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August 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Wildfires, burn ban continue; warmer weather predicted

The 80,400-acre Colockum Tarps Fire near Wenatchee was about 60 percent contained on Sunday, state officials said. High relative humidity, cooler temperatures and cloud cover kept fire activity down over the last couple of days, according to the Washington Incident Management Team. The likelihood, however, of increasing temperatures is forecast throughout much of Washington over the…


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July 31, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Kittitas County evacuates residents of 75 homes near wildfire

This photo taken Monday shows the Colockum Tarps Fire south of Wenatchee. The fire, which has burned its way down to the banks of the Columbia River,  has grown to 93 square miles, burned five homes and is only 8 percent contained. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times) WENATCHEE (AP) — Authorities in…


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July 29, 2013 at 8:30 AM

32 square mile Goldendale wildfire 25 percent contained

The Associated Press Fire officials say they are starting to get control over a large wildfire burning near Goldendale on top of Satus Pass. Spokesman Randy Shepard of the interagency fire management team says the fire has grown to almost 32 square miles, but it is now about 25 percent contained. He says weather conditions are favorable…


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July 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Firefighters battling wildfires in Central Washington

Nearly 1,200 firefighters are battling a wildlfire that has grown to about 14 square miles near Goldendale, Wash. The fire along the top of Satus Pass is threatening about 180 homes, but none has been damaged. The Klickitat County sheriff’s office has issued evacuation notices for the homes. Mark Grassel of the interagency fire management team says…


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July 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Goldendale fire doubles in size to 4,600 acres

GOLDENDALE (AP) — A wildfire burning near Satus Pass doubled in size to about 4,600 acres, or about 7 square miles, a state Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman said Friday. Firefighters are still trying to build lines to contain the fire that broke out Monday, burning grass, brush and timber, said spokeswoman Janet Pearce in Olympia. One…


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