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Last week's lightning strikes sparked some 45 forest fires in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The fire range in size from less than an acre to about 200 acres.

Dozens of small fires burning in Gifford Pinchot forest after lightning strikes

Last week's lightning strikes sparked some 45 forest fires in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The fire range in size from less than an acre to about 200 acres.

August 28, 2023, 10:52am Clark County News

The U.S. Forest Service reported Sunday evening that hundreds of lightning strikes late last week spurred more than 45 fires across the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Read story

Crews from Clark County Fire District 10 and 13 are assisting the Washington State Department of Natural Resources DNR on the TumTum Fire on Forest Service 54 Road.

Tumtum Fire grows to 28 acres in rural Clark County; spectator vehicles hamper efforts

Crews from Clark County Fire District 10 and 13 are assisting the Washington State Department of Natural Resources DNR on the TumTum Fire on Forest Service 54 Road.

August 22, 2023, 10:51am Clark County News

Firefighters battled a fire that appeared Monday evening near Tumtum Mountain in northeast Clark County, containing it about a day later. Read story

Firefighter Michael Hickey works at the scene Thursday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2023, after a blaze destroyed a primary residence and surrounding structures on the same property near La Center on Wednesday night. The incident sparked a significant brush fire that prompted evacuation warnings well into the north county community.

Jenny Creek Fire north of La Center now 90 percent containedvideo icon

Firefighter Michael Hickey works at the scene Thursday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2023, after a blaze destroyed a primary residence and surrounding structures on the same property near La Center on Wednesday night. The incident sparked a significant brush fire that prompted evacuation warnings well into the north county community.

August 17, 2023, 6:00pm Clark County News

Small plumes of smoke rose from the blackened rubble of a house fire that spread to the wildland behind it the night before. Ash fell on firefighters walking between the remnants of vehicles, barn walls and furniture caked in ash. A large patch of brush across the road from the… Read story

Fire crews work to establish fire lines on the Tunnel Five fire in the Columbia. River Gorge on Wednesday.

Tunnel Five Fire in Columbia River Gorge still at 5% containment; evacuation levels expand

Fire crews work to establish fire lines on the Tunnel Five fire in the Columbia. River Gorge on Wednesday.

July 6, 2023, 2:00pm Clark County News

More personnel arrived in the Columbia River Gorge on Wednesday to fight the Tunnel Five Fire, which is holding steady in size, and remains at 5 percent containment. Read story

Volunteer Elizabeth Stoltz of Heisson waters the Fort Vancouver Garden in Vancouver in 2020.

Washington considering worker protections as wildfires persist

Volunteer Elizabeth Stoltz of Heisson waters the Fort Vancouver Garden in Vancouver in 2020.

June 10, 2023, 6:07am Business

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is considering new protections for outdoor workers, notably for those in construction and agriculture, as wildfires become more frequent. Read story

This photo provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows smoke from a wildfire burning south of Lind, Wash. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Sheriff's officials are telling residents in the town of Lind in eastern Washington to evacuate because of a growing wildfire south of town that was burning homes.

The Washington fire season forecast has officials worried about this summer

This photo provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows smoke from a wildfire burning south of Lind, Wash. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Sheriff's officials are telling residents in the town of Lind in eastern Washington to evacuate because of a growing wildfire south of town that was burning homes.

June 6, 2023, 7:35am Latest News

Washington state is expected to have a worse fire season than normal this summer through September. Read story

The Grant Street Pier is barely visible as thick wildfire smoke blankets Vancouver, as seen from the Interstate Bridge on Sept. 14, 2020.

Washingtonians must prepare for the impacts of wildfire and smoke. These bills could help

The Grant Street Pier is barely visible as thick wildfire smoke blankets Vancouver, as seen from the Interstate Bridge on Sept. 14, 2020.

February 2, 2023, 7:38am Clark County Politics

Summer in Washington used to mean clear blue skies, but recently they are mostly remembered for the wildfire smoke. Two bills, in the house and senate, are going to focus on communities that suffer the most from wildfires. Read story

Marcus Kauffman of the Oregon Department of Forestry, left, passes fire crews as they work at the Nakia Fire on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2022.

All Nakia Creek Fire evacuation orders lifted

Marcus Kauffman of the Oregon Department of Forestry, left, passes fire crews as they work at the Nakia Fire on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2022.

October 20, 2022, 12:20pm Clark County News

All evacuation warnings were lifted Thursday as the Nakia Creek Fire reached 23 percent containment. Read story

Containment of the Nakia Creek Fire grew to 12 percent on Tuesday night.

Nakia Creek Fire evacuation zones shrink as weather aids firefighting

Containment of the Nakia Creek Fire grew to 12 percent on Tuesday night.

October 19, 2022, 2:05pm Clark County News

Increased containment on the Nakia Creek Fire prompted officials to shrink evacuation zones Wednesday morning, despite the fire’s slight growth overnight to nearly 1,900 acres. Read story

Tents begin to fill a field across from Grove Field in Camas for firefighters battling the Nakia Creek Fire. The camp will include meal areas, showers and everything crews need to rest up before heading back to the fire.

Nakia Creek Fire grows overnight, no change to evacuation zonesvideo icon

Tents begin to fill a field across from Grove Field in Camas for firefighters battling the Nakia Creek Fire. The camp will include meal areas, showers and everything crews need to rest up before heading back to the fire.

October 18, 2022, 7:26pm Clark County News

The Nakia Creek Fire grew to 1,796 acres overnight, but officials said Tuesday the growth is normal as they establish new lines around the blaze. Read story