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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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February 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Bremerton house fire kills 1

BREMERTON (AP) — Fire officials say a blaze at a home in Bremerton killed one man early Sunday. The Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue says firefighters found the home fully engulfed in flames just before 5 a.m. Four adults and three children had been inside the home but safely evacuated. After fighting the fire, crews found the…

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January 8, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Fire destroys Marysville home early this morning

More than 28 firefighters from across north Snohomish County battled a blaze inside a Marysville home this morning. Fire crews were called to the 13400 block of 55th Drive Northeast at 2:39 a.m. on a report of smoke and flames. Everyone living in the home safely got out, authorities said. The home was destroyed, according to Thomas Maloney, division…

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December 26, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Hydrant fails at Seattle house fire

Update at 11:35 a.m.:| The Seattle Fire Department says the fire was caused by a an electrical malfunction in a wall. Damage is estimated at $75,000. Original post: | The Associated Press A fire hydrant failed as firefighters responded to a house fire this morning in Seattle. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says it was on a secondary line after the primary…

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December 2, 2013 at 8:23 AM

3 residents, firefighter injured in N. Seattle house fire

A North Seattle family was hospitalized after a fire seriously damaged their house this morning. The fire department said a firefighter was also treated for a minor injury. Seattle fire crews were called to the home in the 9700 block of 1st Avenue Northwest, near the Greenwood neighborhood, around 1:40 a.m. on the report of…

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November 5, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Fire at home of M’s Felix Hernandez started in laundry room

The Associated Press Investigators have determined that a fire that damaged the Bellevue home of Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez started in the laundry room. Lt. Richard Burke says the cause of the Monday afternoon fire remains under investigation and is still officially undetermined. Damage is estimated at $250,000. Hernandez and his wife, Sandra, were in Napa, Calif., at…

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