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Posted: Aug 3, 2020

Spokane: Firefighters knock down fire at apartment complex

VIDEO: Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire at an apartment complex in Cannon’s Addition early Monday morning. Around 9:15 a.m., a family’s five-year-old daughter smelled smoke in her apartment at Maple Manor. According to the child’s mom, she told her dad and they found smoke coming from the bathroom.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2020 9:48:09 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
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Posted: Aug 3, 2020

Family credits smoke alarms with saving lives after fire breaks out in Spokane home

VIDEO: One Spokane manufactured home owner is crediting smoke alarms for alerting her to a fire that broke out in her home. According to a release from the Spokane Fire Department (SFD), the smoke alarms, which were installed by SFD's Smoke Alarm Install Program, allowed the woman and her two great grandchildren to safely evacuate.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
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Posted: Aug 2, 2020

Three Okanogan County fires 100% contained, causes under investigation

Firefighters have completely contained three fires in Okanogan County that forced evacuations. The Anglin Fire near Tonasket started on July 27 and was 100% contained on August 1. Two outbuildings were destroyed and one home was damaged. It burned nearly 2,000 acres. The fire forced evacuations, which have since been lifted.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2020 11:56:55 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
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Posted: Aug 2, 2020

Hard-fought East Beach Fire continues burning near Lake Crescent

A stubborn wildfire at Lake Crescent may take longer to extinguish than previously expected, a spokesman for the team managing firefighting efforts said Saturday. The East Beach Road Fire, believed to be human-caused, stood at 65 acres on a steep slope above East Beach Road on the north side of the lake in Olympic National Park land.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2020 2:42:32 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
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Posted: Jul 31, 2020

Flags to be lowered to honor Spokane firefighter who passed away a day after retiring

Flags will be lowered on August 3 to honor a Spokane firefighter who recently passed away. Ed Foster suffered a cardiac event one day after retiring from the Spokane Fire Department. Cardiac incidents are a leading cause of death for firefighters and in light of the circumstances involved in his passing, Foster’s death is considered Line-of-Duty.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2020 9:48:45 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
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