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The worst of the Silver Lake fire burning along Interstate 90 near Cheney is likely over as residents return home and firefighters focus Tuesday on mopping up hotspots.
The Angel Springs fire near Davenport is 15 percent contained, with crews from local, state and federal agencies working to contain it.
A fast-moving brush fire quickly grew to 100 acres and its smoke forced brief closures on Interstate 90 in both directions near the Cheney exit as fire officials called for the evacuations of up to 100 nearby homes.
A fire burning about 8 miles north of Reardan is 100-percent lined, firefighters said Wednesday.
Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency Tuesday because of wildfires in Eastern Washington and called out National Guard troops to help fight the fires.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in the entire state due to wildfire threats.
Several small fires sparked Monday near the Coeur d’Alene Airport were started by an airplane, Kootenai County reported on its Facebook page.
More than 40 firefighters, multiple fire trucks and air crews battled a five acre brush fire north of Newman Lake.
North Idaho firefighters are battling several small brush fires near the Coeur d’Alene Airport. Jim Lyons, spokesman for Northern Lakes Fire District, said crews were battling about seven fires, though none have grown to the size of a wildfire. The first blazes sparked up at about 2 p.m. and spread from there.
With the blunt and honest self-reflection unique to teenagers, Ben Pino, 15, summarized what many Spokane-area mountain bikers must have felt last week as fires burned the Beacon Hill and Camp Sekani areas.
Fire officials say a small wildfire that sparked near Valleyford on Saturday afternoon is unlikely to grow in size.
A wildfire in Kittitas County has burned 70,000 acres and closed eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Vantage. The Boylston fire is among several that are scorching scrubland and wheat fields in Eastern and central Washington, and Eastern Oregon.
The fires that burned more than 100 acres of land, destroyed at least one home and forced hundreds of evacuations will also impact the local mountain biking community.
Firefighters said Thursday morning that the Upriver Beacon fire has been largely contained.
People returned to their homes in the Beacon Hill area Wednesday morning after a fast-moving wildfire burned more than 115 acres and forced evacuations.
Hundreds of Spokane County residents who live north of the Upriver Dam were forced to evacuate late Tuesday afternoon by a fast-moving wildfire that quickly consumed 200 acres.
The Rattlesnake fire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation near Lake Roosevelt is about 40-percent contained, fire officials said Sunday.
Two wildfires sparked Tuesday in Central Washington, their flames coming close to major highways and forcing evacuations.
Forecasted wind gusts reaching 50 mph and lightning could combine to spark wildfires in the Columbia Basin, on the Palouse and near Spokane, the National Weather Service warned. The warning will begin at midnight and last until 10 a.m.
Spokane will be under a Red Flag Warning from 2 p.m. today until 5 a.m. Saturday morning. A Red Flag Warning signals a high risk for fire. Windy weather, low humidity and high temperatures contribute to the possibility of fires. Other areas under the warning are Whitman, Adams, Grant and Douglas counties and southern portions of Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens and Ferry counties as well as the Okanogan Valley in Okanogan County.