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2018 Wildfire Season


Wallet? Check. Medicine? Check. Portable Toilet? Emergency officials create checklist for fleeing wildfire

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

If a wildfire is nearby and you need to evacuate, have your medicine, a flashlight, family heirlooms, lots of other essentials and maybe a portable toilet ready to take with you. The Greater Spokane Emergency Management agency on Friday issued reminders to the public about the meaning of three levels of evacuations and the preparations that should be taken in advance of a potential wildfire in your neighborhood.

Silver Lake fire near Cheney enters mop-up stage

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

The worst of the Silver Lake fire burning along Interstate 90 near Cheney is likely over as residents return home and firefighters focus Tuesday on mopping up hotspots.