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Stagnant Air Conditions Returns to Central Washington
After a day of relief from the smoke in Central Washington it's back says Dave Caprilie with the Yakima clean air authority. Like Yakima , Wenatchee and Cashmere enjoyed relatively clean air for about half a day before smoke from the area wildfires returned Tuesday night...
Gov. Gregoire Extends Eastern Washington Burn Ban
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire tonight extended a burn ban for all counties east of the Cascade crest, prohibiting all outdoor burning through midnight Sunday, Sept. 30. An emergency proclamation declaring a State of Emergency remains in effect, and allows continued air support from Washington&…
Central Washington Wildfire Causing More Evacuations and Closures
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The rapid growth of central Washington wildfires has prompted more evacuation notices as two fire complexes burn closer and closer to each other.
On Wednesday evening, officials urged residents around the Mission Ridge ski area southwest of Wenatchee to leave their homes be…
Air Quality Reaching Hazardous Levels in Ellensburg
Air quality in Ellensburg has reached hazardous levels as a result of smoke from north and central Washington fires.
Wenatchee air quality has been hazardous since Sept. 12, according to data gathered by the Washington Department of Ecology...
Firefighter Falls ill Dies While Battling Wildfire
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A firefighter who died after falling ill while helping battle a wildfire north of
Wenatchee has been identified as a Darby, Mont., man. Crews are struggling to contain dozens of wildfires throughout the state of Washington...
Wildfire Smoke Decreases Air Quality in The Northwest
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wildfires are hurting air quality in much of Washington, as forecasters issued a stagnant weather advisory to last at least through Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service says smoke from the blazes has drifted west over the Cascade Range but has not yet se…
Wildfire May Drive Wildlife into Wenatchee
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Wildlife officials say Wenatchee residents may have some unexpected visitors this fall and winter as deer displaced by the wildfires come into their yards looking for food.
The Wenatchee World reports fires in the foothills have ravaged the mule deer's normal feedi…
Northwest Wildfires Tapped Firefighters Resources
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington and Oregon crews just aren't enough to fight ongoing wildfires in Washington state.
So the officials who coordinate wildfire coverage in the northwest have called Canada for help.
More than 100 firefighters and support crew are expected to arrive in Washington by M…
Fires Bring National Forest Public Safety Closures
From the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
WENATCHEE--Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest officials have implemented several large area closures, in addition to several road and trail closures, following a rash of lightning-caused fires sparked September 8 and 9...