Wildfires

Northwest Fires
4:40 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Fire On Warm Springs Reservation Expected To Grow

Warm Springs' Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa remains closed today as firefighters continue battle a large wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian reservation. 

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Northwest Fires
4:59 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Northwest Firefighters Spreading Out After Lightning Storms

Northwest firefighters are keeping busy Wednesday attending to roughly a dozen new fires sparked by lightning storms.

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Exploding Targets
4:35 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Forest Service, BLM Ban Exploding Targets In Northwest

Tannerite is a consumer grade exploding target
Credit Rik Rose / Flickr

Federal land managers have banned the use of exploding targets on public lands in the Northwest. The concern is wildfires.

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Fire Season
4:57 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Goodbye Rain, Hello Northwest Fire Season

Boise National Forest

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 4:33 pm

Say goodbye to the rain. The Northwest and parts of Canada are about to see an abrupt shift from unseasonably cool weather to record-breaking temperatures, in some areas. Triple-digit highs are expected to settle over the region for the next week.

According to federal forecasters, it's going to be a tough wildfire season in the West. But here in the Northwest, it's been hard to see that prediction through all the rain.

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Wildfire Season
6:55 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Wildfire Season Looks Bad For Central Idaho, Easier In Southern Part Of The State

Where you are in Idaho will determine your wildfire risk this summer. Fire officials gave their predictions Tuesday on what fire seasons will be like around the state. If you’re in southern Idaho you shouldn’t see the type of catastrophic wildfires we had last year.

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Northwest Wildfires
5:13 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Fire Season Predicted To Be A Scorcher This Year

Zane Brown InciWeb

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 5:05 pm

Several forest fires are already burning in Western Washington and crews are mopping up a big one in central Oregon. There were also two grass fires that burned near Middleton, Idaho just west of Boise, this past weekend.

Dry winds and above average temperatures predicted this summer and fall, have fire managers preparing for an earlier than usual season.

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Burgess Road Fire
5:13 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Early Start To Central Oregon Fire Season

Fire season appears to be off to an early start in Central Oregon. Fire crews spent the weekend battling a wildfire near La Pine.

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Fighting Fires
4:21 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

U.S. Forest Service Moves Away From 'Fight All Fire' Policy

Barry Point Fire of 2012
Credit Oregon News Service

The U.S. Forest Service is reversing its policy to aggressively fight all wildfires. This change was announced in a letter from Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell last month.

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Northwest Dry Spell
5:56 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Northwest Dry Spell Almost At An End

Forecasters say some coastal mountain areas in the Northwest could see up to eight inches of rain this weekend.
Satellite image courtesy National Weather Service

The streak of dry weather in much of the Northwest is about to come to a soggy end. A weather system fueled by subtropical moisture is bearing down on the region.

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2012 Fire Season
6:22 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

2012 Wildfires In The Northwest Have Burned Record Number Of Acres

The Forest Service and BLM say 2012 has been the worst fire season in the last 100 years. Oregon and Washington have reported fewer fires than average, but a record number of acres burned.

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