Stories tagged: 2019 wildfire
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as the state’s biggest utility began another round of fire-prevention blackouts Tuesday that could leave millions of people without electricity, some for five …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fire crews in Cheney on Thursday
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …