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The Nakia Creek Fire burns on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, near Larch Mountain. The fire grew to 250 acres as of Tuesday morning.

Nakia Creek Fire not growing but evacuation warnings still in place

The Nakia Creek Fire burns on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, near Larch Mountain. The fire grew to 250 acres as of Tuesday morning.

October 13, 2022, 11:04am Clark County News

The Nakia Creek Fire, burning near Larch Mountain, did not grow overnight and remained at 156 acres with 10 percent containment, as of Thursday morning. Read story

The sun sets over the Nakia Creek Fire.

Nakia Creek Fire at 156 acres, smaller than thought, according to aerial survey

The sun sets over the Nakia Creek Fire.

October 12, 2022, 9:41am Clark County News

Overnight aerial surveys showed the Nakia Creek Fire is smaller than officials thought Tuesday and was burning 156 acres Wednesday morning near Larch Mountain, about 9 miles northeast of Camas, according to Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency. Read story

The Nakia Creek Fire burns on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, near Larch Mountain. The fire grew to 250 acres as of Tuesday morning.

Nakia Creek Fire deemed human caused; evacuation warnings issued

The Nakia Creek Fire burns on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, near Larch Mountain. The fire grew to 250 acres as of Tuesday morning.

October 11, 2022, 1:45pm Clark County News

The Washington Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that the Nakia Creek Fire was human caused, but officials are continuing to investigate what sparked the 250-acre fire. Read story

The Nakia Creek Fire near Larch Mountain had burned about 70 acres on Sunday night.

Nakia Creek Fire grows to 150 acres near Larch Mountain in Clark County

The Nakia Creek Fire near Larch Mountain had burned about 70 acres on Sunday night.

October 10, 2022, 11:30am Clark County News

The Nakia Creek Fire burning near Larch Mountain grew to an estimated 150 acres Monday, according to an aerial survey done by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Read story

PacifiCorp shutters recreation areas due to fire danger in Washington

September 11, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Access to PacifiCorp’s Yale and Swift properties in the Lewis River basin will be closed until fire hazard conditions improve. Read story

Jon Gallie, pygmy rabbit biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, enters the rabbit breeding enclosure in April that was destroyed along with all the rabbits in a 2020 wildfire, setting back the breeding program for years.

Wildfires: Region faces long recovery

Jon Gallie, pygmy rabbit biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, enters the rabbit breeding enclosure in April that was destroyed along with all the rabbits in a 2020 wildfire, setting back the breeding program for years.

June 14, 2021, 6:06am Latest News

It is a sound like something from the beginning of the world, that begins in the darkness just before dawn. Sage grouse, intent on attracting the interest of a mate, have begun to dance. Read story

Fire retardant is dropped at Jawbone Flats in the Opal Creek Wilderness in Oregon on Sept. 3, 2020. Drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest are pointing toward another severe fire season this year.

State’s dry spring fuels wildfire fears in Clark County

Fire retardant is dropped at Jawbone Flats in the Opal Creek Wilderness in Oregon on Sept. 3, 2020. Drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest are pointing toward another severe fire season this year.

May 29, 2021, 6:07am Clark County News

Clark County is officially under a drought advisory, adding to a growing list of indications that the Pacific Northwest should prepare for a wildfire season even worse than the record-breaking 2020. Read story

In this photo taken July 24, 2019, a block of houses are carved into a forest along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in the Cascade foothills of North Bend, Wash. Experts say global warming is changing the region’s seasons, bringing higher temperatures, lower humidity and longer stretches of drought. And that means wildfire risks in coming years will extend into areas that haven’t experienced major burns in residents’ lifetimes.

Northwest towns ‘woefully unprepared’ as fire risk grows

In this photo taken July 24, 2019, a block of houses are carved into a forest along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in the Cascade foothills of North Bend, Wash. Experts say global warming is changing the region’s seasons, bringing higher temperatures, lower humidity and longer stretches of drought. And that means wildfire risks in coming years will extend into areas that haven’t experienced major burns in residents’ lifetimes.

August 5, 2019, 6:49am Latest News

Nestled in the foothills of Washington's Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely candidate for anxiety over wildfires. Read story