Stories tagged: fires
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
Sat., Dec. 28, 2013, 4:21 a.m.
Fire on express train in India kills at least 26
KOTHACHERUVU, India (AP) — A fire engulfed a coach of an express train in southern India on Saturday, killing at least 26 passengers, many of whom became trapped and suffocated …
Sat., Sept. 28, 2013, 3:40 a.m.
German village evacuated after gas explosion
BERLIN (AP) — Police are evacuating an entire village in central Germany after a fire at a gas company led to an explosion that injured 16 firefighters. Police spokesman Markus …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013
Fire victims’ donation jar at Jaazz Salon stolen
It isn’t the amount of money thieves stole from the Jaazz salon counter that has owner Mark Brado mad: It’s the principle. Jaazz, on the corner of Riverside Avenue and …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
Residents back, U.S. 12 reopens near Lolo fire
LOLO, Mont. – Fire managers at the Lolo Creek Complex of fires near the town of Lolo have reopened U.S. Highway 12 and allowed residents to return to about 250 …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2013
No guarantee of fire response in no man’s land
Homeowners on North Wilderness Lane recently had a bit of good luck among a lot of bad – firefighters from three neighboring districts showed up to fight the fire at …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2013
Beaver Creek fire forces more Idaho residents out
HAILEY, Idaho – A wildfire stoked by strong winds made a push to the north Saturday and forced more people from their homes outside the posh central Idaho ski town …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
Nespelem fire an accident
A fire that destroyed the Colville Reservation’s headquarters in Nespelem on Monday was an accident, the tribal chairman said fire investigators have ruled. “The best scenario is that it was …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
Wildfire burns toward Kittitas County wind farm
WENATCHEE – A wildfire that has burned across 109 square miles of grass, sagebrush and timber in two Central Washington counties churned to the southwest Wednesday, burning to the edge …
Sun., July 28, 2013
Blaze near Wenatchee burns two structures
WENATCHEE – A Saturday morning brush fire burning south of Wenatchee has destroyed a mobile home and another structure. The fire burning on about 1.5 square miles at Colockum Pass …
Sun., July 21, 2013
Crews gain on Lake Wenatchee fire
Officials say a wildfire at Lake Wenatchee is 35 percent contained, a day after burning four vacation homes and charring six acres. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Mick Mueller said the …
Thu., July 18, 2013
Burned North Spokane house a total loss
Tylor Eberle, 18, stood barefoot on the hot asphalt Wednesday. Just feet from him, his house was engulfed in flames. “I lost everything,” Eberle said as Spokane Fire Department and …
UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2013, 2:03 p.m.
Spokane firefighters pushed to limit during busy weekend
A bevy of blazes caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage on Spokane’s South Hill this weekend as weather conditions ripen for wildfires and brush burnings.