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Wildfires Still Growing, But Crews Hope to Gain Upper Hand This Weekend

TWISP (AP) — A second of the four firefighters injured in a wildfire on Wednesday has been transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the Northwest's major burn center...

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Thousands Answer State’s Plea for Volunteer Firefighters

OMAK (AP) — Washington officials say more than 3,000 people have called and emailed in response to the state's request for volunteer help with wildfires...

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Continues; U.S. Forest Service and BLM Getting the Blame for Wildfires

The Trans-Pacific Partnership remains doable but increasingly harder as the U.S. Presidential election moves closer. Australian Federal Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb said “the last few yards are very difficult...

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This Year’s El Nino Could be the Strongest in 50 Years; Partnership Between USDA and NASA Expanded

El Nino has strengthened steadily during the past month, approaching the “strong category”. El Nino is so strong this go round that it could wind up be the strongest El Nino event in 50 years...

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Hot Temps, Lightning Challenging Firefighters

Firefighters across the Northwest reacted as triple-digit heat and lightning made their job even more difficult in an area where two dozen large wildfires are already burning...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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