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Firefighters extinguish Dishman Hills wildfire

An unattended campfire grew into a small wildfire that burned the bottom of a deep ravine in the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Thursday.


Wildfires cause closures and evacuations

“Erratic, gusty winds” are fueling fires across Eastern Washington, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.


Firefighters: Brush fire easily could have threatened homes

Firefighters said homes could have been threatened Wednesday afternoon if they hadn’t moved quickly to douse a small brush fire in the Indian Trail area.


Yakima blaze fully contained

Yakima – A wildfire that started Sunday and burned across nearly 10 square miles of dry grass and sagebrush in central Washington has been fully contained.


Yellowstone fire burning 385 acres

A 385-acre wildfire is burning near the center of Yellowstone National Park. A research flight discovered the fire burning two miles south of Beach Lake on Sunday. Gusty winds helped …


Crews respond to fire near Camp Sekani

Firefighters put out a small brush fire today in the vicinity of Camp Sekani along East Upriver Drive, the second brush fire in the area this week.


Wildfire destroys home and other buildings

A wind-whipped wildfire destroyed three buildings, including a home, and several vehicles in Central Washington today.


Firefighters make progress against 2 Wash. wildfires

Firefighters have made progress on a southeast Washington wildfire that has roared across about 76 square miles of grass and brush since Friday evening, destroying a landmark restaurant near Moxee.


Crews make progress against Okanogan wildfire

OKANOGAN, Wash. — Fire crews are making progress against an 8,592-acre wildfire near Okanogan.


Okanogan fire destroys home, prompts evacuation

Wildfires near Okanogan in north central Washington have destroyed one home and are threatening 50 others, prompting a mandatory evacuation of the area.


Wildfires char thousands of acres

Lightning-sparked wildfires burned around the region on Friday, including one that consumed some 2,500 acres in northwest Whitman County and another that forced a temporary evacuation of a campground near …


Canada fires blanket region in smoke

Smoke from forest fires in Canada has settled over the region. Much of the haze is due to fires burning near Kelowna, B.C., about 180 miles northwest of Spokane.


Blaze ousts residents

CHELAN, Wash. – A fire near Lake Chelan on Wednesday charred more than 700 acres and forced the evacuation of nearly 80 residents. Lightning sparked the Union Valley blaze Tuesday …


Fireworks suspected in two blazes

Fireworks are believed to have caused a wildfire that forced officials to close part of Northwest Boulevard on Sunday and threatened at least one home. The fire, reported about 5:30 …


Landowners sue BNSF over Marshall fire

Property owners who live or own land near Marshall, southwest of Spokane, have filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. for causing a 365-acre wildfire in …


Residents hope to salvage burned timber

A wildfire spared Toby Rodrigues’ home last month when it roared through the gated community where he lives near Dishman Hills Natural Area. He was not so fortunate with his …


A $3 million firefight

The Valley View wildfire neared 100 percent containment Wednesday as state authorities prepared to hand command of the 1,000-acre blaze over to local officials by this morning. Hundreds of fire …


Crews knock down brush fire

Firefighters converged Tuesday afternoon on a brush fire that started small but quickly charged toward numerous homes just north of Spokane. The blaze was first described as 6 feet by …


Drought draining region’s rivers

Severe drought conditions are expanding across the Inland Northwest, with forests and fields crackling under weeks of heat and rivers trickling with record-low flows, according to a briefing issued Thursday …


fire, wildfire, st. maries, echo springs, idaho department of lands

St. Maries blaze three-quarters contained Multiagency fire crews continued to battle the 505-acre Echo Springs fire southwest of St. Maries on Monday.


Campfire ban covers the region

Campfires have been banned across the entire Inland Northwest because of the extreme risk of wildfire. The bans took effect earlier this week and now blanket the region and apply …


Stricter fire restrictions coming

BOISE – Idaho still has the most wildfires in the nation, but Montana is catching up quickly. And all of North Idaho – the Panhandle so far has been spared …


Crews knock down wildfire that spurred evacuations

A 100-acre wildfire between Kendrick and Juliaetta, Idaho, knocked out power and spurred some residents to voluntarily evacuate Tuesday afternoon, but authorities knocked down the blaze in about five hours. …


Preserving fire towers

LITTLE GUARD LOOKOUT, Idaho – For most of the 20th century, this 6,000-foot perch served as a lighthouse of sorts over countless green miles of Panhandle backcountry. In the days …


Fire chars 155 acres

FORD, Wash. – With blazing hot weather expected later this week, Eastern Washington’s wildfire season got its start Monday. Though the 155-acre Stevens County fire threatened at least six homes …


Fighting fire with fire

The smoke pouring out of national forests across the region Monday – including Canfield Mountain in Coeur d’Alene – will hopefully help keep the skies a bit clearer later this …