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Monday, November 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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A year after deadly fire, Paradise pauses to remember

One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials in Paradise, California, are asking people to pause for 85 seconds beginning at 11:08 …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

From fire and ash to caps, gowns: Graduation in burned town

Sean Newsom’s senior year of high school started with typical teenage pranks, like sticking a cup to the roof of his car with magnets just to mess with people as …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze

Officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene after a deadly wildfire last year. Experts say fixing the problem could cost $300 million …


Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018

Residents head back into California town leveled by wildfire

Joyce and Jerry McLean sifted through twisted metal and broken glass Wednesday on the property where their mobile home once stood, hoping to find precious family possessions that might have …


Stevie Wonder announces plan to help California fire victims

Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through his benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits

Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

Sheriff: California wildfire’s death toll rises to 48

Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

Death toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 23

The air thick with smoke from a ferocious wildfire that was still burning homes Saturday, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

At least 9 dead as fire incinerates N. California town

A fierce wildfire in Northern California incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday. …