Tagged with 'Fire'

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

A house in the 2000 block of South 232nd Street that “exploded” on Aug. 15 has now been classified as an Arson. The original report was that a man was thrown from the roof of the home while... [Read more]

Fire on J-dock of Des Moines Marina injures two, burns a dozen boats

Fire on J-dock of Des Moines Marina injures two, burns a dozen boats

A huge fire struck the J-dock of the Des Moines Marina Sunday night (June 23), injuring two people and burning at least a dozen boats. The fire was reported around 10 p.m. Sunday night (June 23), and in... [Read more]

Major apartment fire in Des Moines displaces 18 families

Major apartment fire in Des Moines displaces 18 families

Click image to see larger version. Photo courtesy South King Fire & Rescue. Several families from Midway Elementary, Pacific Middle School, and Mount Rainier High School lost their homes during Monday... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fundraiser for Burien Fire Victims is Saturday Night

REMINDER: Fundraiser for Burien Fire Victims is Saturday Night

REMINDER: Our sister site The B-Town Blog, in association with Surgz Promotions, is sponsoring “Up from the Ashes,” a fundraiser for victims of the Jan. 28 Tra-Lee Apartment fire, this Saturday... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue Awarded $400,000 Grant for Defibrillators

South King Fire & Rescue Awarded $400,000 Grant for Defibrillators

South King Fire & Rescue received word Jan. 25 that they would be receiving a $400,000 federal grant to assist them in replacing an aging fleet of Defibrillators on their emergency response fire engines... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue Receives 11th Consecutive Clean State Audit

South King Fire & Rescue Receives 11th Consecutive Clean State Audit

South King Fire & Rescue announced this week that they just completed their annual financial audit with the Washington State Auditor’s office, and are happy to report that the report “has no findings,”... [Read more]

Des Moines Man Pleads ‘Guilty’ in Connection with August Wildfire in E. WA

Des Moines Man Pleads ‘Guilty’ in Connection with August Wildfire in E. WA

Jarrell Banks-Canady, 22, of Des Moines, plead “Guilty” Thursday (Nov. 15) in Garfield County Superior Court in connection with a wildland fire that burned several hundred acres near Lower Granite Dam in August…

Fuel Tanker Truck Crash Kills Driver in Fiery Federal Way Accident

Fuel Tanker Truck Crash Kills Driver in Fiery Federal Way Accident

South King Fire & Rescue units, along with a ladder truck from Valley Regional Fire Authority, responded to a tanker truck crash that took the life of a 68-year old driver at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday... [Read more]

South King Fire’s Hazardous Materials Team Responds to Fed. Way Apartment

South King Fire’s Hazardous Materials Team Responds to Fed. Way Apartment

A 911 call came into to South King Fire & Rescue Saturday (Oct. 13) at 5:35 p.m. for the fire department to respond and investigate a possible chemical hazard and odor at a Federal Way apartment complex. Fire... [Read more]

Grandfather and Grandson Die in South King House Fire

Grandfather and Grandson Die in South King House Fire

At about 4 a.m. Friday morning (Sept. 28) Valley Com Dispatch Center began receiving numerous reports of a fully-involved house fire with people trapped at the 3900 block of South 238 Street in Kent, which... [Read more]

Des Moines Man Charged with Arson for Starting Eastern Washinton Fire

Des Moines Man Charged with Arson for Starting Eastern Washinton Fire

A 22-year old Des Moines man was arraigned in Garfield County Thursday (Sept. 6) for second-degree arson in connection with a fire that burned between 500 to 1,000 acres near Lower Granite Dam in eastern... [Read more]

Looks Like South King Fire & Rescue Levy Will Pass; Det. Awarded a SAFER Grant

Looks Like South King Fire & Rescue Levy Will Pass; Det. Awarded a SAFER Grant

It looks like South King Fire & Rescue has passed their recent Maintenance and Operations Levy, with a current overwhelming “Yes” vote of 61% and a “No” vote of 39% as of Aug.... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘South King Fire & Rescue Needs Our Help!’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘South King Fire & Rescue Needs Our Help!’

Dear Editor, Our fire district has lost over 22% of its annual revenue since 2009 as property values have declined. This reduction has necessitated major cutbacks in service levels and personnel, longer... [Read more]

Motor Home Motors Into Federal Way Home, Injures Driver

Motor Home Motors Into Federal Way Home, Injures Driver

A test drive of a Motor Home took a took a turn for the worse Friday afternoon when a reported mechanical failure led to the driver losing control and crashing into a Federal Way house in the 500 block of Marine Hills…

Safety Tips for Summer Fire Season, Courtesy Publicsafe.org’s Wayne Corey

Safety Tips for Summer Fire Season, Courtesy Publicsafe.org’s Wayne Corey

With the fire season upon us, publicsafe.org Publisher Wayne Corey wants to remind everyone to review the fire safety tips listed below and be prepared for all contingencies. For the 4th of July: please... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue Firefighters Undergoing ‘MAYDAY’ Rescue Training

South King Fire & Rescue Firefighters Undergoing ‘MAYDAY’ Rescue Training

“MAYDAY….MAYDAY…MAYDAY…Firefighter Down, Low on Air!”  This is a reality our firefighters could face at any time. Every firefighter must work with a partner, and their partner can share air... [Read more]

Mother’s Day Garage Fire Extends to House and Car in Des Moines Sunday

Mother’s Day Garage Fire Extends to House and Car in Des Moines Sunday

South King Fire & Rescue is reporting that a 9-1-1 call came in at 7:57 a.m. Sunday morning (May 13), reporting heavy smoke and flames from the one car garage of a one story single family home in... [Read more]

LETTER: South King Fire & Rescue Needs Our Help – Vote Yes April 17

LETTER: South King Fire & Rescue Needs Our Help – Vote Yes April 17

Dear Editor Our fire district, South King Fire & Rescue, encompassing Des Moines, Federal Way and parts of King County, needs our help. Everyone knows that the economy the last few years has been in... [Read more]