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Explosion, Fire Close I-90 Friday Afternoon

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 central Washington state.

CBS Seattle–07/17/2015

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Oregon Firefighters Rescue Horse From Creek Bed

Fire officials in the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego say their successful rescue of a horse that fell and got trapped in a creek bed was aided by the 10-year-old animal’s calm demeanor.

CBS Seattle–05/14/2015

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Oregon House Fire Extinguished; Resident Didn’t Want To Leave

A Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman says firefighters found an elderly woman still in her home when they arrived to deal with a fire.

CBS Seattle–03/27/2015

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Woman Who Lit Massive Wildfire To Give Firefighter Friends Work Sentenced

Johnson, of Warm Springs, pleaded guilty in May to one count of starting brush and timber on fire. As she was riding in a car with two little brothers in July 2013, she lit a small firework and threw it out the window, where it ignited brush, court records say.

CBS Seattle–09/03/2014

File photo of a firefighter spraying water while fighting a fire near an Indian reservation. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Northwest Thunderstorms Complicate Fire Fights

Triple-digit heat and lightning have made firefighters’ jobs even more difficult across the Northwest, where two dozen large wildfires are already burning.

CBS Seattle–08/12/2014

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Fire Crews Contain Brush Fire In South Spokane

Firefighters have mostly contained a brush fire that broke out on a steep slope in south Spokane Monday afternoon.

CBS Seattle–07/29/2014

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Wildfire Threatens 7 Homes Outside Grants Pass

Firefighters have nearly contained a wildfire that threatened seven rural homes in drought-parched woods about 15 miles southwest of Grants Pass.

CBS Seattle–07/29/2014

TWISP, WASHINGTON - JULY 20: A firefighting helicopter returns to base on July 20, 2014 while fighting the Carlton Complex fires near Twisp, Washington. Several fires throughout the state have destroyed hundreds of homes, forced evacuations and continue to threaten more local communities. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Massive Carlton Complex Of Fires Now Half Contained

The massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained, officials said Wednesday night

CBS Seattle–07/24/2014

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Fire Erupts At Substation Near Seattle Center

Firefighters are pumping foam on a transformer fire at a City Light substation near the Seattle Center

CBS Seattle–07/23/2014

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Evacuations Ordered In Washington State Wildfire

Firefighters have told residents of about 100 homes in Washington state they should evacuate because of a threatening wildfire. Residents of more than 100 other homes near Entiat have been told to be ready to leave.

CBS Seattle–07/10/2014

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