Firefighters at the scene of a 2-alarm blaze at a Vancouver, Wash., apartment complex. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (KOIN 6 News/Douglas Key)

3 apartments damaged in Vancouver fire

A fire that began on the back porch of a first-floor apartment quickly spread to the two apartments above it and damaged all three in Vancou…

Velcro straps were installed on all 10 Vancouver fire engines to keep the hoses from falling out, Feb. 26, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Velcro straps to keep hoses on firetrucks

After a fire hose fell off the back of a Vancouver Fire Department truck and caused a 3-car crash, department officials installed velcro str…

Astoria Oregon

Ship aground at Astoria

The vessel holds an estimated 532,000 gallons of diesel fuel. The ship tried to change positions in the Columbia River without authorization…