Father rescues children from burning homePosted: Updated:
Near SPRINGDALE Wash. - A fire destroyed a home near Springdale on Tuesday afternoon, and a father and his two small children escaped just in the nick of time.
The father says he was inside his two story home on Jepsen Road home when he noticed a glow in his sliding glass door. He went outside to see what the glow was, then noticed the glow was coming from a fire. Just as he shut the door, the glass shattered. He ran back inside the house and brought his 5-year old child to safety, then ran back inside to rescue his sleeping 2-year old child. Everyone made it out unharmed.
Firefighters suspect the fire was caused by a malfunctioning pellet stove. The home is a total loss.
The Red Cross is helping the family with shelter and other necessities.
Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>
PINEVILLE, N.C. - A pregnant woman shopping at Staples says she was confronted about what she was concealing beneath her shirt: "Twins," she said. Sherell Bates tells WSOC-TV she was at the register paying for back-to-school supplies Friday when a police officer had her step aside and explain what was under her shirt.>>
KAKTOVIK, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit at 1:15 p.m. Sunday near the city of Kaktovik on Alaska's North Slope. The earthquake came several hours after the North Slope was struck by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, according to the state's seismologist.>>
FERRY COUNTY, Wash. - Overnight, the Boyds Fire burning in Ferry County near Kettle Falls reached approximately 3,000 acres. Crews say by estimation the fire size tripled overnight to around 3,000 acres. Two residences and numerous outbuildings have been reported lost. In Sunday morning's update from the Incident Management Team, the fire has been listed as minimally contained at two percent.>>
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police say a suspect is dead after shots were fired following a robbery attempt at the Global Credit Union Saturday afternoon. Police say the armed suspect went into the bank and an armed security guard was on scene. The two exchanged gunfire at some point, but police are unsure of exactly when at this point.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have made two arrests after a road rage incident led to a BB gun assault Sunday evening. Police say two men were driving and got into a road rage dispute with two other men. One man was shot in the face with a BB gun, bloodying his face and shirt and requiring to be transported to a hospital for medical attention. The pair who did the shooting were taken into custody.>>
WEST GLACIER, Mont. - A wildfire is forcing evacuations in the most heavily-trafficked area of Glacier National Park and has destroyed an unknown number of structures around Lake McDonald. The National Park Service said the 25-site Sprague Creek campground was being evacuated Monday, a day after the fast-moving fire forced the evacuation of 82 rooms at the historic Lake McDonald Lodge.>>