Stories tagged: wildfires
Sun., Aug. 22, 2010
The Idaho Department of Transportation closed an 11-mile section of state Highway 21 in central Idaho due to a wildfire near the road in the Salmon-Challis National Forest on Saturday.
Sun., Aug. 22, 2010
Stephen Pyne, a history professor at Arizona State University, has written extensively about the 1910 Fire. His books include “Fire in America” and “Year of the Fires,” which describe how …
Tue., Aug. 17, 2010
Every soot-smudged wildland firefighter knows the name pulaski – even if they don’t know the man Pulaski. That’s because Ed Pulaski cemented his legacy when he welded the head of …
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010
• A fire started by lightning that threatened some homes in a subdivision near East Wenatchee, Wash., rapidly burned through about 3 square miles of grass, brush and wheat. A …
Mon., Aug. 2, 2010, 1:14 p.m.
Even as many wildfires seemed to be winding down, the Washington Department of Ecology warned Monday that smoke from blazes in the north-central part of the state was spreading throughout …
Sun., Aug. 1, 2010
CASHMERE, Wash. – Three wildfires were burning in north-central Washington on Saturday as firefighters battled high winds.
Fri., July 30, 2010, 6:28 p.m.
A fast-moving northcentral Washington wildfire has prompted an evacuation order for at least 20 homes in a grassy canyon in the Cashmere area.
Wed., July 28, 2010, 5:12 p.m.
At least three homes were damaged and dozens more evacuated as a wind-whipped grassfire northwest of Idaho’s capital city expanded to thousands of acres and threatened rural subdivisions.
Thu., July 22, 2010
Nearly 170 firefighters are battling a 515-acre wildfire burning in the backcountry near the center of Yellowstone National Park.
Tue., July 20, 2010
A 385-acre wildfire is burning near the center of Yellowstone National Park. A research flight discovered the fire burning two miles south of Beach Lake on Sunday. Gusty winds helped …
Mon., July 12, 2010, 1:14 p.m.
The state Department of Natural Resources is banning outdoor burning from July 15 through Sept. 30 on state-protected lands to help prevent wildfires.
Mon., July 12, 2010, 10:49 a.m.
A wildfire about 10 miles north of Wenatchee continued to burn through dry grass Monday morning with the forecast of gusty winds.
Tue., July 6, 2010
Two fires encompassing thousands of acres in Grant County and Douglas County were extinguished Monday. A home, a shop, an outbuilding and several vehicles were confirmed destroyed in the McConihe …
Fri., Oct. 16, 2009, 5:06 p.m.
The state Department of Natural Resources says firefighters fought more blazes on state-protected land this year, but fewer acres burned.
Sun., Aug. 23, 2009, 3:15 p.m.
A wildfire that raged across at least 62 1/2 square miles has destroyed a well-known cafe east of Yakima.
Sun., Aug. 23, 2009, 2 a.m.
Wildfires near Okanogan in north-central Washington destroyed at least two homes and prompted a temporary evacuation Saturday. The Oden Road fire has burned more than 6,000 acres, and about 200 …
Fri., Aug. 21, 2009, 12:03 p.m.
EPHRATA — Firefighters from across Washington have arrived in central Washington’s Grant County and a complex of four wildfires there no longer threatens homes.
Tue., Aug. 4, 2009, 11:55 a.m.
YAKIMA – Fire crews across Washington continue to fight numerous fires, as they prepare for a new round of thunderstorms that could bring additional lightning.
Mon., Aug. 3, 2009, 4:22 p.m.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Almost 3,000 people have been evacuated since Sunday and 85 percent of British Columbia remains on high alert as lighting strikes and tinder-dry forests continue to fuel …
Thu., July 30, 2009, 9:33 a.m.
CHELAN — A wildfire that had threatened more than 100 homes near Chelan laid down in cooler weather overnight.
Wed., July 29, 2009, 2:32 p.m.
CHELAN — Firefighters gained some ground Wednesday on a wildfire threatening homes near Chelan in north-central Washington, as more firefighters arrived to the scene.
Wed., July 29, 2009, 8:55 a.m.
A six-acre fire north of Spokane Valley near Arbor Crest winery was surrounded by bulldozer lines early this morning, and state firefighters were mopping up the blaze, which is in …
Tue., June 30, 2009, 4:54 p.m.
EPHRATA — More than 50 firefighters are battling a 120-acre wildfire near Ephrata in central Washington.
Wed., June 24, 2009, 8:52 a.m.
The state fire marshal’s office says projected dry conditions will lead to above-normal wildfire danger this summer in parts of Eastern Washington.
Thu., Feb. 19, 2009
Dozens of wildfire specialists from around the West, including a soil erosion expert from Moscow, Idaho, have headed to Australia to help combat massive fires. Multiple blazes have charred more …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2007
The West is in the middle of another devastating fire season, with flames threatening posh communities like Sun Valley and smoke filling the valleys of Montana. So far, knock on …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2007
BOISE – Despite the destructive fire season, Idaho officials say most of the state’s tourist areas haven’t been affected – even if people think they have. “Many of the wildfires …
Tue., July 17, 2007
The Tunk Grade fire, south of Tonasket, Wash., escalated to more than 8,000 acres Monday afternoon, prompting authorities to call for state mobilization. Meanwhile, smaller fires are burning on the …