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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires

The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged $20 million to help Amazon countries fight fires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said rich countries were treating the region like …


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 …


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, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

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 …


Saving Multnomah Lodge: ‘We didn’t want Oregon to lose that’

Winds swirled like little tornados just yards from the Multnomah Falls Lodge. The air alternated between hot and cold. Thick smoke boiled in, burning his eyes. Buck, the proprietor of …


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 …


Fire evacuation order lifted in Montana’s Seeley Lake area

The Missoula County sheriff’s office has downgraded a mandatory evacuation order for part of the western Montana town of Seeley Lake.


Smoke from wildfires forces closure of lodge in Glacier park

Smoke from wildfires has led Xanterra Parks and Resorts to close Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park for the season.


New evacuations ordered on western Montana wildfires

Law enforcement officers have ordered new evacuations near two western Montana wildfires.


Oregon wildfires have cost taxpayers more than $100 million

Oregon wildfires already have burned nearly 500 square miles this year, as one of the state’s many multimillion-dollar forest fires this season smolders and flares away.


Hot, dry weather a challenge on Oregon wildfire lines

Firefighters are confronting extremely hot and dry weather on the fire lines of two large blazes burning in southwest and central Oregon.


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 …


Evacuations ordered near Lincoln due to wildfire

Authorities ordered the evacuation of about 16 residences north of Lincoln as wind increased fire activity.


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.


34 percent containment reached on east Montana fires

Firefighters in eastern Montana are increasing containment of wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes and scorched about 421 square miles of farmland and public land.


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.


Montana cuts to its firefighting fund loom as blazes spread across state

Montana’s $60 million wildfire reserve fund could be halved by budget cuts next month at the peak of what state officials say is emerging to be a very active and …


Fighting fire with fire: Prescribed burns to be used to halt spread of Craig Mountain blazes

Officials managing efforts to suppress the Craig Mountain Complex of fires burning south of Lewiston plan to methodically use prescribed burns to subdue two blazes.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

19-year-old firefighter killed by falling tree in Montana

Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in Western Montana.


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

British Columbia extends emergency as wildfires continue

British Columbia is extending a state of emergency for two more weeks as wildfires sweeping across the province’s interior show no sign of slowing.


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

Three fires in Wenatchee area burning 36.7 square miles

Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles but had not destroyed any structures.


Wildfires in central Washington cover more than 6,000 acres

Two wildfires burning in north central Washington have consumed more than 6,000 acres.


More evacuations in wildfire near Utah ski resort town

Firefighters were bracing for strong winds Monday as they fought a southern Utah wildfire that’s forced more than 1,500 people from homes and cabins as crews in California got a …


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and threatened a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

Death toll from wildfire in Portugal rises to 63

The death toll for the massive fire in central Portugal climbed to 63 on Monday after an injured firefighter died in hospital, the league of Portuguese firefighters said in their …


Three men deny negligent arson in damaging forest fire

Three 18-year-old Hamilton men have pleaded not guilty to negligent arson. Prosecutors alleged they failed to fully extinguish a campfire in the Bitterroot National Forest in late July that days …


Indonesia condemns palm oil firm’s hostage-taking over fires

Indonesia’s minister of environment and forestry has condemned attempts by a palm oil company to stop an investigation into forest fires by taking ministry investigators hostage.


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 …


Doug Clark: Smokey Bear getting long in the tooth, but still popular

Smokey Bear enthusiasts gathered in Coeur d’Alene this week for their semi-annual convention. Doug Clark dropped in.