Stories tagged: wildfire
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 10:47 A.M.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says maybe now that GOP is in control, Congress will end ‘fire borrowing’
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who made her final official visit to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise on Tuesday, said it’s “very frustrating” that after years of pressure and …
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016, 11:21 P.M.
Flames set Tennessee town ablaze with minimal warning
Tracey Mayberry told her boss to fire her. It was 2 o’clock Monday afternoon in Gatlinburg, and the sky was dark with smoke.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 8:13 A.M.
Cars line up to get into wildfire-ravaged Tennessee city
Cars, trucks and business vans lined up Friday on a curvy mountain road, waiting to enter the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg to get a first look at what remains of …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 4:18 P.M.
Death toll from Tennessee wildfires increases to 11
Crews discovered the remains of more people as they searched the rubble of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains, bringing the death toll …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 3:03 P.M.
Dolly Parton heartbroken by wildfires torching her hometown
Country music icon Dolly Parton says she’s heartbroken about wildfires that tore through the Tennessee county where she grew up but spared the Dollywood theme park that bears her name.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 5:59 P.M.
Some fear Israel wildfires will hurt Jewish-Arab ties in Haifa
Two days after a wave of wildfires spread throughout the mixed Arab-Jewish city of Haifa and forced tens of thousands to flee, residents returned to pick through the blackened debris …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 3:54 P.M.
Wildfire rips through Haifa; Israeli leaders say it may have been intentionally set
A wildfire roared through parts of Israel’s third-largest city Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to leave their homes as the country’s leaders raised the possibility that Arab assailants …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 9:57 A.M.
Three men deny negligent arson in damaging forest fire
Three 18-year-old Hamilton men have pleaded not guilty to negligent arson. Prosecutors alleged they failed to fully extinguish a campfire in the Bitterroot National Forest in late July that days …
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016, 2:10 P.M.
Southerners wearing masks as wildfire smoke streams from mountains
Wildfires near the Georgia-North Carolina line are spewing smoke so thick that residents are being urged to wear special masks if they must do outdoor activities.
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016, 5:12 P.M.
Firefighters from across U.S. battle Appalachian wildfires
Many of the nation’s largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the southern Appalachian mountains, where a relentless drought has turned pine trees into torches and forced evacuations in dozens …
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 9:04 P.M.
Four teens face arson charges in destructive Hamilton, Montana, wildfire
A campfire that wasn’t completely extinguished caused a wildfire near Hamilton that burned over 13 square miles of forest land, destroyed 16 homes and 49 outbuildings and cost $11 million …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 12:37 P.M.
Over half of Washington homes most at risk of wildfire are in Spokane area, report says
Over 18,000 single-family homes in the Spokane-Spokane Valley area are at high risk of damage from wildfire, with more than half of those rated at extreme risk. It would cost …
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016
Oct. 16, 1991: When winds fanned the flames of disaster
From The Spokesman-Review archives, 1991 Nineteen miles above Spokane, a weather balloon rocked and twisted in gusting 7 a.m. winds.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016, 9 P.M.
25 years later, lessons from 1991 firestorm make a difference
The fires Oct. 16, 1991, which came collectively to be known as “Firestorm,” ravaged the Spokane area. Fueled by 60 mph winds and 41 days without rain, 92 separate blazes …
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016, 5:13 P.M.
Attorney, ex-Navy officer seek state public lands post
Washington’s next public lands commissioner will be expected to preserve forests, water and habitat in the face of more intense wildfires and a changing climate, while also ensuring revenues from …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 2:34 P.M.
Washington’s rural communities could receive more federal dollars to recover from wildfires
New bill would help rural communities devastated by wildfires that currently do not qualify for federal aid.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 6:01 P.M.
Firefighter dies, 1 hurt as 1,000 battle California wildfire
A firefighter among those battling a central California wildfire died Wednesday and another firefighter was hurt when the water tanker truck they were in overturned near Vandenberg Air Force base, …
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Wildfire closes Yellowstone south entrance
A wildfire again has closed the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park and caused park employees to evacuate from the area.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 6:02 P.M.
GPS placed California arson suspect at wildfire scene, report says
A GPS tracker placed a California arson suspect’s vehicle at the scene of a destructive wildfire north of San Francisco last month about a minute before it started, according to …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 12:19 P.M.
Lightning sparks new fires in Yellowstone, but rain helps
Cooler temperatures and rain have helped to calm wildfires burning in Yellowstone National Park.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, 2016, 9:26 P.M.
After two bad wildfire years, this season ‘normal’ in Northwest
After two consecutive years in which wildfires set acreage records in Washington, this fire season has been light. In fact, wildfires have been smaller and less destructive in Washington, Oregon …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
Officials warn campers to stay away from central Idaho fire
A giant central Idaho wildfire is continuing to expand to the north and officials are asking the public to avoid camping in front of the fast-moving blaze this weekend.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 3:40 P.M.
DNR uses new forecasting tool to pinpoint hot spots for wildfires
DNR uses new forecasting tool to pinpoint hot spots for wild fires.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 11:47 A.M.
Yellowstone south entrance reopens
The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park reopened Tuesday after being closed for more than a week because of a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 11:36 A.M.
Central Idaho wildfire grows by 45 square miles
A central Idaho wildfire fanned by strong winds expanded 45 square miles Tuesday, burning through timber in remote and mountainous terrain.
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 10:22 A.M.
Firefighters hope to reopen Yellowstone entrance Tuesday
Wildfires burning in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks grew some over the weekend, but not as much as what firefighters expected under the red flag conditions.
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016
Community response to wildfires is heartening
The community response brought to mind last year’s windstorms. It’s comforting to know we live in a place where people are eager to pitch in at a moment’s notice.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 3:20 P.M.
Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open
Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
Stray bullets blamed for wildfire in west-central Idaho
Investigators say bullets from a gun club may have started a large wildfire in west-central Idaho.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 12:37 P.M.
Inslee declares state of emergency
Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency for 20 counties in response to wildfires in Eastern Washington. The proclamation directs state agencies to do everything reasonably possible to assist …