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FRIDAY, OCT. 20, 2017

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MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017

Most wildfires across the nation are human-caused. (Associated Press)

84 percent of wildfires caused by humans, study finds

WILDFIRES -- A study analyzing wildfire records from 1992-2012 has found that humans started 84 percent of all wildfires nationwide. In northwestern states — including Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana — humans started about half of all wildfires, says University of Idaho researcher John Abatzoglou....

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MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016


In this Dec. 16, 2013 photo, a fire burns the hillside in the Big Sur, Calif., region. More than 800 firefighters fought the unusual late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains. No injuries have been reported. (Travis Geske / The Californian)

Firewise workshop in Spokane May 17-18

FIRE PREVENTION -- A free Firewise Communities Workshop will be offered May 17-18 in Spokane by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Spokane County Conservation District and Washington State University Extension. The sessions will offer advice on how to adapt to living with wildfire and...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2015

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014

A mule deer roams through an area burned by the summer 2014 Carlton Complex fires in northcentral Washington. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Role of wildfire topic of Colville program

FORESTS -- A burning issue will be discussed in Colville on Oct. 22: “Fires and Forests, East of the Cascade Divide” will be presented by John F. Marshall sponsored by the Panorama chapter of the Society of American Foresters, Northeast Chapter of the Washington Farm...

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TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

Lightning storms start fires in Washington forests

PUBLIC LANDS --Monday's afternoon thunderstorms led to many lightning strikes across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and surrounding lands starting several new fires, the Forest Service reports. Response crews were dispatched immediately. See the report on small fires also reported on the Colville National Forest. In...

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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

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