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When Rachel Blakeley talks about the day her house burned down in Malden, she has a good sense of humor.
Unusually dry moss allowed for a wildfire that started Wednesday to spread 20 acres in Juliaetta, 30 miles northeast of Lewiston.
Wildfire Defense Systems, a Bozeman-based company that deploys trained and certified firefighters to several states in the West, has teamed up with State Farm to provide protection services to policyholders in Washington state. Spokane-area policyholders were notified of the new agreement, which took effect April 1, by a mailing from the company earlier this month.
This winter was good for mountain snowpack, but the valleys are relatively dry, fire chief Lonnie Rash said.
The Evergreen State fared much better than the rest of the West this winter in terms of snowpack.
Community drew Diana Totten to Malden – the way everyone waves to each other as they drive down the street; how kids can safely ride their bikes around town; and the willingness of others to offer a helping hand.
On a sunny Tuesday morning at the Grant County International Airport, a group of people turned their eyes to the sky as the converted 747 Global Supertanker dropped 19,200 gallons of water on the runway below.
A trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric's rickety electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of the utility's former executives and board members for alleged dereliction of their duty to ensure the equipment wouldn't kill people.
Driving by at 60 mph it looks like little more than a dry blur.Washington's eastern desert. But, if you stop and look there is a smorgasbord of life between the Cascades and Spokane: wildflowers, golden eagles, mule deer, burrowing owls, too many grasses to count and, of course, shrubs.
Months-old embers from a deadly California fire were blown back to life Tuesday by powerful winds that raked the state and prompted safety blackouts to tens of thousands of people.
The legislation would create a funding source of $125 million each biennium dedicated to wildfire response, forest restoration and community resilience. It's similar to legislation Franz has pushed in the past, but after a fire season as devastating as this last one, Franz has hope that this is the year for it to pass.
This year's vast wildfires in far northeastern Russia were linked to broader changes in a warming Arctic, according to a report Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
People gathered around a towering tree in Malden City Park wrapped with thousands of bright bulbs Saturday afternoon.
Fire danger remained high Friday amid unpredictable wind gusts and dry conditions in Southern California, as crews made progress against blazes that burned several homes and injured two firefighters.
A fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds destroyed or damaged about 20 homes in a Reno neighborhood and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on the edge of the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Wednesday. It was one of several blazes burning near the Nevada-California border.
Calmer weather on Wednesday helped firefighters beat back two wildfires that drove nearly 100,000 Southern Californians from their homes amid fierce winds and extremely dry conditions.
Crews tried to beat back two out-of-control wildfires in Southern California on Tuesday that have kept tens of thousands of people out of their homes even as another round of dangerous fire weather raises the risk for flames erupting across the state.
A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blazes.
President Donald Trump's administration this week rejected California’s request for disaster relief funds aimed at cleaning up the damage from six recent wildfires among the siege of deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state.
Tanzania's government is hoping helicopters and planes will help put out a fire raging on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain at 19,443 feet.