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Firefighter Will Get Back Dog After it Escaped, Got Adopted
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A firefighter who left his dog with friends as he battled wildfires in Washington state will get back his dog weeks after the animal ran away and got adopted by another family.
The Humane Society for Southwest Washington says the family decided over the weekend to return…
Eastern Washington Fires Destroy Homes, Force Evacuations
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters are battling fast-moving wildfires in eastern Washington that have destroyed homes and forced hundreds of residents to flee.
Three blazes in the Spokane region erupted Sunday afternoon, sending families rushing to pile pets and keepsakes into vehicles and hit …
Rain Helps Firefighters in Western Washington
GOLD BAR, Wash. (AP) — Rain and cooler weather is helping firefighters in Western Washington fight two wildfires in rough terrain. But fire officials say it will take a lot more than a gentle rain to put out the two fires burning in Snohomish County...
Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest Face Increased Wildfire Threat
Fire forecasters say Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest will face an increased threat of wildfires this summer.
The National Interagency Fire Center released its outlook for the spring and summer on Sunday. It says most of the country will face normal or below-normal wildfire problems...
Ag Secretary Visiting Cuba; Forest Restoration to Expand
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Cuba leading a delegation of U.S. government officials there through Saturday. Vilsack said the trip would "be an opportunity to support the administration’s commitment to normalizing relations and empowering the Cuban people through b…
Australian Firefighters Will Join Okanogan Complex Battle
OKANOGAN (AP) — Help is coming from Down Under to help fight the Okanogan Complex of wildfires, the largest in Washington history.
Sixteen of the Australian firefighters who have arrived in the United States to help battle Western blazes will be assigned to the Okanogan Complex...

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