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MT Governor Declares Fire Emergency as Dry Conditions Persist

Gov. Greg Gianforte declared Wednesday a statewide fire emergency in Montana as the state faces abnormally dry conditions.

Fires Threaten Indigenous Lands in Northwest

Karuk tribal citizen Troy Hockaday Sr. watched helplessly last fall as a raging wildfire leveled the homes of five of his family members, swallowed acres of forest where his people hunt deer, elk and black bear, and killed a longtime friend.

Russian Military Sends Planes to Fight Wildfires in Siberia

Russia engaged military aircraft Wednesday to fight wildfires that have engulfed wide swaths of Siberia.
Two fire apparatus

Wildfires Prompt Mandatory Evacuation of Nespelem (WA)

Several wildfires are burning in northcentral Washington state, prompting an evacuation order for the town of Nespelem on the Colville Indian Reservation.
Plane drops fire retardant on wildfires in West

‘Scary’: Fuel Shortage Could Ground Firefighting Aircraft

Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants.
Western Wildfires with firefighters on the ground while plane makes retardant drop

Wildfires Threaten Homes, Land Across 10 Western States

Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states.
Retired Northwest Fire Chief Jeff Piechura

Flags Lowered in AZ to Honor Fallen Firefighters

The state Bureau of Land Management identified the victims as 62-year-old Jeff Piechura and 48-year-old Matthew Miller.
Fire hydrant

Wildfire Closes Highway West of Winthrop (WA)

A wildfire has closed the scenic North Cascades Highway, the most northern route through the Cascade Range in Washington state.

CA and Other Western Parts Broil and Burn

California and other parts of the West are sinking deeper into drought and that has sent fire danger sky-high in many areas.
Bootleg fire in Oregon

Arrests Possible If Evacuation Orders Ignored in Huge OR Fire

Sheriff’s deputies may start arresting people who refuse to heed evacuation orders issued because of a large, growing wildfire.