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Obama Administration Warns Southwest, Northwest Could Face Catastrophic Wildfires This Summer

The Southwest and Northwest could face potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, despite an unusually wet May over much of the nation, the Obama administration has warned.


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Proposal: Media Needs Permit To Film Wilderness

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it is extending the period for the public to weigh in on a proposal that would make permanent new rules on commercial video and photography in […]

CBS Seattle–09/25/2014

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Winds Fan Wildfire That Damages Three Washington Homes

High winds and warm temperatures are challenging Northwest firefighters, especially in the typically windy Columbia River Gorge where a windblown wildfire on the Washington side damaged three homes and smoke from a fire on the Oregon side temporarily restricted traffic on Interstate 84.

CBS Seattle–09/11/2014

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Officials Warn Of Melting Alaska Ice Cave

U.S. Forest Service officials are warning people to stay away from a melting ice cave at a southeast Alaska glacier.


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Redwood Poaching Spreads To National Forests

The poaching of knobby growths on ancient redwood trees has spread to national forests in Northern California and Oregon.

CBS Seattle–06/13/2014

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Hunter Shot And Killed Bear That Mauled Him

Montana wildlife officials say a hunter who was attacked by a grizzly bear over the weekend shot and killed the animal.

CBS Seattle–06/04/2014

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Burning Squirrel Sparks Brush Fire In Central Ore.

A squirrel is being blamed for starting a small brush fire south of Bend, Oregon.

CBS Seattle–09/25/2013

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Feds Running Out Of Wildfire Money

Running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season, the U.S. Forest Service is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap.


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Family Sues US Forest Service For $1M After Dead Tree At Campsite Injured Son

An Idaho family has sued the U.S. Forest Service demanding more than $1 million after a large dead tree at a remote campsite fell and injured their young son.