fire season

Oregon Gulch Fire
4:31 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Crews Continue To Gain Ground On Oregon Gulch Fire

The large wildfire burning along the Oregon-California border is slowly being brought under control and some residents are being allowed back into their homes.
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The large wildfire burning along the Oregon-California border is slowly being brought under control and some residents are being allowed back into their homes.

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Fire Recovery
8:44 am
Fri August 1, 2014

What Do You Do When Your House Burns Down?

A fire - whether it be a house fire or a wildfire - can cause insurmountable damage to buildings.
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 Wildfire have been destroying property – and lives – across the Northwest for the past month and that got us wondering: what do you do if your home or property is damaged in a fire? Here are precautions and steps to take.

Safety First

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Northwest News
5:30 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Wildfires Continue To Have Northwest Residents On Edge

A series of wildfires that threatened urban areas in recent days has many Northwest communities on edge today.
Credit Daniel O'Connor / InciWeb

People in many Northwest communities are on edge Tuesday. A series of wildfires that threatened urban areas in recent days is the culprit. Those fires are now mostly contained, but the region remains very dry with another round of high temperatures expected this week.

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Wildfire Power Outages
6:11 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Power Outages Persist In Fire-Swept North Central Washington

As of Monday, about 900 customers remain in the dark as the result of Washington state’s largest wildfire.
Credit InciWeb

The lights are coming back on in fire-swept north central Washington. A major transmission line was restored late last week, but not everyone has their power back.

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Wildfires
4:36 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Fire Season Starts Slowly In The Northwest, Nationally

The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise says so far this year the number of fires is down by nearly 30 percent, and the number of acres burned is down by about 60 percent compared to that 10 year average.
Credit Bureau of Land Management / Flickr

The wildfire season is off a slow start in the U.S. and in the Northwest. Numbers from fire mangers show total fires and the number of acres burned are well below the 10 year average.

The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise says so far this year the number of fires is down by nearly 30 percent, and the number of acres burned is down by about 60 percent compared to the 10 year average.

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