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Posted: Aug 3, 2021

Car plows into 500-gallon propane tank, sparking fire in Renton neighborhood

Crews scrambled to save nearby homes from a fire that erupted after a car plowed into a 500-gallon propane tank late Monday near Renton, emergency officials said. Police and firefighters responded to the scene, east of Renton in the 18000 block of 197th Avenue, at about 10:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a serious crash and fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2021 8:11:24 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Aug 3, 2021

S.E. Thurston Fire Authority responds to an 8-acre brush fire in Yelm

S.E. Thurston Fire Authority put out an 8-acre brush fire in the 9500 block of Bridge Road on Sunday, Aug. 1. Crews were dispatched to the scene of the fire at 5:08 p.m. and cleared the area by about 7:30 p.m. A few small sheds and a fifth-wheel RV were destroyed in the fire, said Mark King, S.E. Thurston Fire Authority chief, but other structures and homes in the area were kept safe.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2021 1:03:53 AM - SOURCE: Nisqually Valley News
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Posted: Aug 2, 2021

Haystack fire near Ephrata burns power pole, knocks down power line

A haystack fire Sunday morning brought down power lines, knocking out power to area homes and crop circles near Ephrata. Grant County Fire District 13 responded about 8 a.m. to the area of Road B Northwest and Road 7 Northwest for reports of a large haystack on fire. Firefighters say about 413 tons of hay burned.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2021 11:35:58 AM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
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Posted: Aug 2, 2021

Spokane County to pause federal emergency alerts as location glitches persist

It’s a common occurrence over the past few months: Phones suddenly light up and a siren blares, indicating there’s some kind of emergency nearby. But the problem is, the emergency isn’t necessarily nearby. First responders in Spokane County have made increased requests to use the Spokane County Emergency Management alert systems, but glitches in the federal system that allows alerts to be geographically targeted to people’s cellphones have caused confusion.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2021 6:07:52 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
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Posted: Aug 2, 2021

Two fires on same block erupt in Tacoma, damaging businesses

Sam Yam was working overnight at his donut shop, Dockside Donuts, baking away and getting ready for the morning rush of folks wanting their jelly-filled fix. It was about 5:30 in the morning when a customer in the drive-thru made him aware of what was happening just feet from his store. “I said, 'what’s going on?'" Yam said.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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