Stories tagged: wildfire
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.
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
The U.S. Forest Service said the historic 92-year-old Multnomah Falls Lodge, closed for months by a fast-moving wildfire, is ready to open sometime this week.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
An eastern Idaho man who started a wildfire with illegal fireworks near the eastern Idaho city of Idaho Falls has been ordered to pay $1.7 million in restitution.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
SALEM – A 15-year-old boy who allegedly started a wildfire by tossing fireworks along a hiking trail in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge, with the blaze causing evacuations, the closing …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Joseph Kosinski’s “Only the Brave” is a deeply moving recounting of the events leading up to the death of 19 firefighters, known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, while trying to …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Homeowners in a northwestern Montana town are offering their summer residences to displaced victims of California wildfires.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Some 65 firefighters and seven wildland fire engines from Washington’s Department of Natural Resources are traveling to northern California to help in the effort to contain wildfires that have killed …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
A level three evacuation notice has been issued for residents near Cle Elum in Kittitas County in response to a growing wildfire in the area.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
State resources were approved Saturday to battle the so-called Whitehall Fire burning about eight miles southwest of Coulee City in Douglas County.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
The annual bison roundup at the National Bison Range will happen a bit later than usual this year, and will have less public access.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
One of the last groves of Oregon redwoods was burned by the large wildfire that struck the Wheeler Creek Natural Area near Brookings.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Western senators, led by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, are launching a full-court press to get a fix for the nation’s wildfire funding system through Congress …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Stabilization efforts on the remains of a historic Montana dormitory that was severely damaged by an Aug. 31 wildfire are expected to get underway next month.