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September 23, 2014 at 7:41 PM

FEMA again denies individual aid for victims of Carlton complex fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Tuesday denied the state of Washington’s appeal seeking individual aid for the people impacted by the Carlton complex wildfire. The fire was the largest in the state’s recorded history and destroyed at least 340 homes in Central Washington, more than two-thirds of which were considered primary residences. But the fire, “was not of the severity and magnitude to…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Carlton Complex, Okanogan County, wildfire

September 14, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Leavenworth fire throwing up lots of smoke

The Wenatchee World (MCT) LEAVENWORTH — Fire crews and helicopters were trying to tame a human-caused wildfire burning in brush and timber near the mouth of Tumwater Canyon in Leavenworth Sunday morning. No homes or businesses were threatened by the newly named Tumwater Fire, reported at 10:42 p.m. Saturday. About 10 to 15 acres had burned by…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Leavenworth, smoke, wildfire

September 14, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Big wildfire poses problem for Washington deer

WINTHROP (AP) — State biologists are worried about how deer are going to survive this winter in the Methow Valley, where the largest wildfire in Washington history blackened 400 square miles. The lightning-sparked Carlton Complex fire destroyed hundreds of homes after it started in July. It also left little for deer to eat. KING-TV reports that the…


Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: deer, forage, wildfire

August 22, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Auvil Fire grows to 1,000 acres

ORONDO — Thursday afternoon lightning sparked a fire that quickly grew to 1,000 acres overnight near Daroga State Park, north of Wenatchee. The Auvil Canyon Fire was burning in grasses and scattered timber on private property, and was moving toward the bluff and away from homes Friday morning, said Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal. Precautionary evacuation advisories…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Daroga State Park, Wenatchee, wildfire

August 9, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Crews struggle with wind, heat in fire near Ellensburg

Fire crews are still struggling to contain an 8,840-acre blaze about 12 miles north of Ellensburg in Central Washington, called the Snag Canyon Fire. High winds and rising temperatures made for difficult conditions Friday, as crews worked to strengthen the line around the western and southern edges. A specialized crew used explosives to build a break in…


Comments | Topics: Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Snag Canyon

August 8, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Wildfire threatens homes in Columbia Gorge

The Associated Press THE DALLES, Ore. — Authorities say the wildfire burning in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge about 75 miles east of Portland has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. Residents of more than 140 homes have been told to evacuate and nearly 600 households have been put on alert in the…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Columbia River, gorge, The Dalles

August 7, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Evacuated after Oregon fire, some residents return

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Some residents of the 275 homes evacuated in the path of a wind-drive wildfire in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge have been allowed to return. Fire spokeswoman Tina O’Donnell said Thursday that the danger to the community of Rowena overlooking the Columbia River about 75 miles east of Portland had eased and…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Oregon, Rowena, wildfire

August 6, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Columbia Gorge fire: 70 households told to flee

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Firefighters have told residents of 70 homes in the Columbia Gorge community of Rowena to evacuate. An additional 100 homes  are on notice to be ready to go. A wildfire began in brush overnight and has spread to timber and scrub oak in weather conditions that have fire bosses worried. Fire officials say…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Rowena, The Dalles, wildfire

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