Arson Task Force Formed In Grant County - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Arson Task Force Formed In Grant County

Posted: Updated:
The remains of an unoccupied building near Soap Lake, Wash., burned down by a suspicious fire early April 10, 2014. Credit: Grant County Fire Marshal’s Office The remains of an unoccupied building near Soap Lake, Wash., burned down by a suspicious fire early April 10, 2014. Credit: Grant County Fire Marshal’s Office
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Fire Marshal's Office and the Grant County Sheriff's Office have formed an Arson Task Force in response to a string of recent string of arson fires in central Grant County. 

Multiple fires, later determined to be arson, have recently become a problem in and around the areas of Quincy, Ephrata, and Soap Lake. 

Citizens are asked to be aware of what is going on around their property and to clean up any combustibles that an arsonist could use to start a fire. If you see something suspicious, please notify your local fire department, law enforcement or Grant County Fire Marshal's Office (509-754-2011). 
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane Police to be equipped with body cameras Monday

    Spokane Police to be equipped with body cameras Monday

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:37:44 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department will equip some officers with body cameras Monday, after Police Chief Frank Straub fast tracked pilot program. The Spokesman-Review reports 17 officers will receive the cameras designed to promote accountability and transparency within the police force. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department will equip some officers with body cameras Monday, after Police Chief Frank Straub fast tracked pilot program. The Spokesman-Review reports 17 officers will receive the cameras designed to promote accountability and transparency within the police force. 
  • Police in Oregon say scene 'safe' after standoff

    Police in Oregon say scene 'safe' after standoff

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:36:56 GMT
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police have detained a man after a brief standoff near Interstate 84 in northeast Portland, Oregon. Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau said Monday afternoon the scene is now "safe." Authorities had earlier closed a section of the highway after a man with a gun was spotted and officers tried to negotiate with him.
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police have detained a man after a brief standoff near Interstate 84 in northeast Portland, Oregon. Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau said Monday afternoon the scene is now "safe." Authorities had earlier closed a section of the highway after a man with a gun was spotted and officers tried to negotiate with him.
  • 2 killed, 2 wounded in gun battle near biker club

    2 killed, 2 wounded in gun battle near biker club

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:01:38 GMT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police say at least 40 rounds were fired during a gun battle outside a Birmingham, Alabama, motorcycle club that killed two people and wounded two others. Birmingham police say the shooting happened shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, outside the Showstoppers Motorcycle Club.
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police say at least 40 rounds were fired during a gun battle outside a Birmingham, Alabama, motorcycle club that killed two people and wounded two others. Birmingham police say the shooting happened shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, outside the Showstoppers Motorcycle Club.