Lighter Winds Help Crews Gain On California WildfiresThe calmer winds and the possibility of rain later in the week should help crews tamp down the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history.
Washington Firefighters To Help Fight California WildfiresSome 65 firefighters and seven wildland fire engines from Washington's Department of Natural Resources are traveling to northern California to help in the effort to contain wildfires that have killed over two dozen people.
Winds Expected To Drive Next Wave Of Deadly California FiresWinds up to 45 mph (72 kph) were expected to pummel areas north of San Francisco where at least 23 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed.
Orphaned Elk Nuzzles FirefightersThe orphaned elk, dubbed Buttons by the locals, is a fixture in Kittitas County
Injured Firefighter Undergoes SurgeryOne of the firefighters injured while battling a blaze in north-central Washington underwent his first surgery but remains in critical condition.
Explosion, Fire Close I-90 Friday AfternoonAn 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.
Oregon Firefighters Rescue Horse From Creek BedFire 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.
Oregon House Fire Extinguished; Resident Didn't Want To LeaveA Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman says firefighters found an elderly woman still in her home when they arrived to deal with a fire.
Woman Who Lit Massive Wildfire To Give Firefighter Friends Work Sentenced 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.
Northwest Thunderstorms Complicate Fire FightsTriple-digit heat and lightning have made firefighters' jobs even more difficult across the Northwest, where two dozen large wildfires are already burning.
Fire Crews Contain Brush Fire In South SpokaneFirefighters have mostly contained a brush fire that broke out on a steep slope in south Spokane Monday afternoon.
Wildfire Threatens 7 Homes Outside Grants PassFirefighters have nearly contained a wildfire that threatened seven rural homes in drought-parched woods about 15 miles southwest of Grants Pass.