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Hydrants flow over Soldotna as CES flushes for spring

...Central Emergency Services (CES) continue their bi-annual fire hydrant flushing and flow testing. According to CES Fire Marshal Gary Hale, hydrant flow testing and flushing is very important to the Insurance Service Office (ISO) which provides...
CES' boots run over

...its "Fill the Boot" campaign during the start of the Labor Day weekend. "The community was just unreal," said CES Fire Marshal Gary Hale about the accomplishment, which surpassed the fire department's previous high of $18,000 collected...
Cause of house fire unknown

...unoccupied, 1,300-square-foot frame house. The Wednesday afternoon fire burned from the top down, according to CES Fire Marshal Gary Hale, and destroyed a good portion of the house and all of its contents. The loss is estimated at $58,700...
CES fundraiser a success

...than $215,000 for MDA over the last 15 years. "We had quite an outpouring of public support down here," said CES Fire Marshal Gary Hale. "It was incredible." -- Staff report
Blaze kills pet, ruins trailer

...neighbor living off of Jitney Circle, off of Skyline Drive, reporting a mobile trailer on fire," said Gary Hale, CES fire marshal. The caller reported they had heard an explosion. Within 11 minutes the first of two fire engines, three tankers...
Dow Island gazebo scorched by flames "At 7:33 a.m. we received a call reporting thick, black smoke on the backside of the island," said CES Fire Marshal Gary Hale. The only access to the island is by boat, so CES dispatched two of its own watercraft from Bing's Landing...
Cohoe house fire blamed on candle

...Acys Avenue home, found the 800 square-foot, single-story home completely engulfed in flames. According to CES Fire Marshal Gary Hale, Jameena Burnett, the owner of the house, and her 17-year-old daughter were in the house at the time...
Soldotna teen dies in auto accident

...Ford 350 pickup truck, struck Brown's van on the passenger-side door. Gary Hale, Central Emergency Services (CES) fire marshal, said ambulances from CES and the Kenai Fire Department transported Thomas and Alex Brown and Cossmann to Central...
CES keeps up LifeGuard search

...five personnel and our boat down there and there are other boats that are in on this recovery effort also," said CES Fire Marshal Gary Hale. "Anything that's found gets turned over to the Alaska State Troopers." Megan Peters, public information...
CES challenges community to 'Keep the Wreath Green'

...a white bulb to honor firefighters across the country who have died in the line of duty this season. Gary Hale, CES fire marshal, said the wreath serves as a visual reminder that people need to be aware of the many fire hazards that occur during...


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