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Posted: Jul 19, 2015

747 fires have burned in state as hot, dry weather persists

Nearly 750 unintended fires have flared up across the state this fire season, state officials said, mentioning among them a rare burn in the lush Olympic rainforest. Rivers of the North Olympic Peninsula are running well below normal, but drought conditions here are less severe than they are elsewhere in the state, officials said in a Friday conference call.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2015 7:44:27 PM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
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Posted: Jul 19, 2015

Vancouver home damaged in 2-alarm fire

A two-alarm house fire caused an estimated $150,000 in damage and displaced five people Sunday evening in Vancouver’s Old Evergreen Highway neighborhood. The fire was reported to 911 at about 5:15 p.m. by people on the Columbia River, said Vancouver Fire Department Capt. Scott Willis. They saw the plume of smoke coming from the house, 1901 S.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2015 7:35:39 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Jul 18, 2015

Technical rescue crews respond to Injured, dangling climber in Skamania County

Technical rescue crews from Vancouver and Fire District 6 were called to Beacon Rock State Park in Skamania County Saturday evening after an injured climber was reported to be stranded 150 feet above the ground. The assistance calls came in around 8:20 p.m. According to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian, a woman was climbing on the south side of the rock when she slipped and fell 15 feet, possibly dislocating her knee.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2015 8:58:53 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Jul 18, 2015

Seattle firefighters rescue woman from second-story window at apt. fire

A man has been arrested in connection with an apartment fire that started early Saturday morning. Seattle firefighters rescued a woman from a second-story window on S. Thistle St., as flames quickly spread through a South Park apartment complex. Four other residents escaped the fire unharmed. One firefighter was briefly taken to the hospital due to overheating.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2015 2:24:49 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: Jul 18, 2015

Follow Up: Five buildings, 11k tons of hay lost in Moses Lake fire

Five buildings and 11,000 tons of hay were lost in a structure fire at Inland Tarp and Cover two miles west of Moses Lake Friday morning. No one was injured in the fire. The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports the fire was started accidentally when employees at Inland Tarp and Cover were using a metal chop saw and sparks from the saw ignited nearby combustibles.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2015 2:20:59 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC
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