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
Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control.
The area is threatened by a fast-growing cluster of wildfires known as the Carlton Complex
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.
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.