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July 23, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Power restored after electrical substation fire near Seattle Center

Update at 12:29 p.m.: Power has been restored to the 325 customers that lost power during the fire at Seattle City Light’s Broad Street Substation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Update at 11:20 a.m.: Seattle firefighters will let the substation fire burn itself out, according to spokesman Kyle Moore. Once that happens,…

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July 22, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Early morning fire at Roosevelt home called suspicious

Seattle police say a fire that destroyed the porch on a home in the Roosevelt neighborhood this morning is suspicious. The fire was reported shortly after 2 a.m. by a man who called 911 when smoke began pouring into a bedroom on the second floor of his home in the 800 block of Northeast 72nd Street, police said. Firefighters…

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July 21, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Okanogan County fire now largest in state history

Even as one of Washington’s wildfires became the largest in state history Monday — burning an area 4.5 times the size of Seattle —  fire crews and aid workers are bracing for the possibility that lightning could trigger a new round of fires by midweek. “It’s tough to say, at this point, what to expect,” said Ryan Fliehman, National Weather Service…

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July 18, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Renton woman accused of setting husband on fire arrested

Renton police have arrested a 40-year-old woman who they say poured gasoline on her husband and set him on fire Wednesday. Police arrested Tatanysha M. Hedman on Thursday night for investigation of first-degree assault and first-degree arson. Police did not say where she was arrested. The victim, a 52-year-old Renton man, walked into a 7-Eleven store at South 129th Street and…

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July 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Spider fire, and other stuff you might have missed this (and last) week

Bats? Spiders? Giant snails? Mysterious human skulls? No, it’s not Halloween. But it is a different kind of holiday, if you will: the triumphant return of the offbeat-news roundup, after a week’s hiatus. To celebrate, I give you The Weird News Double-Week Double Whammy! Two weeks’ worth of weirdness, jam-packed into one easy-to-digest list.

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July 9, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Welder may have started smoky Georgetown fire

UPDATE: 10 a.m. |  The fire is believed to have been started by a welding torch being used near recycled wood scraps, said Kyle Moore, Seattle Fire Department spokesman. Moore said the fire was in an enclosed 18-foot-long aluminum trailer at a recycling company. Reports indicate a worker was welding a metal leg of the trailer when the sparks…

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