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April 15, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Woman dies in West Seattle apartment fire

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A woman has been found dead in a West Seattle apartment fire. Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says when firefighters arrived 4:30 a.m. Tuesday the smoke in the apartment was so thick they couldn’t see a hand in front of their face. Moore told KIRO they searched the second-floor apartment and found the…

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April 14, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Washington State Fair building gutted by fire

PUYALLUP  (AP) — One of the oldest buildings on the grounds of the Washington State Fair was destroyed by fire early Monday, just hours after the spring fair concluded Sunday night, spokeswoman Karen LaFlamme said. No one was inside Evergreen Hall when it caught fire and no one was injured. One piglet from the petting farm died…

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March 19, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Woman in Everett apartment fire died of overdose

The Associated Press EVERETT — A woman whose body was pulled from a downtown Everett apartment fire in December died from an alcohol and drug overdose. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death of 47-year-old Wendy A. Pirring an accident. The Daily Herald reports the Dec. 15 fire in the Hodges Building started in her apartment,…

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March 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Goats, chickens die in Chelan barn fire

The Wenatchee World CHELAN — About 20 goats and 20 chickens perished in a barn fire early this morning in Chelan. The cause of the fire was probably a heater or heat lamp that malfunctioned, said Tim Lemon, chief of Fire District 7 in Chelan. The fire was called in by someone who saw the fire from several…

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February 10, 2014 at 1:27 PM

2nd fire at Tacoma-area Moldova church

The Associated Press TACOMA — A fire Monday caused significant damage to a Tacoma-area church that was in the process of rebuilding after a September arson. Central Pierce Fire and Rescue says the fire at the Golgotha Baptist Church was difficult to control because the roof collapsed. A spokesman, Ed Hrivnak, says no one was believed to be…

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February 10, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Fireworks blamed for Bellingham fire

BELLINGHAM (AP) — Investigators believe a fire that destroyed a century-old building on the Bellingham waterfront was started by fireworks. Witnesses reported seeing gold-color aerial fireworks before a grass fire Saturday night that spread to the Reid Boiler Works Building. The Bellingham Herald reports flames ripped through the vacant wood and sheet-metal building. Four generations of the Reid…

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January 22, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Fire set at Spokane Valley coffee stand

SPOKANE VALLEY (AP) — Deputies are investigating a possible hate crime at a Spokane Valley coffee stand where a fire was set and a spray-painted message said, “Go back to China.” The owners of the Coffee Break stand came to work Tuesday morning and smelled gasoline and saw the red paint in the parking lot. The…

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January 20, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Search for bodies in burned Mount Vernon building

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — A cadaver dog is searching a large vacant building that burned in Mount Vernon to make certain there were no transients trapped inside. Police spokeswoman Shannon Haigh says the search Monday is a precaution after one transient was arrested on the roof Sunday as the building burned. Haigh says he told police…

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