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Posted: Aug 12, 2022

Investigation into fire on roof of 4-story Seattle apartment complex underway

Crews are investigating a rooftop fire that broke out in north Seattle on Thursday evening. According to the Seattle Fire Department, the fire began around 9:45 p.m. on the roof of a four-story apartment complex in the 500 block of North 85th Street in the Greenwood neighborhood. Crews managed to keep the fire from spreading beyond the roof.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Aug 12, 2022

Lost ram finds home at Graham fire station

Graham firefighters rescued a lost ram wandering the streets last week. Although they're reluctant to give him a name. ”We’ve just been calling it the ‘Graham Ram,’” said Graham Fire & Rescue Captain Andrew Kolabis. “I think out of maybe out of fear of attachment we haven’t given him a name yet.” Last Monday a member of the fire department said a neighbor had trapped a ram in his backyard.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Aug 12, 2022

‘My biggest idol:’ Tri-Cities mother and daughter firefighters reunite at Cow Canyon wildfire

Firefighting is in Katie Jo Benitz’s blood. Ever since she grew up with her mother fighting fires and doing EMS, when she graduated high school in 2021, she said she had to try it out. To run into her mom at the Cow Canyon fire, she said, was a very special moment for both of them. “I didn’t want to push her into something that she wasn’t truly passionate about, you know, just because it’s right for me.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Aug 12, 2022

Spokane County fire prompts Level 2 evacuations; Chapman Lake Fire contained

Spokane County Fire District No.3 is reporting a fire burning around Bonnie Lake. The fire was first reported on Thursday afternoon and is currently burning approximately 30 acres. According to Spokane County Fire District No.3, Level 2 Evacuations are in place for all homes along Long Road from Rock Lake to the southern border across to Blackman Road, along Texas Ferry and to the north of Cheney Plaza.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
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Posted: Aug 11, 2022

Vantage Highway Fire close to contained, but fire danger remains high

While fire crews in Kittitas and Yakima counties are close to fully containing both the Vantage Highway and Cow Canyon fires, blazes elsewhere in the region are prompting state and local officials to mobilize firefighters as this year’s wildfire season continues. According to Ryan Rodruck, a spokesperson for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the Vantage Highway fire, which broke out on Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 10:50:00 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald - Metered Site
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