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VIDEO: Granite Falls house fire under investigation

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Fire Chief Travis Hots provided numerous insights about the fire in an on-camera interview with Beyond90Seconds.com
Fire Chief Travis Hots provided numerous insights about the fire in an on-camera interview with Beyond90Seconds.com

(Granite Falls, WA) The cause of a fire that that gutted a Granite Falls area home Thursday afternoon is under investigation.

Fire Chief Travis Hots of Snohomish County Fire Districts 21 & 22 told Beyond90Seconds.com that no one was home when the fire broke-out around 4pm on the 19,800 block of Silverton Way.

Hots said a man, woman and young child  live at the home, adding that the man and woman arrived at the scene after firefighters had been battling the fire for about 30-minutes.

The American Red Cross was also at the location, offering shelter to the family.

A Red Cross representative told Beyond90Seconds.com that the family also “has insurance.”

Firefighters from Granite Falls, Arlington, Lake Stevens, Getchell and Lake Roesiger fought the fire.

Many more details about the fire are addressed by Hots in the nearly 6-minute long video appearing in this story.

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Charter bus catches fire on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood

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(Lynnwood, WA)  A Bellair charter bus caught fire on northbound Interstate-5 in Lynnwood on Tuesday evening.

Tweets from @wspd7pio's timeline on Tuesday evening, March 11.
Tweets from @wspd7pio’s timeline on Tuesday evening, March 11.

The Washington State Patrol says all 21 people on the bus managed to get out safely.

The incident happened at milepost 182, just south of the exit for I-405.

No word yet on what caused the fire.

WSP Trooper Mark Francis (@wspd7pio) provided information about the bus fire on Twitter.  He also shared a tweet from a @KAWorkbench.

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Maltby Road closed after car strikes pole, knocking down wires

(Snohomish County)  Maltby Road was closed west of  SR 9 much of Tuesday night after a vehicle went off the road and struck a pole.

Because “live” wires were on the ground, crews closed a significant stretch of Maltby Road.

PUD was called to the scene to shut off power in the area, affecting many homes.

No official details of what transpired, but it appears the motorist was uninjured.  However, he could not leave the crash area—nor could rescuers approach him—due to the live wires on the ground.

Beyond90Seconds.com streamed live from the road closure at SR 9 and Maltby Road; that video—as well as some high definition video—can be viewed below.

A resident without power managed to watch the Beyond90Seconds.com live stream.  He said he was still without power when contacted after 10pm.

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Brush fire sparked by vehicle striking pole closes highway near Monroe

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(Monroe, WA) State Route 203 closed temporarily at N. High Rock Road just south of Monroe early Saturday evening after a vehicle struck a utility pole and left the scene.

A small brush fire burned along the highway after several wires fell from the damaged pole.

It appeared firefighters waited for workers with the Snohomish County Pubilic Utility District (PUD) to arrive and shut-off power in the area before moving in to fight the fire.

No word yet on whether a  suspect’s been identified or located.

A few local residents said the suspect is believed to be a person who lives in the immediate area and was driving a white pick-up truck. However, that information has not been confirmed.

The fire along the highway serves as a reminder that brush conditions in western Washington are quite dry after weeks of warm weather and little rain.

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