By KATE PRENGAMAN, Yakima Herald-Republic August 19, 2014 10:29 a.m.
YAKIMA — Although the smoke is clearing from two large wildfires in Kittitas County, firefighters will be dealing with the fires for weeks to come. A few will monitor it for months, since forest fires are likely to smolder on until the first snows fall.
By Associated Press August 19, 2014 2:32 p.m.
KERNVILLE, Calif. — An out-of-control wildfire in Southern California's Kern County has scorched about 5 square miles of dry brush and prompted evacuations in several neighborhoods.
By Patrick Timm August 19, 2014 6 a.m.
Another 90-degree day went into the record books Monday as summer warmth continues. Things will temper downward the next few days as mentioned here Sunday. The low that was crossing the Gulf of Alaska increased clouds in Western Washington late Monday. I expect the light precipitation associated with it to remain to our north and along the ocean beaches.
By Joseph O'Sullivan, The Seattle Times August 16, 2014 6 a.m.
OLYMPIA — It's an unsettling trend: Wildfires are becoming larger and more frequent, and money to prevent and fight them continues to be scarce.
By FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press August 14, 2014 11:12 a.m.
NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. — Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.