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Posted: Aug 27, 2015

Gov. Inslee calls wildfires a 'slow-motion disaster'

The massive fires burning in Washington state are a "slow-motion disaster," Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday as he praised crews battling the blazes that have burned an area nearly the size of Rhode Island. Inslee spoke in Chelan before travelling to meet firefighters on the lines that he said were exhausted but committed to stop the blazes.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2015 10:23:38 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
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Posted: Aug 27, 2015

Gov. Inslee calls wildfires a 'slow-motion disaster'

The massive fires burning in Washington state are a "slow-motion disaster," Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday as he praised crews battling the blazes that have burned an area nearly the size of Rhode Island. Inslee spoke in Chelan before travelling to meet firefighters on the lines that he said were exhausted but committed to stop the blazes.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2015 10:23:38 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
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Posted: Aug 27, 2015

Documents: Everett firefighters drove drunken man nearly to Marysville, left him

Three Everett firefighters were called out July 1 to help a homeless man who was drunk and lying on a downtown sidewalk. They and others in the department had dealt with the man more than 100 times in the past. One of them, a fire captain, decided to drive the man nearly to Marysville and leave him underneath a bridge with two bottles of water on an 83-degree day.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2015 6:52:15 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
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Posted: Aug 27, 2015

Documents: Everett firefighters drove drunken man nearly to Marysville, left him

Three Everett firefighters were called out July 1 to help a homeless man who was drunk and lying on a downtown sidewalk. They and others in the department had dealt with the man more than 100 times in the past. One of them, a fire captain, decided to drive the man nearly to Marysville and leave him underneath a bridge with two bottles of water on an 83-degree day.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2015 6:52:15 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
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Posted: Aug 27, 2015

Documents: Winds shifted minutes before firefighters killed

Seven minutes after a deputy radioed that the wind from a growing wildfire had shifted direction, dispatchers got a second call: A burn victim needed an ambulance. Five minutes later, another caller said several firefighters were trapped. Within the span of 12 minutes, the wildfire in Washington state went from being just one of many lightning-sparked blazes burning across the Pacific Northwest to the scene of the deadliest single wildfire this year in the U.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIROtv
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