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USFA: Washington On-Duty Death

Chief Emeritus James Krouse, 72, of Colfax Fire Department (WA) on August 28, 2021.
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Spokane County (WA) Firefighter Dies at Brush Fire

An 18-year veteran of Spokane County Fire District No. 9 died Thursday at the scene of a brush fire, the firefighting agency reported.

LODD: 76-Year-Old Colfax (WA) Firefighter ‘Would Not Have Wanted to Go Out Any Other...

Krouse kept showing up to calls even though he was supposed to have been easing back. The man loved firefighting too much.

Four Killed in WA Shootings, Arsons

A suspect was believed to have been found dead later after police fired on a vehicle.

Third Person Dies from Injuries in North Spokane, WA, House Fire

She had suffered critical injuries as a result of the house fire, which is still under investigation.

Commissioner Calls for Federal Firefighter Vaccine Mandate

State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz also called for the deployment of federal resources to make vaccinations available at all fire camps on federal land.

More Evacuations Issued for Wildfire NW of Naches, WA

New “go now” and other evacuation notices were issued near a wildfire northwest of Naches.
Firefighter on scene at fatal Tukwila fire

Two Die in WA Apartment Fire; Landslide Concerns Remain

The fire was reported at about 5 a.m. Tuesday at the 32-unit Maple Crest Apartments.

Two Die in Apartment Fire in Browne’s Addition, WA

Two people died early Monday in a fire that engulfed two apartment buildings in Browne's Addition.

Pot Luck: Pullman, WA, Fire that Razed Two Homes Caused by Discarded Joint

The embers from a marijuana joint ignited a fire in Pullman on Sunday that razed two homes and displaced a dozen college students.


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