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Ask Dr. Universe: What is fire?
February 23, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – There’s nothing like taking a little catnap by the fireplace, feeling the heat, watching the flames and listening to crackling sounds. But until you asked, I wasn’t entirely sure what this mesmerizing thing was or how it works.

April 30: Fire behavior workshop in the Blue Mountains
April 20, 2015

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

May 29: Free workshop in preparation for fire season
May 13, 2014

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

Solving the Grove arson subject of magazine article
February 10, 2014

Johnson-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The story of how community groups worked together to solve the July arson at the Grove apartments near the Washington State University campus is recounted by a WSU professor in the February issue of Firehouse magazine.

Plumbing employee held in Grove apartment fire
July 22, 2013

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
July 18, 2013

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
July 15, 2013


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
July 14, 2013

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 …