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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018

House fire near Bridgeport leaves two unaccounted for

Two people escaped Sunday night when a fire tore through their home near Bridgeport, Washington, but another two residents remained unaccounted for Monday afternoon, according to Douglas County Sheriff Kevin …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017

Evacuation orders lowered for Hayes Road Fire as crews mop up last remaining hot spots

Evacuations were lowered Sunday for residents living near Bridgeport in Douglas County as fire crews mop up the last remaining hot spots in the Hayes Road Fire.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Fast moving brush fire forces evacuations near Bridgeport

A fast moving brush fire about 11 miles south of Bridgeport in Douglas County forced evacuations Friday afternoon.


Firefighters make headway as mop-up continues

Barring wind-fanned hotspots, the region’s three big wildfires should remain mostly contained through the weekend as hundreds of firefighters on Saturday continued mop-up across more than 46,600 scorched acres in …


Oregon timber counties struggle to provide services as aid dries up

So much timber money once flowed into this rural Oregon county that its leaders set up committees to find ways to spend it. Today, Douglas County’s library system is on …


Cape Horn, Douglas County fires mostly contained

The Cape Horn fire is 60 percent contained, according to a Northern Rockies Incident Management Team news release.


Wildfires in central Washington force evacuations

WATERVILLE, Wash. — Officials in central Washington are encouraging about 100 people to leave their homes in the path of a fast-growing wildfire.


Douglas County fires grow to 18,000 acres, neighborhood evacuated

Fires that started Friday evening in Douglas County have grown to nearly 18,000 acres in size and prompted a mandatory Level 3 evacuation for the Rimrock Meadows community, as of …


UPDATED: Sat., July 11, 2015

Evacuations ordered as wildfire approaches Douglas County community

Fires that started Friday evening in Douglas County have grown to nearly 18,000 acres in size and prompted a mandatory Level 3 evacuation for the Rimrock Meadows Community, as of …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The auto was firmly established in Spokane, as evidenced by the fact that Spokane now had 42 auto dealers and supply houses. In fact, …


Wildfire risks to homes lessened

Evacuation notices have been lifted in the Grand Coulee area, where the Barker Canyon wildfire complex destroyed three homes and nine outbuildings since it began last weekend. Karen Ripley, spokeswoman …


Wildfire near Pateros grows to 2,000 acres

PATEROS, Wash. — A wildfire across the Columbia River from Pateros in Douglas County has grown to 1,000 acres in size.


Wenatchee-area teen found dead in apparent homicide

Authorities say they believe a body found along the Columbia River over the weekend is that of a 17-year-old Wenatchee-area girl missing since Tuesday.