Taylor Bridge Fire Update
7:03 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Taylor Bridge Wildfire Worst Washington Has Seen In Years

View of the Taylor Bridge fire near Cle Elum, Wash.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Dry winds and lots of fuel are making the Taylor Bridge Fire one of the most dangerous the state of Washington has seen in the last several years, said the Commissioner of Public Lands in a press briefing earlier this evening.

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Taylor Bridge Fire
5:06 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Heavy Air Tankers Battle Taylor Bridge Fire In Central Wash.

Smoke from the fire has led officials to warn people who have difficulty breathing to stay inside.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Heavy air tankers are dropping retardant on a stubborn wildfire still wreaking havoc in Washington’s Kittitas Valley.

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Kittitas Valley Wildfire
4:10 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Firefighters Gaining Upper Hand On Kittitas Valley Wildfire

The Kittitas Valley Wildfire has burned across ridges and canyons between the towns of Cle Elum and Ellensburg.
Richelle Risdon Kittitas County Emergency Management.

Firefighters called in from across Washington state are gaining the upper hand over a destructive wildfire in the Kittitas Valley. Crews with bulldozers are digging fire breaks, and helicopters continue to drop buckets of water on hotspots.

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Northwest Wildfires
4:16 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Hot Spell Heats Up Northwest Wildfire Activity

The Springs Fire is is about two miles east of Banks, Idaho, along Highway 17.

Prolonged hot and dry weather is amping up wildfire activity across the inland Northwest.

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Oregon Wildfire
4:03 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Oregon Wildfire Now Largest In A Century

Grasses and sagebrush burn on the Highway 95 roadside.
M. Stearly InciWeb

A wildfire burning in southeastern Oregon has become the state’s largest blaze in more than a century. The Long Draw Fire has burned more than 800 square miles in southeast Oregon.

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Wildfir Season
6:23 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Two Cabinet Members Discuss Wildfire Efforts During Stop In Idaho

Despite wildfires burning hundreds of homes in the last few weeks, the Cabinet member who oversees the U.S. Forest Service said [yesterday] Tuesday there have been fewer fires this year compared to this time last year. Tom Vilsack made the comments during a stop in Idaho. From Boise, Scott Graf has more.

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Wildfire Season
4:26 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Feds’ Best Guess: Mild Fire Season For Much Of Northwest

A view of the 2011 Shadow Lake fire in central Oregon.
Photo courtesy of www.inciweb.org

Some hard-to-read global weather patterns are making this year’s fire season difficult to forecast. That’s according to experts at federal agencies that track wildfires. But as best they can tell, the Northwest is in for a milder season than other fire-prone parts of the country.

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