Western Wildfires Feed on Grass Brought on by Winter Rain
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires driving people from their homes in California and throughout the West have had help from an unlikely source: the rain.
Major winter downpours that pulled the state out of years of drought also brought a layer of grass that early-summer fires are eating up...
People in 50 Homes Get Evacuation Notice Due to Fire
WENATCHEE  (AP) — State and local officials say people in 50 homes south of Wenatchee have been told to get ready to leave because of a growing grass fire.
State Department of Natural Resources fire officials said on Twitter that the fire that began Monday had grown to an 7 square miles by…
Fire About 50 Percent Contained at Tourism Spot
LEAVENWORTH  (AP) — Officials say a wildfire near a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is now about 50 percent contained.
The blaze just north of Leavenworth started Tuesday and intensified, but Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan said Wednesday that hundred…
Fire Destroys Apple Packing Plant in Central Washington
WENATCHEE  (AP) — A fire in central Washington state destroyed an apple packing plant late Friday and into Saturday but firefighters saved a nearby cold storage building.
Chelan County Fire District 1 spokesman Rick Isaacson says flames shot from all four sides of the 200-foot long, two-st…
Firefighters’ Sacrifices Inspire Wave of Applicants
SEATTLE (AP) — The deaths of three firefighters in the Twisp River Fire last summer are inspiring a wave of job applicants in Washington.
KIRO-FM reports the State Department of Natural Resources isn't seeing people shy away from firefighting jobs after two record-breaking fire seasons.

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