Stories tagged: 2019 wildfire
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 10:08 a.m.
Fewer smoke-filled days this summer showed that 2017 and 2018 may not be the new weather norm for the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:56 a.m.
Firefighters on Thursday fully contained a 450-acre wildfire in Cataldo, Idaho, about 30 miles southeast of Coeur d’Alene, according to a news release from the Idaho Department of Lands. Burning …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 10:29 p.m.
There will be 75 candles on his birthday cake and Smokey Bear still hopes none of them start a forest fire.
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 10:31 p.m.
The Sulphur Fire in Franklin County had burned 1,000 acres and the Williams Flats Fire in Ferry County in the Colville Reservation was estimated at 400 acres Friday afternoon.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 11:03 a.m.
A Red Flag Warning will be in affect until about 8 p.m. Friday evening, the NWS tweeted. Strong winds are expected throughout the afternoon, with gusts up to 30 mph.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people and …
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 7:55 p.m.
The Cheney Complex Fire, made up of four fires, is 65 percent contained as of Friday eveing, which has not changed since Thursday night.
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Fire crews in Cheney on Thursday
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 3:23 p.m.
The storm blew over trees and sparked numerous fires, most of which were quickly doused by firefighters or heavy rain.
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Crews put out a small wildfire near the intersection of Half Moon Road and state Highway 395 Thursday afternoon, allowing the highway’s northbound lane to reopen after a lengthy closure.
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 11:28 a.m.
A wildfire that started Sunday near Mattawa in Grant County has burned roughly 7,800 acres of grass and sagebrush, created whirlwinds of smoke and prompted home evacuations.
UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
What was supposed to be the “largest fireworks show between Seattle and Billings, Montana” was cut short after it sparked five brush fires in the first 10 minutes.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:04 a.m.
As they prepare for smoke season, Spokane leaders consider adding more air monitors and protections for homeless
The main focus of today’s Smoke Ready Communities Day – a collaboration of the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, Spokane Regional Health District and Greater Spokane Emergency Management – is …
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 4:20 p.m.
A wildfire that burned roughly 3,000 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation was about 60% contained on Monday afternoon, and immediate evacuation orders for nearby residents had been lifted, officials …
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
A structure fire spread into nearby trees and grass near Cheney Friday morning, prompting a response from local and state fire crews.
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:16 p.m.
The 243 Command Fire in Grant County that spewed smoke across Eastern Washington earlier this week has entered its final throes of life.
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Grant County’s 243 Command Fire saw some growth because of overnight winds; air returns to ‘moderate’ in Spokane
A day after it made Spokane’s air quality the worst in the country, Grant County’s 243 Command Fire saw some overnight growth spurred by strong westerly winds.
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 6:33 a.m.
Washington’s first major wildfire of 2019 grows to 5,000 acres in Grant County; wind-borne smoke briefly made Spokane’s air quality worst in country
A wildfire in Grant County – Washington’s first major fire event of 2019 – near the Wanapum Dam grew to more than 5,000 acres Tuesday as it burned its way …