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Posted: Oct 21, 2020

‘Critical’ 100-year-old trestle burned near Prosser; Feds asked to declare ‘major disaster’

VIDEO: Washington state is asking the federal government to declare the destroyed railroad trestle and bridge near Prosser a major disaster. The fierce wildfire in September consumed the 100-year-old trestle spanning the Yakima River. The state made the appeal this week to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to get money to rebuild what it says is a “critical” bridge, according to the Washington State Short Line Railroad Coalition.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tri-City Herald - Metered Site
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Posted: Oct 21, 2020

Health officials worried about King County's spike in fentanyl overdoses this year

King County health officials have an alarming warning amid the coronavirus pandemic. With just two months left in the year, King County is seeing a record-breaking number of fentanyl overdoses in the opioid epidemic. New numbers from King County Public Health said there were 116 fentanyl overdoses in 2019.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Oct 20, 2020

Man seriously injured in rollover crash in Grant County; Collision sparks small brushfire

A Mattawa man sustained serious injuries in a Thursday crash in Desert Aire. David Chiprez, 23, was driving a 2002 Mercedes, reportedly at a high rate of speed, west on Edgewater Way when he lost control of the car, which slid off the road and struck a PUD in-ground transformer, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 12:58:32 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
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Posted: Oct 20, 2020

Family loses Malden home to wildfire, then gets COVID-19

Not much is left of the small town of Malden. A fire decimated the Northern Whitman County community on Labor Day. “It’s still really overwhelming. It just seems like every day there’s a long to-do list,” said Jessica Graham. For Jessica and Matthew Graham, as well as their five young children, the last few weeks have been a blur.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 10:29:44 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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Posted: Oct 20, 2020

Firefighters respond to two kitchen fires in Bellingham over the weekend

Firefighters were called to two separate kitchen fires in Bellingham over the weekend. At about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, crews were alerted to a grease fire in an apartment in the 1300 block of Bay Street in downtown Bellingham and arrived to find a well-involved kitchen fire. Those inside kept the fire in check by using a fire extinguisher and closing the apartment door when they evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 7:35:27 AM - SOURCE: KGMI-AM 790
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