Fire Forces Evacuation of 900 Homes in Central Washington

Posted by Cort Johnson on July 17, 2014
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CENTRAL WASHINGTON – Authorities in Central Washington are asking residents in nearly 900 homes to evacuate, as the Chiwaukem Creek Fire continues to grow.

The fire has zero percent containment, being fed by high temperatures and steady wind.  Nearby, the town of Leavenworth is full of smoke.

So far, the lightning caused wildfire has burned over 1,300 acres, an area of nearly …

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Fire Destroys West Linn Duplexes

Posted by Cort Johnson on July 16, 2014
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Rosemary Reynold contributed to this story ~

WEST LINN, OR – Eleven people, including three young children, are homeless after a fire destroyed three West Linn duplexes early Wednesday.

Officials with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue say the fire began when a resident began cooking around 1am and left the stove unattended. The fire soon spread to area duplexes.

Arriving …

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Man Dies in SE Portland Apartment Fire

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 11, 2014
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Jeremy Scott contributed to this story

PORTLAND — A man was killed when fire ripped through a Southeast Portland apartment early Friday morning.  A mother and child in a neighboring apartment were among eleven people evacuated by the fire.

Crews were dispatched just after 3:00 to the Cascade Village Apartments on 125th off Division after a tenant called 911 to say the building was …

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Six Vehicles Burned In A Fire At An Industrial Park In Clackamas

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 18, 2014
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Clackamas, Oregon – Six vehicles have been burned at an industrial park in Clackamas. Fire crews say flames were shooting 50 feet into the air when they arrived at the complex at 117th and SE Jennifer.

Two cars, a pick up and three semi-cabs were destroyed. Clackamas Fire calls the  blaze suspicious. There were no witnesses to the …

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Fire Destroys Six Units At A Vancouver Apartment Complex

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 12, 2014
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Rosemary Reynolds contributed to this story

VANCOUVER — An early morning fire at the Sun Point Apartment complex in East Vancouver has destroyed six units. People living in units nearby had to be evacuated after the fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. this morning.

The fire burned hot and fast, melting insulation and causing chimneys to lean. It appears everyone managed to get …

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