Stories tagged: fires
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Forest Service to hire 1,000 seasonal workers in Northwest
The U.S. Forest Service says it will hire 1,000 temporary workers in the Pacific Northwest for spring and summer jobs.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Samsung halts sales of Galaxy Note 7 after new troubles
Samsung says it’s halting sales of the star-crossed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to be safe replacements for recalled models.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Samsung says it has found no battery problem in China
Samsung Electronics said Monday that its investigation into the first report of a Galaxy Note 7 fire in China found no battery problem, reducing concerns that its smartphone crisis had …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 too dangerous to use, U.S. agency says
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their batteries can …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Yellowstone allows campfires again
Campers in Yellowstone National Park can enjoy campfires again.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
Lightning sparks new fires in Yellowstone, but rain helps
Cooler temperatures and rain have helped to calm wildfires burning in Yellowstone National Park.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
Yellowstone open for Labor Day weekend, but campfires banned
All major Yellowstone National Park tourist attractions, entrances and roads are open for the long Labor Day weekend despite four wildfires, but visitors will be prohibited from making campfires and …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Five fires burning in Yellowstone continue to grow
An expected increase in winds along with warm, dry weather has firefighters bracing for more active wildfire growth in Yellowstone National Park.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Firefighters hope to reopen Yellowstone entrance Tuesday
Wildfires burning in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks grew some over the weekend, but not as much as what firefighters expected under the red flag conditions.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the West
Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, and firefighters are making initial attacks on another 112 new fires trying to prevent them from getting big.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Wildfires spread, evacuations ordered near Missoula
New wildfires forced evacuations north of Missoula and threatened homes near Lakeside, though firefighters were buoyed by the return of cooler temperatures Tuesday after two days of hot, dry and …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Inslee to get briefing on area fires
Gov. Jay Inslee will visit the operation center Tuesday morning for a briefing on the fires burning in Spokane and around Eastern Washington.
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
New wildfire spreads at staggering pace in California
Fire crews gained ground on a massive Northern California wildfire that has destroyed 175 homes, businesses and other structures and charred nearly 7 square miles, fire officials said Tuesday.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Dayton cancels Tuesday’s National Night Out
Dayton has cancelled its annual National Night Out event, planned for Tuesday evening in the City Park, according to Tim Quigg, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Civil Deputy and event organizer.
Sat., June 25, 2016, 8 p.m.
Possible human remains found in deadly California wildfire
Authorities may have found human remains Saturday within a voracious wildfire in central California that has claimed two lives and burned 150 homes.
Sat., April 30, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
National Arson Awareness week begins Monday
National Arson Awareness Week will run Monday through May 7 with a focus this year on preventing wildfire arson.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 5:57 a.m.
2016 wildfire season expected to be less severe
The nation’s top wildfire-fighting official says the 2016 season isn’t expected to be as bad as last year, when a record 15,800 square miles burned nationwide.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
Prescribed burns planned for Wenatchee area
Forest officials hope to get out in front of the wildfire season by holding a series of prescribed burns on national forest lands in the Lake Wenatchee area.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
Fires damage abandoned home, two apartment buildings in Spokane
Fires on Sunday morning in Spokane damaged an abandoned home and two apartment buildings. No one was injured.
Thu., July 2, 2015, midnight
Spokane Valley fire roundup: Potting soil blazes spread to homes
Cigarettes discarded into potted plants started two fires in the Spokane Valley area the week of June 22-28, one of them a two-alarm blaze that destroyed a home. Potting soil, …
Sat., June 27, 2015, midnight
Firefighters battle three house fires Friday
Firefighters in Spokane, Spokane Valley and Spokane County Fire District 8 rushed to three house fires Friday evening. The most serious fire was reported at 6819 S. Meadows Road in …
Sun., Aug. 24, 2014, 6:23 a.m.
USGS: 6.0 earthquake shakes California’s Bay Area
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A large earthquake rolled through California’s northern Bay Area early today, damaging some buildings, knocking out power to thousands and sending residents running out of their …
Thu., Aug. 21, 2014, midnight
In brief: Recreation areas reopen to public after wildfires
As crews continue to harness wildfires in the Methow Valley region of northcentral Washington, the U.S. Forest Service has been able to reopen more recreation areas this week. Most backcountry …
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014, 12:06 p.m.
Money allocated for suppressing fires to run out
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer’s round …
Sat., Aug. 2, 2014, 5 a.m.
Oil depots again catch fire in fighting in Libya
CAIRO (AP) — An official and witnesses in Libya’s capital say random shells fired by rival militias fighting for control of its international airport hit oil depots, setting them ablaze …
Mon., July 21, 2014, midnight
Fire near Fishtrap Lake no longer threat to homes
A fast-moving wildfire burning across rangeland southwest of Cheney grew to about 13,000 acres Sunday but no longer was threatening homes. About 280 firefighters were working the Watermelon Hill fire …
Mon., July 21, 2014, midnight
Carlton Complex fire’s shift signals relief in Washington’s Methow Valley
BREWSTER, Wash. – The devastating wildfire that has displaced hundreds of people and burned about 150 homes in north-central Washington slowly moved away from populated areas Sunday, allowing for a …
Sun., July 20, 2014, 5:37 p.m.
Relief effort begins in charred Methow Valley
The devastating wildfire that has displaced hundreds of people and burned 150 to 200 homes in north-central Washington slowly moved away from populated areas today, allowing for a massive relief …
Sun., July 20, 2014, 4:31 p.m.
Fire near Cheney grows to 13,000 acres
A fast-moving wildfire burning across rangeland southwest of Cheney grew to about 13,000 acres Sunday but no longer was threatening homes.
Thu., July 17, 2014, 7:59 a.m.
Washington wildfire burns through Alp-like terrain
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A wind-fueled wildfire chased people from nearly 900 homes in Washington state as it burned through a landscape so reminiscent of the Alps a nearby village …