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August 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Victim of fire in Seattle’s Mount Baker district identified

The woman who died in a fire in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood Sunday morning has been identified as Adrienne Wind, 29, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The fire started shortly before 1 a.m. at a house in the 3700 block of Cascadia Avenue South, Seattle Fire Department spokes Kyle Moore said Sunday….

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June 23, 2014 at 4:58 PM

City approves taller buildings, more density near Mount Baker station

The Seattle City Council voted 8-1 today in favor of a plan designed to increase urban density in the 10-block area surrounding the Mount Baker light-rail station. Councilmembers said the rezone will work in conjunction with the larger-scale neighborhood plan to make walking and biking safer, while creating space for new jobs and housing. The legislation also will…

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June 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Climber who fell near Mount Baker dies after head injury

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office says a climber who suffered a severe head injury in a fall Thursday on Twin Sisters Mountain was dead when ground rescuers arrived. The Sheriff’s Office says weather prevented a helicopter from reaching the scene Thursday, and officials were still trying Friday to arrange for a helicopter…

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June 6, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Mount Baker area receives grants to maintain backcountry trails

By Kimberly Cauvel / The Skagit Valley Herald The state Recreation and Conservation Office has awarded more than $130,000 in grants to help maintain backcountry and snow-park trails in Skagit and Whatcom counties over the next two years. The state Parks and Recreation Commission will receive $109,000 to plow six Sno-Parks and maintain 166 miles of snowmobile…

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January 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Powerful Mount Baker explosion blamed on hash oil

A blast damaged an entrance and knocked a building off its foundation  in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle on Tuesday. (Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

A blast damaged an entrance and knocked a building off its foundation in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle on Tuesday. (Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

The blast that knocked a building six inches off its foundation today in the Mount Baker neighborhood is one of several recent explosions or fires suspected to be caused by the manufacture of a marijuana-based product.

Seattle police and firefighters are on scene of the blast, which occurred inside a vacant apartment at 2802 S. McClellan St. No one was hurt and the building has been evacuated.

Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore blamed the blast on the process used to create hash oil.

Police tape surrounds a building that was damaged in a blast this afternoon. (Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

Police tape surrounds a building that was damaged in a blast this afternoon. (Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

The most popular way of making hash oil — a high-potency extract of marijuana — now involves the use of flammable solvents, particularly butane, which can be purchased in hardware stores.

A substance, believed to be butane, was being stored in containers in a freezer in the building. The butane apparently leaked from the freezer into the refrigerator below and into the appliance’s electrical system. When the refrigerator kicked on today an explosion occurred, Moore said.

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December 20, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Mount Baker Highway likely to be closed all weekend

A Mount Baker Highway closure is likely to continue into the weekend because heavy snow has snapped more than 100 trees onto the roadway, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The road is closed east of Maple Falls, about 10 miles west of the Mount Baker Ski Area, which is also closed. Crews tried…

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December 19, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Fallen trees close highways near Mount Baker and Hood Canal

Highways in the Mount Baker area and near Hood Canal have been closed after heavy snow caused scores of trees to fall across the roadway in the past 24 hours. The Washington State Department of Transportation has closed the Mount Baker Highway (state Route 542) east of Maple Falls until at least Friday, excluding everyone except emergency personnel…

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October 16, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Snow forecast closes road near Mount Baker

The Associated Press The forecast of snow at Mount Baker prompted the state Transportation Department to close the road to Artist Point on Tuesday for the season. It has been cleared only 84 days since snow plows opened access on July 24 to the last three miles of Highway 542 past the Mount Baker Ski Resort. Artist Point…

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June 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Body recovered after man died on Mount Baker

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The body of a Seattle doctor who died skiing on Mount Baker has been recovered by a search and rescue team. Keith Hardy, 34, was killed last week just after reaching the summit with a friend. He was skiing down the mountain near the Coleman Glacier, near the 8,200-foot level, when he…

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