The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

With fire danger continuing to increase across Washington, officials from four state agencies today urged residents to recognize that even seemingly low-risk activities, such as parking on a grassy field or using motorized yard tools, can spark a wildfire.

Thirty-seven of the state’s 39 counties have declared burn bans. Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark has banned fires on all lands protected by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), including wildlife areas and other facilities managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

However,… Read More

Baseball, comedy, street fair, car show and an open house are all part of Lincoln High School’s 100th birthday celebration. The series of events, from Aug. 5 to Sept. 14, are open to Lincoln students, staff, alumni and the Tacoma community. Donations are accepted at all events and will go toward the Lincoln High School Scholarship Fund.
Aug. 5
 Lincoln Night Out at Tacoma Rainiers
Stadium - tour: 6 p.m., game: 7 p.m., Cheney Stadium - tickets: $15 (reserved seating, hot dog, chips, soft drink)
Aug. 8 
Lincoln Night Out at Tacoma Comedy Club… Read More

Two suspicious fires reported overnight on Yakima Avenue

Investigators are looking into two fires along Yakima Avenue last night that have been determined to be suspicious.

The first fire occurred along the 4100 block at about 4 a.m. Tacoma firefighters from stations 1,2,8,11 and 15 responded to a reported garage fire. The first arriving unit found a fully involved pickup truck on fire with flames also burning a nearby detached garage and a large tree overhead.

Crews initiated an aggressive fire attack to knock the blaze down and protected an adjacent garage exposure. There were no injuries to report. A fire investigator determined… Read More

According to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Star Ice and Fuel, of Fife, Washington, failed to immediately report a hazardous chemical release to local, state, and national emergency responders, a violation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

Star Ice & Fuel, Inc. manufactures ice using anhydrous ammonia, a colorless gas used in industrial refrigeration systems. In September 2011, the company's facility in Fife, accidentally released approximately 450 pounds of ammonia gas to the atmosphere.

“Ammonia is a highly toxic gas,”… Read More

CPTC calls off lockdown following police search

Clover Park Technical College was on lockdown for about 90 minutes today over concerns of report of an individual with a gun seen on campus.

The campus does not allow weapons on campus without prior approval.

Tacoma and Lakewood police searched the campus and cleared the scene without an arrest.

The initial alert told staff and students to lock doors, turn off the lights, and follow the school's lockdown procedures.

More information will be posted on the school's emergency web site, Read More

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