3 Firefighters Die After Vehicle Crashes, Overcome By Flames In Wildfire

Three firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was likely caught by flames as they battled a blaze in Washington state, authorities said. Four other firefighters were injured.


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Officials: Wenatchee Wildfire Likely Human-Caused

Authorities say a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 30 homes in the central Washington city of Wenatchee was likely human-caused

CBS Seattle–07/01/2015

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

Washington Wildfire Outlook: Above Normal Starting In July

The latest wildfire forecast calls for above-normal wildfire danger in Washington from July through September.

CBS Seattle–06/05/2015

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

Fire That Started After Helicopter Crash 50 Percent Contained

A wildfire that started after a logging helicopter crashed in northeast Washington was about 50 percent contained as of Monday morning.

CBS Seattle–05/11/2015

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FEMA Rejects Washington Appeal For Wildfire Victim Aid

More than 300 homes were destroyed by this summer’s Washington wildfires. Last month, the governor said the cost of destroyed properties in Okanogan County alone is estimated at more than $28 million

CBS Seattle–09/24/2014

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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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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.


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