A Fire Boss plane went down in Ferry County this afternoon while fighting one of the 70 fires that sparked around Washington after the lightning storms and winds Saturday.
Spokane woke up to unhealthy air for the second straight day on Tuesday.
A wildfire burning northwest of Kettle Falls has leveled at least three homes and threatens another 120.
A firefighter injured Saturday in the Grass Valley fire near Grand Coulee Dam was a volunteer from Okanogan County.
Wildfire smoke that has blanketed Northeastern Washington and North Idaho, creating unhealthy breathing conditions, is expected to linger through much of the week, experts said.
After a day of heavy winds pushed a fire to nearly 70 square miles to the edge of the Town of Coulee Dam on Saturday, improving weather conditions helped firefighters keep the fire from burning any homes in the town.
A firefighter was injured and parts of the cities of Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam were evacuated Saturday as windy conditions created a roaring wildfire in central Washington.
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.
After three days and 11 miles, the Silver Lake fire that burned 340 acres along Interstate 90 near Cheney is nearly burnt out.
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.