Posted by Caleb Hutton on December 17, 2014
A large fire at a storage facility north of Ferndale was sparked by an extension cord that fed into a space heater in a boat, according to the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Smoke, flame and heat caused a half-million dollars in damage Tuesday morning, Dec. 16, at a converted metal barn in the 1800 block of Harksell Road, east of Custer.
Among the losses: three boats, a van and a one-ton pickup. The most serious damage — both structural and to belongings — was contained to the middle unit. The origin was traced to an extension cord that malfunctioned, said Will Anderson, an investigator with the fire marshal’s office. It had been powering an oil-filled radiant space heater. The unattended heater had been inside a highly flammable fiberglass ski boat to keep it warm, according to the fire marshal’s office.
Posted by Caleb Hutton on December 4, 2014
Two grandparents and an infant were rushed to St. Joseph hospital after a three-car crash Thursday evening, Dec. 4, near Lynden.
Posted by Wilson Criscione on November 14, 2014
Residents of northeast Bellingham heard a loud explosion Thursday evening, Nov. 13, but law enforcement could not find what caused the noise, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.
Posted by Caleb Hutton on November 12, 2014
An off-duty firefighter extinguished a fire in a second-story business Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 12, in downtown Bellingham.
Posted on October 28, 2014
An elderly driver backing out of an angled parking stall hit the wrong pedal Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 28, ramming the back of her Mercedes into the Whatcom Children’s Museum, police said.
Posted by Caleb Hutton on October 24, 2014
A student at Western Washington University has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, but there's a low risk that others will be infected, local health officials announced Friday, Oct. 24.
Posted on October 6, 2014
Campus police were looking for a man who might have tried to film a young woman showering at Western Washington University’s Ridgeway Alpha dorm Monday morning, Oct. 6.