National Fire Preparedness Level Raised to Highest Point
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Top federal and state fire managers say the National Fire Preparedness Level will be raised to its highest point Friday afternoon.
The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group made the announcement Thursday, saying the jump to Preparedness Level 5 reflects a high degree of wildfir…
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…
Detectives Investigate Anti-Semitic Graffiti, Arsons
BURIEN (AP) — Authorities are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti and fires set outside a home just south of Seattle in Burien.
The Seattle Times reports deputies got a report of an explosion and fire at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
King County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cindi West says depu…
Yakima Valley Fire Donations Are On Their Way to Okanogan Complex
Yakima city officials thanked local volunteers and community contributors Friday afternoon as a truckload of donated goods for crews and residents affected by the Okanogan Complex fire left the Yakima Convention Center.
Mayor Micah Cawley also singled out several dozen local Church of Jesus Christ of…
Shooting Ban Takes Effect for Wenas Wildlife Area
A temporary shooting ban will take effect this weekend for the Wenas Wildlife Area.
Signs indicating the ban went up Tuesday. Practice shooting will only be allowed from sunrise to 11 A.M..
The change comes in response to concerns about wildfires...
Fireworks on Sale, but Banned in Yakima
Fireworks are now on sale on the Yakima reservation, but remember they're banned in the city of Yakima and all the unincorporated areas of the county. Many cities have bans in place up and down the valley as well.  State Fire Marshal Charles M...