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Friday, July 12, 2024

Nob Hill Auto Wrecking fire in Yakima burns 100 wrecked cars, will continue to burn for weeks

PHOTOS: A fire in the wrecking yard at Nob Hill Auto Wrecking in Yakima has burned 100 wrecked cars, according to Yakima Fire Deputy Chief DJ Goldsmith. The fire started on Wed., July 10 and continued burning throughout the night. It is expected to continue burning for several weeks. SR 24 was also closed overnight between I-82 and University Parkway for crews to work on the fire. It was reopened Thursday morning. As a result, the nearby Yakima Greenway is closed and will reportedly remain closed at Robertson Landing for several days. No injuries or other structures have been damaged, per Goldsmith.
NonStop Local

Camas-area home destroyed by ‘fast moving’ fire

PHOTO: A home in a gated community north of Camas was destroyed last week by what fire officials said was “a fast moving fire” in an area close to forestland. East County Fire and Rescue (ECFR) crews were dispatched to a report of smoke seen near Northeast Bradford Road and Northeast 53rd Street, about 8 miles north of downtown Camas, around 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 5. While crews were still on their way to the area, the report upgraded to a residential fire at a home located at 27801 N.E. 66th Way. “The first arriving companies encountered a large, two-story, single-family home well involved in fire,” ECFR reported in a news release. “Due to the extent of the fire and potential for structural collapse, a defensive strategy was used to confine the fire to the involved structure, protecting nearby forest land and homes in the wildland urban interface.”
Camas-Washougal Post-Record

Follow Up: Body cam footage shows narrow escape from Spokane Valley fire

VIDEO: Body camera footage released by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office shows the moment two people narrowly escaped a house fire with the help of deputies. It happened along North Bowman Road in Spokane Valley on Monday morning. The smoke from the fire alerted nearby sheriff's deputies who arrived around 3:40 a.m. to find the porch of a mobile home on fire. The video shows one deputy crossing the porch and stepping around flames before he starts ushering two adults out of the house. As the video continues, smoke fills the inside of the home. By the time both deputies are out of the house, the building is completely engulfed in flames. No one was hurt, but the fire destroyed the house and damaged a neighboring home.
KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane

Firefighter captures photos of Pioneer Fire

PHOTOS: A fire burning in a remote area on the north end of Lake Chelan likely won't be contained until the end of October. The Pioneer Fire is burning on national forest and private land about 30 miles up lake from the town of Chelan. This fire has been burning since June 8. At 3:00 p.m. on July 10, the first was reported to be 12,265 acres in size. This fire is currently being managed by the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and has over 700 firefighters onsite from multiple agencies. The photos were taken by a member of Moses Lake Fire Department who is currently deployed on the Pioneer Fire and were taken from the lake near Prince Creek and are looking north toward the fire.
KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane

Thursday, July 11, 2024

VIDEO: Spokane Valley Fire Department shows off new mural

The Spokane Valley Fire Department is showing off a new art addition inside the training facility. Time lapse video captures the mural's creation by local artist Daniel Lopez.
KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane

Yakima Arboretum Fire Scorches 10 Acres Before Being Contained

Firefighters from Yakima and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources helped douse the 10 acre Arboretum Fire in Yakima Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The fire was first reported at about 8:00 pm in the 3300 block of Birchfield Road near Nob Hill Auto Wrecking. Firefighters quickly attacked the fire from the perimeter as they dealt with burning brush among all the salvaged vehicles. During the firefight, officials closed State Route 24 from University Parkway to Interstate 82, but the road has reopened. Firefighters with hoses and helicopters from the Department of Natural Resources helped get the fire under control late Wednesday night. The flames did come close to the Yakima Humane Society building, but no evacuation was ordered even though officials at the society were ready with a plan.
KIT-AM 1280 Yakima

Follow Up: New video shows Tacoma police rescuing two people, cat from burning boat on Commencement Bay

VIDEO: A new video released Tuesday shows Tacoma police working to extinguish a boat fire on the northeast end of Commencement Bay on July 4. The incident began when the boat suddenly erupted in flames, prompting a swift response from the Tacoma Police Department Marine Services Unit (MSU). The MSU quickly rescued two people and their cat from the bay’s cold waters. New video footage captured the dramatic moment of their rescue. Tugboats from Centerline Logistics assisted by dousing the flames with water until Tacoma Fire’s Fireboat Destiny arrived on the scene. By 10:20 a.m., crews reported that the fire had been successfully put out. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle

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