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February 17, 2015 at 8:03 AM

Fire apparently set at Shelton to cover up burglary

The Associated Press SHELTON  — The Mason County sheriff’s office says a fire was apparently set at a Shelton property early Tuesday in an attempt to cover up a burglary. The fire burned an RV trailer, but firefighters prevented it from spreading to neighboring buildings. Deputies arrested four suspects in a car that fled the scene. KIRO reports…

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February 3, 2015 at 6:01 AM

Disabled elderly woman rescued from burning Kennewick duplex

Tri-City Herald  (TNS) When a medical alert company asked a Kennewick woman to check in on a disabled neighbor Monday morning, she thought it was perhaps to help reposition her in bed, as she had done in the past. But Dori Roberson couldn’t get the security code for neighbor Karen O’Conner’s door to work. She also kept…

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January 13, 2015 at 5:52 AM

Man burned trying to save dog from home fire in E. Washington

The Associated Press ROYAL CITY — An older man suffered burns trying to save his dog from a mobile home fire Monday evening in Royal City, southwest of Moses Lake. Grant County firefighters say the dog died in the fire that destroyed the single-wide mobile home. The website iFIBER One News reports the man was treated at a…

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January 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Candle sets fire at Portland State University residence hall

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland Fire and Rescue says a fire at a Portland State University residence hall was started by a candle left burning in a kitchen. The fire early Sunday forced students to evacuate the Goose Hollow Residence Hall. KPTV reports the sprinkler system prevented the fire from spreading beyond an 11th-floor apartment until firefighters…

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January 3, 2015 at 2:48 PM

8 people displaced after fire in Kirkland

About eight people have been displaced after a blaze burned through a second-story unit of a Kirkland apartment building. Kirkland Fire Department Battalion Chief Kenneth Henderson said Kirkland and Bothell firefighters responded to a call at the 11600 block of 91st Avenue Northeast at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. They encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from the…

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December 22, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Woman found dead in University Place fire

The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PLACE — Firefighters found the body of a woman at an apartment fire in University Place in Pierce County. West Pierce Fire and Rescue says a neighbor was burned Sunday evening in a rescue attempt. He ran outside when he smelled smoke, saw flames coming from his neighbor’s unit and suffered burns kicking…

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December 4, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Items near baseboard heater cause of West Seattle fire

The Seattle Fire Department has determined that a Nov. 29 apartment fire  in West Seattle was caused by items placed close to an electric baseboard heater. Fire crews were called to an apartment building in the 3800 block of Beach Drive Southwest for a report of an alarm going off inside the complex. Residents were evacuated…

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December 3, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Dad, 2 children die in Goldendale house fire; faulty wiring blamed

GOLDENDALE, Klickitat County — Police in Goldendale say a 34-year-old man and two young children have been found dead after a house fire. The Klickitat County coroner’s office identified the victims as Thomas Blakely and his two children, 7-year-old Kyra Blakely and 5-year-old Thomas Blakely. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that autopsies are scheduled. Police say flames had engulfed…

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November 29, 2014 at 9:39 PM

West Seattle residents displaced by fire

Two adult females and a dog were assisted by the Red Cross after a fire damaged their home in an apartment complex in the 3800 block of Beach Drive Southwest on Saturday afternoon, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The occupants of three other apartments were also displaced, though residents in nine other units on floors…

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November 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Portland homeless man escapes after tent is set on fire

PORTLAND — Officers say somebody poured gasoline or another flammable liquid on a homeless man’s tent and set it on fire, but the man and his dog were uninjured. The Washington County sheriff’s office says the 47-year-old man called police late Saturday. He told deputies he was asleep near Forest Grove when he heard someone outside the…

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