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UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:04 a.m.

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 …


Shawn Vestal: It’s almost time for our fifth season

Who’s ready for summer? Swimming, grilling, camping, coughing …


Public warned: Stay away from Miriam Fire area

Fire officials are reminding people to observe closures in the area around the Miriam Fire after two hunters disrupted fire operations.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

14,000 firefighters, inmates to foreigners, aid California

Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s largest-ever wildfire but didn’t expect to have it fully under control until September.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 9 a.m.

West poised for another big fire season

The upcoming fire season will be shaped over the next several weeks as temperatures warm and forests and grasslands begin to cure.


After two bad wildfire years, this season ‘normal’ in Northwest

After two consecutive years in which wildfires set acreage records in Washington, this fire season has been light. In fact, wildfires have been smaller and less destructive in Washington, Oregon …


Tough Idaho fire season destroys state, federal land

North Idaho forests are burning this year, and despite controversy over management of federal lands, the fires are paying no attention to whether it’s private, state or federal land they …


Inslee: Fires will worsen without emission control

OLYMPIA – With wildfire season approaching, Gov. Jay Inslee used an annual exercise to push for more controls on carbon emissions, saying forest fires will get worse in Washington if …


Federal fire agencies face budget cuts

BOISE – With a “difficult” fire season looming, across-the-board budget cuts are now hitting federal firefighting agencies. The result: There will be hundreds fewer firefighters deployed to battle wildfires across …


Budget cuts hit as tough fire season looms

BOISE - With a “difficult” fire season looming, firefighters are facing budget cuts that will result in 500 fewer firefighters for the Forest Service alone and 50 fewer engines available, …


Summer turning up the heat – and the wildfire risk

The Inland Northwest is heading into its hottest week since August 2009, pushing the area’s fire danger up a notch. But wildfire experts aren’t too worried yet.


Dangerous fire season looms

DENVER – The West’s 2012 wildfire season exploded in earnest last month with a wind-whipped blaze that killed three people in rugged alpine canyon country near Denver. It took a …


Eye on Boise: Zions offices would complete Boise core

BOISE – It’s big news for Boise that Zions Bank is planning new headquarters at the corner of Eighth and Main streets downtown. That’s the site of the infamous Boise …


Crews pounce on latest wildfire; risk remains high

Another fast-moving grass and brush fire in the Spokane area Tuesday underscored the reality of late August: Fire season is here. Firefighters from District 10 and adjoining fire agencies stopped …