The Washington County sheriff’s office says a woman trying to re-light some charcoal briquettes at a family cookout at Aloha squirted on some high-octane fuel used in remote-control toy cars and airplanes.
A social worker pleaded with a 911 dispatcher throughout a nearly seven-minute call to quickly get police to Josh Powell’s house after he locked himself inside with his two sons. Authorities say the call could have been handled better.
Before setting his house ablaze and killing himself and his two young sons, Josh Powell left a voicemail for family members saying he couldn’t live without the boys and didn’t want to go on anymore.
Josh Powell, the husband of Susan Powell, who has been missing for two years, has apparently been killed in an explosion in Graham, WA, along with his two sons, who were on supervised visitation. Authorities say it appears the explosion was deliberate.
A 40-foot boat that exploded at a marina on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula Tuesday evening broke windows, inflicted shrapnel-type damage on other nearby vessels and seriously injured a 78-year-old man, firefighters said.