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DNR Reports Concluded Welding Sparks Was The Cause of Taylor Bridge Fire

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources has concluded that an August wildfire that caused $11 million damage was caused by sparks from welding or cutting work on a bridge southeast of Cle Elum

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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

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Road closure in Ahtanum State Forest extended through November 30

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has extended a road closure due to a timber harvest and chipping operation in the Ahtanum State Forest, 30 miles west of Yakima

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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

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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

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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 Kit

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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

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Hot, Dry Weather Gives Yakima Valley Thunderstorms and Fires

Despite the cold and wet start to summer, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is warning that hot, dry weather and the threat of thunderstorms have brought on Washington’s fire season. In 2011, 90 percent of fires were human-caused. Much of E

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