Stories tagged: forest fire
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019
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 …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
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.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
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 …
Sun., July 29, 2018
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
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 …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
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 …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
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 …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
The Missoula County sheriff’s office has downgraded a mandatory evacuation order for part of the western Montana town of Seeley Lake.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
Smoke from wildfires has led Xanterra Parks and Resorts to close Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park for the season.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
Law enforcement officers have ordered new evacuations near two western Montana wildfires.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
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.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
Firefighters are confronting extremely hot and dry weather on the fire lines of two large blazes burning in southwest and central Oregon.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017
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 …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017
Authorities ordered the evacuation of about 16 residences north of Lincoln as wind increased fire activity.
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.
Wed., July 26, 2017
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.
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.
Fri., July 21, 2017
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 …
Thu., July 20, 2017
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
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
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
Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles but had not destroyed any structures.
Tue., June 27, 2017
Two wildfires burning in north central Washington have consumed more than 6,000 acres.
Mon., June 26, 2017
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
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
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 …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016
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 …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016
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.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016
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 …
Wed., April 20, 2016
Smokey Bear enthusiasts gathered in Coeur d’Alene this week for their semi-annual convention. Doug Clark dropped in.