Police and Fire


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Firefighters hope for drop in human-caused fires

Five uncontained large fires in Washington, along with numerous smaller fires, mean firefighting resources are stretched thin across the state, according to wildfire experts at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

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Firefighters contain Hwy. 8 Fire on Monday; cause unknown

At approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, a fast moving grass fire was reported in the area of State Route 14 and Old Highway 8 in southeast Klickitat County. The fire quickly grew spreading east towards the town of Roosevelt. As of 5 p.m. the fire had burned between mile marker 127 and 130 on SR 14.

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Officers take dive training

Every year, the Skamania County Sheriff’s office dive team responds to numerous vehicles submerged in water. The vehicles end up underwater from collisions, stolen vehicles, insurance frauds, and persons intentionally trying to conceal various crime scenes.

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Spontaneous combustion blamed for bark pile fire at SDS complex

A watchman making rounds on the SDS Lumber Company complex Sunday night detected a fire in a bark pile at around 11:30 and called it in for an agency response.

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Fire District No. 3 board working on fire chief succession

Klickitat County Fire District No. 3 commissioners are working on a process for replacing Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Virts, who has given the district a retirement date of March 30, 2016.

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Fire crews closing down on Mt. Adams fires

Fire crews fighting a series of wildfires on the west flank of Mt. Adams, in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, are making head way.

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Klickitat County’s fire danger rating moved up to ‘high’

The fire danger rating on Klickitat County lands protected by the state Department of Natural Resources went from “moderate” to “high” last Saturday, the DNR announced the day before.

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Trout Lake man goes missing in apparent attempt to elude arrest

A Trout Lake man has gone missing in an apparent attempt to avoid arrest and prosecution on federal criminal charges.

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Saturday's shooting at Hood River Marina

On Saturday, April 25, Hood River Police officers arrested Parkdale resident Tyson Sackett, 28, for shooting a man at the Hood River Marina.

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DNR offering wildfire prep information for communities

With conditions ripe for another active season of wildfires, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)...

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One taken to hospital after roll-over car accident

Roll-over accident sends driver to hospital March 28th...

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Four sent to hospital following Dallesport crash

An accident that occurred on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the intersection of Dallesport Road and Garden Lane sent four people to the hospital.

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Dallesport Highway crash under investigation

An accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Dallesport Highway and Garden Lane sent four people to the hospital.

Accident near Dog Mountain Trailhead Saturday results in two dead

Skamania County EMS and Rescue (SCEMS) responded for a reported motor vehicle collision on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 11:42 am that resulted in the deaths of two West Linn High School students.

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Local fire agencies go all in on regional FEMA grant

Multiple Klickitat County fire departments and districts have submitted a joint application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain a grant that would supply firefighters with new equipment.