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Stevens County

Dry March brings grass fires to Stevens Co.

Dry March brings grass fires to Stevens Co.Stevens County is experiencing escalating calls for service on grass fires that have escaped due to the unusually dry weather.
  • Stevens County
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Wildfire

Propane torch sparks 50 acre wildfire near Athol

Propane torch sparks 50 acre wildfire near AtholCrews are responding to a 30 plus acre wildfire northwest of Athol according to the Northern Lakes Fire District.
  • Wildfire
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Okanogan County

Winthrop greets tourists for first time since wildfires

Winthrop greets tourists for first time since wildfiresTourist season begins on Friday for some of the areas impacted by the Carlton Complex wildfire.
  • Okanogan County
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Wildfire

WA House passes $300 million budget to fund disasters

WA House passes $300 million budget to fund disastersThe money will cover the cost of state programs.
  • Wildfire
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Okanogan County

DNR leaders prepare to face Carlton Complex victims

DNR leaders prepare to face Carlton Complex victimsSeveral state representatives are expected at the Monday night meeting as well as Washington fire officials.
  • Okanogan County
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Okanogan County

DNR denies Carlton Complex wrongdoing

DNR denies Carlton Complex wrongdoingOKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash.—The Department of Natural Resources has denied any wrongdoing in the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire which destroyed nearly 300 homes. Victims of the wildfire began preparing to sue Washington state in early fall. They filed claims with the Dept....
  • Okanogan County
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Okanogan County

Lawsuit for Carlton Complex wildfire claims prepared

Lawsuit for Carlton Complex wildfire claims preparedBrewster attorney Alex Thomason said he is preparing a lawsuit to be filed the spring. The suit will seek millions of dollars in damages.
  • Okanogan County
  • 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Okanogan County

DNR re-seeds wildland destroyed by Carlton Complex fire

DNR re-seeds wildland destroyed by Carlton Complex fireThe damage can be seen almost everywhere in Okanogan County which is why DNR has been focusing on re-seeding.
  • Okanogan County
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Okanogan County

Okanogan Co. families prepare to fight DNR over Calrton Complex

Okanogan Co. families prepare to fight DNR over Calrton ComplexKREM 2 News took those claims directly to the top and asked the state's Commissioner of Public Lands, what went wrong.
  • Okanogan County
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Okanogan County

Brewster attorney: State could have stopped Carlton Complex

Brewster attorney: State could have stopped Carlton ComplexBrewster Attorney Alex Thomason said the strength of the case is in the numbers and in the stories themselves. He said hundreds of people all shared the same experience. They said this fire started out small and was allowed to get bigger until it was so big that it got...
  • Okanogan County
  • 6 months ago
Northwest

Carlton Complex victims: State didn't do enough to fight fire

Carlton Complex victims: State didn't do enough to fight fireThe victims said they suffered nearly 20 million dollars in damage because the state did not adequately fight the wildfire.
  • Northwest
  • 6 months, 1 week ago
News

Fire danger still considered high in the Inland Northwest

Fire danger still considered high in the Inland Northwest Fire experts said fuels in the Inland Northwest are still very dry, despite the cool temperatures. This area also has not experienced a large amount of rain to reduce the threat.
  • News
  • 7 months ago
News

Small brush fire burns 12 acres near Hangman Creek

Small brush fire burns 12 acres near Hangman CreekAuthorities said two homes were threatened along with a few barns and livestock. The flames burned right up to a pen holding 10 horses.
  • News
  • 7 months ago
News

Firefighters battle 25 acre wildfire near Sandpoint

Firefighters battle 25 acre wildfire near SandpointFirefighters said the smoke from the fire was visible in the Sandpoint area and had drifted within several miles of Bonners Ferry.
  • News
  • 7 months ago
News

Small brush fire destroys barn near Deer Park

Small brush fire destroys barn near Deer ParkRepresentatives from Fire District Four said 15 firefighters responded to the blaze.
  • News
  • 7 months, 1 week ago
News

Wildfire burning near Quincy 100% contained

Wildfire burning near Quincy 100% containedOfficials said crews have been demobilized and the fire has been truned back to Grant County Fire District 3. Firefighters have completed fire line construction and mop up.
  • News
  • 7 months, 1 week ago
News

20 acre brush fire near Eloika Lake destroys RV and other structures

20 acre brush fire near Eloika Lake destroys RV and other structuresKREM 2 News is heading to the scene in North Spokane County.
  • News
  • 8 months ago
News

Thousands of radio calls flood call centers during Carlton Complex Fire

Thousands of radio calls flood call centers during Carlton Complex FireThe number of calls the Okanogan County Dispatch Team got in July was almost double what they normally see in a typical month.
  • News
  • 8 months, 1 week ago
Local

Cub recovering from wildfire injuries has an 'attitude'

Cub recovering from wildfire injuries has an 'attitude'Cinder, the 18-month-old bear cub rescued from the Carlton Complex Fire near Wenatchee, is improving, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care says.
  • Local
  • 8 months, 1 week ago
Local

Tax refunds for wildfire-damaged homes in Okanogan

Tax refunds for wildfire-damaged homes in Okanogan Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormack says the county has sent out over $10,000 in tax refunds for lost structures and reduced property values because of the wildfires. It is unclear how much more money the county will be refunding.
  • Local
  • 8 months, 1 week ago
Nez Perce County

Wildfire forces Level 3 Evacuations near Syringa

Wildfire forces Level 3 Evacuations near SyringaThe sheriff issued a Level 3 Evacuation order for the Selway River Corrider, meaning there is an immediate threat to life and/or property and that people should leave the area immediately.
  • Nez Perce County
  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Northwest

2 firefighters injured at South Cle Elum Ridge fire

2 firefighters injured at South Cle Elum Ridge fireA spokeswoman for a wildfire burning in central Washington says two firefighters from the Arizona-based Navajo Hotshots crew were injured when a large log rolled down a steep slope and hit them Wednesday.
  • Northwest
  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
News

Devil’s Elbow wildfire expands to 20,000 acres near Keller

Devil’s Elbow wildfire expands to 20,000 acres near Keller Crews from the Department of Natural Resources said on Monday that about 150 homes and 90 other buildings are threatened.
  • News
  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
News

Obama signs disaster declaration for Washington

Obama signs disaster declaration for Washington It orders federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from July 9 to August 5.
  • News
  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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