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Washington Wildfires

The Western Forests May Be Going Away

Derrick Crowe | Posted 09.26.2015 | Green
Derrick Crowe

All across the western United States, the forests are burning. In normal times, wildfires can be a good thing, clearing out dead material and making room for new growth. These are not normal times. The forests are burning, and in some cases they're not coming back.

Firefighters Battle Massive Wildfires, Smoky Conditions In Washington

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green

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State Suffers One Of The Most Destructive Wildfire Seasons Ever

Reuters | Victoria Cavaliere | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green

SEATTLE, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The wildfire season in Washington state has been one of the most destructive on record, charring 550 square miles of wi...

Meet Some Of The Brave Men And Women Fighting The Nation's Forest Fires

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

As wildfire season roars on in the western states, thousands of wildland firefighters from across the country are working to save homes and keep us ou...

This Photo Shows The Raw Power Of A Raging Wildfire

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green

Wildfires are ravaging parts of Washington state this month, including a complex of blazes that have grown into the largest fire in the state's histor...

Fire Season In West So Far Is Below Expectations

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has...

Better Weather On The Way To Aid Wildfire Fight

AP | By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has ch...

Fire Chief: 'Mother Nature Is Winning Here'

AP | By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS and GENE JOHNSON | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

PATEROS, Wash. (AP) — A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to...

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Wildfire Smoke Rises With Climate Change | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green

Suffocating smoke blew into the streets and schools of Cashmere, Wash., in September -- the billowing byproduct of wildfires blazing in forests surrou...

New Wind-Whipped Wildfire Threatens Washington Mission

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green

OMAK, Wash. (AP) — Fire officials say a new wind-driven wildfire is threatening the historic St. Mary's Mission and school near Omak in north-centra...

Stubborn Wildfires Vex Crews In Northwest

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters battled stubborn blazes that kept residents from homes in Montana, Wyoming and Washington as authorities worrie...

Evacuations Urged As Lightning Sparks Washington Fires

AP | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Lightning strikes sparked dozens of fires in central Washington state, with officials near Wenatchee calling for the evacuat...

Wash. Officials Warn About Unhealthy Air From Fire

AP | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

GOLDENDALE, Wash. -- Firefighters made progress Monday against a Washington state wildfire that has destroyed more than 100 structures near Satus Pass...

Washing Wildfire 50 Percent Contained, Officials Say

AP | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green

GOLDENDALE, Wash. — Firefighters gained better control of a wildfire that has destroyed more than 100 structures near Satus Pass, but health aut...