Tag Archives: Washington

Washington County Proposes Fireworks Ban in Unincorporated Areas

Legislation includes sparklers     SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Councilmember has proposed banning the use of fireworks in unincorporated areas due to safety concerns and wildfire danger. Councilmember Joe McDermott introduced the legislation on Thursday, KING-TV reported. He ...

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Report: Washington Assistant Chief Killed in Burnover

Johnson was caught without his coat and was overtaken by flames     Spring Coulee Fire Facilitated Learning Analysis Sunday, September 1, 2019 dawned a beautiful day in the Okanogan Valley. Many of the area’s volunteer firefighters, including those from ...

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Bureau of Land Management to Fund 11,000 Miles of Fuel Breaks

Strategic project in six states     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometers) of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort ...

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Washington Commissioner Proposes Fund to Fight Wildfires

Bill would be largest investment ever made     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state’s commissioner of Public Lands released a proposal Monday to raise some $63 million each year to fight wildfires and ...

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USFA: Washington On-Duty Death

Okanogan assistant chief was burned in a wildfire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Assistant Fire Chief Christian Dean Johnson, 55, of Okanogan Fire Department/Okanogan County Fire District 3 on October 2, 2019. ...

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Burned Washington Firefighter Faces ‘Long Recovery’

Johnson was severely burned fighting a wildfire     SEATTLE (KOMO) — The wife of an Okanogan County firefighter says her family is taking each day at a time as he recovers from severe burns to more than 50% of ...

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Washington Firefighter Seriously Burned in Blaze

Firefighter suffered second- and third-degree burns to most of his body     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Okanogan County firefighter has been airlifted to Seattle for medical treatment after suffering extensive burns while fighting a wildfire south of Okanogan. ...

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Crews Work to Keep Wildfire from Jumping Columbia River

Fire on Reservation was likely started by lightning     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters are trying to prevent a fast-growing wildfire from jumping the Columbia River. The fire on the Colville Indian Reservation was likely started by lightning last ...

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U.S. Northwest Unprepared as Wildfire Risk Grows

Last year, 40% of Washington’s wildfires were on its wetter western side     By TOM JAMES Associated Press ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Nestled in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely ...

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Washington Wildfire Grows, Threatens Homes

Partial evacuation in Mattawa     MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) — State resources have been called out to battle a wildfire in central Washington state that has grown to 7.8 square miles (20.2 square kilometers) and threatens homes, crops and a ...

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