Police and Fire


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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.

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Break-in at Dallesport Airport results in arrest

One person was arrested following a particularly destructive burglary of the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport last Friday.

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Snowy roads make for treacherous driving conditions throughout area

Roads throughout the county, including Spring Street in White Salmon where this truck slid partially over an embankment, were extremely slippery throughout the day last Thursday and prompted the closing of most Gorge area schools.

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Fire destroys two structures near Broughton Mill

A fire completely destroyed two buildings near the old Broughton Mill in Skamania County Wednesday afternoon.



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