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March 25, 2014 at 3:16 PM

State agency accepting donations to help landslide victims

A state agency that typically collects charitable donations from state employees is now accepting donations from the public to help those stricken by last weekend’s Oso landslide. The American Red Cross, Snohomish County Search & Rescue and the state Transportation Department’s Memorial Foundation are among the entities that will benefit from donations made through the Washington State…

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October 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Two-story house fire in Edmonds displaces couple, kills cat

A fire burned through a two-story Edmonds house  in the 700 block of Hemlock Way, displacing a couple and their three dogs tonight. Neighbors who saw smoke and flames called 911 and alerted the homeowners, according to an Edmonds Fire Department news release. A combined team of about 35 firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 1, Lynnwood…

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November 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Fire damages 12 Shoreline apartments

A fire at Shoreline’s Meadowbrook Apartment Complex damaged 12 units and displaced at least three families early Sunday, according to the Red Cross. Some of the families were staying Sunday in a temporary shelter set up by the Red Cross, said Teresa Kenney, an organization spokeswoman. The fire began sometime after midnight at the apartment complex at 1406…

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November 2, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Utility and Red Cross workers heading east to help

Volunteers from the American Red Cross of  King, Kitsap and North Mason counties and workers from Seattle City Light and the Snohomish County Public Utility District are being dispatched to the East Coast to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Fourteen City Light workers, including two five-person crews, two engineers, a supervisor and a safety expert, will be…

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June 8, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Everett man rescued in fire

An Everett man rescued from a burning apartment building has been taken to Harborview Medical Center with possible burns and smoke inhalation. The fire, which broke out shortly after 5 p.m., did an estimated $400,000 damage to a four-plex in the 1600 block of 8th Avenue West in Everett, said Everett city spokeswoman Kate Reardon. The trapped…

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December 11, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Family of 7 displaced in Kent apartment fire

There is not points to locate on the map Fire investigators say the mishandling of smoking materials caused an apartment to erupt in flames in the East Hill area of Kent early Sunday, leaving a family of seven temporarily without a home. Firefighters were dispatched to the 27300 block of 129 Avenue Southeast around 9:50 a.m. after receiving reports of a…

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November 20, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Family with 10 children homeless after fire

An accidental fire late Friday night on Capitol Hill left a family with 10 children homeless, according to Seattle fire investigators and King 5 news. Firefighters responded about 11:15 p.m. Friday to reports of a three-story house fire near the 700 block of 15th Avenue and found flames shooting from the basement, Seattle fire officials said. Firefighters…

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