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Craig Brown

metro editor

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Recreational fires banned in Camas, Washougal

By Craig Brown July 31, 2015 9:32 a.m.

Recreational fires such as bonfires are being temporarily banned in the cities of Camas and Washougal due to extreme fire danger.

3 Vancouver men accused of starting Woodland wildfire

By Craig Brown July 25, 2015 5:33 p.m.

Three Vancouver men who were allegedly shooting propane bottles have been arrested for starting the Colvin Fire, which burned forest land near Woodland this week.

Injured climber stranded 150 ft. above ground

By Craig Brown July 18, 2015 10:03 p.m.

Technical rescue crews from Vancouver and Fire District 6 were called to Beacon Rock State Park in Skamania County Saturday evening after an injured climber was reported to be stranded 150 feet above the ground.

Forest fire burns at least 10 acres in north Clark County

By Craig Brown and Patty Hastings July 17, 2015 9:35 p.m.

Officials are warning of extreme fire danger this weekend, as previewed by days of house fires that caused more than $1 million damage, multiple brush fires and a forest fire in north Clark County.

Kids in murder-suicide find temporary home

By Craig Brown July 17, 2015 2:03 p.m.

The four children orphaned by a murder-suicide in Hazel Dell this week are staying with a local family for now, a family friend said today.

Midnight fire displaces Vancouver family

By Craig Brown July 17, 2015 3:28 p.m.

A midnight fire displaced a Vancouver family Thursday night.

Three shot, killed in Hazel Dell home  

By Craig Brown , Patty Hastings and Jessica Prokop July 14, 2015 4:38 p.m.

Clark County sheriff's deputies are at a home in Hazel Dell where three people have been shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide.

Rain falls overnight in Clark County

By Craig Brown July 13, 2015 9:25 a.m.

For the first time in more than a month, rain fell overnight in Clark County.

Car fire spreads to dry grass

By Craig Brown and Patty Hastings July 2, 2015 9:09 p.m.

A car fire in a field along Northeast 259th Street quickly spread to dry grass this afternoon.

Garbage truck snags, downs power lines

By Craig Brown and Patty Hastings July 2, 2015 9:10 p.m.

An accident about 10 a.m. today downed power lines and caused the closure of Fourth Plain Boulevard on Vancouver's west side.

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