fire safety http://kuow.org en Burn Ban Relaxed In Western Washington http://kuow.org/post/burn-ban-relaxed-western-washington <p>A burn ban issued by the Department of Natural Resources in late July <a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/News/Pages/2013_08_15_burn_ban_nr.aspx">has been&nbsp;partially lifted&nbsp;in Western Washington.</a> Recreational fires in approved fire pits on DNR protected lands —&nbsp;such as&nbsp;state, county, municipal or other campgrounds — are now allowed west of the Cascades. Other outdoor burning is still banned in Western Washington. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:37:59 +0000 Kara McDermott 18717 at http://kuow.org Burn Ban Relaxed In Western Washington Burn Ban Issued Across Washington State http://kuow.org/post/burn-ban-issued-across-washington-state <p>The Department of Natural Resources issued an updated burn ban to include all lands protected by the DNR in Washington state. The ban will be in effect until September 30 and includes prescribed burns and campfires, even in developed campgrounds under state, local or private control. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:04:06 +0000 Kara McDermott 17716 at http://kuow.org Burn Ban Issued Across Washington State State Commission Finds PSE At Fault For Gas Explosion http://kuow.org/post/state-commission-finds-pse-fault-gas-explosion <p></p><p>A state report has found Puget Sound Energy at fault for a gas explosion that injured two people in September 2011. The blast destroyed the North Seattle home of the Ingham family.<br> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 02:11:56 +0000 Sara Lerner 5765 at http://kuow.org State Commission Finds PSE At Fault For Gas Explosion 15-Year-Old Girl: My Candles Burned Down My Home http://kuow.org/post/15-year-old-girl-my-candles-burned-down-my-home <p><em>Lighting a few candles may not seem like a big deal. But for RadioActive youth producer Dulce Saucedo, lighting candles one night when she was 15 years old meant <a href="http://thesouthparknews.com/fire-in-the-1000-block-of-cloverdale-road-blocked/">losing her family's home in Seattle's South Park neighborhood</a>. Dulce, now 16, shares this meditation on the night when she lost everything she owned.</em></p><p>When my house burned down I knew in that moment that my life was going to change. That everything wasn't going to be the same anymore.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:13:28 +0000 Dulce Saucedo & RadioActive Youth Media 5089 at http://kuow.org 15-Year-Old Girl: My Candles Burned Down My Home Taylor Bridge Fire Likely Caused By DOT Contractors http://kuow.org/post/taylor-bridge-fire-likely-caused-dot-contractors A massive fire that burned 61 homes in Central Washington was likely caused by Department of Transportation contractors. That’s the upshot of a report issued Monday by Washington’s Department of Natural Resources.<p>The aptly named Taylor Bridge Fire started August 13 right after transportation contractors did some welding work on that bridge. It happened near the mountain town of Cle Elum.<p>The report says it appears state contractors were using equipment that might not have been allowed given the low humidity, high temperatures, wind speed and time of day. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:32:14 +0000 editor 5304 at http://kuow.org Taylor Bridge Fire Likely Caused By DOT Contractors Don't Be Alarmed! Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required http://kuow.org/post/dont-be-alarmed-carbon-monoxide-detectors-required <p></p><p>A new state law will go into effect January 1st requiring households in Washington to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. Who actually needs to buy one? If you need one, where can you get it? Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle Fire Department’s education specialist Dana Catts.</p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:10:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 4926 at http://kuow.org Making Sure You Don't Get A House Fire For Christmas: Fire Safety This Holiday Season http://kuow.org/post/making-sure-you-dont-get-house-fire-christmas-fire-safety-holiday-season <p></p><p>What are the most common causes of house fires in Seattle and what can be done to avoid fire? Ross Reynolds sits down with&nbsp;Captain Shata Stephenson&nbsp;from the Seattle Fire Marshal’s office and talks about staying fire-free over the holidays. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:00:16 +0000 Ross Reynolds 3585 at http://kuow.org Making Sure You Don't Get A House Fire For Christmas: Fire Safety This Holiday Season