Local Newswashington

  • Western states Slash Firefighting Funds

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    Tacoma News Tribune
    Posted: March 11th, 2003

    Gov. Gary Locke's proposal would slice 15% from the $29 million firefighting budget, parking 21 of the state's 113 wildland fire engines, and idling 230 firefighters.


  • Fire Spurs Detector Alert

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    Everett Herald
    Posted: March 6th, 2003

    The smoke detector in Clabaugh's apartment didn't alert them because the fire in their living room had tripped the circuit breaker and cut power to the device


  • Fire Hazards Top Concern

    News
    Posted: February 28th, 2003

    Fire hazards are a constant concern for inspectors, fire marshals and other Tri-City public safety officials say.


  • Give Us Some Space, Firefighters Say

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    King County Journal
    Posted: February 27th, 2003

    COVINGTON -- Bigger houses being built on smaller lots could wind up putting the squeeze on firefighters


  • Kent Man Dies in House Fire

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    King County Journal
    Posted: February 25th, 2003

    KENT -- A fire that raced through two floors of a West Hill home early Monday afternoon claimed the life of a man whose body was found on the ground floor of the split-level house


  • Marysville Fears Serial Arsonist at Work

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    The Daily Herald
    Posted: February 25th, 2003

    MARYSVILLE -- A series of suspicious fires over the past few years in a single block on Armar Road may be the work of a serial arsonist, officials said Monday