Wildfire

Firefighters responding to wildfire near Silverwood, prompting evacuations

KOOTENAI CO., Idaho — Firefighters are responding to a wildfire burning near Silverwood Theme Park and it has prompted evacuations. Kootenai County Fire & Rescue Chief Chris Way said the fire has burned fives acres and is moving fast. Evacuations are in place for people living in the area of Brunner and Neighbor Roads. Jordan Carter, director of marketing and…

Town tops in US poor air quality as fires continue to burn

Officials say the north-central Washington town of Winthrop temporarily had the worst air quality in the country as wildfires in the Methow Valley area continued to burn. The National Weather Service in Spokane said on Twitter Thursday morning that Winthrop's air quality was listed as hazardous on the Air Quality Index's real-time map. Two large wildfires in hilly, forested areas near Winthrop and Mazama in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest are keeping part of State Route 20 closed and have prompted evacuation notices. Officials say a new blaze as of Wednesday on the Spokane Indian Reservation is also growing and has prompted mandatory evacuations.

Evacuations ordered for wildfires burning near Winthrop

WSDOTWINTHROP, Wash. — People are still being forced to evacuate their homes as four wildfires tear through Okanogan County near Winthrop. The Cub Creek Fire has burned 32,473 acres and the Cedar Creek Fire has burned 8,443 acres—a combined total of roughly 64 square miles. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says the Varden and Delancy fires are also burning…

DNR closes Eastern Washington lands for wildfire season

WENATCHEE, Wash. — While visiting the site of the Red Apple Fire, Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, formally announced the closure of all DNR lands in Eastern Washington (east of the Cascades) starting on Friday during a powerful…

Eastern Washington DNR lands to close amid wildfire danger

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Wildfire season has ravaged land across the state of Washington this year, but Eastern Washington has faced unprecedented fire danger amid record-setting heat and dry conditions. That's why Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, will announce…

Green Ridge Fire burns more than 1,500 acres, 15% contained

UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): -- The Green Ridge Fire has burned more than 1,500 acres as of Monday morning. Officials say the fire grew to 1,569 acres since Sunday morning. The fire remains only 15 percent contained. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DAYTON, Wash. --…

Fire forces people living near Rice in Stevens County to evacuate

STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. –People living near Rice in Stevens County are under a Level 3 evacuation, which means you need to leave now. The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office says there is a fast-moving brush fire near Goddard Road and Pleasant Valley. Department of Natural Resources said the fire has burned at least 175 acres, all of Pleasant Valley is under…

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