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.
The state’s Department of Forestry will get the chance this summer to use a small remote-controlled helicopter
Fire destroyed an apartment building with about 90 units that was under construction in Vancouver