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…
Wildfire Forces Closure of Prime Eclipse Viewing Territory
DETROIT, Ore. (AP) — A growing wildfire is forcing authorities to close miles of roads, trails and mountains in north-central Oregon that was expected to be prime eclipse-viewing territory.
The Statesman Journal reports that about 180 square miles in and around the Mount Jefferson area were clo…
Washington State Biologists Rescue 33 Pygmy Rabbits
QUINCY, Wash. (AP) — Officials have captured 33 endangered pygmy rabbits that survived a wildfire in central Washington state and moved them to other breeding sites.
Biologist John Gallie with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife told The Seattle Times in a story Friday that the rabbits wer…
Fire Burning in Eastern Washington Near Hanford
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning in Benton County, Washington, that shut down roads and forced the evacuation of some workers at the Hanford nuclear site has burned about 31 square miles (80 kilometers).
The Tri-City Herald reports the blaze was burning mostly west of Hanford and abou…
Washington State Fire at Tourism Spot is Mostly Contained
LEAVENWORTH  (AP) — A wildfire burning at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is largely under control after burning for two days.
Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan says the fire near the town of Leavenworth was 78 percent contained Thursday mo…
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…

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