Stories tagged: wildfire
Tue., July 25, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
Man charged in igniting massive Utah wildfire
A man accused of accidentally sparking a massive Utah wildfire that forced some 1,500 people from their homes last month and cost about $34 million to fight was charged Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Highway 2 open again at Farwell Road after brush fire
A brush fire partially closed Highway 2 between Pittsburgh Street and Farwell Road just north of Spokane for more than two hours Tuesday afternoon.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Craig Mountain Complex efforts winding down
Fire managers are beginning to scale back forces devoted to suppressing the Craig Mountain Complex that has burned nearly 50,000 acres south of Lewiston.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
Crews nearing full containment of wildfire that threatened Wanapum Village
Wildfire crews over the weekend neared full containment of a blaze that blackened 24,640 acres in the Army’s Yakima Training Center and threatened a tribal village of some 250 residents.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
Evacuation orders lifted after wildfire burns 400 acres in Stevens County
Evacuation orders were lifted Monday evening after a wildfire burned more than 400 acres in rural Stevens County.
Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Crews nearing full containment of wildfire that threatened Wanapum Village
Wildfire crews expect to have a blaze that has blackened 24,640 acres at the Army’s Yakima Training Center fully contained this afternoon.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Yakima Training Center fire 40 percent contained
About 250 residents have been allowed to return home after a wildfire burning amid grass and sagebrush in south-central Washington state forced an evacuation.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Montana cuts to its firefighting fund loom as blazes spread across state
Montana’s $60 million wildfire reserve fund could be halved by budget cuts next month at the peak of what state officials say is emerging to be a very active and …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Washington wildfire grows rapidly near Yakima
A large wildfire is burning amid the grass and sagebrush of the military’s Yakima Training Center in Washington state.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Burnout operations set for today on Craig Mountain Complex fire
Prescribed burns intended to help contain the fires in the Craig Mountain Complex are set to be implemented today after Thursday proved too windy for the operation.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
‘Explosive’ flames destroy dozens of structures as 70,000-acre wildfire rages near Yosemite
A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park swelled to more than 70,000 acres overnight as flames destroyed dozens of structures and forced two towns to evacuate.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Fighting fire with fire: Prescribed burns to be used to halt spread of Craig Mountain blazes
Officials managing efforts to suppress the Craig Mountain Complex of fires burning south of Lewiston plan to methodically use prescribed burns to subdue two blazes.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
19-year-old firefighter killed by falling tree in Montana
Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in Western Montana.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Portugal to limit eucalyptus groves to reduce wildfires
Portuguese lawmakers have agreed on new measures to help contain the fires that race through the country’s forests each summer, after one wildfire last month that killed 64 people.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Idaho fires started by lightning still burning
The Powerline Fire grew considerably Monday, reaching an estimated size of 7,000 acres. The blaze, along with the Corral Creek Fire in Hells Canyon, is being managed as the Craig …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
Wildfires in B.C. have forced nearly 40,000 to evacuate
Fast-moving wildfires in British Columbia have forced nearly 40,000 residents to leave their homes and residents are flooding into crowded evacuation centers amid a provincial state of emergency.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Snake River Fire could be contained soon
The Snake River Fire burning in Garfield County could be suppressed as early as Wednesday.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Canyon Creek Fire: the latest
State fire assistance has been mobilized to combat a growing wildfire near the town of Carlton in Okanogan County.
Sat., July 15, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
Wildfire threatens crops, cell towers in Washington state
Officials say a 500-acre wildfire in eastern Washington state that started Saturday morning near the Snake River is threatening crops and cell towers east of Pomeroy.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Debate over use of jumbo bomber as wildfires rage in West
A giant aircraft that can fly high above oceans on intercontinental flights instead jets in low and slow over a flaming forest, trailing a long plume that settles on the …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Rare plant, found only near Tri-Cities, damaged in wildfire
The Silver Dollar Fire took out no structures as it burned across more than 30,000 acres in Benton and Yakima. But it wreaked havoc on one of the botanical treasures …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Western wildfires feed on grass brought on by winter rain
Wildfires driving people from their homes in California and throughout the U.S. West have had help from an unlikely source: the rain.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Crews quickly knock down fire near Soap Lake that prompted evacuation warning
Firefighters quickly doused a wildfire that threatened homes in Grant County on Monday afternoon.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Crews gaining upper hand on north-central Montana wildfire
Crews are gaining the upper hand on a fire burning south of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in north-central Montana, while weekend lighting storms sparked smaller fires in western Montana.
Sun., July 9, 2017
‘Defensible spaces’ landscaping can make it easier, safer for firefighters
While “defensible spaces” are not required under state or local building or fire codes, officials in several Yakima County fire districts want residents to create such spaces around homes that …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
North-central Montana wildfire grows to 13 square miles
More crews and equipment were brought in Friday to help battle a wildfire south of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in north-central Montana as the growing fire threatened the small …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Town near Colorado ski resort welcomes visitors despite fire
The historic mountain town near Breckenridge Ski Resort welcomed visitors who help drive its economy despite a nearby wildfire Friday that forced residents to be ready to flee in case …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
Crews make quick work of Shields Fire in Spokane County
Crews are mopping up a fire that touched off near Beacon Hill in Spokane County late Thursday afternoon.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Crews try to stop fire from reaching Colorado resort homes
Firefighters were working Thursday to keep a wildfire that’s forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from spreading toward homes near Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort and the nearby historic town.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Hot weather primes area for wildfire danger
Two days of searing hot weather are going to send the fire danger soaring