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July 23rd, 2015
The Kettle North Complex was taken today at 6 a.m., by the New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team. Previously, it was being managed by the Three Rivers Ranger District. The Kettle North Complex is made up by 6 fires. Four of the six fires are either contained or out. The Profanity Peak Fire will have approximately 50 firefighters on it today, which will help with the containment of this fire. Firefighters made progress on this fire yesterday.
On 07-17-15 at 01:42 a.m. the Colville Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 471 N. Cedar. The structure was a two story apartment building with a single apartment on each floor. Two engine companies and a ladder company responded. Upon arrival, crews observed heavy fire on the east end of the second floor, with fire extending throughout the upper floor and into the lower apartment.
The fire had already progressed to a stage that firefighters were unable to make immediate entry and began an exterior attack, cooling and extinguishing the fire until entry could be made.
On Tuesday, July 14, at approximately 8:53 p.m. the Pend Oreille County Sheriff 911 Dispatch Center received several 911 calls reporting a large explosion at the Zodiac Aerospace facility located at 501 North Newport Ave. in Newport.
Colville police have arrested the suspect accused of robbing the Colville Safeway pharmacy Monday, July 13.
At approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday morning the Colville Police Department (CPD) with assistance from the Stevens County Sheriff's Office and Kettle Falls Police (KFP) arrested 22-year-old Joshua C. Means of Kettle Falls on charges of Robbery in the 1st degree.
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The Deep Lake fire started about 4 pm on the afternoon of July 8th. The fire was burning in heavy timber on a steep slope. County Road 9445 is closed to through traffic for one mile starting at North Shore Drive north of Deep Lake, due to fire traffic, rolling rocks and falling trees. This is a staffed road block. OPEN TO LOCAL RESIDENTS ONLY. Yesterday the Deep Lake fire received a significant amount of rain. The firefighters began rehabilitation of the dozer and hand lines. Firefighters continued to mop up all day. There have been no injuries on this incident.
Firefighters continue to work on the 231 Fire (Rail Canyon Road) which has burned 930 acres since it started last weekend.
The fire, which claimed several buildings including a home, is thought to be human caused. According to Department of Natural Resources, the exact cause is still under investigation.
As off Tuesday, July 7, the fire was at 40-percent containment. Crews have constructed a fire line around the perimeter. Authorities say smoke will continue to be visible for some time as crews extinguish heat pockets within the perimeter.
NEWS FROM THE FIRELINE: Yesterday crews finished up with the majority of mop-up and rehabilitation work on the fire. The majority of the firefighters assigned to the fire will be demobilized this morning. Today at 2:00 PM the type 3 incident management team will transfer fire command back to the local jurisdiction. A small contingent of firefighters will remain on the scene throughout the weekend to patrol and maintain the fire perimeter.
Local law enforcement is asking anyone with information regarding a Monday morning robbery on Orin Rice Road to contact the Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
According to Sheriff Kendle Allen, an armed robbery occurred at the Panorama Mobile Home Park off Orin Rice Road around 2 a.m. Monday, July 6. Two suspects, thought to be men, broke into the home of a couple that manages the mobile home park. Both of the suspects wore masks, and one allegedly had a firearm.
Allen said the couple was not injured during the robbery.