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Posted: Jul 2, 2015

Officials rule out natural causes in Wenatchee wildfire

Firefighters attacked hotspots Wednesday at a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 30 homes in the central Washington city of Wenatchee. By Wednesday evening, a fire spokesman said the blaze was 83 percent contained. Earlier in the day, a Chelan County sheriff's spokesman said the fire was likely human-caused.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 9:02:22 AM - SOURCE: Kitsap Sun
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Posted: Jul 2, 2015

Fire guts 2 Beacon Hill homes after mystery explosion

Two homes were gutted by flames overnight in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood after neighbors reported hearing an explosion, officials said. But so far, investigators have not pinpointed what caused the explosion or the fire. Crews responded to the scene, in the 3500 block of South Holden Street, at about 9 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 7:45:10 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jul 2, 2015

Illegal fireworks spark Lynnwood blaze, 2 arrested

As July 4 approaches, two Lynnwood men learned the hard way Tuesday night why firefighters are so wary this year. The men, 32 and 26, were walking on a sidewalk along the Alderwood Mall Parkway just south of the I-5 overpass when one of them lit a firework. The 26-year-old man told police he knew he shouldn’t throw it into traffic so he tossed it over a fence into some dry grass.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 3:09:04 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
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Posted: Jul 2, 2015

Drone helps with Maine river rescue

Auburn Fire Chief Frank Roma uses a DJI Phantom 3 drone for aerial photography, but it ended up playing a part in a river rescue Tuesday. The fire department was one of a number of crews sent to the Little Androscoggin in Mechanic Falls after two boys who had been riding on an inner tube got stuck on a rock in the rapids.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wmtw
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Posted: Jul 2, 2015

Pennsylvania firefighters fume over welded fire hydrants

Volunteer firefighters are steamed that a rural water system has welded shut the largest connections on its fire plugs. According to the Bear Valley Joint Authority, a pump could suck water from the system and collapse its underground pipes. The issue has become as much about communication as putting out fires.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Public Opinion Online
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