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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

80 employees evacuate safely from Spokane Valley cannabis facility fire

Firefighters responded to a fire in a Spokane Valley cannabis facility Saturday evening. Workers at Grow Op Farms, in the 2600 block of North Woodruff Road, found heavy black smoke coming out of a marijuana grow room. When firefighters arrived, there was no visible smoke or flames coming from the building.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 5:27:11 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Shed fire forces road closure in Benton City

A shed fire forces a blockade of Snow Lane in Benton City overnight. The Benton County Sheriff's Office shared these pictures, above, of Benton City firefighters at work on the blaze on Sunday. The road was blocked off for hours as firefighters got the fire under control. KAPP-KVEW has reached out to officials to learn more about the cause of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 4:40:17 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Dozens of female firefighters empowered during Spanaway event

A group of female firefighters trained together in Spanaway over the weekend during an event that was meant to both mentor and empower them. The event brought together more than 40 female firefighters from California and Washington. They covered live fire training, worked with power tools and practiced auto extrication.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Sep 15, 2019

Colfax volunteer firefighter honored for 50 years of service

He doesn’t wear his “Class A’s” much anymore, he’s also humble. “I don’t need all this attention,” Jim Krouse said. The Colfax Fire Station could be Jim Krouse’s second home, or first. “They needed help loading the hose one morning when I was walking my dog,” Krouse said. That day, just before Labor Day in 1969, would change Krouse’s life.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2019 6:39:25 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
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Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Friendly fires helping restore forest health in Naches Ranger District

Around 60 firefighters went into the Cascade foothills Thursday to burn 60 acres of forest within the Naches Ranger District. Cool weather with a friendly wind from the southwest sending smoke up toward the Wenas and Kittitas valleys made it a perfect day for the U.S. Forest Service to keep working toward its goals.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 5:30:54 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
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