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July 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Brush fire breaks out on trail at UW

The Seattle Fire Department made quick work of a brush fire that broke out this afternoon on a trail at the University of Washington. Firefighters responded around 4 p.m. to the fire on a trail at Mary Gates Memorial Drive Northeast and Northeast Clark Road near the Center for Urban Horticulture. The fire did not pose a threat to buildings…

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July 14, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Overnight brush fire causing large backup on Interstate 5

UPDATE 7:55 a.m. |Firefighters will likely be on the scene of the brush fire most of the morning, spraying any remaining hot spots, said Don Barberie of the Kent Fire Department, the lead agency on the fire. The fire, reported by motorists, broke out shortly before midnight and ran about 200 yards along the side of…

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August 26, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Crews make short work of brush fire along I-90

A brushfire along westbound Interstate 90 near Route 18 spread to roughly 300 feet by 50 feet in the half hour it took responding firefighters to put it out. A combined team of about 35 firefighters from Eastside Fire & Rescue, Snoqualmie Fire Department and King County District 27 in Fall City responded to the 1-to-2-foot-tall…

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August 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Brush fires slow I-5 southbound in Everett

Brush fires along southbound Interstate 5 slowed traffic during the evening commute south from Everett on Tuesday. At 4 p.m., several fires were sparked on the shoulder of I-5 between 41st Street Southeast and Highway 526. The backup stretched 3 miles, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Everett fire marshal Rick Robinson suspects the fire resulted…

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July 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Boy playing with matches starts brush fire, damages Moses Lake home

Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE – A boy reportedly playing with matches was responsible for the brush fire on West Peninsula Drive Saturday afternoon in Moses Lake, severely damaging a nearby home. According to Moses Lake Fire Chief Tom Taylor, a field caught fire when a boy lit a match and dropped it. The fire quickly spread…

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