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Progress Being Made Fighting Carlton Complex Fire

Officials say the massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained.

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Salvation Army of Yakima Also Helping Those Affected by Fires

The Yakima Salvation Army is among the groups helping those who are battling flames in North Central Washington.

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Washington State Burn Ban Extended Until Mid October

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire has extended her emergency burn ban to include all counties in Washington state.

No outdoor burning is allowed in the state through midnight, Oct. 15

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Firefighters Making Progress on Central Washington’s Wildfires

(AP) Firefighters are continuing to make progress on Central Washington's two large wildfires.

containment is growing on the two fires, but smoke around Yakima is expected to hover for a while.

Fire officials report the 24-square-mile Cascade Creek Fire on the southwest slopes of Mount Adams is about 55 percent contained

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Firefighter Hoping for Two Wildfires to Become One

Concerns the massive wildfire near Cle Elum would merge into a 'monster fire' may come true, and fire crews say that would be beneficial in helping to battle the fires. Joe Anderson, Table Mountain Fire Team Spokesperson

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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’s National Guard to help fight ongoing wildfires

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Smokey Haze Forces Cancellation of 51st Annual Sunfair Parade

Haze from the nearby wildfires blankets the valley and that hazed forced the cancellation of the 51st annual Sunfair Parade. Parade organizers say it just wasn't smart to hold the parade in such conditions

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Cascade Creek Fire Expands to 8500 Acres

Smoke from the Cascade Creek Fire on Mount Adams shot 17,000 feet into the air yesterday.  That fire has grown to 8500 acres.  The flames are moving toward the landmark Gotchen Creek Guard Station

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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 because of the rapid growth of the Table Mountain Fire Complex

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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

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