Around 6 p.m. Thursday, shots rang out dully from inside the Job Corps gym. Students flooded out from the emergency exits, scrambling around each other. A siren went off and the loudspeakers announced that an active shooter was on campus. This was the second such annual exercise that Job Corps has conducted, providing an opportunity for a number of different agencies to be put through the wringer with little information, under the worst of circumstances. The Moses Lake Police Department, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, private ambulance service American Medical Response, Grant County Fire District No. 5 and Multi Agency Communications Center all took part in the exercise.
“Everyone can recall participating in school fire drills while growing up,” said Grant County Sheriff’s spokesperson Kyle Foreman.
Columbia Basin Herald
A residence in the 7300 block of Autumn Park Drive Southeast was damaged by fire Monday night, according to East Olympia Fire District 6.
That address is south of the Horizon Pointe neighborhood in Lacey.
Fire crews were dispatched about 9 p.m. and discovered a fire that had started in or near the crawl space of the home, assistant fire chief Mark Nelson said. The fire then burned through the floor and spread to a master bedroom. However, fire crews were able to contain the fire to the bedroom, he said. The residents of the house and their pets were able to get out safely, Nelson said.
The fire is under investigation.
Two men were rescued from the water near Day Island Sunday after their boat capsized and left them treading water for more than an hour, according to West Pierce Fire & Rescue.
A passerby spotted one man in the water about 5 p.m. and helped him to a nearby dock, then called 911.
Due to a language barrier, fire crews did not immediately know there was another man still in the water. Firefighters learned the boat had overturned between Salmon Beach and the Narrows Bridge around 4 p.m.
Armed with new information, a fire boat quickly found the capsized boat near Chambers Bay. No one was on board.
The second man was found in the water about a quarter mile from the boat. A diver and rescue swimmer were about able to pull the man to the fire boat.
He was conscious, but had to be hospitalized for exposure.
Tacoma News Tribune - Metered Site
The cause of a fire that damaged a 1976-built Pasco apartment Sunday remains a mystery.
The fire at Carjo Apartments rendered one second-floor unit unlivable, the Pasco Fire Department said.
The fire broke out near the roof line on the facade of Building E at the 13-unit apartment complex at 2524 W. Sylvester Ave. Residents used an extinguisher and hoses to fight the flames until city fire crews arrived from the Pasco and Kennewick fire departments and Franklin County Fire District 3.
Crews remained on site for about 45 minutes. Ben Shearer, spokesman for the Pasco fire department, said investigators were unable to identify a source of the blaze. There were no electrical or other utilities in the area and no evidence of gasoline, matches or other ignition sources.
No one was hurt but one person will have to find another place to live because firefighters broke through the roof to confirm flames hadn’t spread through the attic.
Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald