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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 …