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Posted: Jun 11, 2024

Lakewood commercial building fire forces nearby apartment residents to evacuate

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Firefighters responded to a fire in a commercial building Monday morning in Pierce County. Crews battled what they called a two-alarm fire in the Watson Signature Event Center at 11521 Bridgeport Way SW. The event center is next to an apartment complex where about a dozen people live. “The smoke got thicker and a lot stronger, and that's when they came and knocked on the door and said there was a fire, so then we evacuated at that point,” said Rhonda Gallert, one of the evacuees.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Jun 11, 2024

Seattle Fire Department rescues distressed swimmer in Lake Union, hospitalized in critical condition

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Fire Department crews rescued a distressed swimmer who was offshore in Lake Union Sunday afternoon. The SFD said they received a call about a swimmer in Lake Union who went underwater and was not seen resurfacing. The incident occurred in the 1000 block of Valley St., the SFD posted on X at 2:11 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Jun 10, 2024

VIDEO: Fire damages 15 boats at Las Vegas Boat Harbor on Lake Mead

PHOTOS: About 15 boats were damaged or destroyed after an early morning fire at Las Vegas Boat Harbor at Lake Mead. According to the National Park Service, the fire started around 12:30 a.m. and was contained by 3:30 a.m. As of Sunday evening, authorities were still investigating what caused the fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTNV-TV ABC 13 Las Vegas
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Posted: Jun 10, 2024

Georgia fire training lieutenant appears as contestant on Pat Sajak’s final episode of ‘Wheel of Fortune’

VIDEO: Pat Sajak, the host of one of the most popular television game shows, is retiring after 41 years, and this end of an era comes with a local connection. Nino Toro, an Augusta Fire Training lieutenant for the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department, is a contestant on Sajak’s final episode as the host.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta
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Posted: Jun 10, 2024

Back-to-back shark bite incidents cause Florida county to close waters

The waters off Walton County, Florida, closed after back-to-back shark bite incidents Friday. Both incidents occurred in Walton County — which is in the Florida Panhandle — and not near a boat, but officials are unclear how far the attacks happened from land, said Mackenzie McClintock, a spokesperson for the South Walton Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News
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