A Mason County sheriff’s spokesman says a new Western Washington wildfire burning northeast of Shelton is threatening a dozen homes and firefighters from three counties are battling it.
The state Ecology Department reports air monitors detect hazardous Friday air in Cashmere and Liberty, and unhealthy air in Wenatchee, Entiat, Pateros and Quincy.
Gov. Chris Gregoire has extended a ban on all outdoor and agricultural burning in Eastern Washington because of continuing wildfire danger.
Officials urged residents around the Mission Ridge ski area southwest of Wenatchee to leave their homes because of the rapid growth of the Table Mountain Fire Complex.
Washington and Oregon crews just aren’t big enough for the wildfires in Washington state, so officials are calling Canada for help.
Firefighters used tinfoil to protect a historic ranger station from a wildfire south of Mount Adams this week.
Three homes were destroyed and more homes were evacuated Tuesday as crews battled dozens of wildfires across eastern Washington.
Firefighters east of Washington’s Cascade Range are still working to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by a weekend lightning storm.
Firefighters working overnight to protect homes from a 500-acre wildfire near Wenatchee prevented any more structures from being lost, a spokesman said Monday.
Firefighting officials say a stubborn wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes just east of Cle Elum has been completely contained after a two-week fight.