Stories tagged: wildfire
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:57 p.m.
A new fast-moving fire has forced mandatory evacuations south of The Dalles.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
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 …
Tue., July 31, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
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.
Mon., July 30, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
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.
Tue., July 24, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
About 300 firefighters are fighting a wildfire near the small community of Pollock in west-central Idaho.
Tue., July 24, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:11 p.m.
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 …
Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
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.
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.
A 39-year-old man has admitted to setting a fire that destroyed nearly 30 homes in north-central Washington in 2015.
Mon., July 2, 2018, 11:50 a.m.
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.
A wind-driven wildfire destroyed a dozen buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as it raced across dry brush in rural Northern California.
Sat., June 23, 2018, 1:26 p.m.
Evacuation notices have been lifted for residents in about 30 homes as a wildfire burning in central Washington reaches 50 percent containment.
Sat., June 23, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
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.
Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
Authorities in Grant County have lifted all evacuation notices as crews work to contain a wildfire burning grass and brush in Central Washington.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
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.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:13 a.m.
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.
The upcoming fire season will be shaped over the next several weeks as temperatures warm and forests and grasslands begin to cure.
Tue., June 5, 2018, 12:11 p.m.
A wildfire burned about 4.4 square miles of the decommissioned Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington.
Fri., June 1, 2018, 7:18 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 24, 2018, 11:55 a.m.
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.
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.
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.