Stories tagged: fires
UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019
Crews fighting four wildfires southwest of Cheney kept the fire 65% contained Saturday and expect them to be fully contained on Sunday.
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019
Area timbermen asked President Woodrow Wilson to send troops to North Idaho and western Montana to fight the raging wildfires, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Sat., June 29, 2019
Angel M. Garton appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Friday, and her bond was set at $1,000. She faces two counts of second-degree arson.
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019
The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has decided to open two new investigations into fires involving Hyundai and Kia vehicles after getting complaints of more than 3,100 fires and 103 …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018
Pullman police arrested a 19-year-old Cheney man Monday for allegedly starting several fires on Washington State University’s Greek Row.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
As rain and cooler temperatures move into the area, fire managers are reducing fire restrictions and firewood cutting restrictions that have been in place since July 17, 2017.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
With fires still roaring across the West, hunters and recreationists may find themselves out of luck when they head out. For hunters, the most important consideration is whether the land …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors’ fear of wildfires, California’s state tourism agency said Thursday it is teaming up with …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
Northeast winds dispersed much of the smoke that hung over Spokane on Sunday and Monday, but the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency predicts a directional change could bring more smoke …
Thu., July 26, 2018
Greek authorities said Thursday there were serious indications that a deadly wildfire that gutted a vacation resort near Athens was started deliberately, while experts warned that the devastated coastal town …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018
A cold snap that has plunged much of the nation into a deep freeze for weeks has also created a potentially deadly combination for firefighters: More fires caused by space …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
Ford is recalling over 73,000 full-sized vans in North America to fix a wiring problem that could cause fires and other electrical issues.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
Although the climbing movie MERU has already played in Spokane, there are several good reasons to see it again when it screens tonight (Oct. 19) , 7 p.m., at the …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
Journalists saw new fires burning Thursday in a Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and pages ripped from Islamic texts that were left on the ground. That …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue plan to visit a Montana wildfire command post Thursday as dozens of blazes rage across the western U.S.
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
Closures continue across Central Washington as officials monitor and fight several wildfires from Union Creek to Cle Elum.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
A wildfire has destroyed two homes in Montana after jumping control lines.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
Oregon’s Marion County investigation into the deaths of a family of five has confirmed the father was solely responsible for all of them.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
An air pollution advisory for Portland has been extended until noon Friday as haze from Northwest wildfires remains in the region.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
Wildfires are threatening homes south of Athens and a famed hikers’ route in Corsica as high winds and unusually hot weather hits many areas of Europe.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017
Montana’s worst fire season in years is expected to scorch the drought-stricken landscape well into fall, long after the state’s firefighting reserves run out thanks to politicians diverting millions of …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
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.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
A rare U.S. firefighting jet that’s one of just three in existence was stationed in Helena after working on fires across Montana.
Tue., July 25, 2017
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.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017
Massive wildfires burning in eastern Montana have destroyed at least a dozen homes and led ranchers to cut escape routes in fences for cattle as the powerful blazes jump rivers, …
Fri., July 21, 2017
The Legislature’s failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests, the agency director said Friday.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017
Five months ago, it was fears over flooding. Now it’s flames.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017
The historic mountain town near Breckenridge Ski Resort welcomed visitors who help drive its economy despite a nearby wildfire Friday that forced residents to be ready to flee in case …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017
Firefighters were working Thursday to keep a wildfire that’s forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from spreading toward homes near Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort and the nearby historic town.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017
Two days of searing hot weather are going to send the fire danger soaring