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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

40-foot pleasure craft damaged in Port Orchard marina fire

PHOTO: A 40-foot boat was badly damaged in a Monday morning fire at a marina near Port Orchard, officials said. Crews responded to the blaze, in the 1000 block of SW Bay Street, at about 7:45 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke spewing from the marina. Firefighters were able to bring the flames under control and prevent the fire from spreading to other nearby watercraft.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Apr 11, 2021

Chelan County Fire District 6, DNR Crews Knock Down Tripp Canyon Brush Fire

Chelan County Fire District 6 in Cashmere and firefighters from DNR responded to a grass and brush fire shortly after 3pm on Saturday in Tripp Canyon above Cashmere. Dispatcher Justin Bishop with Central Washington Interagency Communication Center (CWICC) said the fire grew to about 3/4's of an acre before it was contained and mopped up by 5:30pm Saturday.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2021 3:50:22 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
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Posted: Apr 11, 2021

Wildfire prevention bill unanimously passes through state senate

Following a devastating wildfire season where over 800,000 acres were burned in Washington State and communities like Malden and Pine City were mostly destroyed, a bill is making its way through the state legislature that looks to prevent these kinds of fires. House Bill 1168, championed by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, looks to add resources to both wildfire prevention in forest restoration and wildfire response with more firefighting equipment and personnel.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2021 11:17:01 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
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Posted: Apr 11, 2021

Seattle: New construction building set on fire for 2nd time in less than a week, suspect arrested

Seattle Police say a 32-year-old man is under investigation for arson after a witness allegedly saw him leaving the scene of a fire at a construction site in South Seattle. This is the second time in less than a week that a fire has been set at the site. Police say the witness had gotten out of bed around 3 a.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2021 9:15:27 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Apr 10, 2021

West Valley Fire Department says power transformer hit twice by gunfire

West Valley firefighters say someone has been using a pole-mounted electrical transformer near Tampico for target practice. Twice in the past week firefighters and Pacific Power crews have responded to reports of a leaking transformer in the 500 block of North Fork Road, finding that the can-like device has been shot.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2021 3:43:30 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
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