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Obama Administration Warns Southwest, Northwest Could Face Catastrophic Wildfires This Summer

The Southwest and Northwest could face potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, despite an unusually wet May over much of the nation, the Obama administration has warned.

06/10/2015

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Winter Snowpack At Only 22 Percent Of Normal On April 1

Washington’s winter snowpack set a new record low for the month of April, setting the stage for low water supplies and perhaps more devastating wildfires later this year.

CBS Seattle–04/08/2015

File photo of a firefighter spraying water while fighting a fire near an Indian reservation. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Northwest Thunderstorms Complicate Fire Fights

Triple-digit heat and lightning have made firefighters’ jobs even more difficult across the Northwest, where two dozen large wildfires are already burning.

CBS Seattle–08/12/2014

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Oregon Wildfires Stretch State Resources

15 fires are burning more than 565 square miles in Oregon.

07/18/2014

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Heat Wave Expected In Washington

Temperatures this weekend expected in the 80s to lower 90s in Western Washington and 90s to triple digits in Eastern Washington.

CBS Seattle–07/09/2014

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Experts: Bad Wildfire Season Ahead For Wash.

The Washington Department of Natural Resources expects the wildfire season will be worse than average

05/07/2014

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Climate Change Brings Risk To Northwest

Global warming is already altering Northwest forest landscapes, increasing wildfire risks and threatening coastal communities

CBS Seattle–05/06/2014

File photo of a firefighter spraying water while fighting a fire near an Indian reservation. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Ore. Forestry Officials Seek $40M To Pay Record Wildfire Costs

After going through a record $122 million fighting big wildfires this year, the Oregon Department of Forestry is asking the Legislature for an extra $40 million to cover its 2013 costs and for greater spending authority next year.

CBS Seattle–11/22/2013

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700 Wildfires Burned 9,900 Acres In Washington

The Department of Natural Resources says nearly 700 wildfires this year in Washington burned a total of more than 15 square miles.

CBS Seattle–09/19/2013

File photo of a firefighter spraying water while fighting a fire near an Indian reservation. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Showers Help Crews Tamp Down Oregon Wildfires

Unusual late-summer rains are helping crews battle wildfires in southwestern Oregon and the Columbia Gorge — and even driving some from soaked tents to bed down indoors.

CBS Seattle–08/26/2013

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