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Ukrainian officials: Fires out near Chernobyl nuclear plant

Ukrainian emergency officials said Tuesday they have extinguished forest fires in the radiation-contaminated area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, but acknowledged that grass was still smoldering in some areas.

Volunteers can help heal Beacon Hill burn

The Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance, Spokane Parks and Recreation and REI will be rehabbing burned areas of Spokane’s Beacon Hill on Sept. 29.

Greek public order minister resigns after deadly forest fire

Greece’s public order minister resigned Friday over the deadly forest fire that killed at least 87 people in a seaside area near Athens last week, after spending days defending the way authorities under his supervision handled the disaster.

Death toll from Greek wildfire reaches 91 as village grieves

Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe’s deadliest forest fire in more than a century.

Twin wildfires near Athens kill 20, gut vacation resorts

Gale-fanned wildfires raged through holiday resorts near Greece’s capital, killing at least 20 people by early Tuesday and injuring more than 104, including 11 in serious condition, in the deadliest blaze to hit the country in more than a decade.

Outside View: Gorge fire is cause for mourning

Beloved hiking trails, forests, meadows and scenic areas are engulfed in flames, leaving those who long have been inspired by the region to wonder what will remain once the damage is known.

Some evacuation orders lifted on western Montana fire

Some evacuation orders have been lifted on a western Montana wildfire that blew up last week, destroying two homes and eight outbuildings. However residents allowed to return are still asked to be ready to leave on short notice.

Fire risk is high throughout West, northern plains

The threat of major U.S. wildfires will remain high throughout August in Southern California, northern Nevada and parts of the Northwest and northern Great Plains, forecasters said Tuesday.

Craig Mountain Complex efforts winding down

Fire managers are beginning to scale back forces devoted to suppressing the Craig Mountain Complex that has burned nearly 50,000 acres south of Lewiston.