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December 26, 2013 at 3:18 PM

State may take custody of boat that sank in Bainbridge Island harbor

The Associated Press BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Washington state officials may take custody of a boat that sank in a Bainbridge Island harbor. The Kitsap Sun reported Thursday that officials are taking action because they say the owner hasn’t taken responsibility of the tugboat Chickamauga. The state Department of Natural Resources intends to take custody of the boat in mid-January….

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July 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Second helicopter battles Mount Si fire

A second helicopter has joined the battle to contain a fire on Mount Si. Although the size of the fire grew from 2 acres Friday to 11 or 12 acres by Saturday afternoon, state Department of Natural Resources dispatcher Doreen Smith said the helicopters’ water drops have been effective in “holding the fire in check at…

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September 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Coroner: DNR diver who drowned off Bainbridge was high on cocaine

A state Department of Natural Resources diver was high on cocaine when he drowned off Bainbridge Island on July 24, according to the Bainbridge Island police. Police said the death certificate for 24-year-old David Scheinost indicates the cause of death was “salt water drowning” with a contributing factor being “acute cocaine intoxication.” The certificate was…

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August 15, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Fire officials hope for 25 percent containment of wildfire today

Fire crews could have the Taylor Bridge Fire 25 percent contained by the end of the day, a cautious fire official said late this morning. “I think we’re going to make some significant gains in containing the fire today,” said fire incident commander Rex Reed. Reed said he is “cautiously optimistic that we might be in the…

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August 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Firefight will be from the air now; wildfire moving too fast

Fighting the wildfire burning between Cle Elum and Ellensburg will be from the air this afternoon, say state officials, because the ever-expanding blaze is moving too fast to fight it on the ground. In a perfect world, said Bryan Flint, chief spokesman with the Department of Natural Resources, the best way to fight the…

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August 14, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Wildfire near Cle Elum caused by construction work

A bridge construction crew working east of Cle Elum is believed to have caused the raging Taylor Bridge wildfire that  has burned 60 homes and nearly 26,000 acres and continues to spread, according to a spokeswoman at the fire scene. More details about the cause of the fire weren’t immediately available from the…

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