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January 1, 2015 at 12:06 AM

With fireworks and celebration, Seattle crowds welcome 2015

Fireworks light up Seattle’s Space Needle at the launch of 2015. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times) Thousands of people braved the below-freezing temperatures to celebrate the new year at Seattle Center, where, as they have been for decades, fireworks were set off from the Space Needle. Crews had installed several thousand pyrotechnic shots on the Space Needle…

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December 31, 2014 at 7:39 AM

New Year’s Eve: Forget umbrella, but bring your warm coat

Scott Streeper moves a bundle of fireworks to a position atop the Space Needle, preparing for the eight-minute show starting at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) Temperatures will stay cold for your New Year’s Eve celebration, but you can leave the umbrella at home Wednesday night, according to the forecast from…

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September 23, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Spokane woman sues North Idaho resort over fireworks injury

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A Spokane woman has filed a lawsuit against a northern Idaho resort contending she suffered severe burns and disfigurement when a mortar shell firework struck her in the face during a Fourth of July display. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Tuesday that Alivia Norwood filed the lawsuit…

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July 6, 2014 at 9:26 AM

4 times more fireworks 911 calls in King County this Fourth

The Associated Press Fire officials in King County say fireworks calls quadrupled this Independence Day, compared with last year. KING 5 reports fireworks remain legal in 16 municipalities in King County. Even in restricted areas, however, King County fireworks-related fire calls totaled 200 during the Fourth of July holiday night. Last year, that number was 45. Fire…

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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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July 5, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Friday Memo: Standoff in Seattle … No Sounder service … That boat fire

National Weather Service forecast A man has barricaded himself  in the 100 block of Bellevue Avenue East on Capitol Hill this morning and Seattle police have called in a SWAT team and negotiators. Some streets have been blocked as police try to resolve the situation. Details to come. The dangers of fireworks: We’ll have…

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July 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Seattle man may lose part of arm, leg after fireworks explosion

UPDATE 10:36 a.m. | A 26-year old Seattle man may lose a part of his arm and leg after he ignited a sparkler bomb that exploded in the middle of the street at the 14700 block of Southeast 176th street near Renton early Thursday morning, King County Sheriff’s office reported. A sheriff’s spokeswoman said that the injuries…

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July 3, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Wednesday Memo: Brothers-burglars-jailbirds … Holiday heads-up … No Coyotes for us

National Weather Service forecast C’mon, he’s my brother …  Two brothers who happened to be burglars and have pleaded guilty to several break-ins have indicated they want to be imprisoned together. The Spokesman Review story doesn’t say why they want to be in the slammer together, but can it be for any…

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