Police and Fire


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Serendipity leads career firefighter to Fire District No. 3’s top position

When he graduated from Washougal High School in 1986, Wesley Long’s career plan was the same as many graduates in that part of Clark County: hook on at the paper mill in Camas and try to keep moving up to jobs with higher pay and more responsibility.

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Governor declares wildfire emergency in 20 counties, including Klickitat

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday proclaimed a state of emergency for 20 counties in response to multiple wildfires in Eastern Washington threatening homes, businesses, public infrastructure and natural resources. Inslee toured the Spokane-area fires Tuesday morning.

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DNR bans campfires across the state

With the arrival this week of the most dangerous fire weather of the year, Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark expanded the statewide burn ban effective Aug. 17 to prohibit all campfires on DNR-protected lands through Sept. 30.

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County fire agencies respond to trio of SE Washington fires

The effort to contain three fires in southeastern Washington farm country last month included fire crews from Klickitat County.

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New B-WSPD recruits eager to serve the community

The Bingen–White Salmon Police Department expanded last month, with the addition of two new police officers.

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Log truck loses load on State Route 141A

Traffic was routed around State Route 141A Tuesday morning following a log truck accident which blocked both lanes of travel.

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Regional airport hosting DNR, ODF firefighting aircraft this fire season

Firefighting aircraft at Dallesport’s Columbia Gorge Regional Airport are here to stay for the 2016 fire season.

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Fire District 3’s new brush truck is red hot and rolling

Fire District No. 3’s new brush engine, ordered in September 2015, arrived well ahead of the upcoming fire season.

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KCSO in Glenwood: It’s business as usual

Klickitat County’s Sheriff and his deputies made their presence known in Glenwood on Tuesday, April 19, with extra officers in the area showing support for the residents of Glenwood.

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Prescribed fire put to use on Mt. Adams Community Forest

Smoke and flames rose into the sky on April 7, west of Glenwood, as the Mt. Adams Resource Stewards ignited a controlled burn on a portion of the Mt. Adams Community Forest.

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County says Glenwood not part of Yakama Reservation

Klickitat County Commissioners, Prosecutor David Quesnel and Sheriff Bob Songer have been meeting over several months now with the BIA, Yakama Nation representatives, Yakama Tribal Police, an assistant US Attorney, Yakima County Sheriff, the Yakima County Prosecutor, police chiefs from Union Gap, Wapato and Toppenish, along with the FBI and other officials in regards to retrocession.

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High speed chase from Oregon ends in wreck

The pursuit of a wanted felon for parole violations that began in The Dalles Wednesday ended in a high speed chase and wreck in Washington.

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Homicide victim found near HR recreation site; public’s help requested

Just after 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, deputies were dispatched to a popular Hood River County recreation site on a report of suspicious activity.

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Wind-driven fire leads to temporary evacuations

Shortly after noon on Sunday, a fast-moving grass fire was reported in the area of Oak Creek Road in the Dallesport area. The fire quickly grew and spread east toward the town of Wishram.

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Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 5: An Interview with Incident Commander Dave Leitch

Monday, Aug. 31, saw the turnover of Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (WAIIMT5) to Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 3 (SCIIMT3). WAIIMT5 had been managing the Cougar Creek Fire since Aug. 12. A lightning strike on Aug. 10 sparked the fire.




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