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Posted: Jun 28, 2020

Spokane Police arrest man who set off explosive device in Bemiss neighborhood

Authorities quickly arrested a teenager thanks to the help of witnesses after an explosion in a residential neighborhood near Rogers High School on Sunday afternoon. Police received reports of a loud explosion in the 1700 block of East Rockwell Avenue at about 4 p.m. Sunday, according to a Spokane Police Department news release .
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2020 8:10:32 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Jun 28, 2020

Motorhome Catches Fire on SR 10 West of Ellensburg, Causes Delays and Brush Fire

A fully engulfed motorhome parked on the side of the road on State Route 10, 7 miles west of Ellensburg, started a brush fire Sunday around 2:30 pm. Trooper John Bryant said the fire burned some surrounding brush and trees, but fortunately a fire station was pretty close to the area. “The motorhome had been parked there a couple weeks.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2020 7:46:46 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
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Posted: Jun 27, 2020

House fire damages cost over $50,000 in Yakima

A house fire's estimated cost is $50,000 in damages that happened on the 3900 block of West Lincoln Avenue in Yakima Friday afternoon. Yakima Fire crews arrived to the residence around 3:30 p.m. to an attic fully engulfed in flames that spread into the main part of the house. Fire crews said no one was inside at the time and no injuries were reported.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 9:47:16 PM - SOURCE: KNDO-TV NBC 23 Yakima
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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Wildfire Starts Are Up In Washington; COVID-19 Could Be To Blame

The number of wildfires burning across Washington has risen steadily over the past two years, but the 2020 core fire season is looking to pull way ahead in wildfire starts. And this year’s unprecedented uptick in the number of fires has an unforeseen culprit: people cleaning their yards during the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 6:40:58 AM - SOURCE: Oregon Public Broadcasting
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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Firefighters extinguish two Kent apartment fires

Puget Sound Fire extinguished two separate apartment fires on June 24 in Kent. At about 12:34 p.m., firefighters responded to the 400 block of Novak Lane for a fire at the Alderbrook Apartments, according to an email from Puget Sound Fire spokesman Capt. Joe Root. Firefighters saw smoke from the window of a third-floor apartment.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 1:13:30 AM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
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