Stories tagged: wildfire
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Wildfire breaks out west of Hanford Reservation; smoke could reach Spokane Monday
A new wildfire has started west of the Hanford Reservation and it was sending smoke drifting toward Spokane Monday.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Wildfire burning near Hanford site
A wildfire burning in Benton County, Washington, shut down roads and forced the evacuation of some workers at the Hanford nuclear site.
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Chief blames fireworks for blaze burning outside Naches
About 40 people were evacuated and Tieton Road is closed at Klockhammer Road due to a brush fire of several hundred acres that continues to burn outside town, authorities said.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Wildfire near Yakima grows to about 500 acres
A wildfire is threatening homes and power lines in an area west of Yakima.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Firefighters make headway as mop-up continues
Barring wind-fanned hotspots, the region’s three big wildfires should remain mostly contained through the weekend as hundreds of firefighters on Saturday continued mop-up across more than 46,600 scorched acres in …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Firefighters getting a handle on wildfires in central Washington
More accurate GPS mapping shows the fires burning in central Washington are not as big as originally feared, according to incident commanders.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
300 firefighters battle major wildfires on the west side of the Columbia Basin
The first major wildfires of the season had consumed nearly 56,000 acres by Thursday, however evacuation notices had been downgraded.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
As wildfires rage in West, D.C. lawmakers fight over forest policy
With wildfire season raging in western states, Congress is embroiled in a battle over how best to fight the fires.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Thousands in Arizona flee flames as wildfires sweep West
A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Three fires in Wenatchee area burning 36.7 square miles
Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles but had not destroyed any structures.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Crews fight lightning-caused wildfires across southern Idaho
Fire officials in southern Idaho say quick responses to more than 20 wildfires sparked by thunderstorms in recent days have helped prevent small fires from turning into the type of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Wenatchee area fire grows to 45,000 acres and sends smoke into Spokane
The Sutherland Canyon Fire has now burned about 45,000 acres in the area southeast of Wenatchee. Smoke from the fire drifted into Spokane on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire
Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by “tree hugger” environmentalists for …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Wildfires in central Washington cover more than 6,000 acres
Two wildfires burning in north central Washington have consumed more than 6,000 acres.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
Lightning storm ignites multiple wildfires in southwest Idaho
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says a lightning storm ignited multiple fires in southwest Idaho.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Utah, California
Better weather conditions have limited the growth of a wildfire in Utah that has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins, officials said Sunday night. …
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park
A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and threatened a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker
A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents …
Thu., June 22, 2017
Bill suppresses destructive wildfire cycle
Failing to properly manage forests and reduce the fuel for fires leads to more intense fires and increased costs down the road.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest
An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, debunks plane crash
Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making good progress in controlling a major wildfire that killed 64 people in the central area of the country, while officials said …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Death toll from wildfire in Portugal rises to 63
The death toll for the massive fire in central Portugal climbed to 63 on Monday after an injured firefighter died in hospital, the league of Portuguese firefighters said in their …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Forest fire kills 62 in Portugal; search on for more bodies
A raging forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 62 people as they desperately tried to flee, charring cars and trucks as it swept over roads. The disaster – …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Hawaii, parts of Southeast, Southwest face summer wildfire risk
Forecasters say Hawaii and pockets of the Southeastern and Southwestern United States could face above-normal danger of significant wildfires this summer.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot
A wildfire that started at an old log-storage site has prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination, officials said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Washington to fight homelessness by reducing wildfire risks
Washington will help fight homelessness by trying to prevent wildfires in its northeast counties.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
Evacuations broaden as Okefenokee wildfires threaten small communities
Officials extended a mandatory evacuation to other communities on Monday as a wildfire near the Georgia-Florida line threatened small communities on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 5 p.m.
Wet Western Montana weather makes prescribed forest fires difficult
A snowy winter and a wet spring in Western Montana are making it hard to conduct prescribed burns to reduce the risk of wildfires later in the year, federal forest …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Megafires becoming more common
A wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, destroyed 2,400 homes, displaced 100,000 people and burned at least 1.5 million acres last year, according to Paul Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Scientists’ presentation probes wildfires at the Bing
An hour-long, multi-media, traveling presentation that confronts the trend of huge wildfires, will be in Spokane on Thursday sponsored by The Lands Council and Vaagen Bros. timber company.