<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=192888919167017&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Wednesday,  July 24 , 2024

Linkedin Pinterest

Tagged Articles:
Wildfires

Fire districts in Clark County warn of cuts amid rising call volumes, operation costs

July 12, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

As Clark County cools after an early summer heat wave, fire chiefs across the region are asking voters to direct their attention to several fire and emergency services funding measures… Read story

Open fire ban in effect for Gifford Pinchot National Forest

July 12, 2024, 5:55am Clark County News

Beginning today, open campfires will be prohibited throughout the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Fires will only be allowed in metal fire pits or rings in designated recreation sites. Read story

Fire restrictions in effect for Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

July 15, 2024, 5:53pm Clark County News

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is banning campfires, smoking and several other public use activities amid increased fire danger and dry weather conditions. Read story

Clark County expands outdoor burn ban

July 10, 2024, 7:21pm Clark County News

After the recent heat wave and extreme fire danger, recreational fires are prohibited throughout unincorporated Clark County, in addition to the general outdoor burning ban implemented July 5. Read story

From left are Washington public lands commissioner frontrunners Jaime Herrera Beutler, Patrick DePoe, Sue Kuehl Pederson, Dave Upthegrove and Kevin Van De Wege.

WA public lands commissioner race attracts unusually crowded field

From left are Washington public lands commissioner frontrunners Jaime Herrera Beutler, Patrick DePoe, Sue Kuehl Pederson, Dave Upthegrove and Kevin Van De Wege.

July 8, 2024, 6:05am Election

The average Washington voter is going to find the race to be Washington’s next commissioner of public lands rather confusing. Read story

In this photo provided by the Deschutes County Sherriff&rsquo;s Office, smoke rises from a wildfire near La Pine, Oregon, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Gusty winds fueled a rapidly growing wildfire just outside the central Oregon community of La Pine and prompted evacuations. (Sgt.

Wind-driven wildfire spreads near popular vacation destination Bend and prompts evacuations

In this photo provided by the Deschutes County Sherriff&rsquo;s Office, smoke rises from a wildfire near La Pine, Oregon, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Gusty winds fueled a rapidly growing wildfire just outside the central Oregon community of La Pine and prompted evacuations. (Sgt.

June 26, 2024, 1:47pm Latest News

A wildfire in Oregon’s high desert, near the popular vacation destination of Bend, grew rapidly Wednesday, and officials urged the continued evacuations of hundreds of homes in the area best known for its microbreweries, hiking, river rafting and skiing on nearby Mount Bachelor. Read story

Crews from Larch Corrections Center were a key part of wildfire response in Southwest Washington before it closed.

Local governments want say in crafting Washington’s new wildfire protection rules

Crews from Larch Corrections Center were a key part of wildfire response in Southwest Washington before it closed.

June 17, 2024, 6:05am Latest News

The last time the state Building Code Council crafted rules for protecting homes from the threat of wildfire, city and county officials criticized them as confusing, expensive and overreaching. Read story

Firefighters are using the Lakeshore Trail along Lake Chelan to access parts of the Pioneer Fire. Smoke from the fire is visible in the background.

Fire report: New blaze flares up on Hanford Reservation

Firefighters are using the Lakeshore Trail along Lake Chelan to access parts of the Pioneer Fire. Smoke from the fire is visible in the background.

June 13, 2024, 1:52pm Latest News

MOSES LAKE — A wildfire kindled suddenly Wednesday morning on the Hanford Reservation, and was estimated at 150 acres at a little after 2 p.m., according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Dubbed the Cold Creek Fire, the blaze about 24 miles northwest of Richland was caused by human activity,… Read story

Firefighters undertake a prescribed burn at the Upper Applegate Watershed near Medford on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Such burns can help reduce the risk of large wildfires.

Northwest leaders try again for more federal money for prescribed burns to prevent wildfire

Firefighters undertake a prescribed burn at the Upper Applegate Watershed near Medford on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Such burns can help reduce the risk of large wildfires.

June 12, 2024, 2:21pm Latest News

Oregon and Washington leaders are using the start of the region’s wildfire season to once again ask Congress for more money for prescribed burns.  Read story

FILE - Homes leveled by the Almeda Fire are seen at Bear Lake Estates in Phoenix, Ore., on Sept. 15, 2020. Pacific Power, owned by PacifiCorp, said Monday, June 3, 2024, that it has agreed to a nearly $180 million settlement with over 400 Oregon plaintiffs who sued the utility after the deadly 2020 wildfires.

PacifiCorp will pay $178M to Oregon wildfire victims in latest settlement over deadly 2020 blazes

FILE - Homes leveled by the Almeda Fire are seen at Bear Lake Estates in Phoenix, Ore., on Sept. 15, 2020. Pacific Power, owned by PacifiCorp, said Monday, June 3, 2024, that it has agreed to a nearly $180 million settlement with over 400 Oregon plaintiffs who sued the utility after the deadly 2020 wildfires.

June 3, 2024, 3:29pm Latest News

Pacific Power, part of PacifiCorp, said Monday it has agreed to a $178 settlement with over 400 Oregon plaintiffs in the latest multimillion-dollar payout related to the deadly 2020 wildfires that ravaged the state. Read story