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.
Authorities say a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 30 homes in the central Washington city of Wenatchee was likely human-caused
The latest wildfire forecast calls for above-normal wildfire danger in Washington from July through September.
A wildfire that started after a logging helicopter crashed in northeast Washington was about 50 percent contained as of Monday morning.
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
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.
The White House says President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration Tuesday for Washington.
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.
The cost of fighting this season’s wildfires in Washington state, including the largest one in history, has crossed the $50 million mark.
The massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained, officials said Wednesday night