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Busy Labor Day Weekend For Firefighters

The drama started Friday night.  A 7 hundred acre fire on the Ahtanum ridge that attracted a lot of attention both in terms of firefighters and onlookers.  The blaze could be seen from throughout the Yakima area

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Clean Air Advisory: Stage 1 Burning Ban

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News Media: Please distribute for publication – News and Weather.

Effective: 09:00 a.m. PDT today, Tuesday, August 14, 2012:

The Pollution Control Officer for the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency has declared a Stage 1 Burn Ban for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County areas, due to residual smoke originating from the Cle Elum wildfire.

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Douglas County Wildfire Has Grown to 1,000 acres

Pateros, Wash. (ap) - a wildfire across the Columbia River from Pateros in Douglas County has grown to 1,000 acres in size.

A fire management team from Spokane is setting up an operations center Thursday in Bridgeport to coordinate firefighting efforts

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Fireworks on Sale, but Banned in Yakima

Fireworks are now on sale on the Yakima reservation, but remember they're banned in the city of Yakima and all the unincorporated areas of the county. Many cities have bans in place up and down the valley as well.  State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that in 2011 there were

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Hot and Dry Weather Ideal for Wildfires

Firefighters were busy yesterday and this morning with a large wildfire that burned brush and grass between Othello and Royal City. Fire officials say the blaze started along highway 26. No structures were threatened, and there's still no word on what caused the fire

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Fire Sent Chills Through Residents of White Swan

A fire sent chills through residents of White Swan Monday afternoon. The community is still recovering from last year's devastating fire this time firefighters made quick work of the flames.

The fire was

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Wildfires Burn in 12 States; 11,000 Evacuated

As the largest wildfire in Arizona state history continued to burn in the eastern central part of the state on Wednesday, firefighters in 11 other states were busy battling blazes.

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