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Wildfires Near The Dalles Still Threatening Homes

Dozens of homeowners near The Dalles remain on alert as crews battle the Government Flat Complex of wildfires.

08/19/2013

File image of a wildfire (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

Oregon Fires Prompt Evacuations; 2 Percent Contained

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Erin Rightbower was not surprised to see the sheriff’s deputy pull up to the driveway with an evacuation notice. She was expecting him. The family had started gathering their belongings — […]

CBS Seattle–07/30/2013

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Firefighters Making Progress on Wildfires in Eastern WA

Thousands of firefighters are still battling five major wildfires in Eastern Washington that have burned a total of 186 square miles, but managers are increasingly confident they’re gaining control.

09/27/2012

Air Quality Suffers From Southern California Brush Fires

Improvement In Air Quality Across Fire-Stricken Areas

People are breathing easier in parts of central Washington, where for the first time in nearly two weeks there are no reports of hazardous air conditions.

CBS Seattle–09/25/2012

Taylor Bridge Fire Continues To Burn In Washington State

Large Fires In Central Washing Could Soon Merge

A lightning storm set to hit the region Saturday could ignite even more blazes and bring little to no rain. Smoke from the current fires across the central part of the state has already prompted some schools to relocate weekend sporting events. Central Washington University has moved its Saturday football game against Azusa Pacific from Ellensburg to the Seattle suburb of Bothell.

CBS Seattle–09/21/2012

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More Central Washington Residents Told To Flee Wildfires

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.

09/19/2012

A firefighter works to put out hotspots left by the Taylor Bridge Fire near Cle Elum,. The fire, which started last Monday, has burned more than 22,000 acres. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Washington and Other Western States Finding Fires to be Costly

Many states, including Washington, are being hit hard by this season’s wildfires. State fire officials project that they will spend about $19.8 million on emergency fire suppression activities in the current fiscal year that ends next June.

CBS Seattle–08/23/2012

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Crews Battle Dozens Of Wildfires Across West

Across the West, dozens of fires fueled by searing heat, dry weather and strong winds have added up to misery for weary residents who already are fed up with one of the region’s worst fire seasons in decades.

08/15/2012

File photo of firefighters trying to extinguish a wildfire. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Firefighter Killed As Wildfires Rage Across West

A firefighter was killed in Idaho and another firefighter in Oregon suffered burns after she had to deploy her emergency fire shelter as wildfires raged across the western United States.

08/14/2012

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Wildfires Coming Late to WA in 2012

Unlike the nation’s interior West, wildfire season in Washington state is forecast to get a late start and be relatively mild. But officials say that doesn’t mean the state is not in danger of destructive blazes and this week’s hot weather has already ushered in a wildfire near Chelan.

07/07/2012

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