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Schneider Springs Fire containment improves with precipitation

YAKIMA, Wash. — Now 31% contained after 47 days of firefighting efforts, the Schneider Springs Fire has partially dulled thanks to cooler temperatures and recent precipitation in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. This afforded fire crews an opportunity to improve containment…

Smoke swirl in a heat dome: 'Unhealthy' air quality soon

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Wildfire smoke from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and California will soon hit our area and drop air quality while we're stuck in another "heat dome." A smoke forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System…

Popular smoke detectors recalled nationwide

Kidde is voluntarily recalling about 226,000 smoke alarms and combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms over concerns that they can fail to alert users to a fire. The company and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission identified seven affected models on Thursday, advising that…