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Evacuation Orders Lifted For Fire Burning Near Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Residents have been allowed to return to their residences after a wildfire prompted the evacuation of about two dozen homes in central Washington.
A fire spokesman, Trooper Jeff Sevigney, says the blaze about 7 miles north of Moses Lake burned less land than initially t…
Fire Near Moses Lake Under Control, Structures Lost
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A fast-moving fire in central Washington that started Tuesday afternoon has been brought under control with some homes and outbuildings lost.
The Grant County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday night the fire is still burning but not making a run as it did earlier in th…
Wildfire Prompts Naches Campground Evacuations
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Several campgrounds along the Naches River in central Washington were evacuated Sunday evening as a wildfire burned in thick forest about 25 miles west of Yakima.
U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Robin DeMario said Monday that about 100 people at Camp Roganunda, a Christia…
Fire Scorches Nearly 5 Square Miles Near Umatilla
HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — The Hermiston Fire Department says a wildfire has scorched nearly 5 square miles and burned several buildings at the former Umatilla Chemical Depot.
Fire Capt. J.W. Roberts says the blaze that began Monday has scorched multiple bunkers, or igloos, where chemical weapons w…
Crews Battle Wildfire West of Oso
OSO, Wash. (AP) — Fire crews are battling a roughly 55-acre wildfire that began Thursday evening several miles west of Oso.
KIRO reports that firefighters from Snohomish County and the Department of Natural Resources are tackling the blaze off that began around 6 p...
Mountain Snowpack Remains Above Normal Across State
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The mountain snowpack remains pretty good in Washington state, raising hopes that the state will not have a repeat of the drought and major wildfires of last year. The February 1 report showed that winter snowpack across the state is 109 percent of normal. The...
Deadly Fire, Indicted Auditor Top Washington Stories for 2015
 
 
SEATTLE (AP) — A blaze that killed three firefighters in north-central Washington was voted the state's top news story of 2015 by Associated Press member editors.
Other top news items of the past 12 months included the criminal indictment of Auditor Troy Kelley on money laundering and other charges…

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