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Wednesday, November 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Williams Flats Fire 90% contained; smoke expected to linger

Firefighters have mostly contained the Williams Flats Fire, which had burned 44,515 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation as of Wednesday, making it the largest wildfire in the state this …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

Sunday rain set daily precipitation record in Spokane

Weekend storms brought much-needed rain to the Inland Northwest over the week.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019

Rain slows spread of Stevens County wildfires, also triggers flooding

Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on two wildfires in Colville on Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, slowing the blazes, along with fire personnel, in their tracks.


Fire crews prepare for heavy rain Saturday at Williams Flats Fire

Up to a quarter of an inch of rain could fall on recent burn scars from the fire, according to forecasts, and that could create dangerous flash flooding conditions. Mud …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Rain helps firefighters at Williams Flats Fire

An hourslong rain shower helped firefighters stifle the Williams Flats Fire in the Colville Reservation on Friday. But it was not enough to put it out.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Crews work to stop Colville Reservation fire from jumping the Columbia, prepare for the possibility it will

The main source of Spokane’s smoky air, the Williams Flats Fire, reached the shoreline of Lake Roosevelt on Thursday morning. As of noon, it had burned 34,178 acres and was …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

More evacuations ordered on Colville Reservation due to wildfire that’s expanding, making Spokane air unhealthy

Temperatures soared in Spokane on Wednesday to 98 degrees, the highest recorded temperature this summer, as wildfire smoke settled across the region. That made air quality unhealthy. And conditions are …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019

Forecast is hot and hazy early this week as crews battle large wildfire on Colville Reservation

Spokane got its first whiff of the 2019 wildfire season Saturday night, and wind could continue to bring widespread haze south from a wildfire on the Colville Indian Reservation in …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019

Spokane sees smoke from wildfire on Colville Reservation

About 5,640 acres of grass and brush have burned, and the fire was zero percent contained as of Saturday at 5 p.m.


Crews battle wildfires in Franklin County and Colville Reservation

The Sulphur Fire in Franklin County had burned 1,000 acres and the Williams Flats Fire in Ferry County in the Colville Reservation was estimated at 400 acres Friday afternoon.