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Washington Wildfire Outlook: Above Normal Starting In JulyThe latest wildfire forecast calls for above-normal wildfire danger in Washington from July through September.
Washington Buying 1,700 Acres Of Forest On Olympic PeninsulaThe Washington state Department of Natural Resources is buying more than 1,700 acres of forest land north of the Quinault Indian Reservation on the western Olympic Peninsula. Purchased for $5.2 million from The Nature Conservancy, the land will add to both wildlife habitat and working forests.
Campfires At Washington Campgrounds Banned Due to the extreme fire danger across nearly all of Washington from hot, dry weather, the state has expanded its ban on outdoor fires.
Derelict Vessel Law Signed By Gov. InsleeWashington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Wednesday to give the state more power to remove derelict vessels from state waterways.
State Stuck With Bill When People Ditch Boats State law requires owners of abandoned or derelict vessels to pay the full costs of removing or disposing of the problem boats, but owners rarely do.
Fireworks May Have Started Wildfire Near Lake ChelanFireworks set off by someone in a boat on the Fourth of July may have started the wildfire that burned more than three square miles above the north shore of Lake Chelan, a Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman said.
Changing Winds Help Firefighters In Western Washington
Whidbey Island Landslide Shifted Massive Amount Of EarthTwenty properties on a scenic island hillside were damaged by the massive landslide in Washington state that displaced 200,000 cubic yards of earth, or about 40,000 dump truck loads, officials said Thursday.
Derelict Port Ludlow Ship Headed For SeattleA derelict ship at Port Ludlow that was seized by the state Department of Natural Resources is scheduled to be towed Friday to a Seattle shipyard.
Underwater Landslides Under Hood Canal? Scientists Think SoThere are two dome-shaped mounds, each more than 100 feet high and more than 1,000 feet wide, on the bottom at the south end of the canal near Lilliwaup. Washington scientists believe they were produced by underwater landslides.
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