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Posted: Feb 18, 2020

Arsonist reportedly set fire to hay bales displaying "TRUMP 2020" near Ferndale

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating after hay bales bearing the words “TRUMP 2020” were reportedly set on fire. Deputies responded to a report of an incident involving arson near the intersection of Grandview and Enterprise Roads at about 1:30 am Sunday, February 16. Fire District personnel ultimately extinguished the fire that destroyed eleven bales of hay that were covered in white plastic and painted to say “TRUMP 2020.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 5:36:22 PM - SOURCE: KGMI-AM 790
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Posted: Feb 18, 2020

Woman pleads guilty in connection to string of arson fires in 2019 near Soap Lake

A woman has pleaded guilty in connection to a string of arson fires last year in the Soap Lake area. Alexandra Gray, a 22-year-old Ephrata resident, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to three counts of second-degree reckless burning. Gray was initially charged with two counts of second-degree arson and two counts of second-degree burglary but the charges were amended as part of a plea agreement.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 1:40:03 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
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Posted: Feb 18, 2020

Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina to hang up his helmet

Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina is retiring from his post after steering the department through a tumultuous decade, one that saw gutting Recession-era cutbacks, a slow recovery and major changes in how firefighters do their jobs. Well, technically he’s retiring. He announced his retirement a year ago, and he won’t actually leave his post for another four months.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 6:42:19 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
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Posted: Feb 18, 2020

As landslides close roads, Washington's remote towns deal with isolation

Three miles from his house near Mount Rainier’s Mowich entrance, Dan Peterson was taking photos of the washout where Fairfax Forest Reserve Road used to be when a car came speeding around the corner. The car dodged puddles as it headed toward the place where a landslide had taken out a lane and left an approximately 15-foot-deep crater.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 5:51:29 AM - SOURCE: Crosscut
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Posted: Feb 18, 2020

Crews rescue man, 2 dogs from hillside at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma

VIDEO: Authorities in Tacoma on Monday rescued a man and two dogs stuck on the side of a steep hill at Point Defiance Park, officials said. It was not immediately clear when the trio scaled the hill but the Tacoma Fire Department was dispatched to the area shortly before 3:30 p.m. for a rescue call, spokesman Joe Meinecke said.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 2:57:38 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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