Stories tagged: wildfire
Fri., Sept. 3, 2010
An unattended campfire grew into a small wildfire that burned the bottom of a deep ravine in the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Thursday.
Thu., Aug. 26, 2010, 5:58 p.m.
“Erratic, gusty winds” are fueling fires across Eastern Washington, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.
Thu., July 29, 2010, 6:42 a.m.
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.
Thu., July 22, 2010
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.
Tue., July 20, 2010
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 …
Thu., July 15, 2010, 2:31 p.m.
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.
Sun., July 4, 2010, 7:53 p.m.
A wind-whipped wildfire destroyed three buildings, including a home, and several vehicles in Central Washington today.
Mon., Aug. 24, 2009, 10:15 p.m.
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.
Mon., Aug. 24, 2009, 8:36 a.m.
OKANOGAN, Wash. — Fire crews are making progress against an 8,592-acre wildfire near Okanogan.
Sat., Aug. 22, 2009, 3:18 p.m.
Wildfires near Okanogan in north central Washington have destroyed one home and are threatening 50 others, prompting a mandatory evacuation of the area.
Fri., Aug. 21, 2009, 9:33 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Aug. 2, 2009, 4:09 p.m.
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.
Thu., July 30, 2009
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 …
Mon., July 6, 2009
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 …
Wed., Jan. 14, 2009
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 …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2008
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 …
Thu., July 17, 2008
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 …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2007
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 …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2007
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 …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2007
St. Maries blaze three-quarters contained Multiagency fire crews continued to battle the 505-acre Echo Springs fire southwest of St. Maries on Monday.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2007
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 …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2007
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 …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2007
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. …
Mon., July 23, 2007
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 …
Tue., July 3, 2007
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 …
Tue., May 1, 2007
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 …