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File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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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Obama Signs Disaster Declaration For Washington Wildfires

The White House says President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration Tuesday for Washington.

CBS Seattle–08/12/2014

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Northwest Firefighters Brace For Lightning

Firefighters already battling 26 large fires across Oregon, Washington and Idaho are bracing for more as another round of lightning storms crosses the Northwest this week.

CBS Seattle–08/11/2014

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Wildfires Cost Washington $50M

The cost of fighting this season’s wildfires in Washington state, including the largest one in history, has crossed the $50 million mark.

07/27/2014

TWISP, WASHINGTON - JULY 20: A firefighting helicopter returns to base on July 20, 2014 while fighting the Carlton Complex fires near Twisp, Washington. Several fires throughout the state have destroyed hundreds of homes, forced evacuations and continue to threaten more local communities. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Massive Carlton Complex Of Fires Now Half Contained

The massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained, officials said Wednesday night

CBS Seattle–07/24/2014

Randy Loucks, right, of Brewster, Wash., and Rich Pitkethly of Brewster dig through the remains of a home belonging to Loucks mother-in-law following a wildfire on July 20, 2014 in Pateros, Wash. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Obama: Largest Wildfire In Washington State’s History Can Be Attributed To Climate Change

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control.

07/23/2014

File photo of firefighters trying to extinguish a wildfire. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

‘Funnel Of Fire’ Destroys Homes In Washington

The area is threatened by a fast-growing cluster of wildfires known as the Carlton Complex

CBS Seattle–07/18/2014

File photo of cars on a highway. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Over 20 Cars Involved In I-90 Pile Up

Fifteen cars and nine tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 90 on Thursday, leaving nearly a dozen people injured and causing a pileup that snarled traffic on the main route across Washington state, authorities said.

CBS Seattle–07/17/2014

File photo of a wildfire. (credit: PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Wildfire Burns Through Alp-Like Terrain

A wind-fueled wildfire chased people from nearly 900 homes in Washington state as it burned through a landscape so reminiscent of the Alps a nearby village adopted a Bavarian theme to attract tourists.

CBS Seattle–07/17/2014

File photo of a helicopter flying over a wildfire. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Wildfires Prompt State Of Emergency Declaration

A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires that threaten several hundred homes

CBS Seattle–07/16/2014

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