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Posted: Jun 30, 2015

Brush fire concerns skyrocket as temperatures soar

He stands on a rich carpet of green grass in front of his home, a popsicle in one hand, a garden hose in the other. Yes, Asgar Ali takes pride in his property. But the watering is about more than just good looks. "My lawn is green and wet so it doesn't catch fire," he said on a day his fire department issued a warning about the unusually high number of brush fires over the past month.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2015 7:42:34 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jun 30, 2015

Fire Department prepares for strict enforcement in Yakima County

With the holiday weekend right around the corner, firefighters want you to be aware of the consequences of illegal fireworks. Using fireworks is a misdemeanor offense, which could mean a $1,000 fine, or up to 90 days in jail. Fire Stations throughout Yakima County will have extra patrols on duty, to make sure no illegal activity sparks flames.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2015 5:29:04 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Jun 30, 2015

Related: 'Dramatic' increase in containment expected on Sleepy Hollow Fire

During a press conference Tuesday morning, fire officials in Wenatchee said they expect containment of the Sleepy Hollow Fire to increase dramatically by Tuesday night. Firefighters are mopping up hot spots and clearing away any dry fuels that might reignite the fire. So far, the fire has destroyed 24 homes and 4,000 people remain under level 2 evacuations.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2015 11:13:24 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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Posted: Jun 30, 2015

UPS semi truck burns for hours along I-5 near Olympia

A semi truck caught fire on Interstate 5 south of Olympia near the Scatter Creek rest stop overnight and continued burning for hours, the Washington State Patrol reports. State troopers monitored the UPS truck as its 19,000 pounds of cargo burned, creating a huge plume of smoke. The blaze started around 2 a.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2015 10:39:35 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
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Posted: Jun 30, 2015

Alabama firefighters rescued after Pensacola scuba trip goes horribly wrong

Three Opelika firefighters are home safe with their families after getting separated from their boat when their scuba dive went horribly wrong off the coast of Pensacola. We spoke with the men about their 12-hour ordeal in the ocean where they encountered 10 foot tall waves, dehydration, hypothermia, and the fear of shark bites.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wtoc.com
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