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DNR Lifts Burn Ban in Western Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is lifting the ban on outdoor burning on DNR-protected lands in western Washington.
The DNR said in a news release Monday the ban would be lifted just after midnight Tuesday due to fall weather conditions...
DNR Eases Burn Ban, Permits Western Washington Campfires
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State officials have eased a burn ban in western Washington, allowing campfires in certain settings starting Friday.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said in a news release that recent rains and cooler temperatures across western Washington prompted the…
More Taylor Bridge Fire Victims Suing Construction Companies
More victims are suing the construction companiesaccused of starting the Taylor Bridge fire. News partner KIMA Action News learned there are now close to 60 people suing Conway Construction and Rainier Steel. That is up from about a dozen when the suit was first filed last month...
Wildfires Still Effecting Much of Washington State
About 25 homes are threatened by a "very serious" wildfire that has exploded Thursday afternoon near Rainbow Lake in Mason County, officials said, sending up a huge plume of smoke that could be seen for miles.
Every fire agency in the county responded to the blaze, said Dean Byrd, c…
Firefighters Busy Containing Northwest Wildfires
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained a wildfire that burned across a square mile near Ellensburg.
The fire was reported at about midnight Wednesday and blackened an estimated 700 acres before firefighters contained it Thursday...
13,500 Marijuana Plants Seized in Kittitas County
Sheriff Gene Dana showcased his newest military surplus vehicle Tuesday during a Marijuana Eradication Operation in Manastash Canyon which yielded over 13,500 plants.
Sheriff Dana voiced satisfaction in stating that "this operation, the largest single grow in Kittitas County, prevented o…
Wildfire Danger Still High in Central Washington
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has closed the Ahtanum Meadows, Ahtanum Campground, and Whites Ridge Trailhead to assist with fire suppression efforts with the Diamond Butte fire. The closures are expected to last at least through the weekend...