Wildfires

Effects Of Wash. Wildfires
6:32 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Wildfire Smoke Closes Schools; Tree Faller Dies

Heavy smoke from multiple wildfires continues to fill valleys on the east slopes of the Cascades.
Vladimir Steblina USDA Forest Service

A tree faller assigned to a wildfire burning north of Wenatchee has died. The U.S. Forest Service says the man became ill Monday afternoon from an unspecified cause. He was transported to a hospital where he later died.

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Economic Impact Of Wildfires
5:15 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Fires Not All Bad For Local Economies

The influx of firefighters to a wildfire can offset economic damage to tourism and natural resources.
U.S. Forest Service

Crews continue to make progress on several wildfires in central Washington. State health officials say the air is smoky enough around Wenatchee to be unhealthy for people with sensitive respiratory systems.

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Relief From Wildfires
4:09 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Fire Officials Look To Fall Weather For Respite

There have been more than 1,000 separate forest fires in Idaho this year.
Salmon-Challis National Forest

Idaho’s forest fires have claimed 1.5 million acres this year, from more than 1,000 separate fires.

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Central Washington Wildfires
5:27 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Weather Helps Central Wash. Fire, But Not For Long

Smoke from the Wenatchee Complex Fire pours into the sky around Wenatchee, Wash.
Wenatchee Valley Rappellers

Smoke in central Washington is so thick schools sent kids home early in the town of Cashmere. They’ll start two hours later Friday.

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Central Washington Wildfires
3:54 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Smoke Continues To Create Haze In Central Washington

This infrared satellite image shows smoke rising from several fires in central Washington.
National Weather Service

Smoke continues to create a haze over central Washington. Several wildfires are burning near Wenatchee. Correspondent Jessica Robinson reports from the scene.

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Central Washington Wildfires
6:16 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Residents Report Central Washington Smells Like Smoke

Smoke billows from a lightning-sparked fire in the hills outside Wenatchee, Wash
Photo by user Teresia Flickr

The smell of smoke hangs in the air across much of central Washington Wednesday. At least four significant wildfires are burning around Wenatchee, making the skies hazy. Vicky Cibcki works at the Anjou Bakery near the town of Cashmere.

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Central Washington Wildfires
4:30 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Central Wasington Communities Cope With Smoke

The smell of smoke hangs in the air across much of central Washington Wednesday. At least four significant wildfires are burning around Wenatchee, making the skies hazy.

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Wenatchee Complex Wildfire
4:07 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Wenatchee Complex Fire Grows, Residents Evacuate

The Wenatchee Complex wildfire is sending a thick blanket of smoke through the Central Washington town. Some residents of Wenatchee and nearby communities have fled their homes. Several fires have combined to make a more than 1,000-acre blaze in the hills near town. A lightning storm Saturday night started more than two dozen fires in the area; many are still burning.

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Wildfire Near White Salmon
4:30 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Homeowners Told To Prepare To Evacuate On Short Notice North Of White Salmon

It's a hot dry day for fire fighters battling blazes along Route 141 in Washington, just north of White Salmon. Forty-five homes have been evacuated since Wednesday afternoon. Other homeowners have been notified they need to be ready to evacuate on short notice.

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Parish Cabin Fire
5:40 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Campers Evacuated As Wildfires Burn Across Northwest

A view of the Parish Cabin Fire in eastern Oregon.
U.S. Forest Service

Two hunters who were reported missing during a wildfire in eastern Oregon have been located and are safe. But Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer says there's new concern about a pair of hikers who are thought to be in the vicinity of the Parish Cabin Fire.

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