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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Spokane: Man barricades himself in bedroom and lights door on fire inside home rented by Gonzaga students

While two Gonzaga University students were sleeping, a man broke into the home they rent on East Augusta Avenue, barricaded himself in one of the bedrooms and lit the door on fire, before he was arrested by police early Monday morning. “Just another day, another life,” Thomas Follet, one of the students, said. Just off Hamilton and across the street from Safeway, Thomas Follet lives on Augusta Avenue with Patrick Carney and another roommate. Between Follet and Carney, they’ve spent a few semesters in this neighborhood, and they have a few more to go, headed into their senior year at Gonzaga. Living in this part of town, out of Gonzaga security jurisdiction, the students said Crime Check is on speed dial. “You really just learn to live with them, especially once the bus drops people off you get an influx,” Follet said.
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Update: Lineage Warehouse fire in the Tri-Cities could be emitting potentially toxic smoke

A month in and the largest warehouse fire in the Tri-Cities is still smoldering, kicking up plumes of potentially toxic smoke. Now, health officials will install stationary and handheld air monitoring devices, looking for tiny particles that can exacerbate lung and heart issues. The state Department of Ecology plans to monitor for chemicals, including hydrogen sulfide, an extremely hazardous gas that smells like rotten eggs, and other volatile organic compounds, said Emily Tasaka, a spokesperson for Ecology. “Hopefully this will give us a sense of which areas are receiving higher levels of particulates,” Tasaka said. The Lineage Logistics cold storage warehouse first caught fire April 21 in Finley, Washington.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Deadly fire engulfs Machias home, kills sole resident

VIDEO: A person is dead after a fire burned their home down with them inside. Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue (SRFR) was dispatched to a fully engulfed house fire in the 600 Block of Carlson Rd in Machias at 12:20 a.m. First responding crews could see a large amount of fire on the front of the house, and the front door already burnt down when they arrived. According to SRFR, Engine 81 and Aid 81 pulled an attack hose to start knocking down the fire and at the same time perform a 360-degree evaluation of the structure. Firefighters on scene used more than 1000 feet of supply line to establish a consistent water supply for an attack on all sides including the basement and attic. Crews performed a primary search of the house, but SRFR said difficult conditions inside the house slowed the firefighter’s progress.
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Onalaska Volunteer Firefighters Association to raise money for new gas detectors at annual car show in August

Following the success of the second annual Onalaska Volunteer Firefighters Association car show last year, members are preparing for the third annual car show, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10, with gates opening at 7 a.m. at the Lewis County Fire District 1’s fire house. The fire house is located at 1733 state Route 508 in Onalaska. In 2023, the association raised nearly $10,000 before the show had even ended. The money went to purchase equipment to wash and dry the specialized clothing worn by Lewis County Fire District 1’s firefighters, along with helping fund the association’s scholarships for Onalaska High School seniors and feeding local families during Christmastime. Fire district volunteer firefighter Oliver Jackson contacted The Chronicle to explain what this year’s car show will be raising money for.
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