Wildfire

Washington firefighters prepare for wildfires amid virus

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Washington state firefighters are preparing for a season of potential summer wildfires while adopting new health safety measures amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has added a new layer of uncertainty to the…

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A WILDFIRE THREATENS

Prepare NOW Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts. Know your community’s evacuation plans and find several ways to leave the area.…

Target practice turns into wildfire near Benton City

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- A wildfire that has spread more than 1,000 acres on Bureau of Land Management land near I-82 will continue to burn throughout the night, officials told KAPP-KVEW. Officials say the initial report is that the fire…

Crews gaining control of wildfire near Warden

WARDEN, Wash. — Firefighters are battling a wildfire on Road R SE between Road 11 and 12 SE near Warden. Crews from Grant County Fire District 4 and 5 are responding. The Chief Deputy of Emergency Management in Grant County…

Manton Way fire grows to 8,700 acres in North Franklin Co.

The Manton Way fire between Mesa and Connell has grown to 8,700 acres and is now 70% contained, according to Franklin Co. Fire District #1. Chief Eric Mauseth said crews have been working around the clock since the fire first…