Stories tagged: wildfire
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.
Sun., May 13, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
All it took was a firecracker, tossed by a teenager on impulse.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:42 p.m.
Washington Department of Natural Resources prepares its fleet of Hueys for wildfire season.
Sat., April 7, 2018, 4:57 p.m.
Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what’s historically the most active time of …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 11:41 a.m.
A conservation group says the stone walls of a historic chalet at Glacier National Park that were severely damaged in a wildlfire last summer are holding up despite record snowfalls.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Three men will now face felony charges for starting a central Oregon wildfire by shooting at exploding targets, according to prosecutors.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 1:16 p.m.
A teenager charged in juvenile court with starting an explosive wildfire in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge last fall by tossing a lit firecracker into the woods pleaded guilty Friday in …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Lower Yakima Valley cattle ranchers have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense for nearly $15 million for damage to their land and livelihood after a 2016 wildfire.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
No quick list could adequately sum up the awesome, horrifying, beautiful and frustrating events of 2017. But some stories stand out for their scale and impact on the city, the …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
The newly charred landscape near Babyfoot Lake, on the edge of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness about 10 miles southwest of Selma, will be the target of the club’s restoration efforts beginning …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Nine burros that are a favorite of visitors to South Dakota’s Custer State Park have been burned in a wildfire and it’s not known if all of them will survive, …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Southern California firefighters contained part of the fifth-largest fire in the state’s history but warned coastal communities Wednesday that they’re still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Foremost among the continuing issues will be the regenerative power of nature and the notion of justice for the Vancouver teen accused of sparking the blaze.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Wind-driven fires tore through California communities Tuesday for the second time in two months, leaving hundreds of homes feared lost and uprooting tens of thousands of people.