Stories tagged: wildfire
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, noon
Animal evacuated from Oregon farm as fire draws near
Employees and volunteers at Applegate’s Sanctuary One animal care farm have had a singular mission the last couple of days: find temporary homes for the facility’s 60 or so furry …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Smoky skies disrupt Oregon school sports, other activities
The poor air quality in wildfire-plagued southern Oregon has led several schools to shift their season-opening football games.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
154 homes near Cle Elum evacuated as fire nears
A fire that started from lightning strikes in Washington has prompted the evacuation of 154 homes.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Crews hold Montana fire line ahead of red-flag warning
Fire crews are holding the line near Seeley Lake, but potential problems are in the forecast with wind gusts expected to kick up the flames that are threatening the town.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Three firefighters injured in fire-engine crash
Authorities say three firefighters working on a blaze southwest of Medford were injured when a fire engine crashed.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Oregon wildfires have cost taxpayers more than $100 million
Oregon wildfires already have burned nearly 500 square miles this year, as one of the state’s many multimillion-dollar forest fires this season smolders and flares away.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Hot, dry weather a challenge on Oregon wildfire lines
Firefighters are confronting extremely hot and dry weather on the fire lines of two large blazes burning in southwest and central Oregon.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Kittitas officials issue evacuation notice for Jolly Mountain Fire
Authorities at the Jolly Mountain Fire on Thursday issued evacuation warnings for homes and cabins in an area west of Cle Elum, but there was better news west of Yakima, …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
Firefighter who saved fellow fireman suffered severe burns
An eastern Idaho firefighter being treated for burns is credited with saving another firefighter’s life.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
City of Brookings under evacuation warning as wildfire rages
A growing blaze in southwest Oregon has prompted officials to issue a warning for Brookings residents to be ready to leave.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Fire burns outside Montana capital city; evacuations ordered
A lightning-caused wildfire in western Montana prompted evacuations just outside the capital city of Helena on Thursday, and some residents on the south side of the community were told to …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Red Cross shelters evacuees from coastal Oregon fire
The Red Cross says it provided shelter to about 50 people who evacuated their homes because of a wildfire near the coast of southwest Oregon.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Some evacuation orders lifted on western Montana fire
Some evacuation orders have been lifted on a western Montana wildfire that blew up last week, destroying two homes and eight outbuildings. However residents allowed to return are still asked …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Evacuations for brush fire near Colville canceled
A fast moving brush fire near Colville briefly prompted a Level 3 evacuation notice for residents on Gold Creek Loop Road Friday, but the notice was canceled.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Monument Hill fire largely controlled, evacuation orders downgraded
A wildfire that sparked up in the Monument Hill area north of Quincy Wednesday evening gave residents quite a scare as many were told to evacuate immediately.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Portugal braces for wildfire calamity as temperatures rise
Portugal’s government is taking the rare step of decreeing a state of public calamity before a forecast rise in temperatures that authorities fear will worsen a spate of wildfires.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Level 3 evacuations issued for wildfire in Grant County
Level three evacuation notices were issued near the town of Quincy Wednesday night as a rapidly shifting wildfire spread through the area.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Montana wildfire fund nearly used up, fires continue to rage
Montana’s firefighting fund could run out by the end of the week, the state’s budget director acknowledged Wednesday, forcing officials to draw money from emergency reserves to keep crews and …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Authorities searching for inmates who escaped fire crew near Oregon border
Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped a fire work crew near Goldendale, near the Oregon border about 70 miles south of Yakima.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
150 homes ordered to evacuate amid Montana wildfire
Residents have been ordered to evacuate about 150 homes in western Montana because of a lightning-caused wildfire.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Residents told to leave as fire burns in central Washington
Authorities have told some residents to leave immediately as a wildfire threatens crops and homes in a rural area of south-central Washington.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Fire blocks route for dozens in Glacier National Park chalet
A wildfire has cut off the return route for dozens of people staying in a Glacier National Park backcountry chalet, leaving them the choice of remaining until rangers tell them …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5 a.m.
Fire burning in roadless wilderness causing problems for the Forest Service
A fire has been burning in remote wilderness straddling the Washington-Idaho border north of Priest Lake for six weeks.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Crews continue to battle big blaze in southeast Idaho
A wildfire burning in southeastern Idaho continues to grow and threaten structures due to strong winds propelling the flames.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
Kelli Scott: Gratitude, humility gained through fire
My family’s new house is just finished, still a mess of unpacked boxes and construction dust, but already buzzing like a good home should.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
Evacuation orders lowered for Hayes Road Fire as crews mop up last remaining hot spots
Evacuations were lowered Sunday for residents living near Bridgeport in Douglas County as fire crews mop up the last remaining hot spots in the Hayes Road Fire.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Fast moving brush fire forces evacuations near Bridgeport
A fast moving brush fire about 11 miles south of Bridgeport in Douglas County forced evacuations Friday afternoon.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
‘Flash drought’ spreads across Montana in less than 3 months
The drought that is plaguing eastern Montana came on fast.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Evacuation orders lifted for residents of Malden in Whitman County as fire relents
Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of Malden – a small rural Whitman County town west of Rosalia – as a fire burning nearby has relented.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
Cat climbing power pole starts fire north of Ephrata
A cat up a power pole triggered an early morning fire that torched several vehicles north of Ephrata, outbuildings and a camper near an abandoned home.