[8/12/19] Colville Indian Reservation Fire Now 62 Square Miles

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Firefighters are trying to prevent a fast-growing wildfire from jumping the Columbia River. The fire on the Colville Indian Reservation was likely started by lightning last Friday and has since grown to about 62 square miles. The fire, southeast of the town of Keller, Washington, is moving east and has almost reached the banks of […]

[7/29/19] Desert Canyon Fire Back to Douglas County Crews

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The Desert Canyon Fire near Orondo in Douglas County is fully contained and teams were demobilized over the weekend. Fire crews said yesterday they reached full containment, keeping the fire to just under 1,500 acres. No structures were damaged and no one was injured. Evacuation notices to homes in Browns Canyon Road were lifted Thursday […]

[6/7/19] Wildfire now 28 square miles and 65% contained

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A wildfire burning in dry grass and sage lands near the Columbia River in Grant County is holding steady at 20,380 acres, about 28 square miles. The Highway 243 Fire near Wanapum Dam is now 65 percent contained. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says all evacuation notices have been lifted and they’re reopening roads closed […]

[10/3/18] Emergency Wildfire Action By-Products

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How a firefighting technique during a wildland fire can lead to a windfall.

[9/4/18] Fire Update – 9/04 3 p.m.

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ALL evacuation levels on the Cougar Creek Fire have been lifted as of 12 noon today.

[8/28/18] Cougar Creek Fire Information Links

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Links for information on the Cougar Creek Fire.

[8/23/18] Crescent Mtn./McLeod Fire Update – 08/23 1:30 p.m.

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The latest on the Crescent Mountain and McLeod fires.