washington wildfire

Men cited after firing rifles near firefighters battling Miriam Fire

SEATTLE (AP) - Federal authorities say two hunters were cited after they entered a closed area and fired their rifles in the direction of firefighters who were battling a wildfire near Washington's White Pass Ski Area.Officials on the Miriam Fire said in a news release that the incident happened Aug. 23.

Wildfire burns home, leads to evacuations in Washington

OTHELLO, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have ordered evacuations as a wildfire threatens crops and homes in a rural part of Washington.The State Fire Marshal's Office on Sunday morning said one home and one outbuilding were lost. It estimated the blaze to be nearly 16 square miles (41 square kilometers).Residents of between 25 and 30 homes in Adams County have been told to leave immediately.