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WA’s Taylor Bridge Wildfire 100 Percent Contained

Firefighting officials say a stubborn wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes just east of Cle Elum has been completely contained after a two-week fight.

08/29/2012

File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/GettyImages)

Some Residents Return Home After Wildfire

Some residents forced to flee a large central Washington fire were allowed to return to their homes Thursday, while firefighters in rural Idaho protected two threatened towns and thousands of crew members worked wildfires across California.

08/17/2012

Wildfires Burn On Florida-Georgia Border

Central WA Fire Now 25% Contained

WA fire management officials said the fire is now 25 percent contained, up from 10 percent, in the fire that broke out Tuesday near Cle Elum, WA.

08/15/2012

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Emergency Declaration

Gov. Chris Gregoire has declared a state of emergency for Kittitas and Yakima counties in response to a wildfire burning near Cle Elum.

CBS Seattle–08/14/2012

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Fire Crews Hope to Begin Containing Massive Wildfire

CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters employed every weapon they had Wednesday to battle a stubborn wildfire east of the Cascades that has destroyed dozens of homes across roughly 35 square miles. Helicopters […]

CBS Seattle–08/14/2012

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New Wildfire Burning In North-Central Wash.

Fire crews in north-central Washington are fighting a new wildfire that has burned across a square mile of brush in Douglas County near the Columbia River.

08/02/2012

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Siberian Smoke Causes Spectacular Seattle Sunsets

Wildfire smoke drifting across the ocean from Siberia to the Pacific Northwest may explain why Seattle has had so many spectacular sunsets recently.

07/14/2012

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Obama to Tour Fire Devastation in Colorado

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will tour the scene of devastating wildfires in Colorado on Friday, and thank firefighters battling some of the worst fires to hit the American West […]

CBS Seattle–06/27/2012

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Stray Bullets Trigger Fireworks Explosion

BELFAIR, Wash. — At least one person who fired a gun caused extensive damage to a Mason County wrecking yard early Monday morning. The Mason County Fire District received dozens of calls about a blast […]

CBS Seattle–06/25/2012

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Two Women Found in WA House Fire Had Been Shot

Two women whose bodies were found in a fire at a home near North Bend had been shot to death, the medical examiner’s office said Monday. Detectives are still trying to find Peter A. Keller, 41, who lives in the house where the women were found.

04/23/2012

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