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Posted: Jan 23, 2020

Phoenix fire truck drove up to 29 mph above the speed limit at time of deadly crash, report says

VIDEO: A Phoenix fire engine was traveling approximately 29 mph over the speed limit at the time of a deadly crash in April 2019, according to the police investigation released Wednesday. The report, released more than nine months after the crash, also said the other vehicle's driver, Kenneth "Chase" Collins, 20, did not possess a valid driver's license and had marijuana in his system.
- PUB DATE: 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
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Posted: Jan 23, 2020

Bill calls for changes in Maine's 'Dig Safe' law in response to Farmington explosion

VIDEO: Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that would make changes to the state's "Dig Safe" law in response to last year's deadly explosion in Farmington. The bill would add liquefied propane gas lines to the law. "Dig Safe" laws prohibit digging around certain underground utility lines. In Maine, LP lines are currently not on the prohibited list, bill sponsor Rep.
- PUB DATE: 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTW-TV ABC 8 Poland Spring
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Posted: Jan 23, 2020

Stove fire forces 2 families out of their Kennewick apartments, one pet dies

A fire in a Kennewick apartment Tuesday night forced two families out of their homes. Two women called 911 about 6:15 p.m. when they noticed smoke coming from the wall of their 21st Avenue apartment. Kennewick firefighters soon figured out the smoke was coming from the apartment below, said Kennewick Fire Capt.
- PUB DATE: 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tri-City Herald
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Posted: Jan 23, 2020

Fire in Spokane's Hillyard neighborhood causes estimated $40,000 in damage

Crews were able to quickly contain a fire that broke out in a Hillyard neighborhood home, but damages are still estimated to be in the thousands. According to the Spokane Fire Department, the fire in the 3800 block of E. Broad Avenue was contained and extinguished within ten minutes of crews arriving at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
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Posted: Jan 22, 2020

Everett Fire's ambulance prices go up

Getting a ride in an Everett Fire ambulance will now cost more. The City Council just approved a set of rate increases to help Everett Fire match what other fire agencies in the region charge. For Everett, a basic EFD ambulance ride will be $680, up from $488. An ambulance ride providing first-level advanced life support services will cost $890, up from $694; second-level advanced care will cost $980, up from $800.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2020 1:50:56 AM - SOURCE: Snohomish County News
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