Tag Archives: Fire

Dog blamed for apartment fire in Wash. state

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Fire officials say a dog reaching for treats turned on a stove and started a fire causing smoke damage to an apartment in the central Washington city of Wenatchee. Wenatchee Fire Marshal Mark Yaple tells KPQ radio that it appears the black Labrador was reaching for a bag of dog food left on a stove top …

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Feds developing ‘Richter’ scale for wildfires

DENVER (AP) — Federal researchers have been working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires — similar to the way officials use the magnitude scale for earthquakes and other tools to rate and evaluate tornadoes and hurricanes. The National Institute of Standards and Technology hopes its Wildland Urban Interface Hazard Scale will tell residents the likely …

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Fire at Theta sorority house

The Boulder Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that occurred at the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house late Monday evening. When firefighters arrived, they evacuated the sorority’s house mother, a dog and a cat, said Chris Moore, 22, a Boulder resident who first noticed the fire and called the fire department around 9:20 p.m. “I was smoking …

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