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Dry Weather Helps Stubborn Fires Burn

Hot, dry conditions hampered the efforts of firefighters to contain several lightning-sparked fires in Central and Southern Oregon Sunday. The largest fire had grown to 1,000 acres on Quartz Mountain …


Heat Stifles Firefighters

A fire started by a lightning strike Tuesday in the Boise National Forest was expected to be contained tonight. The Whiskey Fire, four miles north of Trinity Lake and 45 …


Rain Showers Dampen Threat Of Wildfires Near Chelan

Sporadic rain Thursday helped keep wildfires from spreading in the Wenatchee National Forest in northcentral Washington, and officials planned to send firefighters home beginning today. “They will leave a couple …


Old Debris Fueling Wenatchee Wildfires

Debris from a firestorm that devastated the Entiat River Valley in north-central Washington 25 years ago was feeding one of several wildfires that continued to burn today in the Wenatchee …


Chelan Wildfires May Spread, Officials Fear Lightning-Ignited Blazes Draw Heavy Response

Wildfires burning more than 375 acres near Lake Chelan have the potential to grow into the massive fires that blackened more than 210,000 acres in central Washington last summer, a …


Lightning Starts Wildfires Near Near Chelan

An early morning lightning storm ignited about 20 wildfires in the Wenatchee National Forest Monday, raising concerns the fire season could heat up. Although most of the fires ranged in …


Fire Burns 15 Acres In Ritzy Oakland Hills

A fire roared up a canyon toward ridgetop homes in the exclusive Oakland Hills and burned up to 15 acres Tuesday before firefighters apparently brought it under control. The fire …


Brush Fire Continues To Threaten Hamptons

A brush fire raged out of control for a second day Friday near the Hamptons, turning the resort playground for the rich into a disaster area choked by 40-foot flames …


1,000 Flee As Fires Spread Out Of Control In Ontario

More than 1,000 people have been evacuated as two fires that had been intentionally set by authorities closed in on this northern Ontario town. The Ministry of Natural Resources started …


Brush Fire Forces Evacuation Of Lab

Hundreds of employees were evacuated Wednesday from the Argonne National Laboratory-West at the INEL as fire bosses called in air support to battle a raging wind-whipped brush fire. Fanned by …


Fire Crews Move To Take Advantage Of Cooler Weather

More than 200 firefighters fanned out across rugged terrain on the northwestern flank of a 900-acre high-country wildfire in southwestern Idaho on Tuesday as land managers moved to capitalize on …


Crews Fight Against Wildfire In Desert

Firefighters struggled in rough terrain and blistering heat Sunday to contain a wildfire that blackened about 17,000 acres and destroyed a trailer and some ranch equipment. The fire in desert …


Service Held For Firefighter

Hundreds of people paid their respects on Wednesday to the second of two Kuna firefighters killed last week when a wind-whipped range fire overtook their tanker truck. Eighteen-year-old Josh Oliver’s …


Washington Brush Fire Burns One Home

Fire crews patrolled the hills northwest of Chelan on Sunday to guard against any flare-ups from a 20-acre brush fire that destroyed one home. Saturday’s fire in the Chelan Hills …


Idaho Fires Join, Out Of Control Range Fire That Killed 2 Brought Under Control

Three range fires big enough to deserve names of their own burned together on Sunday to form a blaze dubbed the Tuana Complex, a wind-driven giant that had burned 100,000 …


Two Fires Join, Rage Out Of Control Range Fire That Killed 2 Volunteer Firefighters Brought Under Control

High winds on Sunday combined two lightning-caused fires on Bureau of Land Management land 35 miles southwest of Glenns Ferry. Firefighters expected a third fire to join the blaze overnight. …


2 Firefighters Die In Range Fire Volunteers Trapped By Wall Of Flame Fanned By High Winds

A firefighter battles a lightning-sparked range fire threatening residential property east of Kuna, Idaho, on Friday. Two volunteer firefighters were killed by the same fire when high winds fanned flames …


Brush Fire Burns Home In Chelan Hills Area

A 20-acre brush fire in the Chelan Hills area burned one house Saturday and temporarily forced the closure of Washington 150, firefighters said. Crews from the U.S. Forest Service and …


Forests, Tourism Growing Back Crews Restoring Woods After Tyee Fire, While Chelan Businesses Hope For Best

Fire damage scars hills above Entiat. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Firefighters Gain Control Of Blaze

The first round of forest fires of the season was winding down Saturday with containment of a 200-acre fire and little danger that a 20-acre burn would get out of …


2,000 Join Firestorm Litigation Suits Claim Two Power Companies’ Negligence Sparked Many Blazes

Nearly 2,000 Spokane area property owners have joined a series of lawsuits claiming the 1991 firestorm was as much the work of corporate negligence as an angry Mother Nature. The …


Forest Fire Still Out Of Control Near Libby; 300 Acres Burn Associated Press

Burning slash sparked forest fires near Libby and Polebridge this week, with the Libby fire growing to 300 acres by Wednesday, in an early and unsettling beginning to the fire …


Firefighters Contain Fire On Ridge

Sixty firefighters contained a blaze Tuesday that had scorched more than 50 acres on Italian Gulch ridge. Gary Darrington, assistant fire warden for the Idaho Department of Lands, said he …


Wildfire Jumps Lines Near Kellogg Reinforcements Summoned As Blaze Scorches 20 Acres Above Italian Gulch

Firefighters called in a helicopter, bulldozer and reinforcements Monday, after a blaze jumped fire lines and slowly fanned out over 20 acres of brushy timber above Italian Gulch. “We thought …


Crews Battle Blaze Near Kellogg

A four-acre fire gobbled up state lands near Kellogg, late Sunday night, dancing along the north ridge that overlooks the town, Shoshone County Fire Department officials said. The fire started …


Rain To Dampen Wildfire Threat Forecasters Predict Wetter-Than-Average Summer Will Reduce Chance Of Repeat Of Last Year’s Catastrophic Forest Fires

Forecasters perdict a wetter summer than last year, when fires consumed more than 200,000 acres of land in Central Washington. File/The Spokesman-Review


Arizona Brush Fires Force Families Out

A brush fire that has charred more than 1,800 acres in western Arizona forced 40 families to evacuate their homes Thursday. About 200 firefighters were trying to tame the fire …


Memorials Honor Smokejumpers Family, Friends, Volunteers Erecting Crosses On Mountain

Just outside of town here, signs of new life are sprouting on the charred sides of Storm King Mountain in this, the first spring since a wildfire killed 14 firefighters. …


Despite Chills, Fire Danger High Around Idaho Lakes Due To Dry Grass, Brush, Open Fires Are Banned And Tickets Will Be Issued To Violators

Fishing on Lake Coeur d’Alene may be chilly this time of year but don’t start a fire to get warm, Kootenai County fire officials warn. Despite regulations against open burning, …


Seed Money Gives New Life To Riverside Park Reseeding, Selective Logging May Prevent Future Fires

Washington Conservation Corps member Nate Barker clears fire-blackened limbs along the Centennial Trail. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review