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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

Explosion rips through Newport aerospace company

An explosion ripped through an aerospace company in Newport Tuesday night, shattering glass and causing a section of the roof to collapse. The blast, which occurred shortly before 9 p.m., sent five people to the hospital. At least one person was taken by helicopter to Spokane. “People heard the explosion from miles away,” said Grant Sirevog, the undersheriff for Pend Oreille County.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: spokesman review
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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

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Posted: Jul 14, 2015

Spokane: Training to charge to the sound of gunfire

An active shooter incident is something most of us don't want to think about, but area first responders – like Spokane firefighters – need to be prepared for, so they're conducting training exercises to prepare for that worst case scenario. Firefighters are heading out on service calls now with ballistic helmets and vests specially outfitted to carry life saving equipment.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2015 8:39:39 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Jul 14, 2015

Fireworks damage in Clark County totals $824,500

Personal fireworks are believed to have caused $824,500 in property damage across Clark County during this month's Fourth of July festivities. Authorities also handed out $11,750 in fines to people for shooting off fireworks outside of allowed times. Of the 46 citations the Vancouver Fire Marshal issued, only one was for an illegal firework, Lead Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Drone said Monday.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2015 8:29:51 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Jul 14, 2015

Sultan Fire Department gets new fire engine

Snohomish County Fire District No. 5 firefighters celebrated last week as their brand new fire engine was blessed into service. The blessing was followed by a push-in ceremony, during which firefighters and firefighter recruits pushed the new engine into the apparatus bay by hand. The event was held at 6 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2015 1:22:08 PM - SOURCE: Monroe Monitor
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