Stories tagged: wildfire
Tue., July 23, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
The city of Spokane may experience lightning strikes and gusty winds from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, causing elevated wildfire conditions and a Red Flag warning, issued by …
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 8:16 p.m.
Starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, a fire weather watch is in effect until 5 a.m. Wednesday. Cities and unincorporated areas in Spokane County will have outdoor burning restrictions in place …
UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 4:54 p.m.
The Cold Creek Fire, which has burned some 42,000 acres on the Hanford Reach National Monument since igniting Thursday, was 80% contained as of Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:55 p.m.
Smoke from the nearly 42,000-acre Cold Creek wildfire near the Tri-Cities is not expected to reach Spokane this weekend.
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
The fire was reported at approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday and drew response from the Department of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, and Benton County crews.
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
The threat of wildfire declined in July with cloudy, wet weather, but that could all change in August, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz said Tuesday.
Wed., July 10, 2019
William Jennings Bryan, former presidential candidate and former secretary of state, was in town to speak at the Hillyard Chautauqua.
UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
What was supposed to be the “largest fireworks show between Seattle and Billings, Montana” was cut short after it sparked five brush fires in the first 10 minutes.
Fri., June 28, 2019, 12:32 p.m.
Firefighters and aircraft battled for a third straight day Friday to contain a major wildfire that started in a pile of chicken dung and raced across the hills of northeastern …
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 4:20 p.m.
A wildfire that burned roughly 3,000 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation was about 60% contained on Monday afternoon, and immediate evacuation orders for nearby residents had been lifted, officials …
Fri., June 21, 2019, 12:49 p.m.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to throw a financial lifeline to the state’s major utilities dealing with the results of disastrous wildfires – but only if they agree to …
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
A structure fire spread into nearby trees and grass near Cheney Friday morning, prompting a response from local and state fire crews.
Sun., June 9, 2019, 4:11 p.m.
A fast-moving brush fire erupted near a huge amusement and water park in Southern California on Sunday, setting off panic and confusion as park visitors were first told to evacuate …
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:16 p.m.
The 243 Command Fire in Grant County that spewed smoke across Eastern Washington earlier this week has entered its final throes of life.
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Sean Newsom’s senior year of high school started with typical teenage pranks, like sticking a cup to the roof of his car with magnets just to mess with people as …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Grant County’s 243 Command Fire saw some growth because of overnight winds; air returns to ‘moderate’ in Spokane
A day after it made Spokane’s air quality the worst in the country, Grant County’s 243 Command Fire saw some overnight growth spurred by strong westerly winds.
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 6:33 a.m.
Washington’s first major wildfire of 2019 grows to 5,000 acres in Grant County; wind-borne smoke briefly made Spokane’s air quality worst in country
A wildfire in Grant County – Washington’s first major fire event of 2019 – near the Wanapum Dam grew to more than 5,000 acres Tuesday as it burned its way …
Sat., June 1, 2019, 6 a.m.
It’s not even summer, but it’ll soon smell like it: for the first time this year, Eastern Washington is forecast to be plagued with wildfire smoke.
Fri., May 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Who’s ready for summer? Swimming, grilling, camping, coughing …
Wed., May 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
Eastern Washington and North Idaho are set up for what officials are calling an average wildfire season this year. Exactly how bad the fire season is this year depends on …
Mon., May 20, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick …
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 7:54 p.m.
Officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene after a deadly wildfire last year. Experts say fixing the problem could cost $300 million …
Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, investigators said Wednesday.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 12:08 p.m.
Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have ignited the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 86 people and destroyed an entire town in Northern California.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Faced with potentially ruinous lawsuits over California’s recent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in a move that could lead to higher bills for customers …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 3:57 p.m.
Insurance claims from California’s deadly November 2018 wildfires have topped $11.4 billion, making the series of fires some of the most expensive in state history, officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 1:32 p.m.
An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire has been released back into the wild.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 2:51 p.m.
Days of rain and snow across California have snarled rush-hour commutes and triggered deadly wrecks on slick roads even before the most intense storm hits Wednesday, with wildfire-ravished communities bracing …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
An Idaho inmate accused of sexually assaulting a woman after he was sent to work at a wildfire base camp in Utah has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
The Soberanes Fire burned its way into the record books, costing $262 million as the most expensive wildland firefight in U.S. history in what a new report calls an “extreme …