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Washington State Wildfire Info Center

The folks at NBC-TV affiliate KING 5 in Seattle have compiled a helpful list of links to help those concerned and interested keep up with the latest on the Washington wildfires spreading across the state:

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Crews Gaining Ground on Walla Walla’s Blue Creek Fire

WALLA WALLA (AP) — Crews continue to fight a wildifre in southeast Washington that has destroyed one home and seven outbuildings.

The Blue Creek fire has burned more than nine square miles of grass, shrubs and timber about 10 miles east of Walla Walla, a city of 60,000

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Fire Danger Is Extreme, So Don’t Flick Cigarette Butts Out the Window, Transportation Officials Warn

OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington state transportation officials say people throwing cigarette butts out their car windows are starting brush fires nearly every day.

Department of Transportation spokeswoman Claudia Bingham Baker says another brush fire briefly disrupted rush hour traffic on Interstate 5 near Lacey on Thursday afternoon

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Dramatic Blast, Fire Shut Down Interstate 90 Near Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE (AP) — A dramatic fire and explosion that sent a propane tank flying 1,000 feet has burned five buildings at a company that makes plastic tarps to cover haystacks and set fire to 11,000 tons of hay in central Washington state

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When is it Appropriate to Call 911 on the Fourth of July?

It's our Independence Day! The Fourth of July usually means fireworks, grilling and having fun in the hot, hot sun. Unfortunately, when you put all those things together, accidents can happen and you need to get help. But how do you know if your situation is serious enough to call busy 911 dispatchers, who may already be dealing with other life-or-death situations? Here are some helpful guidelines from the state fire marshal.

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Yakima Man Saves Friend From Burning Home

Yakima firefighters say a house fire Monday morning could have turned deadly if it weren't for one man's heroic actions.

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Stove Pipe-Caused Fire Displaces Mabton Family

A Mabton family is now staying with other family members after a fire broke out in their home Wednesday night.

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Fire Claims Yakima Family Christmas Tree

The holidays will be a little tougher for a Yakima family whose home was severely damaged in a fire Thursday afternoon.

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Smoke Detector, Quick Thinking Reduces House Fire Damage

A working smoke detector made all the difference in a house fire early Sunday according to the firefighters who fought the blaze.

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Fire Officials Say New Partnership Already Succeeding

A Tuesday afternoon house fire in Union Gap tested the new partnership between the Union Gap and Yakima fire departments.

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