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Patty Hastings

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Fireworks set field under Fort Vancouver display on fire

By Patty Hastings July 4, 2015 11:08 p.m.

Late Saturday evening, exploding fireworks started a fire in a field below the annual fireworks display at the Fort Vancouver National Site.

Sizzling, shimmering Fourth at the Fort

By Patty Hastings July 4, 2015 9:04 p.m.

Festive shades of red, white and blue dotted the crowds at the Independence Day celebration at Fort Vancouver, and most everyone shimmered with perspiration. With temperatures reaching the mid-90s, people clustered under the shade of trees and tents.

Fire burns 8 to 10 acres near Andresen Road and Padden Parkway

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings July 4, 2015 9:22 p.m.

A fire in a wetland area near Andresen Road and Northeast 78th Street, which was allegedly sparked by a burning thistle pod, torched 8 to 10 acres and led to people leaving their homes and a nearby church.

Fire destroys two mobile homes in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings July 4, 2015 9:48 p.m.

Fire destroyed two mobile homes Saturday afternoon in Vancouver, prompting pleas from fire officials for extreme caution with cigarettes, fireworks and other sources of fire.

Tipped-over firework destroys pickup, damages house in Vancouver

By Patty Hastings July 4, 2015 2:49 p.m.

A tipped-over firework sparked a fire that destroyed a pickup and burned the outside of a house in east Vancouver.

Ridgefield homicide investigation seeks tips from public

By Patty Hastings July 2, 2015 9:12 p.m.

Police did not release new information about the body found in a field near Ridgefield early Wednesday morning that prompted a homicide investigation.

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.

Fire damages duplex in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings July 1, 2015 7:44 p.m.

Fire damaged a duplex in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood late Wednesday afternoon.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Vancouver crash

By Patty Hastings June 30, 2015 6:06 p.m.

A Vancouver man was seriously injured Monday morning after he rear-ended a vehicle while riding his motorcycle.

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