An explosion sent a mushroom cloud of flames and smoke 1,000 feet into the air Friday and burned at least four buildings at a company that makes plastic tarps to cover haystacks in central Washington state.
Fire officials in the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego say their successful rescue of a horse that fell and got trapped in a creek bed was aided by the 10-year-old animal’s calm demeanor.
A Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman says firefighters found an elderly woman still in her home when they arrived to deal with a fire.
Johnson, of Warm Springs, pleaded guilty in May to one count of starting brush and timber on fire. As she was riding in a car with two little brothers in July 2013, she lit a small firework and threw it out the window, where it ignited brush, court records say.
Triple-digit heat and lightning have made firefighters’ jobs even more difficult across the Northwest, where two dozen large wildfires are already burning.
Firefighters have mostly contained a brush fire that broke out on a steep slope in south Spokane Monday afternoon.
Firefighters have nearly contained a wildfire that threatened seven rural homes in drought-parched woods about 15 miles southwest of Grants Pass.
The massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained, officials said Wednesday night
Firefighters are pumping foam on a transformer fire at a City Light substation near the Seattle Center
Firefighters have told residents of about 100 homes in Washington state they should evacuate because of a threatening wildfire. Residents of more than 100 other homes near Entiat have been told to be ready to leave.