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Storm Damage Updates

[Updated at 9:39 and 10:15 p.m., December 11] Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is reporting multiple power failures across Bainbridge Island. Crews are being dispatched. No restoration time estimates have been provided. As the wind whips up, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) and Police Department are beginning to respond to reports of downed trees and…

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Hazardous Weather Warning: High Winds and Landslide Risk

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather statement for today and tonight for the Seattle area. High winds of 30-40 mph are expected to begin at about 4 p.m., with gusts of up to 60-65 mph developing later this evening. The worst wind is predicted to ease after midnight and taper off…

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Body Washes Ashore on Kingston Beach

Today, December 9, just after 3 p.m., a homeowner on President Point Road NE just south of Kingston discovered a body on the small beach below the bluff where his home is located. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene. They believe the body is that of an adult male. The homeowner who…

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Weather: Urgent Flood & High Wind Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued an “urgent” coastal flood warning for the Seattle area starting early Wednesday morning at 4 a.m. through Thursday afternoon. A coinciding “urgent” high wind advisory also is in effect for late Wednesday night through Thursday evening, potentially affecting commuters. Tidal overflow is expected to produce flooding in low-lying areas…

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Casino Evacuated for Two-Alarm Garage Fire, Four FDs Respond

This morning, December 2, at 11:11 fire crews were dispatched to a seven-story attached garage at the Clearwater Casino. North Kitsap Fire and Rescue spokesperson Michelle Laboda reported that, while crews were en route, casino employees upgraded the fire to a commercial structure fire, as the flames were spreading from car to car. Laboda said…

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Space Heater Cause of Marshall Road House Fire

Investigators have concluded that last night’s house fire at 6568 Marshall Road was caused by contact between an electric space heater and combustible materials in a bathroom of the home. Pressure from the blaze in the bathroom burst the room’s window. Firefighters pulled down what was left of the bathroom’s exterior wall to ensure that…

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House Fire Near Gazzam on Marshall Road

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Bainbridge Island firefighters responded to a call at 6:20 tonight of a 1,500-square-foot house on fire on Marshall Road, in the north Gazzam Lake neighborhood. The home’s single occupant reported the blaze and heavy smoke after safely evacuating with her dog. Her two cats are still unaccounted for. The fire…

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Poll: Should Fire Station 23 Be Staffed to Improve Safety of North Islanders?

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall A fire this morning on the north end of Bainbridge Island that destroyed a house, injured a resident, and killed a dog trapped in the home received its first response from Kitsap Fire and Rescue units in Suquamish. Units from Station 21 on Bainbridge Island took longer to get…

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Generator Cause of House Fire; Family Dog Likely Died in Blaze

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane [This story was updated at 9:57 a.m. November 17.] The fire that incinerated a Port Madison home this morning began when the homeowner attempted to start his generator after an outage left about 4,000 Puget Sound Energy customers without power. According to Bainbridge Fire Marshal Luke Carpenter, firefighters have…

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Injury Fire Destroys Port Madison Home

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall [This story was updated at 9:59 a.m. November 17.] A husband and wife reported their home on fire this morning at 9:32 following an explosion believed to have occurred in the house’s basement. Located at 15086 Silvertson Road on the water off of Port Madison Road, the one-story wooden house…

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Pavilion Evacuated Last Night

Just before 8 last night, November 14, the fire alarms at the Pavilion went off, automatically shutting down all the Bainbridge Cinema projectors and sending dozens of Pavilion patrons into the lobby and then out of the building. There were no smoke or flames, but a burning rubber smell filled the building. When the Bainbridge…

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Firewall Problem Takes Down City’s Internet

If you’ve been having trouble connecting with the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) online, it’s because COBI’s Internet service has been out since yesterday afternoon. COBI Community Engagement Specialist Kellie Stickney said that it was a firewall problem. When the firewall was relaunched, the problem was resolved. The problem, which affected City Hall, the police department, and…

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Winslow Substation Damaged, 2400 Customers Still Without Power

As of 3:30 this afternoon, November 6, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) reported heavy storm damage in Kitsap County, with the worst on Bainbridge Island. Two circuits were damaged by a tree that broke a power pole directly outside the Winslow 12 substation. PSE was able to restore power to 1,300 customers through switching. But approximately…

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Power Outages, Trees and Wires Down

Updated at 1:29 p.m., 1:34 p.m., and 1:46 p.m., 2:11 The blustery rainy weather today has knocked out power in several locations around Bainbridge, and downed trees and wires are blocking roadways. Here are the most significant current problems. We will update information as the world turns. Significant Power Outages 2442 customers in the Fletcher Bay/Lynwood…

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Canceled: Amber Alert for Missing Olympia City Toddler

This article was updated October 30 at 11:38 a.m. The Amber Alert has been canceled. The boy has been found safe. Original Post An Amber Alert was just issued, October 30 at 10:46 a.m., for 18-month-old Mason Wilhelm from Olympia City. Mason’s mother Cassandra allegedly assaulted her husband Bryan in violation of a protection order….

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For Your Safety, BIPD Trains Fire Department in Water Rescues (w/ Photo Gallery)

The floating victim dummy used by the Bainbridge Island Police Department for training purposes is aptly named Bob, and Bob performed his job admirably on Saturday, October 25, a windy and rainy day that gave Fire Department water rescue trainees some inclement weather experience. The other victim of the day, a more animated, actual person,…

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A Talk with Ferry Baby Zoë’s Dad

The latest Washington State Ferries (WSF) baby was born last Wednesday morning, October 22, on the Bainbridge Island boat to Seattle. I had a chance to talk with baby Zoë’s father, Chris Hammond, to get more details about the events of the day. Chris said that his wife Christina told him at about 3:30 that morning…

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Downed Trees and Wires All Over the Place

The gale force winds that hit the Island this evening, October 25, have taken a toll already, and the high winds are expected to continue until about 2 a.m. So far, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department has reported the following: 9:55: Wires down at Finch and New Holland. 9:50: Wires down at North Madison and…

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Amber Alert for Vancouver, WA, Boy Canceled

At approximately 5 a.m. today, October 15, the Amber Alert for 9-year-old Andrey Voronenko of Vancouver, Washington, was canceled. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children issued the alert last night because the boy was believed to be in the company of his father, Alexy Voronenkoa, a paranoid shizophrenic, and possibly in danger. According to The…

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Amber Alert: 9-Year-Old Boy from Vancouver, WA

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has just issued an Amber Alert for 9-year-old Andrey Voronenko from Vancouver, Washington. He is believed to be in the company of Alexy V. Voronenko, a paranoid shizophrenic. They are believed to be driving in a 2007 dark gray, 4-door Honda Accord with Washington plate CKK3638. Andrey…

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