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Governor Inslee Extends Burn Ban for Eastern WA

The cooler weather and showers only helped a little in the battle against the state’s wildfires and with more triple digit heat expected Gov. Jay Inslee today announced an extension to the burn he ordered last week .

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Carlton Complex Fire 52 Percent Contained Thanks to Cooler Temps

Cooler temperatures are allowing firefighters on the Carlton Complex to directly attack the flames.

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Progress Being Made Fighting Carlton Complex Fire

Officials say the massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained.

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Firefighters Making Progress in Wildfires, Senators Asking for Help

  • Firefighters are making progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.

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Yakima Fire Department Not Going to Battle Wildfires

Hundreds of firefighters are battling fires in North Central Washington including crews from the West Valley Fire Department.

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Man Dies Protecting Home From Wildfire

The Okanogan County sheriff's office says a man died of an apparent heart attack while fighting a wildfire near his home.

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Helpful Weather Coming for Firefighters

Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have covered hundreds of square miles.

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Millions Spent Visiting Washington’s National Parks

The National Parks Service has released final numbers for the 2013 year regarding tourism and economic impacts.

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Major Wildfires Cause Health Concerns For Water & Air

The Washington State Department of Health is alerting that Wildfires now cover about 273,000 acres of land in Washington, and state health officials warn of potential health risks from heavy smoke and compromised water systems.

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UPDATE FRIDAY : Multiple Vehicle Accident Closes I-90 Near Vantage

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says the freeway is closed eastbound at milepost 115, and westbound at milepost 136.

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