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Fire Crews Hope to Begin Containing Massive Wildfire

CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters employed every weapon they had Wednesday to battle a stubborn wildfire east of the Cascades that has destroyed dozens of homes across roughly 35 square miles. Helicopters […]

CBS Seattle–08/14/2012

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New Wildfire Burning In North-Central Wash.

Fire crews in north-central Washington are fighting a new wildfire that has burned across a square mile of brush in Douglas County near the Columbia River.

08/02/2012

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Siberian Smoke Causes Spectacular Seattle Sunsets

Wildfire smoke drifting across the ocean from Siberia to the Pacific Northwest may explain why Seattle has had so many spectacular sunsets recently.

07/14/2012

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Obama to Tour Fire Devastation in Colorado

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will tour the scene of devastating wildfires in Colorado on Friday, and thank firefighters battling some of the worst fires to hit the American West […]

CBS Seattle–06/27/2012

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Stray Bullets Trigger Fireworks Explosion

BELFAIR, Wash. — At least one person who fired a gun caused extensive damage to a Mason County wrecking yard early Monday morning. The Mason County Fire District received dozens of calls about a blast […]

CBS Seattle–06/25/2012

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Two Women Found in WA House Fire Had Been Shot

Two women whose bodies were found in a fire at a home near North Bend had been shot to death, the medical examiner’s office said Monday. Detectives are still trying to find Peter A. Keller, 41, who lives in the house where the women were found.

04/23/2012

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Suspicious Fire Burns Historic Skykomish Tavern

Firefighters responding to flames at 4:00am Tuesday at the historic Whistling Post tavern were immediately suspicious when they found the door open.

04/10/2012

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6-Year-Old Boy Injured In BBQ Explosion

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.

04/09/2012

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Two Bodies Recovered at Marina Near Bellingham

Divers recovered two bodies Thursday from sunken debris from a fire that burned boats and a boathouse at a marina in Washington state.

04/05/2012

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Couple Missing After Marina Fire Destroys Boats Near Bellingham

After a fire destroyed a boathouse and several boats at a marina in northern Washington state, officials were asking: Where are the couple who lived aboard one of the boats?

03/30/2012

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