Tag Archives: Washington

Washington Unveils Plan to Better Prevent and Respond to Wildfires

Additional firefighters and helicopters in the state     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state is months away from wildfire season, but Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz has proposed a plan to strengthen the ...

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Report: Firefighter Hit by Truck was in Unmarked Area

Washington firefighter run over during Woolsey Fire     By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A firefighter who was run over by a pickup truck during last month’s deadly Southern California wildfire was sleeping in an unmarked ...

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Washington Commissioner Seeks Millions for Wildfires

Franz is asking for $55 million     TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s Public Lands Commissioner wants lawmakers to increase the amount of money that the state spends to fight wildfires and prevent future blazes. Hilary Franz, who oversees the ...

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Hunters Cited for Firing Rifles Near Firefighters in Washington

Firefighting halted when gunfire was detected     SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities say two hunters were cited after they entered a closed area and fired their rifles in the direction of firefighters who were battling a wildfire near Washington’s ...

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Wildfire Brings Unhealthy Air to Seattle

Much of August this year has been clouded by wildfire smoke     SEATTLE (AP) — Wildfire haze has returned to the Pacific Northwest, affecting air quality in parts of the Seattle region once again. The National Weather Service’s air ...

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More Mandatory Evacuations in Washington Wildfire

Wildfire has burned 41 square miles     TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation notices for homes under threat from a wildfire in northcentral Washington west of Twisp. The Okanogan County Emergency Management Center says the Crescent ...

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Pilot Makes Forced Landing at Washington Wildfire

Amphibious tanker made a forced landing     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot who was fighting a wildfire in northeast Washington has survived a plane crash. A post on the Northeast Washington Fire Information Facebook page says ...

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