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Posted: Jan 26, 2021

Alaska man pleads guilty to setting fire during Seattle protest

A 20-year-old Alaska man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit arson in connection with the fire he set last year in August at the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct. Desmond David-Pitts had arrived in Seattle from Alaska just three days before the arson. After marching with a group of protestors in downtown Seattle, David-Pitts is seen on surveillance video piling up trash against a door of the Precinct, lighting it on fire and feeding the flames with more trash.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2021 10:33:45 PM - SOURCE: KONP-AM 1490
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Posted: Jan 25, 2021

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Salmon Creek motel

Firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze Monday morning at a hotel in Salmon Creek. Clark County Fire District 6 crews were initially dispatched to a medical call at 10:47 a.m. at Red Lion & Suites Vancouver, 13206 N.E. Highway 99. Responders were handling the medical call when a woman, possibly an employee, ran up and alerted them to a fire on the second floor, Fire District 6 spokesman Dave Schmitke said.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2021 1:28:50 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
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Posted: Jan 25, 2021

Crews fight fire at Tacoma residence; 1 victim hospitalized

One person is in the hospital after fire broke out at a home in a Tacoma neighborhood, emergency officials said. Crews responded to the home in the 6400 block of East McKinley at about 8:50 a.m. after receiving reports of a possible fire there. Flames were visible from the front of the home when the first firefighters arrived on scene.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Jan 25, 2021

Destructive night in Tacoma following police cruiser incident over the weekend

VIDEO: A demonstration of approximately 150 people near the site of an illegal street racing event that led to at least two people being injured by a Tacoma police officer turned destructive Sunday night. A few small fires were set at or near the intersection of South 9th and Commerce streets. Demonstrators also reportedly broke windows and vandalized buildings.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Jan 23, 2021

Yakima Airport Receives New Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Apparatus

Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field (YKM) is now home to a new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) apparatus. The apparatus’ purchase price is $760,898, with another $208,000 required for apparatus items such as hoses, nozzles, first aid kits, radios, data terminals and firefighter Personal Protective Equipment suits.
- PUB DATE: 1/23/2021 1:29:48 AM - SOURCE: City of Yakima
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