Stories tagged: wildfires
Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 2:37 p.m.
Finland’s president isn’t sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country’s routine for managing its substantial forests.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’
Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
Rich or not, famous or not, there was little reprieve Saturday from the California wildfires sweeping through towns as different as the star-filled oceanside enclave of Malibu and the modest …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
The Los Angeles Rams have canceled practice after a wildfire forced about 20 players and coaches to evacuate their homes. The Rams will cram their normal Friday preparations into a …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:43 p.m.
A fierce wildfire in Northern California incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday. …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 3:17 p.m.
Two sagging Pacific Gas & Electric power lines made contact, sparked and ignited a Northern California wildfire last year that killed four people and injured a firefighter, officials said Tuesday.
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 12:19 p.m.
A swift Utah wildfire fanned by high winds has more than doubled its size as it burns through dry terrain and forces evacuations of hundreds of homes, the U.S. Forest …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 2 p.m.
A major interstate that connects California and Oregon reopened Monday after a wildfire roared along the roadway and forced a six-day closure while burned trees and charred vehicles were removed.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:15 p.m.
Authorities say an avid hiker who was missing in western Washington state after becoming disoriented by hazy wildfire smoke has been located.
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 11:30 p.m.
It’s tough enough getting ready for high school football season, but harder still when coaches are prohibited from putting their teams on the field outdoors for practice. The poor air …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 11:35 p.m.
Air quality in Spokane has tipped into the “hazardous” range, and regional air quality monitors caution anyone, regardless of health, from exerting themselves out of doors.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. For now.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 4 p.m.
Yosemite National Park reopened its scenic valley Tuesday after a nearly three-week closure due to nearby wildfires but advised visitors to expect smoky air, limited lodging and food services at …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
Car tab fees would be used to pay for paving of dirt road to small, historic neighborhood near Kendall Yards
City officials and neighbors say paving a 900-foot stretch of dirt road is necessary due to the threat of uncontrollable fires and stormwater runoff. But a citizens board tasked with …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
Firefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los Angeles, officials said Saturday.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
While it might seem like wildfires only cause destruction, they are actually a natural and important part of keeping forests healthy.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Firefighters fought to spare homes Friday from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to neighborhoods and destroyed one house.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 7:01 p.m.
Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s largest-ever wildfire but didn’t expect to have it fully under control until September.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Yosemite National Park’s iconic cliffs are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality is worse than anywhere in America and is rivaling Beijing.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is placing a temporary statewide restriction on firearm use to fire-prevention rules already in place on state-managed lands.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
Firefighters battling deadly and destructive blazes in Northern California faced worsening weather conditions on Friday after a record-breaking fire tornado last week.
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
The state Department of Natural Resources will prohibit outdoor burning statewide effective Thursday.