Stories tagged: 2018 wildfire
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
As Washington and Idaho wind down on one of the worst fire seasons on record, several blazes continue to burn unabated as they eat up firefighting efforts and spew smoke …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
After days of easy breathing, Spokane’s air dipped into unhealthy ranges Thursday morning just as kids returned to school for the year.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
About a quarter inch of rain fell over much of Eastern Washington and North Idaho Sunday and Monday morning, clearing out smoke and dampening the thirsty landscape.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
While some politicians are trying very hard right now to remain blind to the role of climate change in wildfires, the fact that global warming is driving the growth of …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:41 p.m.
Spokane was reported to have the worst air quality in the nation Monday morning, and although conditions had improved by the afternoon, experts said there would probably be smoke in …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:21 p.m.
The air in Spokane is bad. But not as bad.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Air quality in Spokane remains in the “unhealthy” category for the third straight day.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:13 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
Spokane woke up to unhealthy air for the second straight day on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:24 p.m.
A wildfire burning northwest of Kettle Falls has leveled at least three homes and threatens another 120.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
A firefighter injured Saturday in the Grass Valley fire near Grand Coulee Dam was a volunteer from Okanogan County.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 9:16 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Firefighter flown to Harborview; parts of Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee under mandatory evacuation from Grass Valley fire
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
Wallet? Check. Medicine? Check. Portable Toilet? Emergency officials create checklist for fleeing wildfire
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
After three days and 11 miles, the Silver Lake fire that burned 340 acres along Interstate 90 near Cheney is nearly burnt out.
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.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
The Angel Springs fire near Davenport is 15 percent contained, with crews from local, state and federal agencies working to contain it.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
A fast-moving brush fire quickly grew to 100 acres and its smoke forced brief closures on Interstate 90 in both directions near the Cheney exit as fire officials called for …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
A fire burning about 8 miles north of Reardan is 100-percent lined, firefighters said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 11:55 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency Tuesday because of wildfires in Eastern Washington and called out National Guard troops to help fight the fires.
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in the entire state due to wildfire threats.
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 7:31 p.m.
Several small fires sparked Monday near the Coeur d’Alene Airport were started by an airplane, Kootenai County reported on its Facebook page.
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 6:37 a.m.
More than 40 firefighters, multiple fire trucks and air crews battled a five acre brush fire north of Newman Lake.
UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
North Idaho firefighters are battling several small brush fires near the Coeur d’Alene Airport. Jim Lyons, spokesman for Northern Lakes Fire District, said crews were battling about seven fires, though …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
With the blunt and honest self-reflection unique to teenagers, Ben Pino, 15, summarized what many Spokane-area mountain bikers must have felt last week as fires burned the Beacon Hill and …
UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 9:08 a.m.
Fire officials say a small wildfire that sparked near Valleyford on Saturday afternoon is unlikely to grow in size.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
A wildfire in Kittitas County has burned 70,000 acres and closed eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Vantage. The Boylston fire is among several that are scorching scrubland and wheat …
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
The fires that burned more than 100 acres of land, destroyed at least one home and forced hundreds of evacuations will also impact the local mountain biking community.
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
Firefighters said Thursday morning that the Upriver Beacon fire has been largely contained.