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October 14, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Fire damages Federal Way strip mall

The Associated Press FEDERAL WAY — A stubborn fire continued to flare up Tuesday morning, three hours after it broke out about 6:30 a.m. in a strip mall in Federal Way. KOMO reports the building on Pacific Highway South houses a tattoo and piercing saloon, trophy award shop and martial arts studio. The owner of the tattoo shop…

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October 7, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Fire burns hangar, planes at Camas airport

The Associated Press CAMAS, Wash. — Fire gutted 14 hangar bays and destroyed a number of small planes Monday night at Grove Field in Camas. The airport is owned and operated by the Port of Camas-Washougal. Executive Director David Ripp told The Columbian no one was reported inside the E Hangar when fire broke out. Firefighters from several…

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October 3, 2014 at 4:36 AM

2 injured escaping from Kent apartment fire

Updated at 8:24 a.m.: Firefighters are still mopping up an apartment fire in Kent where two people were injured early Friday when they jumped from a third-floor balcony to escape the flames. At least six families were displaced by the fire, said Deputy Fire Marshall Don Barberie. Several other apartments may be affected by smoke…

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September 30, 2014 at 1:09 PM

More than 100 firefighters battle blaze in Fremont

Update at 4:02 p.m.: The cause of the fire is under investigation, the fire department said. Investigators haven’t been able to go inside the building because of hazardous material and the building’s strucutural integrity. Update at 3:37 p.m.: The fire department says the fire was declared extinguished as of 3:15 p.m. Twelve workers were evacuated…

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September 26, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Chicago shutdown affects some, but not many, Sea-Tac flights

UPDATE, Friday, 1:09 p.m.: As of early Friday afternoon, a spokesman for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport reported a total of 15 canceled flights and 77 delayed flights as a result of the fire that shut down service at Chicago airports. Of those cancelled at Sea-Tac, six were outbound and nine were inbound, said spokesman Perry Cooper, and…

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September 20, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Ferndale boat factory fire ruled an accident

A police spokesman in the northwest Washington town of Ferndale says a huge fire at a boat factory has been ruled accidental. The Bellingham Herald reports that Lt. Matt Huffman says experts from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have determined the Sept. 11 fire at Northwest Marine was caused by chemicals used…

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September 15, 2014 at 8:49 AM

2 with severe burns after boat engine explodes

PORT ORCHARD (AP) — Authorities say a man and a woman were hospitalized with severe burns after a boat engine exploded near Blake Island Sunday evening. KOMO reports several people were aboard the boat when a mechanical malfunction in the engine caused it to backfire, triggering a small explosion. Authorities were alerted just before 5 p.m. of…

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September 12, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Fire destroys Ferndale fiberglass boat business

The Associated Press FERNDALE — A fire Thursday night in Ferndale destroyed the building that housed Northwest Marine Industries, a business that manufactured about three fiberglass sports boats a month. The Bellingham Herald reports no one was hurt in the fire. The building was gutted by heat and flames. Northwest Marine operated in the building about three years…

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September 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Capitol Hill apartment fire caused by smoking materials

Update at 3:34 p.m.: Residents of five of the units were displaced due to water damage in their apartments, said fire spokesman Kyle Moore, adding that the Red Cross was called in to aid those people. Moore said that the building does have a sprinkler system, correcting earlier information that it did not. Moore did…

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September 11, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Fire destroys home near Kentridge High School

Fire investigators in Kent are talking to a person of interest in connection with a blaze that destroyed an abandoned house Thursday morning. Kent Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshal Don Barberie couldn’t say whether investigators believe the fire was intentionally set, but the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Firefighters were called to the home near…

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