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Posted: Jun 10, 2024

2-alarm fire burns in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, draws more than 85 firefighters

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Dozens of firefighters worked to put out a 2-alarm fire in a vacant commercial building in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District Monday. The fire in the 1000 block of South Jackson Street started at around midnight and continued to burn at least seven hours later. More than 85 firefighters responded.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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Posted: Jun 9, 2024

4 injured, 1 in critical condition in 3-car crash in Stevens County

Four people were injured, one critically injured, in a three-car crash near Clayton. According to Stevens County Fire District 1, firefighters received a call at 5:30 p.m. regarding a crash at Swenson Road and Highway 395 intersection. The Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident. Stevens County firefighters reported that the highway/intersection remained closed at 7 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2024 2:30:00 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
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Posted: Jun 8, 2024

Fire jurisdictions to see quicker air support — at no cost to them — thanks to Washington DNR

PHOTOS: It’s been easier for local fire jurisdictions to get air support during this year’s wildfire season. A new law, House Bill 1498, went into effect last year, which allows the Washington Department of Natural Resources to assist local and tribal fire crews with their aerial support planes and helicopters during the initial attack phase of a fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2024 10:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
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Posted: Jun 7, 2024

VIDEO: Indiana auto repair shop destroyed by fire; cause under investigation

A Clarksville auto shop was destroyed by a fire Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials. Clarksville Fire Chief Brandon Skaggs said crews were called around 2:45 p.m. to Appeleaf Lane about a structure fire. A witness on the scene said the building was an auto repair shop. Skaggs said firefighters arrived in about 5 minutes, and the building was fully engulfed, with flames going through every window and door.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLKY-TV CBS 32 Louisville
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Posted: Jun 7, 2024

Delaware firefighters trying new campaign to attract new volunteers

Tom DiCristofaro first started helping the Claymont Fire Company in 1974, and knows just how valuable Delaware's network of fire stations can be when a blaze begins. "Most people wouldn't care what the name on the side is, what color it is, as long as it showed up 30 seconds ago, that's all they really care about.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL-AM 1150 Wilmington
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