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New Oregon wildfire prompting mandatory evacuations

A new fast-moving fire has forced mandatory evacuations south of The Dalles.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

More than 1,000 homes torched in California wildfires

A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home …


Central Idaho wildfire enters Sawtooth National Forest

More firefighters are being called in to fight a fast-growing central Idaho wildfire that has been classified as one of the top priorities in the Great Basin region.


Central Idaho recreation areas evacuated as wildfire burns

Authorities have evacuated some recreation areas in central Idaho because of extreme wildfire behavior in the region.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Thousands more flee wildfires as California’s deadliest blaze slows down

Thousands more people fled their homes after wildfires surged near a small lake town in Northern California, and the advance of the state’s largest, deadliest blaze slowed slightly after days …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Evacuations remain after rain slows down Chelan wildfire

A wildfire near Chelan has slowed down thanks to overnight rain, though officials warn that evacuation orders remain.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Two children, great-grandmother perish in California wildfire

The death count from a Northern California wildfire rose to five Saturday after two young children and their great-grandmother who had been unaccounted for were confirmed dead.


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

Popular north-south Idaho travel route open despite wildfire

A wildfire in southwestern Idaho about 35 miles north of Boise has grown, but officials say a heavily-traveled north-south route that connects urban populations with outdoor recreation areas is open.


Fire grows to 2,000 acres north of Horseshoe Bend as large fire team is called in

The fire near mile marker 73 on Highway 55 has covered 2,000 acres and continues to grow as a larger team arrives in Boise and prepares to fight it.


More firefighters called to fight new Idaho wildfire

About 300 firefighters are fighting a wildfire near the small community of Pollock in west-central Idaho.


More firefighters called to fight new Idaho wildfire

More firefighters are being called in to fight a wildfire near the community of Pollock in west-central Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

More fuel breaks planned to stop wildfires in Idaho, Oregon

Federal officials plan to put in more fuel breaks along roadways as part of a plan to stop wildfires in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

A second-generation California firefighter who was using a bulldozer to prevent a wildfire from spreading was killed Saturday near Yosemite National Park, state fire officials said.


Crews gaining on huge Nevada wildfire visible from space

More than 600 firefighters slowed the progress Tuesday of a massive wildfire in a remote part of northern Nevada that is generating so much heat and smoke that it’s now …


Wildfire in central Washington forces evacuations

The central Washington town of Vantage has been evacuated and Interstate 90 has been closed in both directions by a fast-moving wildfire.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Colorado wildfire destroys 3 homes as flames menace U.S. West

An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three homes and forced people to flee in the middle of the night, authorities …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Man pleads guilty to arson in 2015 Central Washington fire

A 39-year-old man has admitted to setting a fire that destroyed nearly 30 homes in north-central Washington in 2015.


Winds push Wenas Valley fire; up to 75 homes evacuated

Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents whose homes were threatened by a range fire in the Wenas Valley Monday morning.


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Thousands flee as winds fan growing California wildfires

A wind-driven wildfire destroyed a dozen buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as it raced across dry brush in rural Northern California.


Evacuation orders lifted in wildfire near Vantage

Evacuation notices have been lifted for residents in about 30 homes as a wildfire burning in central Washington reaches 50 percent containment.


Fire crews contain wildfire outside of Vantage

Fire fighters contained wildfire that burned 7280 acres west of the Columbia River, near Vantage and state emergency services have begun to move out of the area.


Evacuation notices lifted in Central Washington fire

Authorities in Grant County have lifted all evacuation notices as crews work to contain a wildfire burning grass and brush in Central Washington.


State: Yakima taxpayers on hook for $157K in wildfire costs

Authorities say the city of Yakima will be held responsible for nearly $160,000 in firefighting costs related to a fire started by police officers last year.


Wildfire threatens some homes in central Washington

Authorities say a wildfire burning grass and brush in Central Washington is threatening several dozen homes and other infrastructure.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 9 a.m.

West poised for another big fire season

The upcoming fire season will be shaped over the next several weeks as temperatures warm and forests and grasslands begin to cure.


Wildfire burns through Hanford nuclear complex

A wildfire burned about 4.4 square miles of the decommissioned Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington.


Wildfire burns empty Boy Scouts’ buildings in dry New Mexico

A wildfire raced across a swath of tinder-dry forest in northeastern New Mexico on Friday, sending up a thick plume of smoke that forced residents to flee their homes as …


Officials: Efforts failing to save U.S. West sagebrush land

Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Judge: Washington teen must repay $37M for starting Columbia River Gorge wildfire

A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it’s unlikely the boy …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Teen who ignited massive fire may have to repay $37 million

A teenager who started a huge wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon could owe more in restitution that he will earn in a lifetime.