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Posted: Nov 30, 2020

Kalama firefighter dies after responding to 2 emergencies

A Kalama Fire firefighter died of a heart attack Friday after responding to two emergency situations. Lt. Alan Basso spent 21 years as a volunteer firefighter and fire captain with the Kalama Fire Department. He also worked as a career firefighter and lieutenant with the City of Longview Fire Department for more than 21 years.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOIN-TV NBC 6 Portland
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Posted: Nov 30, 2020

Related: Cowlitz Fire honors firefighter/EMT who died in the line of duty

The Cowlitz County Fire District is saying goodbye to one of its own after a firefighter/EMT died in the line of duty on Friday. Fire officials say Al Basso was working with Kalama Fire in the morning hours of November 27 when he responded to two emergency medical calls and was later in a crash, suffering a heart attack.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
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Posted: Nov 30, 2020

Washington state launches statewide COVID-19 notification app

Washington state is launching its statewide coronavirus exposure app, joining more than a dozen other states that have already enlisted the use of smartphone technology in the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Starting Monday, people with iPhones can enable the ‘exposure notifications’ feature that is already in their phone’s settings, and Android devices can download the app.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Nov 29, 2020

Accidental fire destroys garage in downtown Yakima

An accidental fire destroyed the garage of a rental home on the 800 block of North Naches Avenue in Yakima on Sunday, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage, according to firefighters. Four Yakima Fire Department engines and a Yakima Training Center Fire Department engine responded to a call for a structure fire about 12:20 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2020 3:07:02 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
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Posted: Nov 25, 2020

Electrical Issue Causes House Fire in Centralia

One person received superficial injuries in a Centralia house fire Monday evening likely caused by an electrical issue, the Riverside Fire Authority reported. The fire was reported at 6:50 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of West Cherry Street in Centralia. According to the RFA, the fire started in an upstairs bedroom of a single-family home.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2020 10:23:01 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
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