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Posted: Aug 10, 2020

1 arrested as church, apartment buildings burn in Olympia

A suspected arsonist has been arrested as firefighters battled three large fires across an Olympia neighborhood early Monday morning that left a church and two apartment buildings heavily damaged. The first fire broke out just before 3 a.m. at the Cambridge Court Apartments in the 2300 block of 9th Ave SW, according to Assistant Chief Mike Buchanan with Olympia Fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Aug 10, 2020

Woman found dead in burning car near Buckley

A woman was found dead in the driver's seat of her car after it crashed and burst into flames Monday morning near Buckley in Pierce County, emergency officials said. Firefighters and deputies responded to the scene, in the 28900 block of Sumner Buckley Highway East, at around 8 a.m. after receiving reports of a car fire, according to East Pierce Fire & Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Aug 9, 2020

Wildfire chars 600 acres along Highway 395 south of Kennewick

Tri-Cities fire crews from 10 fire agencies fought a 600-acre wildfire south of Kennewick on Sunday near the same area that burned out of control two years ago. Firefighters were called to the area of East Bateman Road and Bofer Canyon Road about 4:10 p.m. Sunday. A wildland strike team was activated to bring in more resources.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2020 6:37:24 PM - SOURCE: Tri-City Herald - Metered Site
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Posted: Aug 7, 2020

Fire damages Battle Ground home

A Battle Ground home was damaged in a fire Friday. Clark County Fire District 3 crews were dispatched shortly before 1 p.m. to 603 N.W. 16th St. The first arriving engine found a ranch-style home with flames spreading up its side and into the attic, said Fire Marshal Chris Drone. Firefighters forced their way onto the property through a side gate in the fence and quickly doused the flames from the exterior of the home, Drone said.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2020 7:45:49 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Aug 7, 2020

Firefighter on Chikamin Fire tests positive for COVID-19

Eighteen firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service were tested Thursday for COVID-19 after a positive case was reported in the response to the Chikamin Fire north of Plain. They were tested at Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth. Results were not in Friday, hospital spokesman Clint Strand said. Victoria Wilkins, spokeswoman for the Forest Service at the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest headquarters, said details on the positive case would not be released to protect the firefighter’s private health information.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2020 3:37:47 PM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World - Metered Site
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