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Fire Threatens Homes Near Grants Pass (OR)

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Firefighters have nearly contained a wildfire that threatened seven rural homes in drought-parched woods about 15 miles southwest of Grants Pass.

Missing Montana Firefighter Recovering at Hospital

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

A Bitterroot National Forest firefighter who was missing for about 24 hours is recovering at a Hamilton hospital while forest officials try to determine how he went missing

Missing Montana Wildland Firefighter Found

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

The search for a wildland firefighter who has been missing since Sunday has come to a happy end.

Wildland Firefighter Missing at Montana Fire

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

A wildland firefighter has gone missing while operating at a wildfire in Montana, according to a report.

OR, WA Firefighters Making Progress as Dry Weather Approaches

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Firefighters in the Northwest have made progress, with no new starts in the past 24 hours. But warmer, drier weather is sweeping the region.

Alkali Fire Grows to 20,000 Acres

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The Alkali Fire in northwestern Colorado grew to 20,000 acres overnight amid 90-degree heat and erratic winds.

CO Wildfire Grows to 8,000 Acres

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The Alkali Fire was first reported on private land 14 miles north of Maybell in Moffat County.

Wildfire Update: Rain Aids Efforts, Lightning Sparks New Fires

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Rain and hail fell Wednesday on the largest wildfire in the state's history, but it wasn't enough to extinguish the flames.

Oregon Firefighters Battle New Lightning Fires

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Lightning rolled through much of eastern Oregon on Tuesday, leaving in its wake several dozen reports of new wildfire starts.

Small Washington Town Reeling by Carlton Complex Fire

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The Carlton Complex fire will probably go down as the biggest conflagration in Washington state history, torching about 240,000 acres and counting. Pateros, one of Washington's littlest towns, was no match for its fury. An estimated 20% of the buildings in the city, population 600 or so, have been destroyed. There is no electricity, no drinking water.

Video: WA's Watermelon Hill Fire Now 80 Percent Contained

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The fire has been reduced to 10,518 acres.

Anaconda Fire Burns More Than 1,000 Acres

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Several families are back in their homes today after a wildfire in Tooele County (UT) prompted evacuations.

Firefighters Escape Close Call in Wind-Driven Fire

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Five members of the Boise (ID) Fire Department narrowly avoid being buried in a structural collapse.

OR Firefighters Expect New Lightning Storms

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Forecasts call for lightning across north-central Oregon into the northeastern corner of the state, where most of the existing fires are already burning.

ID Wildfire Now 60 Percent Contained

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

The Pittsburg Fire, burning within the Hells Canyon National Recreation area, is now at 60 percent containment.

Carlton Complex Fire Now 16 Percent Contained

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Crews fighting the Carlton Complex fire in north central Washington are beginning to make progress on that fire.

Okanogan County Fire Largest in Washington History

Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Even as one of Washington's wildfires became the largest in state history Monday -- burning an area 4.5 times the size of Seattle --  fire crews and aid workers are bracing for the possibility that lightning could trigger a new round of fires by midweek.

Former WA State Trooper First Casualty of Wildfires

Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Rob Koczewski, 67, a former Washington State trooper, died of a heart attack while hosing down hot spots near his Okanogan County home.

OR, WA Wildfire Update: A Million Acres Burned

Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Health officials in Washington and Idaho warned residents that smoke drifting eastward from the Washington wildfires would create unhealthy air.

New Fires Burning in Central Washington

Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Washington Wildfires Destroy about 100 Homes

Sat, Jul 19, 2014

Residents strolled through the smoldering rubble of their neighborhoods, some wearing surgical masks to protect their lungs from the smoke and ash lingering in the air of the riverside community they call "Paterodise."