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VIDEO: Yellow Jackets Becoming Concern for FFs Battling WA Wildfires

Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Reports of bee stings are growing among the crews battling Washington's the wildfires.

Wind and Terrain Complicate Cougar Creek Fire

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Firefighters battling the Cougar Creek Fire on the eastern slopes of Mount Adams are slowly making progress, but windy weather, difficult terrain, and frequent spot fires continue to pose challenges.

Rain in the Forecast as Smoke from WA Wildfires Grounds Fire Aircraft

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

The dense smoke also was causing respiratory problems for people far from the fire lines. In Spokane County, which has nearly 500,000 residents, the air quality was rated as unhealthy.

VIDEO: Winds Shifted Moments Before WA Wildfire FFs Killed

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Dispatch records from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office obtained by the Associated Press through a public records request detail the chaos of the fire and coordinated response to the blaze.

WA Wildfire Update: New Level 3 Evacuations for North Star Fire

Wed, Aug 26, 2015

The Ferry County Sheriff's Office advises that a Level 3 evacuation order will start Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.

VIDEO: Samoan Fire Crew Performs Ritual Dance in Thanks While Fighting CA Wildfires

Tue, Aug 25, 2015

The crew of five veterans and 11 rookie firefighters from the National Park of American Samoa joined the Northern California wildfire force as part of their training.

Firefighters Tested by Washington Wildland Fires

Mon, Aug 24, 2015

As flames scorch more than 920 square miles across eastern and central Washington, firefighters continue to brave the front lines of treacherous wildfires.

Summit Fire Reaches 50 Percent Containment

Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Evacuation orders were set to be lifted Monday as firefighters appeared to gain an upper hand on the Summit Fire burning in Big Bear

VIDEO: Rundown on WA Wildfires as Updates Continue

Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Here is complete coverage on the major wildfires that are affecting the state of Washington.

Oregon Mobilizes More Guard Members

Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Oregon's governor on Saturday activated 250 National Guard members to help fight wildfires that have ravaged parts of the West.

Washington Fire Officials Hope Weather Stalls Wildfire Growth

Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Officials hope that a break in the weather will allow firefighters to contain a series of wildfires in northern Washington that left three firefighters dead, and forced many from their homes

Rough Fire Destroys Kings Canyon Lodge

Sun, Aug 23, 2015

An iconic lodge is destroyed by the Rough Fire, and the fire continues to threaten other homes and cabins in the area.

Army Reserve Soldiers Fight Fires in Washington

Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Soldiers from the Army Reserve 659th Engineer Company quickly responded to an urgent request to help firefighting efforts at the Fairchild Air Force Base. The fire threatened a residential area in Airway Heights, Washington. This is the first time this unit has been used for this type of mission.

Washington State Asks for Volunteer Firefighter Help

Sat, Aug 22, 2015

With wildfires straining resources, Washington officials say that for the first time in state history they're coordinating help from residents who have and can operate equipment like backhoes and bulldozers to dig fire lines

Three Firefighters Killed in Washington Wildfire

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Three firefighters were killed Wednesday in a fire that forced the evacuation of the small town of Twisp in northern Washington

Idaho Firefighters Make Progress but Brace for Windy Weather

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Firefighters in northern Idaho used a backfire and built fire lines hoping to protect dozens of homes on Thursday from a group of blazes that has destroyed 42 homes so far and nearly 80 outbuildings near Kamiah

Firefighters Killed in Twisp (WA) Wildfires Identified

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Three firefighters died and four more were injured Wednesday in Washington during a firefight when their vehicle crashed and flames rolled over on them before they could get out

Oregon Fire is Nation's Top Priority

Wed, Aug 19, 2015

A fire in remote eastern Oregon that destroyed 36 homes and was threatening 500 more on Wednesday was declared the nation's top priority for resources.

Washington Firefighters Experience Impact of Staffing Issues During Wildfire Season

Wed, Aug 19, 2015

As the flames drew closer, the fire chief called and called for help. But three other major wildfires were burning in Stevens County, Wash., and no one was left to respond.

Thousands Fighting Fires Across Washington State

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

More than 2,600 firefighters and support personnel are out fighting large fires in Washington state and 200 soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will join the fight.

Warm Fire 50 Percent Contained After Burning 300 Acres

Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Firefighters on Monday morning continued to make progress against a brush fire that destroyed six structures and scorched 300 acres in the Castaic area.