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Oregon officials to consider claim against fire starter

MEDFORD, Ore. — Forestry officials say a potential multi-million dollar claim against a Douglas County resident believed to have accidentally started the Stouts Creek fire is still under consideration. While no one expects to collect anything close to the cost of the fire — currently estimated at...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Northwest


Generator likely spiked fire that leaves Edmonds home uninhabitable

EDMONDS — Firefighters extinguished a house fire Sunday afternoon that appears to have been caused by a portable generator being used after Saturday’s windstorm knocked out power at the home.

Date: 08/30/2015 | Local News


Chemical fire in WWU chemistry building caused by spill

BELLINGHAM — A fire in a chemistry lab at Western Washington University was apparently caused by an accidental chemical spill.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Northwest


Okanogan wildfire grows; weather still a concern

SPOKANE — The largest measured wildfire in Washington history had grown by more than 22 square miles Friday, and firefighters were worried about high winds predicted for the weekend.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Northwest


Wildfire destroys Lake Chelan winery Ventimiglia Cellars

LAKE CHELAN — A wildfire has destroyed one winery and caused many of the region’s winemakers and grape growers to evacuate.Ventimiglia Cellars was destroyed Friday evening after owner Ron Ventimiglia was forced to flee.

Date: 08/27/2015 | Northwest Wines


Winds shifted minutes before firefighters killed, documents say

Seven minutes after a deputy radioed that the wind from a growing wildfire had shifted direction, dispatchers got a second call: A burn victim needed an ambulance. Five minutes later, another caller said several firefighters were trapped.

Date: 08/27/2015 | Northwest


Are we spending wisely when it comes to wildfires?

As wildfires plague much of the American West, one must ask: Who is paying to put them out? The answer is largely the American taxpayer. By that, we mean the taxpayers of Maryland, Tennessee and New Jersey — as well as those in California, Oregon, Washington and Montana, the...

Date: 08/27/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Help those hit hard by wildfire

The fires now raging throughout the state may burn for months yet. And the costs have been much too high in the loss of three firefighters, injuries to four others and the destruction of more than 200 homes and other buildings in Okanogan, Douglas and Chelan counties in north central...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Editorials


No one injured in chemical fire at WWU

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University says no one was injured in a Tuesday afternoon chemical fire in the school’s chemistry building.University spokesman Paul Cocke says the fire happened at about 5 p.m. and was quickly extinguished.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest


'It's only Aug. 24': Fires expected to burn for months

SPOKANE — As Washington state’s wildfires burned into the record books Monday, calls for help were answered from far and near.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest


Surveying the damage

As fires blaze on, people return to what's left

Date: 08/23/2015 | Northwest


Current Northwest wildfires map

PORTLAND — The Northwest fire location map displays active fire incidents within Oregon and Washington. It is compiled by the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Northwest


Sweating in the Okanogan

Snohomish County fire crews on the front lines

Date: 08/23/2015 | Local News


Tragedy highlights youth and passion of 3 firefighters

TWISP — One was a college student for whom fighting fires was a summer job. Another had graduated and wanted to make firefighting his career. The third was already a professional firefighter who had gone back to school to earn his master’s degree.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Northwest


On the fire line

In Chelan, Snohomish County crew lends a hand

Date: 08/21/2015 | Local News


Educated and dedicated

Fallen firefighters were on a special team

Date: 08/21/2015 | Northwest


252 square miles of Washington ablaze; state seeks volunteers

Out-of-control wildfires in north-central Washington have destroyed buildings, but the situation is so chaotic that authorities have “no idea” how many homes may have been lost.Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that “we have lost them, but I don’t know how many.”

Date: 08/21/2015 | Northwest


Confronting the new realities of wildfires

A hastily scrawled sign on a fence outside a Twisp home implores: "Firefighters, this is just a house — please stay safe."It's a message made more heartbreaking by Wednesday...

Date: 08/21/2015 | Editorials


‘Unprecedented cataclysm’

3 firefighters dead as Washington burns

Date: 08/20/2015 | Northwest


Snohomish County firefighters are in Eastern Washington

EVERETT — A team of Snohomish County firefighters was redeployed from Chelan to Twisp on Wednesday afternoon.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Local News


Wildfires turn deadly

3 firefighters die battling wind-whipped blaze near Twisp

Date: 08/19/2015 | Northwest


Mayor seeks ban on personal flamethrowers

DETROIT — A suburban Detroit official is trying to extinguish the use of personal flamethrowers, which are being sold online by two Midwest companies, in his city.The companies, located in the Detroit area and Cleveland, claim their devices can be used for recreation...

Date: 08/19/2015 | Off the Wire


Two die in RV camper fire near Chattaroy

CHATTAROY — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says a woman and a 4-year-old child have died in a fire that started in an RV trailer early Tuesday.KREM-TV in Spokane reported that a dog also died in the blaze.

Date: 08/18/2015 | Northwest


Mobile-home fire in Lake Stevens still under investigation

LAKE STEVENS — An Aug. 8 fire in a Lake Stevens mobile home remains under investigation.

Date: 08/17/2015 | Local News


Experts say best plan for oil train fire is evacuation and containment

EVERETT — Each oil tanker car that passes through Snohomish County carries about 33,000 gallons. Multiply that by 100 to 110 cars per train.Often, it's Bakken crude oil, which is easier to refine but far more volatile. The Pacific Northwest now is averaging 2.5 loaded...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Local News


Woman, granddaughter, pets escape burning home near Silvana

SILVANA — A woman and her granddaughter escaped Friday after their mobile home caught fire in the Silvana area.Lightning strikes started the fire, Silvana Fire Chief Keith Strotz said. The home’s metal skirting and the yard both were hit.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Sirens


Abandoned house and motorhome burn near Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD — No one was hurt Wednesday in a house fire north of Lynnwood.The fire was reported about 11 a.m. in the 13600 block of 26th Place W, near where Lincoln Way crosses Highway 99.

Date: 08/12/2015 | Sirens


Roadside brush fires nearly double

Summer is usually a busy month for Washington State Department of Transportation crews. But with roughly double the number of roadside brush fires this season compared to last year — more...

Date: 08/12/2015 | Street Smarts


Causes of Index, Marysville brush fires still unknown

MARYSVILLE — At least two recent brush fires in Snohomish County remain under investigation. One, on the Index Town Wall, started July 28 and continued to burn Tuesday beyond the reach of ground crews.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Sirens


Fire slightly delays Maltby barn nuptials

MALTBY — George Lee's big red barn turns 100 this year.His grandfather built the barn in 1915, on the family's homestead on Maltby Road, where Lee still lives.There was quite the commotion on the property this weekend. A distant relation had her wedding at...

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News


Woman rescued from Lake Stevens house fire

LAKE STEVENS — A woman was rescued when a fire destroyed a Lake Stevens mobile home early Saturday morning.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Local News


Lots of smoke as Smokey Point house, motor home burn

ARLINGTON — A fire heavily damaged a house on Friday afternoon near Smokey Point.The blaze sent up a plume of black smoke, visible from I-5.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Local News


Staying power

County courthouse has survived test of time, tragedy

Date: 08/07/2015 | Local News


Sifting through debris

Mukilteo families salvage what they can from burnt homes

Date: 08/06/2015 | Local News


‘Burnt to the ground’

2 injured by fire at 2 Mukilteo homes

Date: 08/05/2015 | Local News


Abandoned building near Lynnwood destroyed by late-night fire

LYNNWOOD — A fire destroyed an abandoned building at a former wrecking yard near Mukilteo Speedway early Tuesday morning.Fire dispatchers received multiple 911 calls just before 3 a.m. reporting flames coming from the building in the 13400 block of Lake Road in...

Date: 08/04/2015 | Local News


Firefighters battling fire at Kent-Meridian High School

KENT — Firefighters have extinguished a fire that broke out at a high school art building.

Date: 08/03/2015 | Northwest


California wildfire kills firefighter, hundreds flee

LOWER LAKE, Calif. — Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as crews continue to battle the flames from the air and the ground.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Nation & World


Crews extinguish two blazes near Granite Falls

GRANITE FALLS — Two different fires kept crews busy Friday in the Granite Falls area. No one was hurt, though.The first fire was reported at 10:52 a.m. at a single-story house along 130th Street NE, between Granite Falls and Arlington, Fire Chief Jim Haverfield said.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Sirens


Fire burns on Index Town Wall

INDEX — Crews on Wednesday continued to monitor a stubborn fire on the Index Town Wall.

Date: 07/29/2015 | Sirens


3 men arrested for starting wildfire east of Woodland

WOODLAND — Authorities in Cowlitz County have arrested three men for starting a wildfire by shooting propane bottles in the woods.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Northwest


Blankenship fire closing part of Pacific Crest Trail

WENATCHEE — A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington state will be closed starting Saturday because of a small wildfire in the Agnes Creek area.The Blankenship Fire has burned about 70 acres in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest since it started on July 14.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Northwest


Cold front headed toward Glacier park fire zone

HELENA, Mont — A cold front is heading toward the Northern Rocky Mountains this weekend, giving firefighters hope for a break from the hot, dry and windy conditions that have hampered their efforts to contain a wildfire burning through Montana’s Glacier National Park.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Northwest


Firefighters' worries grow as hot, dry weather conditions persist

EVERETT — Firefighters are growing increasingly fearful that brush and grass fires will threaten homes across Snohomish County in this summer of hot dry days and windy afternoons.The fear is growing in suburban areas with each...

Date: 07/25/2015 | Local News


Home damaged in fire near Arlington

BRYANT — Fire caused extensive damage to a home north of Arlington and east of Stanwood Thursday.Crews from North County Fire arrived shortly before 11 a.m. to find heavy smoke at the home in the 27000 block of 59th Avenue NE.

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News


Flying cigarette butt starts brush fire on I-5

OLYMPIA — Washington state transportation officials say people throwing cigarette butts out their car windows are starting brush fires nearly every day.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Northwest


Hundreds fighting wildfire near Walla Walla; 1 home burned

WALLA WALLA — Crews fighting a wildfire in southeast Washington that has destroyed one home and threatens dozens others are working to prevent flames from reaching a watershed that provides drinking water for the city of Walla Walla.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Northwest


Fire damages 3 homes in north Seattle; no injuries

SEATTLE — A fire ripped through a north Seattle neighborhood early Thursday, damaging three homes and a nearby garage.Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says heat from the fire was so intense that it blew out several windows of a private school across the street.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Northwest


Vancouver officials encourage lawn watering to prevent fires

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Officials in the southwest Washington city of Vancouver are encouraging residents to water their lawns to help suppress fires.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest


Cigarette sparked fire at Puyallup storage units, officials say

PUYALLUP — Pierce County fire investigators say a tossed cigarette sparked a brush fire last Friday that spread to a Puyallup storage facility.KOMO-TV reported that the quickly spreading fire lofted a huge cloud of smoke and prompted the temporary evacuation of some neighboring businesses.

Date: 07/21/2015 | Northwest


Hotel fire forces 30 guests to flee rooms

TACOMA — Tacoma fire officials say about 30 guests at a hotel in Tacoma were forced to flee Tuesday morning when a fire broke out in a stairwell.The News Tribune reported that firefighters were called to the Red Lion Hotel at about 7:30 a.m.

Date: 07/21/2015 | Northwest


Firefighters battle unrelated house fires in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Firefighters in Marysville had a busy Saturday afternoon.They scrambled at about 2:30 p.m. to take on a house fire north of the city.Flames had crept up the side and into the attic of a house in the 6300 block of 82nd Street NE.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News


Bystander pulls woman from burning car at Oregon gas station

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Firefighters are crediting a bystander with saving a woman’s life when he broke out a window and pulled her from a burning vehicle at a Beaverton gas station.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Northwest


Rain calms California wildfire that jumped freeway

LOS ANGELES — A fast-moving wildfire that swept across a packed California interstate, sending people running for their lives, was burning more calmly Saturday as rain fell and temperatures dropped.The fire had burned over Interstate 15 on Friday in Cajon Pass, a...

Date: 07/18/2015 | Nation & World


Eastmont’s brush fire shows need to support fire services

On July 8, I awoke from an afternoon nap at my home in the Eastmont neighborhood to the smell of heavy smoke wafting through an open window. Soon the sound of sirens could be heard growing louder. Within minutes we became aware that a brush fire had broken out along the pipeline trail...

Date: 07/18/2015 | Commentary


Smoky brush fire burns storage units in Puyallup

PUYALLUP — Fire officials in Puyallup said a brush fire quickly spread into a storage facility Friday afternoon, lofting a huge cloud of smoke and prompting the temporary evacuation of some neighboring businesses. A Central Pierce Fire District spokesman said there have been no injuries. By early...

Date: 07/17/2015 | Northwest


Flames, smoke shoot into air after explosion at Moses Lake business

MOSES LAKE — An explosion sent a mushroom cloud of flames and smoke 1,000 feet into the air Friday and burned at least four buildings at a company that makes plastic tarps to cover haystacks in Moses Lake.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Northwest


3-alarm fire destroys Monroe home

MONROE — A three-alarm fire destroyed a home south of Monroe on Wednesday.The blaze started in a Kia Sorento in a carport and spread to the house and into the nearby brush, Monroe Fire Marshal Mike Fitzgerald said.

Date: 07/16/2015 | Sirens


Another I-5 brush fire snarls traffic in Marysville

Herald staffMARYSVILLE — A brush fire in Marysville caused an eight-mile backup Tuesday afternoon along I-5.Two northbound lanes were blocked at one point as firefighters from Marysville, Arlington, Getchell and Tulalip Bay battled the blaze.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Local News


Everett pastors lose their home to fire

EVERETT — Fire destroyed a family’s home here Sunday while they were away at church. A neighbor managed to save their dog.

Date: 07/12/2015 | Local News


House passes bill to hasten forest projects

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Thursday designed to improve the health of national forests by scaling back the environmental reviews that go into some timbering projects and discouraging lawsuits that delay projects.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Nation & World


Brush fire east of Everett continues to smolder

EVERETT — A brush fire continued to smolder east of Everett on Thursday.At its height, the fire was up to three acres in size, Fire District 1 Chief Ed Widdis said.No homes are threatened, and there are no evacuation orders, he said.

Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News


Crews battle brush fire near Wood Creek

A brush fire burnt near Wood Creek near Everett on Wednesday afternoon. The fire, burning near a residential area northeast of the intersection of I-5 and Highway 527, was moving west Wednesday afternoon. Crews were attempting to cut their way through brush to gain access to the fire.

Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News


July Fourth mayhem spikes

Calls to 911 dispatchers hit record Saturday

Date: 07/07/2015 | Local News


Monroe house damaged by fire

MONROE — Two people were displaced by a house fire north of Monroe on Sunday afternoon.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Sirens


Evacuations ordered due to Idaho wildfire

ATHOL, Idaho — A fast-moving wildfire in northern Idaho has prompted authorities to issue mandatory evacuation orders.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Northwest


Fire damages Mill Creek home

MILL CREEK — Fire broke out at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the deck of a house in the 2000 block of Village Green Drive in Mill Creek.There were two people at home at the time.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News


Brush fire near Hwy. 9 fireworks stand

SNOHOMISH — A brush fire broke out near a fireworks stand off Highway 9 south of Snohomish on Saturday at about 4 p.m.The initial caller reported a “stump fire” in the 16600 block of Highway 9, said Bill Wirtz, battalion chief for Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News


Small brush fire burns on I-5

ARLINGTON — A small brush fire broke out in the median of I-5 at about 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon just north of the Stillaguamish River bridge.The fire measured about 300 feet by 75 feet, said Captain Eric Ensign of the North County Regional Fire Authority. Units from...

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News


Firefighters battle brush fires in Whidbey Island, Auburn and Pierce County

WHIDBEY ISLAND — Firefighters are battling at least 10 small brush fires on Whidbey Island along State Route 525.KIRO-TV reported that officials were asking people to avoid the area on Friday and some homes were being evacuated.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Northwest


Seattle condo fire ruled accidental

SEATTLE — The fire that swept through a Queen Anne Hill condominium complex was sparked by an electrical malfunction that started in the attic.KOMO-TV reported that officials with the Seattle Fire Department ruled the fire that started Thursday evening as accidental.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Northwest


Fourth of July bombardment goes on as scheduled

Greetings from beautiful unincorporated Snohomish County, where fireworks are legal and freedom burns brightly every Fourth of July. Through sheer luck, I live in an area that hasn't been annexed, so no fussbudget city council has taken away our right to celebrate...

Date: 07/03/2015 | Web Monkey


Wenatchee, Chelan County ban all fireworks for holiday

WENATCHEE — The city of Wenatchee and Chelan County have banned all fireworks, including legal ones, in the wake of this week’s destructive Sleepy Hollow Fire.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Northwest


Eugene ballpark fire blamed on boys playing with fire

PORTLAND, Ore. — Eugene investigators say four boys were playing with fire in the press box of the town’s historic Civic Stadium, but the flames got out of control and burned down the ballpark.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Northwest


Church fires not usually caused by arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As investigators probe church fires including the blaze that destroyed a rural black church targeted by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, the question is spreading through social media: #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?

Date: 07/02/2015 | Nation & World


A plea to stow July 4 fireworks this year

In almost forty years of living in Index I have never seen conditions this dry, or fire hazards this high, in our town this early in the summer. Outside of town the U.S. Forest Service fire hazard sign points to "High" with Industrial Precaution Class ll. There is a ban on...

Date: 07/02/2015 | Commentary


If you have any clues about I-5 arson, investigators want to know

MARYSVILLE — Investigators into Tuesday’s series of arsons along I-5 are looking for tips.The fires, set in stretches of dry grass in the early afternoon, snarled traffic and kept firefighters scrambling from Everett north past the Snohomish County line.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Local News


Police investigate fire at historic Eugene Civic Stadium

EUGEGE, Ore. — Eugene fire and police officials are hoping to speak with three young people that were seen in the press box of the historic Civic Stadium shortly before it burned down.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Northwest


Arson caused rash of fires

String of blazes stretched from Everett to Skagit County (gallery)

Date: 06/30/2015 | Local News


Civic Stadium burning in Eugene, Ore.

EUGENE, Ore. — Police in Eugene, Oregon, say fire has engulfed the city’s Civic Stadium and nearby structures are at risk.There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Date: 06/29/2015 | Northwest


Tulalip fire death blamed on outdoor burning that spread

TULALIP — A fatal fire on the Tulalip Indian Reservation last week has been attributed to outdoor burning that spread into nearby blackberry bushes.

Date: 06/29/2015 | Local News


Stanwood-area home destroyed by fire, no one hurt

STANWOOD — Fire destroyed a couple’s Stanwood-area home Sunday morning.No one was injured in the fire, which was reported around 8:50 a.m., according to a North County Fire report.

Date: 06/29/2015 | Local News


Careful with those fireworks

Dry weather, heat add to danger

Date: 06/29/2015 | Local News


Fire causes heavy damage to Lynnwood-area house

LYNNWOOD — A fire Saturday evening caused more than $400,000 in damage to a house east of Lynnwood.A passerby spotted flames coming from the back of a house in the 16900 block of North Road. Firefighters found the house engulfed in flames, Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said.

Date: 06/28/2015 | Local News


Man killed in Tulalip brush fire identified

TULALIP — A man who died in a brush fire on the Tulalip Indian Reservation on Thursday has been identified as David S. Hagaman, 86.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News


Man’s body found at brush fire scene in Tulalip

TULALIP — A man’s body was found down an embankment on the Tulalip Indian Reservation after a brush fire on Thursday afternoon.The man, 85, is believed to have died during the fire, but an investigation is underway, said Shari Ireton, spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Date: 06/25/2015 | Sirens


Fire destroys units at Bremerton apartment building

BREMERTON — A Bremerton Fire Department spokeswoman says a dramatic fire has destroyed a dozen units of a Bremerton apartment building.

Date: 06/22/2015 | Northwest


Fire danger prompts statewide burn ban on public land

OLYMPIA — A burn ban is now in effect for all state-protected lands in Washington because of increasing fire danger.The state Department of Natural Resources on Monday extended a burn ban to Western Washington. A similar ban began in Eastern Washington last week.

Date: 06/22/2015 | Northwest


Fire damages Gold Bar home

GOLD BAR — A two-alarm house fire broke out here Thursday afternoon.Firefighters were dispatched to the blaze on the 15000 block of Moonlight Drive at 4:14 p.m.

Date: 06/19/2015 | Local News


Spokane County firefighters rescue burning man from fire

SPOKANE — Firefighters in Spokane County have rescued an unconscious man from a brush fire.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest


Oregon bus driver smells smoke, evacuates 18 passengers before fire

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A driver who smelled smoke from the engine compartment pulled his bus off the interstate highway in southern Oregon and safely evacuated 18 passengers Tuesday before the vehicle burst into flames.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest


Officials: 2 jump to safety in Lakewood apartment fire

LAKEWOOD — Fire officials said two people jumped out of a burning apartment complex in Lakewood to escape the flames.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest


Gold Bar firefighters help residents prepare for wildfire protection

GOLD BAR — In the event of a fast-moving, wind-driven wildfire, there isn't much the local fire department can do to protect your home.With Western Washington on tap for a hot, dry summer, Gold Bar firefighters are urging homeowners to take precautions sooner rather...

Date: 06/16/2015 | Local News


Crews team to extinguish 1-acre brush fire in Getchell area

MARYSVILLE — Units from several fire departments responded to a one-acre brush fire Sunday afternoon in the Getchell area.

Date: 06/14/2015 | Local News


Stanwood family safe after house fire

STANWOOD — A Stanwood family was displaced after a fire heavily damaged their home Thursday morning.The fire was reported at 8:59 a.m. along 289th Place NW in the Copper Station neighborhood in the north end of town.

Date: 06/11/2015 | Sirens


4 people displaced by Monroe blaze

MONROE — A two-alarm fire damaged a house Monday night south of Monroe.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Sirens


Woman and pets escape Mountlake Terrace house fire

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — A woman and her dog and cat escaped a house fire in Mountlake Terrace without injuries Monday afternoon.The fire was reported shortly after 2:15 p.m. in the 23500 block of 56th Avenue. W.

Date: 06/08/2015 | Local News


Wenatchee firefighter reunites with baby he saved in 1998

WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee firefighter who saved a baby from a house fire 17 years ago was reunited with the child at her high school graduation.

Date: 06/08/2015 | Northwest


Fire destroys duplex in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — A two-alarm fire destroyed a duplex in Lake Stevens on Friday morning.No people were home at the time, and two dogs were rescued, said Bruce Huston, a battalion chief with Snohomish County Fire District 8 in Lake Stevens.

Date: 06/05/2015 | Sirens


Woman allegedly torches car in Edmonds to snag jail bed

EDMONDS — A Seattle woman reportedly told Edmonds police that she set her car on fire because she wanted to go to jail to avoid the stress of family obligations.The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday in the Westgate Elementary School parking lot, 9601 220th St. SW.

Date: 06/04/2015 | Local News




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