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‘Challenging’ fire season predicted for Washington

Washington officials bracing for a challenging wildfire season after a hot, dry May.

Field Reports: Washington proposes simpler fishing regulations

Simplifying Washington’s fishing regulations is the goal of 13 proposals that will be presented at public meetings across the state by Fish and Wildlife Department fish managers.

Trails to fire lookout sites lead hikers to stunning panoramas

The world of forest fires and fire prevention offers a lifetime of high adventure from a hiker’s point of view. Some of the best viewpoints in the region are accessed …

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 7:26 a.m.

Alarmed by Trump’s environmental policies, Inslee champions wildfire prevention

Washington’s governor says he’s concerned about President Donald Trump’s stated intention of slashing the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget as well as EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s skepticism about the cause of …

Tough Idaho fire season destroys state, federal land

North Idaho forests are burning this year, and despite controversy over management of federal lands, the fires are paying no attention to whether it’s private, state or federal land they …

Don’t let embarrassment fuel your kitchen fire

It could happen to anyone. It could happen to you. Kitchen fires can be frightening. They can be costly. And they can be deadly. And they happen all the time.

Fire prevention targets Gonzaga student housing

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. It’s just a saying, but the Spokane Fire Department, the Red Cross and students from Gonzaga University think it could save lives. This weekend, volunteers …

Senators say wildfire prevention system needs ‘bold reforms’

Idaho’s two GOP senators joined with Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden today to launch a new bipartisan push to use the fall budget negotiations in Congress to reform the way …

Frigid air brings home fire risks

With dipping temperatures come heating season, and with that comes residential fire season. According to the United States Fire Administration, cooking is the leading cause of winter residential building fires, …

Hints From Heloise

Dear Heloise: I had a blazing fire in my microwave recently. I always line my bread basket (straw) with paper towels and put my bread in it. I did the …

Unplowed Rural Roads Add To Problems For Firefighters

The Athol, Idaho, Fire Department’s luck is the unwitting poster child for plowing driveways. It spent $300 to get its fire engine unstuck Sunday night, just one bad side effect …

Don’t Let Christmas Tree Go Up In Flames

Tattered light strings, carelessly placed candles and even heaters can transform a twinkling Christmas tree into a flaming disaster in less time than it takes to wrap a gift to …

Tips To Prevent Another Firestorm

A new summer wildfire prevention campaign aims to give firefighters some room to breathe. Washington’s “Firestorm: Five Years After” campaign hopes to prevent the devastation caused by the firestorm of …

Moisture Can Lead To Fires

The abundant moisture of winter and spring means more grass, shrubs and flowers in Idaho’s forests and rangelands. And that means higher fire danger below 5,000 feet, the Bureau of …

Logging To Help Prevent Firestorms Program Helps Timber Owners Make Woodlots Less Hazardous

Lynn Bodine hangs a bat box on his Hauser Lake property. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review

Urban Refugees Reorder Wildfire Priorities Fire Crews Spend More Time, Money Saving Houses Than Trees

As if wildfires aren’t already daunting enough, firefighters are burdened with a new phenomenon: urban Americans’ flight to live with nature. State and federal land managers who addressed a logging …