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Posted: Apr 16, 2021

Cleveland fire union raises safety concerns over aging fire trucks

The Cleveland Fire Fighter's Association said it has safety concerns when it comes to the city's aging fleet of fire trucks. Fire union President Francis Lally pointed to Cleveland's latest annual report on the fire department, which indicated 13 of the city's 42 fire trucks are listed in "poor condition," with eight of the trucks having more than 120,000 miles on them.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV ABC 5 Cleveland
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Posted: Apr 16, 2021

Hundreds Of Firefighters, 20 Bulldozers, Intentional Burns: Inside Washington’s $328M Push To Break Cycle Of Disastrous Fires

After a devastating wildfire season that saw a baby boy die and 1,200 square miles of the state burn, Washington lawmakers are poised to fight fire with money. A lot of money. Legislation that’s received unanimous support would see Washington spend an additional $125 million over the next two years to extinguish, prevent and live with fires.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Investigate West
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Posted: Apr 16, 2021

Victims identified in fiery Terrace Heights crash

Two people are dead after a car went off the road and caught fire late Wednesday night. According to the Yakima County Sherriff's Office, authorities were called out at about 11:45 p.m. the 9000 block of Roza Hill Drive, east of the Terrace Heights landfill, for a single car rollover. Officials say the car had caught fire and started a small brush fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
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Posted: Apr 16, 2021

Othello buys new fire truck

The city of Othello will spend $637,670 to buy a new fire truck. Mayor Shawn Logan said the new truck is what’s called a pumper, which gets most of its water supply from a fire hydrant and is primarily used to fight structure fires. The truck will be built from the chassis up, and construction will take a year to 18 months.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2021 9:07:49 PM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
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Posted: Apr 15, 2021

7-year-old girl and her father die in Mukilteo area house fire

A 7-year-old girl and her father died early Thursday morning in a house fire near Mukilteo. Leslie Hynes of South County Fire said it happened about 3 a.m. in the 2800 block of York Road. The home is located at the end of a long driveway. The house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. Firefighters had to back out of the house after the roof collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2021 4:17:43 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
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