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Weathercatch: State’s biggest wildfire human caused, weather spread

Weathercatch Photo LogoBy Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – A human is to blame for starting Washington state’s largest wildfire, burning since July 23. » More …

April 30: Fire behavior workshop in the Blue Mountains

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

wildfire-by-bugwood.org-2j00DAYTON, Wash. – Fire behavior, history, tools to evaluate conditions, firefighter roles and state regulations and policies will be discussed in a free workshop for woodland owners and others 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at 111 Pattit Rd., Dayton. » More …

May 29: Free workshop in preparation for fire season

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

wildfire-by-bugwood.org-2j00EVERETT, Wash. – With wildfire season approaching, woodland owners can get help to protect their property and assess risk at a free Firewise Workshop 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Camano Multipurpose Center (the blue building), 141 NE Camano Dr., Camano Island, 15 minutes from the I-5 Stanwood/Camano exit.  » More …

Plumbing employee held in Grove apartment fire

PULLMAN, Wash. – Pullman police have arrested a suspect believed to have intentionally set fire to the Grove apartments.

On Monday, July 22, at about 4:05 p.m., detectives arrested Bryan Lee Kitchen, a 31-year-old Pullman resident, in connection with the July 14 fire. Kitchen had accompanied detectives to the Pullman Police Department for an interview and subsequently made admissions that led investigators to believe he was involved in setting the fire.

Kitchen worked for a plumbing subcontractor at the construction site, but police did not say what they believe to be his motive.

 

Kitchen had been a person of interest since … » More …

WSU housing coordinates with The Grove apartment owner

PULLMAN, Wash. – Housing officials at Washington State University, in concert with Campus Crest Communities, owner of The Grove apartments in Pullman, have secured housing for students impacted by an off-campus fire that destroyed some of the apartments on July 15.

“Everyone with leases at The Grove has been contacted,” said Terry Boston, assistant vice president for administrative services at WSU. “The owners of The Grove have worked diligently to ensure that all affected students understand their options.”

Boston said WSU is offering students housing on campus. Some students have elected to move to one of Campus Crest’s sister properties in Moscow, Idaho. Others have … » More …

WSU housing coordinating with apartment owner after fire

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Housing officials at Washington State University are in contact with Campus Crest Communities, the owner of The Grove at Pullman, on how to assist students impacted by an off-campus fire early Sunday morning. 

Terry Boston, assistant vice president for administrative services, said WSU is waiting for further analysis from Campus Crest regarding what the company can and cannot offer students affected by the fire.

Boston said WSU Housing has space available in on-campus residence halls and limited space in university-owned apartments for those displaced by the fire, and added that there … » More …

Fire destroys Pullman apartments under construction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Andrew Howell, Incident Commander

Sunday, July 14, 2013                                    Mike Heston, Fire Chief

 

By Glenn A. Johnson, Pullman Fire Department public information officer

 

 

Apartament complex fire near Washington State University july 2013

 Image courtesy Holly Bradley, WSU student

PULLMAN, Wash. – A raging three-alarm fire, that Pullman Fire Chief Mike … » More …