Disasters and Accidents

Disasters and Accidents

Weather Could Cause Trouble For Washington Fire Crews

Aug 24, 2015
InciWeb

Weather is expected to cause more problems Monday for fires in north central Washington. The Okanogan Complex is burning more than 250,000 acres.

Canyon Creek Complex Moves Away From Homes

Aug 24, 2015
Traci Weaver / National Park Service

As firefighters start to gain control of Canyon Creek Complex, the blaze is moving away from homes and into wilderness.

Heavy Smoke Lowers Chelan Air Quality, Helps Firefight

Aug 24, 2015
Courtney Flatt / Northwest News Network

Fires in north central Washington are continuing to threaten homes and buildings. Thousands of people are still under evacuation orders. But calming winds have helped slow the fires’ progress.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Methow Valley ranchers and their horses fled fire in Central Washington this week. They hauled the horses out in convoys of trailers. Now one herd of 15 horses has been evacuated to the a ranch outside of Wenatchee.

Wind Could Shift Direction Of Chelan Complex Fires

Aug 21, 2015
Kari Greer / InciWeb

Wind is continuing to whip up wildfires burning in north central Washington state. After a dry cold front blew through this morning, another strong surge of wind Friday could cause trouble.

Lori Iverson / USFWS

As firefighters work to contain the Canyon Creek Complex wildfire, high winds and hot temperatures mean the fire keeps growing.

InciWeb

President Obama Friday declared an emergency in Washington state because of wildfires, freeing up more federal aid.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Three firefighters were killed Wednesday in the wildfire near Twisp, Washington. Another 3,000 are currently on the job around the state.

InciWeb

Wildfires are burning across nearly 600 square miles of Washington state and the forecast today calls for strong winds in the most affected areas.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Fires burning across Washington state have grown to about 390,000 acres and killed three firefighters. Now elected officials are asking the Obama administration for federal money to help fight them.

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