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Posted: Feb 20, 2020

Follow-up: Bellingham’s Barkley neighborhood homeless camp fire created challenges for firefighters

The cause of Sunday evening’s Barkley neighborhood homeless encampment fire, which caused several small propane tanks to explode and injured one man, is still under investigation, Bellingham Fire Department Captain Dave Pethick reported. The Bellingham Police Department issued a community alert at approximately 7:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Bellingham Herald
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020

Riverside School District in Chattaroy teaches students about wildfire safety

You’re never too young to start learning about wildfire safety – at least that’s what the Riverside School District thinks. When you think of learning, you might picture a classroom stuffed full of kids and desks. What if someone told you that’s not the only way? That’s the message the Riverside School District is hoping to spread to their students.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 7:43:53 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020

Car stolen from Spokane's Eagle Ridge residential burglary found torched

Early Wednesday morning in Eagle Ridge, however, was a little different. Bold and brazen thieves were caught on camera taking their time while they burglarized a garage, all while the homeowners slept inside the home. At around 2:00 a.m., security cameras at the home caught a thief breaking into a truck parked outside a home in Eagle Ridge.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 6:39:21 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020

Eastside Fire and Rescue app asks for resident input

Eastside Fire and Rescue is using new technology called Community Connect that it says will save time and save lives. It gets better if residents sign up and share crucial information about their home, family and pets. “Do you have pets in the home, do you have an elderly person in the home, do you have someone with special needs we might need to get to as soon as possible if the house is on fire?” explained Lt.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 4:43:00 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020

Eight members of Orcas Island Fire & Rescue to participate in firefighter stairclimb

The 29th annual Firefighter Stairclimb is 08 March 2020; participants will climb 69 stories of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. Eight members of Orcas Island Fire & Rescue are joining the climb this year. Firefighters perform the climb ‘on air’ in full protective bunker gear weighing over 20kg (44 lbs).
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 2:26:06 PM - SOURCE: Orcas Issues News & Views
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