Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Monday, February 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 14° Partly Cloudy

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: wildfire


In spite of terrible fire losses, family keeps on giving back

FRUITLAND, Wash. – With fire descending upon them, Larry Lehrbas didn’t respond when his wife called. It was 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, and Lehrbas had gone to move …


Grant will help map Northwest wildfire threats

Mapping where severe wildfires are likely to occur in the Northwest is the focus of a $2.8 million National Science Foundation grant. The four-year grant will help researchers at the …


Fire crews make progress

Fire crews Monday night reported a frustrating yet productive day battling the blazes in Washington that now consume an area about the size of Rhode Island. Heavy smoke covered much …


Fire growth slows, smoke heads west

After a week of deadly fires forcing evacuations of whole towns and pushing fire officials to scramble for more help, Saturday was calm. Or as calm as it could be …


For three killed in Twisp, firefighting was part of passion, past

The men who died Wednesday fighting a fire near Twisp were a college physics student who had a passion for theater, an outdoorsman who recently hiked the Pacific Crest Trail …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, 3:41 p.m.

Fire in Stevens County doubles in size as it burns toward Springdale

A wildfire burning in Stevens County has more than doubled in size as it burns northwest toward the community of Springdale.


Idaho wildfire season worst since 1926

BOISE – Fire conditions in Idaho are the worst they’ve been since 1926, the state forester reports, and things are only looking to get worse. In the past week, the …


Damage unclear as wildfires sweep region

Much of the devastation from numerous out-of-control Northwest wildfires fanned by high winds was unclear Saturday as officials scrambled to pull in more firefighting resources and douse the flames. There …


Stevens County fire crews, homeowners battle to save homes

ADDY, Wash. – Several blazes in Stevens County stretched fire forces thin early Saturday as they battled massive flames. “We dealt with a fire that was probably 4,000 acres, and …


Massive fire near Curlew a lower priority for resources

MALO, Wash. – A fire that started Monday near Curlew has bloomed into a 31-square-mile blaze. “This is a very big, a very complex and a very dangerous fire,” Incident …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 15, 2015, 10:43 p.m.

Fire roundup: More than 100 structures lost in Chelan; dozens of homes lost in central Idaho

The gusting wind overnight may have brought lower temperatures and cleared out the smoky shroud that clung to the Spokane area, but it fanned the flames of several regional fires, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 15, 2015, 9:06 p.m.

Man dies in Stevens County fire evacuation; several homes lost

The Colville Complex fire stretched state and local fire forces thin over night, driving some homeowners to battle the flames themselves.


Fires erupt across Northwest

Lightning strikes and aggressive winds Friday afternoon in Washington and Idaho delivered a one-two punch that forced fire evacuations in scenic Chelan, Washington, blinded highway drivers with dust and ushered …


Wildfire spreads into Orofino

Officials in Orofino, Idaho are scrambling tonight to stop fires that are spreading fast. “We understand there are parts of the fire in the city limits,” said Clearwater County Commissioner …


High fire danger to persist in Inland Northwest

As wildfires intensify across the Pacific Northwest, forecasters warned that extremely dangerous weather conditions would continue again today and that smoke from those fires may cause air quality to deteriorate. …


Western senators push bill to fix how forest firefighting is funded

BOISE – With wildfires raging along with the costs to fight them, a group of Western senators on Wednesday touted a solution for paying firefighting bills. The U.S. Forest Service …


Crews head to growing Long Lake fire

Firefighters swarmed into northwestern Spokane County Friday evening to fight a blaze that grew quickly, sent a large plume of smoke into the air and sent embers into yards across …


Fire near Clayton destroys rental home

A fire burning between Clayton and Loon Lake, Washington, shut down Highway 395 for several hours Wednesday afternoon before the highway reopened around 6 p.m. The fire began in a …


UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2015, 5:58 p.m.

Highway 395 near Clayton open after brush fire

A fire burning between Clayton and Loon Lake shut down Highway 395 for several hours Wednesday afternoon before reopening around 6 p.m.


Newman Lake fire out with assist from weather

A small brush fire broke out near the intersection of Starr Road and East Newman Lake Drive on Tuesday afternoon, briefly threatening two homes. Newman Lake Fire and Rescue was …


Douglas County fires grow to 18,000 acres, neighborhood evacuated

Fires that started Friday evening in Douglas County have grown to nearly 18,000 acres in size and prompted a mandatory Level 3 evacuation for the Rimrock Meadows community, as of …


UPDATED: Sat., July 11, 2015, 11:33 p.m.

Evacuations ordered as wildfire approaches Douglas County community

Fires that started Friday evening in Douglas County have grown to nearly 18,000 acres in size and prompted a mandatory Level 3 evacuation for the Rimrock Meadows Community, as of …


Wildfire bill passes in U.S. House

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says a piece of wide-ranging legislation she helped push through the House of Representatives will help federal forestland rebound after devastating wildfires.

“It seems like …


Parts of Farragut State Park reopen as fire threat subsides

Farragut State Park in North Idaho is reopening facilities that were closed due to the Cape Horn fire, with the Eagle Boat Launch reopened Wednesday, day-use and beach areas opening …


Firework risks add edge to July Fourth celebrations

If ever there was a year to be extra careful with fireworks, this is it, fire officials say. Extremely dry conditions and more hot days ahead have them nervously watching …


Check your property to minimize fire risk

I am hoping the old adage that the third time is the charm doesn’t come to fruition in my neighborhood this summer. In the past three weeks, the Painted Hills …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2015, 8:47 p.m.

Homes threatened in wildfire east of Cheney

A fast-moving wildfire this afternoon near Fish Lake County Park east of Cheney threatened several homes.


Tour Deshais: Descending through history

COLVILLE – After I crested one of the highest strips of pavement in Washington, I descended into history. My speed reached 25 mph, 30, 35 mph, and I went back …


National Weather Service issues red-flag fire warning

Extremely low humidity and wind gusts of up to 30 mph will create perfect conditions for wildfires Friday in Eastern Washington, according to the National Weather Service in Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2015, 9:47 p.m.

State Highway 291 back open after fire contained

Officials have closed state Highway 291 near Ford as a result of a wildfire.