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Posted: Aug 20, 2015

Thieves Steal Car Meant to Raise Money for Minnesota Fire Chief with ALS

Someone stole the top prize in a raffle that was meant to raise money for the Caledonia fire chief. Longtime chief Chuck Gavin has been slowed by ALS, and a group of his volunteer firefighters and friends are planning a benefit Sept. 12 to raise money to help with the costs. The grand prize was a refurbished, bright blue 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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Posted: Aug 20, 2015

3 firefighters killed; 4 injured battling wind-whipped Washington wildfire

Three firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was likely caught by flames as they battled a blaze in Washington state, authorities said. Four other firefighters were injured. he casualties came Wednesday as firefighters on several fronts fought against raging wildfires advancing on towns in the north-central part of the state.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Aug 20, 2015

Fire Truck Picture of the Day-Pierce Impel Aerial

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Posted: Aug 20, 2015

Poor visibility grounds Stevens County fire planes

Poor visibility grounded planes battling wildfires in Stevens County on Wednesday afternoon. Fire Chief Mike Bucy said the Department of Natural Resources grounded air support. Bucy said heavy smoke had moved into the area and large chunks of ash were falling on hunters in the area. The ash is form the Carpenter Fire in the Hunters/Fruitland area according to firefighters in the area.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2015 9:19:08 PM - SOURCE: Northwest Cable News
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Posted: Aug 19, 2015

Related: Recovery effort turns into investigation of Bremerton Motel gas explosion

Authorities combed the rubble left behind by a gas explosion at Motel 6 overnight and all day Wednesday, searching first for bodies and later for clues as to how the gas leak and blast occurred. All but two of the 65 guests at the 11th Street motel were accounted for. Police used cellphone “pinging” technology to find one guest who was well south of the motel, according to Bremerton Police Capt.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2015 6:44:50 PM - SOURCE: Kitsap Sun
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