A helicopter returns to get more water as it dumps water on the Taylor Bridge fire near a neighborhood east of Cle Elum, Wash., on Aug. 14. Some homes in the neighborhood were destroyed by the fire. Defending homes threatened by wildfire is the most expensive part of fighting wildfires.
Nov. 19, 2012 in Region on Page A6
YAKIMA – The reddish-orange stain on the boulders lining their long rural driveway reminds Susan and Al Maza just how close they came to losing their home to wildfire. The …