. The Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center said the false alarm was distributed to an unknown number of Wave cable customers and may be the work of hackers who accessed Wave's cable system.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Feb 21, 2020

Five pets killed in Vancouver house fire, cause under investigation

A fire tore through a home in Vancouver Friday morning, causing major damage and killing five pets. At around 8:38 a.m., firefighters with Vancouver Fire and Clark County Fire District responded to a fire at a home in the 500 block of Northeast 127th Street. Officials said an off-duty firefighter lives in the area and was the first to call in the fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV-TV FOX 12 Beaverton
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Posted: Feb 20, 2020

Washington authorities prepare mudslide emergency response amid fears

Emergency services in Washington state have started to prepare an emergency response plan after a mudslide blocked a private access road residents rely on to get to town. Snohomish County sheriff's officials have scouted a horse farm as a potential helicopter landing zone for emergency air evacuation east of Monroe, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Seattle, the Everett Herald reported Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 5:03:55 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News - Metered Site
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