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  • Canadian front to bring fire danger to Central and Eastern Washington

    A cold front out of Canada is expected bring heightened fire danger over the next two days

  • Friday hottest day of the year

    Friday was the hottest day of the summer so far, but Saturday could bring heightened wildfire danger

  • Fire danger now high in Spokane and Okanogan counties

    The fire danger has increased to “high” in Spokane and Okanogan Counties, leading the Department of Natural Resources to ban campfires at Leader Lake Campground in Okanogan County.

  • Idaho wildfire season worst since 1926

    BOISE – Fire conditions in Idaho are the worst they’ve been since 1926, the state forester reports, and things are only looking to get worse. In the past week, the …

  • Fire danger now ‘extreme’ in Spokane County

    Fire danger has increased from “very high” to “extreme” in Spokane County, and state officials have tightened safety restrictions across northeastern Washington.

  • Today’s rain amounts varied greatly

    Friday and Saturday’s rains provided much needed precipitation to the parched Inland Northwest.

  • Open burning banned in CDA area

    Open burning is now banned in the city of Coeur d’Alene and the Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District.

  • Spokane County road grading suspended because of dry heat

    Among the inconveniences created by this summer’s hot weather is a lack of maintenance on gravel roads in Spokane County. County officials said they can’t send out road crews to …

  • Hundreds of lightning strikes hit Washington

    SEATTLE — Hundreds of lightning strikes hit Washington overnight as thunderstorms rolled across the state and authorities are watching for smoke Wednesday to see if they sparked wildfires.

  • Warm week forecast for Washington

    SEATTLE — The National Weather Service forecasts above-normal temperatures this week in Western Washington while a chance of thunderstorm lightning mid-week brings the danger of wildfires to Eastern Washington.

  • Shooters trigger early fire restrictions

    Fire danger has spiked to high in the past week in Washington prompting land managers to issue earlier than normal restrictions. Responding to a spate of wildfires started by firearms …

  • Fire danger rises with winds tonight

    The National Weather Service says a heightened fire danger will develop tonight as a low pressure area causes winds to pick up.

  • Gusty winds today could spread fires

    Gusty winds and dry conditions will have the potential to spread fires through fine fuels such as grass, hay and sagebrush today and tonight in Eastern and Central Washington, the …

  • Red Flag Warning in effect

    The Spokane Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Spokane area today because of high winds and low humidity. Winds today can reach as high as 25 …

  • Heat wave today could break records

    Another August heat wave today should bring highs approaching record temperatures, along with heightened fire danger. But a low-pressure area developing along the Pacific coast is expected to bring increased …

  • Spokane bans open burning due to weather

    The city of Spokane has banned open burning and recreational fires in city limits due to hot, dry conditions.

  • Heat, hail and lightning

    Richard Terzieff marveled at the creamy white hail that covered the ground from a thunderstorm Thursday over the Logan Neighborhood in north Spokane. “It was unbelievable,” he said of the …

  • Fires no threat to tourist areas

    BOISE – Despite the destructive fire season, Idaho officials say most of the state’s tourist areas haven’t been affected – even if people think they have. “Many of the wildfires …



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