Stories tagged: fires
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 8:36 a.m.
Gusty winds could push deadly So. Calif. wildfire
CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — A fire that killed an elderly man who refused to evacuate and burned 20 homes in rural San Diego County was smoldering Tuesday, but gusty afternoon …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 12:50 a.m.
Calif. wildfire destroys 20 homes, threatens more
CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — Residents of a rural San Diego County community were waiting anxiously to learn the fate of homes near a destructive 4-square-mile wildfire that has left one …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2012
Landers: Wolf issue as fiery as woods
Wildfires have smoked out the Inland Northwest hunters and recreationists in many significant areas this month. But before we assess some of the impacts, let’s visit the gray wolf front, …
Mon., Sept. 17, 2012, 12:40 p.m.
RI governor open to seizing 2003 club fire site
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday he was open to using eminent domain to seize the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012, 2:14 p.m.
Evacuation order lifted after Ind. chemical fire
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of northern Indiana residents returned home Saturday after spending the night at shelters, hotels or with relatives after a chemical fire at a vacant plant …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, 2:45 a.m.
Stubborn wildfires vex crews in Northwest, Calif.
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters battled stubborn blazes that kept residents from homes in Montana, Wyoming and Washington as authorities worried the weather could worsen the volatile situation. High temperatures, …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, 12:28 a.m.
Common type of rail car has dangerous design flaw
CHICAGO (AP) — For two decades, one of the most commonly used types of rail tanker has been allowed to haul hazardous liquids from coast to coast even though transportation …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012, 12:37 a.m.
Dry Northwest burns as fire season in West extends
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A haze of thick smoke formed Tuesday over vast swaths of the West as wildfires forced more residents to flee their homes in several states. Fire …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 6:50 a.m.
Rain aids battle against California forest fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters braced for drier weather Thursday after remnants of a tropical storm helped them gain ground on a 4,180-acre blaze in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 10:14 a.m.
Rain aids battle against California forest fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rain arrived Wednesday to help in the assault on a 3,800-acre fire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Remnants of Tropical Storm John …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 9:29 a.m.
Chance of rain and dry lightning over LA-area fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The assault on the 3,800-acre fire in the San Gabriel Mountains could get a boost if rain showers develop from remnants of a tropical storm streaming …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012, 5:26 a.m.
Some Nebraska wildfire evacuation orders lifted
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for some northwest Nebraska residents whose homes had been threatened by wildfire. The Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team C …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012, 5:57 p.m.
Neb., SD wildfires grow with help of strong wind
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wildfires in northwestern Nebraska tripled in size in less than 24 hours, as strong winds pushed flames through the rugged, rural terrain. More than 285 square …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, 8:28 a.m.
Montana wildfires burn homes, cause injuries
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012, 3:35 p.m.
Spokane County issues burn ban
With dry conditions and temperatures soaring into the 90s, officials have issued a burn ban for Spokane County until further notice.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012
Convent evacuated for Spokane brush fire
A brush fire Monday forced the evacuation of a northwest Spokane convent that serves retired nuns in need of assisted living services. About 60 people were evacuated from the Convent …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2012, 6:22 p.m.
Fire near convent about 75 percent contained
A brush fire that threatened a convent in northwest Spokane is about 75 percent contained, Spokane Fire Chief Bobby Williams said.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2012, 8:41 p.m.
2 hospitalized after fire breaks out at Liberty Lake firm
Two people were hospitalized after inhaling smoke when a fire broke out at a manufacturing plant in Liberty Lake Friday.
Tue., July 10, 2012, 7:29 a.m.
CA murder trial opens for accused arsonist
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The five victims all died of heart attacks. But prosecutors said it was still murder. Angry after being thrown out of a house where his …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 1:07 a.m.
Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday a man who was angry about being thrown out of a house where his family was staying was guilty of murdering …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 12:06 a.m.
Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage
DENVER (AP) — They work the front lines of the nation’s most explosive wildfires, navigating treacherous terrain, dense walls of smoke and tall curtains of flame. Yet thousands of the …
Thu., June 21, 2012
Arson suspect remains jailed
A pro football player who claims God told him to start a fire at his apartment complex in Liberty Lake will remain in jail amid concerns about his mental health. …
Thu., June 14, 2012, 5:46 p.m.
Shock player says God told him to start fire
A pro football player who leapt from his burning third-floor apartment in Liberty Lake Thursday said he started the blaze with a marijuana blunt because God told him to, authorities …
Thu., June 14, 2012
Couple lose home in north Spokane fire
Two north Spokane residents lost their home to a fire late Wednesday. Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said crews were called to 1523 W. Knox Ave. about 8:50 p.m. The …
Thu., June 14, 2012
After rash of fires, WSU adding cameras
Washington State University police have increased surveillance in light of the recent rash of suspicious fires on the Pullman campus. Prior to the four fires that occurred between May 22 …
Wed., June 13, 2012, 12:04 p.m.
WSU Police heighten surveillance after string of fires
WSU Police have increased surveillance on campus in light of the recent rash of suspicious fires.
Thu., June 7, 2012
Fire razes Hillyard apartments
Four residents were treated for smoke inhalation after an “aggressive, violent fire” destroyed a Hillyard apartment building Tuesday night and early Wednesday. “It was a really dangerous situation,” said Brian …
Fri., June 1, 2012, 2:38 p.m.
WSU: Cost of suspicious fires to top $800,000
Estimates show that the three recent suspicious fires at Washington State University caused more than $800,000 in damage.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2012, 8:39 p.m.
2-alarm fire burns Spokane County home
A two-alarm fire is burning a home in northeast Spokane County.
Mon., April 2, 2012
17th Avenue home badly damaged in fire
A South Hill residence was significantly damaged by fire Sunday morning. Occupants of the home at 3111 E. 17th Ave. reported the fire at about 10:30 a.m. and evacuated before …