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Who Takes the Fall for a Dog Bite?

At midday Saturday, September 13, a man was walking his dog on leash on the south sidewalk of High School Road, heading toward Safeway. A second man approaching from the opposite direction and heading to the library tripped on an uneven portion of the sidewalk and fell toward the dog. Startled, the dog bit the man…

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Olympic Terrace House Fire Likely Caused by Spontaneous Combustion

Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) investigators say they have determined the cause of the fire that occurred Monday evening, September 15, in a two-story home at 11084 Olympic Terrace to be accidental. After interviewing witnesses and the homeowners, BIFD identified spontaneous combustion to be the probable cause of the fire. The homeowners had recently applied…

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Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Marine Services

Explosion at Blake Island Sends Victims to Hospital with Severe Burns

This evening, September 14, two people aboard a boat moored at Blake Island suffered severe burns when their vessel exploded and caught on fire. An initial 911 call at 4:47 p.m. reported an explosion and fire aboard a private boat at a public marina on the north side of Blake Island. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office…

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Celebration of Life Scheduled for Michael Anderson

A celebration of life event for Michael Anderson will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. in the Bainbridge High School Commons. Anderson drowned in Tiger Lake near Belfair on Sunday evening, September 7. He was pulled from the water by boaters responding to a woman screaming about a swimmer in distress. They performed CPR until…

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Bainbridge Teacher Michael Anderson Dies

Bainbridge Island resident and long-time Bainbridge High School (BHS) teacher Michael Anderson has died. According to Mason County Sheriff’s Office Detective William Adam, Sheriff’s deputies and Mason County paramedics responded to a 911 call at 6:10 p.m. yesterday, September 7, about a distressed swimmer in Tiger Lake near Belfair, Washington. After a woman reportedly screamed…

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Bainbridge Father and Daughter in Serious Condition After Fall from Bluff

A Harborview Hospital spokesperson provided a medical status report tonight at 9:15 about the condition of the father and daughter who fell from a bluff in the Hidden Cove neighborhood of Bainbridge Island. She told Inside Bainbridge that both patients are in serious but not critical condition at the hospital. The 3-year-old girl and her…

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Three-Year-Old Girl and Father Fall off 80-Foot Bluff at Hidden Cove

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall This story was updated at 4:05 p.m., September 7, 2014. A 911 call at 2:08 this afternoon, September 7, reported that someone had fallen off the bluff at the end of Hidden Cove Road on Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge Fire Marshal Jared Moravec initiated a call for the BIFD technical response…

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Ferry Woes Continue with Oil Spill on Labor Day Kingston Run

As if the Washington State Ferry System weren’t already dealing with enough fleet troubles, early on September 1 the Walla Walla, in Kingston for the Kingston-Edmonds run, leaked about 15 gallons of diesel fuel during a fuel transfer to an emergency generator tank. WSF Director of Communications Marta Coursey said that WSF regularly replaces the fuel…

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Coast Guard Issues Safety Warning After 8-Person Rescue in Eagle Harbor (w/ Mayday Audio)

In response to the emergency involving eight people and a dog rescued from Eagle Harbor waters Sunday evening, August 31, the Coast Guard Station Seattle has issued a safety reminder to boaters in the Pacific Northwest. Seven adults without lifejackets, a four-year-old child, and a dog tumbled into Puget Sound after their overloaded boat capsized around…

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The Honey Bucket That Got Away

Some three and a half years ago, shortly before the fool’s idea of launching Inside Bainbridge zizzed my brain, something wonderful happened. I drove by a striking scene: A Honey Bucket picked up from an event at Battle Point Park and loaded onto a trailer traveling down the steep hill of Devil’s Dip (Arrow Point…

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Bicyclist Coming Down Steep Hill Hits Car on Highway 305

A 55-year-old man on a bicycle heading west down extremely steep Lovgreen Road struck a northbound vehicle on Highway 305 late this afternoon at approximately 5:34. Bainbridge Island police responded first at the scene and temporarily closed 305 to through traffic. Bainbridge Fire Department paramedics treated the injured cyclist and transported him via ambulance to Harborview…

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Accident on 305 North of Day Road Slows Traffic to Stop and Go

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane A two-car accident southbound on Highway 305 north of Day Road occurred this morning, August 27, at approximately 9:23. According to Bainbridge Island Fire Marshal Luke Carpenter, a black sedan struck the rear end of another black sedan as commuter traffic slowed. The rear-ended vehicle contained three people, and…

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Car Nosedives into Ravine on 305: Rush Hour Traffic Slowdown Ensues

At about 4:45 this afternoon, the Bainbridge Fire Department responded to a 911 call about a car that had gone into the ditch on the west side of 305. Witnesses said the southbound vehicle drifted off the road and went up and over the railing. The car ended up nose down into a sheer 15-foot drop…

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Rollover Accident on 305 Caused ‘No Fatalities Within Inches’

A one-car accident on Highway 305 just north of Day Road at approximately 7:30 tonight, August 4, required Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) extraction of the driver and a one-lane traffic closure. Bainbridge Police Officer Trevor Ziemba, who happened to be four cars back from the northbound vehicle when it crashed, witnessed the car swerve…

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Update on Helicopter Crash in Puget Sound

The helicopter that crashed today, July 12, around 3:30, was a privately owned 1958 Bell. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scott Wilson said the male pilot and his two female passengers had taken off from somewhere in the Seattle area and landed on a privately owned beach in Kingston. Just after they took off again,…

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Helicopter into the Water off Kingston

A 911 call came in at 3:30 this afternoon, July 12, about a helicopter in Puget Sound off Kingston, just off the end of Lindvog Road. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Aid units responded from Hansville, and the Coast Guard immediately launched a response boat from Seattle. The three occupants of the helicopter swam to…

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Motorcyclist from Kingston Dies in Collision with Fire Truck

Kitsap County Sheriff’s traffic deputies are investigating the death of a motorcyclist that occurred at 11:02 a.m. July 4 in Kingston. Jason T. Foster, 48, reportedly collided with a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue (NKF&R) truck in the intersection of NE West Kingston Road and Miller Bay NE Road. A preliminary report of the accident indicates that Foster was…

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Fawn Disoriented by Fireworks Drowns After Being Chased into the Water by Dogs at Pritchard Beach

This morning, July 5, a fawn wandering alone on Pritchard Park Beach took to the water to avoid off-leash dogs barking at and chasing it. A person who had been collecting fireworks debris on the beach reported the distressed fawn to West Sound Wildlife Shelter (WSWS) on Bainbridge Island. He explained that by the time…

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Procession for Joe Kane

Joe Kane Returns Home with Procession of Firefighters, Friends, and Family

by Sarah Lane with Julie Hall Today, June 2, the body of Seattle firefighter Joe Kane was returned home to his native Bainbridge in a solemn procession, accompanied by friends, family, and colleagues. Kane died Friday in a river rafting accident in Idaho. His body was flown from Idaho to Boeing Field, where it was…

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Driver Airlifted to Seattle After Crashing on Highway 305 at Vineyard Lane

Today, July 2, at 7 a.m. a female driver headed southbound on Highway 305 toward the ferry veered off the roadway, smashed into a speed sign, and ended up in the ditch. Other drivers stopped to assist her out of her vehicle and call 911. According to Bainbridge Island Fire Marshal Luke Carpenter, the driver,…

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