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February 10, 2015 at 6:08 AM

Fire that killed 2 in Spokane started accidentally

The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Investigators believe a house fire that killed two people in Spokane started accidentally. They haven’t said specifically how the fire started Saturday morning but it quickly killed a man and woman in an upstairs bedroom. Fire Chief Bobby Williams told KXLY  the fire “flashed over” and ignited everything in the room. The…

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February 2, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Man dies in Longview house fire

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — A man died in a house fire Sunday afternoon in Longview. The single family house was fully involved but when firefighters heard there was someone inside, they fought their way in. Fire officials say they found 34-year-old Lavar Dwayne Henry unconscious and he could not be revived. The Daily News reports the coroner’s office…

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January 26, 2015 at 6:34 AM

Firefighters battle 2 blazes at Skyway home in less than 24 hours

Firefighters work to get a second fire at a Skyway home under control. (King County Fire District 20) Firefighters from Skyway and Renton battled a blaze at a Skyway home early Monday that was the second fire at the house in 24 hours, according to tweets from King County Fire District 20. The cause of the…

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January 21, 2015 at 6:42 AM

Residents safe after explosion, fire in Parkland house

Firefighters had the Parkland house fire under control in 25 minutes. (Central Pierce Fire & Rescue) Sleeping residents escaped a fire following an explosion early this morning at a home in Parkland, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue. No one was injured and firefighters had the blaze under control in 25 minutes. The fire marshal is investigating…

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January 20, 2015 at 5:58 AM

2 dead in mobile home fire near Arlington

Investigators inspect a mobile home on Tuesday near Arlington. Two people died in a fire at the home Monday night. Neighbors reported the fire just after 9 p.m. (Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times) UPDATED, 8:55 a.m. The Associated Press and staff reports ARLINGTON — Two people have died in a mobile home fire near Arlington. A…

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December 30, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Family of 6 burned out of Bothell home

The Associated Press A family of six, including a child in a wheelchair, was burned out of their home Monday night in Bothell. KOMO reports the two adults and four children escaped the blaze. Two members of the family were taken to a hospital as a precaution. Firefighters say the home is a total loss due to heat…

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December 29, 2014 at 6:22 AM

Arson fire burns vacant Beacon Hill house

The Associated Press The Seattle Fire Department says a fire Sunday at a vacant house in the Beacon Hill neighborhood was set. There were no injuries. The Fire Department estimates damage at $60,000. KIRO reports the fire was started on the outside and burned the top portion of the house. Neighbors say tenants had moved out a couple of…

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December 26, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Woman in serious condition after Seattle house fire

An elderly woman is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center after suffering burns and inhaling smoke during a house fire in Seattle on Friday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire near 39th Avenue South and South Mead Street at about 2:49 p.m., said Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Sue Stangl. By 3:30 p.m. the fire was out. The five…

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December 26, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Spokane woman dies in Christmas-morning blaze

The Spokesman-Review (TNS) A woman died in a Christmas-morning fire that destroyed a mobile home in West Central Spokane, the Spokane Fire Department said. Firefighters were called to the Sans Souci West park at 3231 W. Boone Ave. around 4 a.m. Thursday. Neighbors said they were alerted to the fire by shouting and a large pop. Many…

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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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