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Grease fire escalates, displaces family of 6 in Aberdeen

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Firefighters were called to a house fire in the 1000 block of Marion street in Aberdeen Sunday afternoon. Battalion Chief Bill Mayne said a grease fire escalated quickly on the stovetop around 1:30 Sunday. The family of 2 adults and 4 children evacuated and reported no injuries, but were also displaced by the fire. Mayne…

Central Park fire displaces family of 5, no injuries

CENTRAL PARK, Wash. – A family of 5 was displaced by a house fire in Central Park this morning. Public Information Officer Brian Baldwin tells us they arrived just before 5 to the 900 block of Garden road off of Central Park Drive “We got on scene, they had a small fire that then erupted into the rest of the residence.”
A cause of the fire is under investigation, Baldwin said it spread quick “We were actually on the scene for about 30 minutes, and then it moved up – most likely through the attic – and then it really did erupt from there.”
One pet dog escaped with the family, however 4 birds and a pet pig did not. The Red Cross has been called in to assist the family.
Central Park fire displaces family of 5, no injuries

Donate to American Red Cross for a chance to win $1,000

With the arrival of Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets to help ensure sufficient supplies over the holiday weekend.

Those who present to donate between Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, and all donors will walk away with the instant gratification that they may be helping to save more than one life.

“The summer may be coming to an end, but the work of the Red Cross is far from over,” said Darrin Greenlee, Interim CEO of the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. “As you make plans for this Labor Day holiday, please also make time to give blood and help patients who depend on your lifesaving donation.”

While thousands of people answered the call for blood and platelet donations issued by the Red Cross earlier this summer, an urgent need remains for platelets and types O negative, A negative and B negative blood. The summer months can be especially difficult to collect enough blood and platelet donations to keep pace with patient needs.

“Patients in local hospitals often can’t take a break to enjoy the holiday,” Greenlee said. “But blood and platelet donors can give these patients a chance to enjoy this time with family and friends – simply by rolling up a sleeve.”

August Bella Blood Drive At Westport Winery

Donors are invited to make reservations for Westport Winery’s next Bella Blood Drive and join the Roberts family as they give the gift of life on Thursday, August 8 from noon to 5 p.m. The winery will accept reservations for up to three donors every 15 minutes during this timeframe. Free refreshments will be provided to donors. Basic donor criteria are available at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-866-236-3276. Blood donors can donate every 56 days. 

Those who elect to give blood will earn a bottle of Bella at half price. A portion of the proceeds from this blend of Tempranillo, Refosco, Primativo, Barbera, Merlot and Syrah benefits the Mt. Rainier Chapter of the American Red Cross. This wine earned a gold medal at the 2012 Seattle Wine Awards. Twilight-inspired T-shirts that read “A glass a day keeps the vampires away” will be available at half price.

Westport Winery, Restaurant, Bakery and Nursery are open daily at 11a.m. The winery is open for lunch daily from 11 am. to 4 pm. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8.p.m. The winery with its unique grape maze and musical fence within the extraordinary outdoor sculpture and display gardens is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. For more information, call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224.