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November 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Bitter Lake house fire blamed on hash-oil operation

Seattle police say the fire that destroyed a home in the Bitter Lake area on Tuesday was due to the manufacture of a marijuana-based product. The fire was reported around 7:30 p.m. in the 400 block of North 125th Street. Inside, firefighters found what appeared to be a lab used to extract hash oil as well as marijuana and more than…


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November 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Mercer Island home heavily damaged in fire

A fire that broke out in a gazebo spread through a Mercer Island home early Sunday morning, causing extensive damage. Fire officials said they received a 911 call about 6 a.m. from a home in the 4300 block of East Mercer Way. Firefighters arrived to find the attached gazebo in flames and the fire spreading through the top…


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November 17, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Lynnwood woman critically injured in probable arson fire; man arrested

Update at 8:45 p.m.: A man found inside a burning house Sunday night in Lynnwood was taken into custody Monday evening in connection with the probable arson fire, police said. The man was booked into Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of first-degree arson and first-degree attempted murder, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. A woman who was also found…


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November 12, 2014 at 6:21 AM

Disabled woman dies in Sunnyside house fire

SUNNYSIDE — A 51-year-old disabled woman died in a house fire at Sunnyside that was fanned by 30 mph winds. Firefighters say a 51-year-old man in the home attempted to rescue the woman early Tuesday but was driven back by smoke and heat. He was taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital to be evaluated for smoke inhalation. Yakima…


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August 20, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Unconscious man pulled from South Seattle house fire

An unconscious man was hospitalized early this morning after a fire broke out inside his house in the 1800 block of South Lane Street in Seattle. The man’s next door neighbor dialed 911 shortly before 2 a.m. to report smoke and flames coming from the man’s home; the same neighbor tried to run into the burning South Seattle home…


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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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June 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Fire damages historic Capitol Hill home

Update 3:51 p.m.: A fire that damaged a historic home housing a commune was sparked by machinery used by a crew who were working on the gutters, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The afternoon fire caused about $1 million worth of structural damage and about $250,000 worth of damage to items inside the home, fire spokesman…


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June 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Boy playing with matches burns down North Seattle home

Seattle police say a 12-year-old boy playing with matches is responsible for burning down a vacant house in the Olympic Hills neighborhood earlier this week. According to a police report, officers and firefighters were called to the home in the 14300 block of 30th Avenue Northeast around 5 p.m. Wednesday. When fire crews arrived, flames were “shooting from the roof” and trees…


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May 9, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Fire officials: 2 people died in Aberdeen house fire, 3 escaped

The Associated Press UPDATE, 11:10 a.m.: ABERDEEN — Fire officials say an adult and a teen have died while three others escaped from an early morning house fire in the coastal Washington city of Aberdeen. Aberdeen Fire Chief Tom Hubbard told KOMO News that witnesses used a ladder Friday to help an elderly couple get out of…


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